Study Abroad in Sydney & Fiji: Housing & Meals
For the first 11 days of the program, stay in a double occupancy homestay with a local family in the center of Suva, Fiji. Singles are available at no extra cost.
The family will provide transportation to and from the campus, which is located just outside the city center. They will also provide breakfast and dinner every day. You must purchase your own lunch at the University cafeteria.
In Sydney you will reside in a comfortable, furnished single room in a five-bedroom, two-story town house located in the self-catering Macquarie University Village. The apartments are within a 10-minute walk of the main University campus providing access to the University gym and pool, the food court and bar. In addition, the Village is only a 15-minute walk to the Macquarie Center, which has an ice rink, movie theater and shops galore.
The apartments have a high level of security, and Resident Advisors are on call 24 hours a day. Individual bedrooms are lockable and contain a bed, desk, chair, built-in wardrobe, set of drawers and their own en-suite bathroom including a toilet and shower. You must bring your own bed linen and towels or purchase them locally on arrival.
Each apartment has living, dining and kitchen facilities shared by the five residents – the living area includes a T.V., upholstered couch, armchair, coffee table, dining table and five chairs. Kitchens have a mixture of stainless steel and laminate bench tops, a gas stove top, fridge, electric oven and all necessary plates and cutlery. Apartments also have their own porch areas.
You will be provided with a meal allowance to subsidize breakfast and lunch or dinner Monday through Friday (except during the semester break) in the University food court or to buy food to cook in your apartment. You will need to budget extra funds for meals, especially if you wish to eat in restaurants rather than prepare your own meals.
AIFS always arranges the best accommodation available. Changes in housing will be considered only in the event of health and safety issues.