Sydney Summer 4-Week Program

University of Sydney
Sydney, Australia

Program Overview

Program Overview

  • Popular Subject Areas

    Sydney Summer 4-Week Program

  • Location


  • Host University

    University of Sydney

    Established in 1850, the University of Sydney is Australia’s 1st University and its focus on academic excellence and innovative technology have earned it a place in the prestigious Group of 8 as well as AACSB, EQUIS and WA accreditation. USYD is located in Sydney’s inner suburb of Camperdown - just a couple of miles from the Central Business District and short distance from Sydney Harbor. You will be able to take courses from a wide range of disciplines alongside local and international students taught by members of the distinguished University of Sydney faculty. The University of Sydney has an active and dynamic student life including over 150 organizations and societies and numerous sports clubs.

    Cricos Code: 00026A

  • Term

    Summer 1 2022

  • Program Dates

    Late Jun, 2022 - Early Aug, 2022

  • Program Length


  • Application Deadline

    Mar 15, 2022

  • Forms and Payment Deadline

    Mar 30, 2022

  • Credit

    6 Host University Units

  • Eligibility

    2.80 Minimum GPA*

  • Cost


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Study Abroad Program Description

Immerse yourself in the Australian lifestyle and study at one of Australia's top three universities that's ranked in the top 50 universities in the world (QS World University Ranking 2020). Through this short-term program you have the option to enroll in 1 or 2 academic courses over the 4-week program. The University of Sydney’s location in the heart of the city makes for an incredible student experience, and allows you to engage with the university community while still getting to know the real Sydney. Your short-term study abroad program in Sydney will be a great way to experience local culture, progress in your degree plan, and gain a competitive edge in the graduate employment market.

Summer 1

-1 Class

-6 Host University Units

-4 Recommended U.S. Semester Credits

Summer 2

-2 Classes

-12 Host University Units

-8 Recommended U.S. Semester Credits 



Students must have a minimum grade point average of 2.80.


There is no language prerequisite for this program.

For GAP year and First Year Students, the following additional materials are required: a minimum ACT score of 23 (a 22 if student scored a 4 or 5 on an AP exam) or a minimum SAT score of 1540 (a 1520 if student scored a 4 or 5 on an AP exam). For International students, please contact ISA for eligibility requirements. Students must be 18 on or before the program start date.

What's Included

Comprehensive Advising and Support

24-Hour Emergency

Comprehensive Health, Safety, and Security Support

Airport Reception

Visa Support

Tuition at the Host University


Bridging Cultures Program

Internet Access

ISA Discovery Model


Cultural Activities


Official Transcript from the Host University

Professional Development Toolbox

Full-Time Resident Staff

On-Site ISA Offices



Host University Units


Recommended U.S. Semester Credits


Recommended U.S. Quarter Units


Academic Information

  • 2020 Courses
    Summer 2020 courses will be confirmed by January 2020. The courses listed below are indicative of what is most likely to be offered, but course availability may be subject to change.
  • Course Credit
    Students enroll in 1 course for the 3 week session. Per the University of Sydney, each course is 6 host university credit points, which is equivalent to 4 U.S. semester credits.


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University of Sydney
Arts, Humanities & Education
6 Credit Points
6 Credit Points
Economics and Business
Business Studies & Economics
6 Credit Points
Course Disclaimer
  • Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Support & Funding

U.S. Team

Rebecca Anderson

Program Manager, Australia


Ignacio "Nacho" Rubio Perez

Resident Director, Australia

Dharma Bendersky

Director of Operations, Australia

Funding Your ISA Program

As an ISA participant, you have the opportunity to apply for scholarships and grants that can be applied directly to assist with your study abroad programs. ISA offers over $1,000,000 in scholarships and grants each year. To see what opportunities are available, you may visit the Scholarships and Grants page. Please note that some programs, including remote learning opportunities, are not eligible for scholarships.

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Living in ISA Sydney housing will give you the opportunity to interact and engage with local Australian and International Students alike and experience aspects of the Australian lifestyle that are often overlooked by visitors. All ISA Housing options are within walking distance to your university or are conveniently located close to public transit routes. While there are differences between accommodation in Australia and the U.S., with an open mind and a drive for exploration, you’ll soon discover that the experience of living in another culture can be both educational and rewarding.

Apartment Without Meals

Students studying at the University of Sydney will stay in modern, off-campus accommodations located within walking distance to the university. Students will be living with other ISA or study abroad students during their program. Housing fees include rent, utilities, internet, as well as basic linens. Meal plans are not available at this accommodation, but coin operated laundry facilities are available on-site.

Independent Housing

Students may opt to secure housing independent of the ISA program. By choosing to opt out of ISA housing, you are solely responsible for researching, reserving, and paying for all fees, deposits, and rent directly to your independent housing agency. Please be sure to confirm that you have Home University approval to pursue Independent Housing during your ISA Program.



ISA excursions give you the opportunity to explore local landmarks and cultural icons in and around Sydney.

Blue Mountain National Park

Trek to Australia’s beautiful Blue Mountains National park via chartered coach along with your fellow ISA students for a day full of discovery. During this day trip you will learn about indigenous culture on a guided bushwalk, capture picture-perfect views of the park’s expansive forests, and marvel at the iconic Three Sisters Rock formation.


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