A semester in Sydney with AIFS brings new meaning to “once in a lifetime.” Choose from a wide range of course options at the University of Sydney, Australia’s oldest and most prestigious university. In their free time, students will explore Sydney and its surroundings, from world class museums and art galleries to the best fresh food and exciting nightlife, festivals, theater and sports events.
The AIFS inclusive program fee includes all of the great features below in addition to many pre-departure, on-site and upon-return services to help students make the most of their time abroad.Review Our Policies
Up to 16 semester credits
Wide variety of courses available
Shared room in apartment or shared suite in a student residence with fully supplied kitchens, near Sydney University and the city center. Single rooms subject to availability for an additional cost.
Day trips including a Hunter Valley Winery tour, Port Stephen’s to visit the Dolphins and the UNESCO world heritage Blue Mountains area
A wide range of AIFS-organized cultural activities and social events to enrich your experience
to help with any questions or advice you may need throughout the program and access to the AIFS office in central Sydney for assistance with booking local travel
24/7 emergency support and comprehensive insurance
Access to the renowned Clifton StrengthsFinder assessment and alumni network
Round-trip flights from 25 U.S. gateways
Airport transfers to and from campus
Situated on campus and designed with student life in mind the student accommodation is safe, comfortable and modern:
Internet access is included in all AIFS housing in Sydney.
With its excellent beaches and year-round mild weather, Sydney is the perfect place to try surfing, sailing, stand up paddle boarding, and other aquatic activities.
Sydney is the most populous city in Australia with over 4.6 million inhabitants with approximately 28% of the population was born elsewhere. Sydney is a consistently high-ranking world city for quality of life.
The City of Sydney introduced a Sustainable Sydney 2030 program, with various targets planned and a guide on how to reduce energy in homes and offices by 30%. The city also has an “urban forest growth strategy” which aims to increase the tree coverage in the city by planting trees and vegetation to provide cleaner air and create moisture during hot weather, thus lowering city temperatures.
Details of the on-site staff will be confirmed before the program begins and posted here.
The University of Sydney organizes a variety of social events to help you make the most of campus life and support you on your health, wellbeing and academic journey. Some activities may require an additional fee.
There is a an extensive sporting / sporting facility culture on campus that include options that are competitive or social. Most student residences also offer onsite gym facilities.
Winery tour, visit to vodka distillery, and kangaroo spotting. Includes round-trip transportation.
Visit to Gan Gan Lookout viewing point, dolphin cruise, sandboarding, camel ride and visit to Stockton Beach. Includes round-trip transportation.
Visits to Lincoln Rock and Wentworth Falls lookout, Leura Village and Echo Point. Includes round-trip transportation.
Program is closed
Students can select an optional transportation package for all AIFS programs. Students who choose to book their own flights should meet up with group at the program location and will need to make their own ground transportation arrangements.
Below are fees by departure city based on average historical costs and subject to change. If you select this option on your application, the total flight package price will be confirmed in your account 6 months prior to departure. (Program fee is guaranteed.)
Social identity & access
One of the best things you can do before departure is enter into the journey knowing that your time abroad will be unique to this experience. The resources, community, and support available to you when abroad will likely be different as well. In order to help you prepare for your experience, we have compiled many resources about social identity and access in specific locations abroad. Your program staff will also provide you with more details pre-departure and during orientation.Learn more