University of Sydney

Rollins College partners with The Education Abroad Network (TEAN) to offer this incredible program at the University of Sydney.  Students enjoy the benefits of studying at the The University of Sydney, with access to all campus courses, facilities and activities, as well as the support of a full time resident director through TEAN.  The program emphasizes Australian Studies and students are encouraged to pursue the Australian Studies Minor in conjunction with their study abroad experience.  The program is open to juniors and seniors in any discipline and students will find a wide range of courses to fit the needs of almost any academic program.  This popular program allows students to make optimum use of their time "Down Under" through activities and excursions to places of historical, cultural, and environmental interest, and through living with Australian hosts in Sydney's diverse neighborhoods or, as students often prefer, near the beautiful surfing beaches in Sydney's eastern suburbs. The goal of the semester is to introduce students to Australian society and provide full immersion into student life at one of the premier institutions in Australia. 

University of Sydney was founded in 1850 and is one of the oldest and most prestigious institutions in Australia.  It was ranked thirty-eight in the world in 2011. Just under 50,000 students attend the University of Sydney, including 11,000 international students from more than 130 countries around the globe.  The International Office at the University of Sydney offers comprehensive support to incoming visiting students who can take full advantage of the incredible array of curricular and co-curricular offerings.  The architecture is reminiscent of Oxford and Cambridge with its impressive stonework, gothic arches, and grassy quads. The largest academic library in the southern hemisphere is at the University of Sydney. 

The Education Abroad Network (TEAN) has been working with partner universities to offer quality study abroad programs to American students in the South Pacific and Pacific Rim since 1995.  The organization began with programs in Australia and has expanded into New Zealand, China and Southeast Asia.  TEAN will provide Rollins students with a comprehensive orientation program, organized activities in and around Sydney, an exciting group excursion, and the support of a full-time Resident Director in Sydney, Christian Bonett.

Program Costs:

  • Costs: The program fee is equal to Rollins College tuition and fees, plus room and board, for one semester.  For 2014-2015 this is $28,275.
  • Includes: Tuition and program administration, accommodation, all weekend meals, 2 meals/weekdays, complete medical and emergency insurance, orientation, airport pick-up in Sydney, cultural activities, and a group excursion.
  • Does not include:.
    • Airfare on the TEAN Group flight from the US West Coast: Estimated at $1,800
    • Travel to to the US West Coast Group Flight departure airport: Costs will vary
    • Visa: Estimated at $535
    • On-site transportation: $800
    • Personal expenses and course materials: Estimated at $800
    • Student Union and Gym Fees (if desired): Costs will vary but are estimated at $400-$600
    • Souvenirs, entertainment and independent travel: Costs will vary but an average estimate is $1200-$2000
    • Travel/Property insurance (if desired): Costs will vary
  • Discount on Student Account: In December for the spring semester and July for the fall semester, a discount will be applied to the Student Account for meals not included on the program.  The discount should cover normal, basic costs for meals/groceries. Students with significant financial aid may end up with a positive balance on the Student Account which can then be requested as a refund. 
  • Need-Based Scholarships: scholarships based on financial need are available to off-set costs associated with international airfare, and, in exceptional cases, other costs associated with study abroad.  Students apply for scholarships through the normal program application.



Requirements for Admission:

  • Juniors and seniors
  • Minimum 3.2 GPA
  • Good college standing
  • Good record with Community Standards
  • Good references
  • Professional Application

Fall 2014 Calendar

  • July 14: US Departure
  • July 16: Sydney Arrival
  • July 16-20: TEAN Orientation
  • July 20: Housing Move-In
  • July 21-25: University Orientation
  • July 28: Classes Begin
  • Sept 12: Last day to drop without penalty
  • Sept 29-Oct 3: Semester Break
  • Oct 17-19: Rollins Group Excursion
  • Oct 31: Classes End
  • Nov 3-7: Study Period
  • Nov 10-22: Exam Period
  • Nov 22: Program Ends
  • Nov 23: Departure
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