IFSA-Butler Macquarie University Partnership

Sydney, Australia
Term
Fall, Spring, Year
Language of Instruction

English

Language Prerequisite

None

Finance Options
Scholarships, grants, financial aid, monthly payment plan, credit card payments and more!
Application Deadlines:
  • Fall: March 15
  • Spring: November 15

YEAR OPTIONS: Students interested in calendar or academic year-long options should contact IFSA-Butler for deadlines, fees and more.

Min. GPA for Consideration:
2.5
Typical Credit Load:
15

About Macquarie University Partnership

If you want Sydney with a more relaxed vibe, coupled with award winning excellence in engaging international students with critical global issues and skills needed for a global workforce, try Macquarie. You'll still be in easy reach of downtown Sydney, with hundreds of shops, places to eat, a cinema, and even an ice skating rink (unusual for Australia) a 15 minute walk from housing.

Macquarie University Partnership Benefits

  • Live and learn on a beautiful, green campus set among rolling hills in North Ryde, a suburb with a small-town feel, with easy access to Sydney just 12 miles to the north 
  • The campus is a cultural, recreational and intellectual center for the metropolitan area, offering unusual courses and non-traditional degrees 
  • Gain valuable experience through opportunities like internships, practicums and research projects as a part of the PACE program.
  • Engage in the local culture through an active student union that sponsors sports and clubs, as well as dances, concerts and special events
  • Stay fit by taking advantage of the excellent athletic facilities, including courts, playing fields, a gym and recreation hall
  • Great opportunities for educational experiences outside of the classroom like the PACE Program and Leadership Certificate
  • Campus is located across the street from New South Wales' largest mall, including 250 shops, cinema and an ice rink—it has everything you would ever need

The IFSA-Butler Difference

Your success is our success! Whatever your goals, our approach is carefully designed to help you achieve them.
You will experience challenging, rewarding coursework in the highest quality classes, while receiving the academic support you need.
More than a tourist in a foreign country, you will engage in the community, build competencies, and develop yourself as a citizen of the world.
Our programs and practices reflect the value we place on diverse perspectives and are designed to support a variety of learners.
Round out your classroom experience with hands-on opportunities like internships, directed research, student teaching, community-based learning or volunteering, and cultural excursions.
You will have academic and personal mentors to assist with program choice, application, travel, cultural acclimation, language acquisition, class registration, academic issues, health and safety, and everything in between.

Academics at Macquarie University Partnership

Courses
To view available courses, explore the Macquarie University online course catalog.

Past students have enjoyed courses related to Australian culture, politics and society. Some of these subjects may be found in the subject areas POL, ABST, AUST and SOC. 

At Macquarie, a full course load consists of 12 Macquarie credits per semester or 24 Macquarie credits per year. Students typically enroll in 4 classes for a total of 16 U.S. semester credit hours. 
3 MAC points = 4 U.S. semester credit hours

Please review all your syllabi and course materials when you are registering for classes (both pre-arrival and on-site). Certain classes may have a one-off lab or field trip fee that is disclosed in the syllabus or first meeting of class. You will be responsible for these fees, whether they are billed and paid by IFSA-Butler or billed to you.
 
Course Restrictions
For a list of restricted courses for study abroad students, click here.
Experiential Learning

Participation and Community Engagement Program
Macquarie University offers an opportunity for students to participate in courses with a community focus through the Participation and Community Engagement program (PACE). Selected Macquarie University courses enable students to work with partner organizations in a range of workplace activities such as:

  • Internships
  • Practicum
  • Field trips with a partnership component
  • Community service and learning
  • Community development and/or research projects

PACE courses are worth 3 U.S. semester credit hours. Click here to see available PACE courses.

PACE courses are highly competitive and registration for the PACE courses does not occur until arrival in Australia. Applicants should note that some PACE courses will require an in-person formal interview upon arrival.

Examples of past placements and student testimonials can be viewed on the PACE website.

Students interested in taking a PACE course abroad should indicate their interest on the Macquarie University course form.

Global Leadership Program
Macquarie's Global Leadership Program (GLP) gives the opportunity to increase your international knowledge and build professional skills. As a GLP participant you will attend five three-hour workshops as well as a GLP Distinguished Speaker Series event.

You will also be invited to attend other GLP events, including the Consular Series and Cultural Series as well as Global Leadership Symposia. For successfully completing the program you will receive a GLP certificate.

Topics include:

  • Leadership
  • Cross-Cultural Understanding
  • Business Etiquette
  • State Failure and Crisis in Sudan and Somalia
  • Terrorism and Counter-Terrorism
  • Effective Writing
  • Career Mapping
  • Australia and Japan's Dispute over Whales: International Law Dimensions

If you are interested in applying for the GLP, please contact the IFSA-Butler program advisor at the time of application

Transcripts
After you return to the U.S., IFSA-Butler will send a Butler University transcript to your home university and to your permanent address. The transcript reflects the courses taken, credits attempted, and grades earned during your term abroad. This service is included in your study abroad program at no additional cost
Subjects offered at Macquarie University Partnership
Accounting Actuarial Science Advertising Anatomy/Physiology Ancient/Medieval History Anthropology Archaeology Art Education Asian Studies Astronomy Behavioral and Cognitive Sciences Biochemistry Biology Business Business Law Chemistry Chinese Computer Science Cultural Studies Cybersecurity Early Childhood Education Earth Science Ecology Economics Electrical/Electronic Engineering Elementary Education English English Literature Entrepreneurship and Innovation Environmental Science/Studies European History Film Production Finance French German Graphic Design Greek (Modern and Classical) History Human Resources Human Rights Human and Child Development Indigenous Studies Industrial Relations Information Technology Intelligence/Security Studies Italian Japanese Journalism Latin Law/Legal Studies Management Marine Science Marketing Mathematics Mechanical Engineering Media/Multimedia Studies Microbiology Middle Eastern Studies Molecular and Cellular Biology Museum Studies Music Business Music Performance Music Studies Music Technology Philosophy Physics Political Science Russian Sociology Spanish Special Education Speech Pathology Statistics Telecommunications Translation Women and Gender Studies World History

Housing & Meals

Housing Type
Apartment/Flat
Meals
Self-catered
Details
IFSA-Butler students live in five-bedroom, coed townhouses in the Macquarie University Village, a 10-minute walk from campus. Students have their own bedroom and each bedroom has an en-suite bathroom. All meals are self-catered.

The IFSA-Butler Team

IFSA-Butler has a dedicated team and staff who are here to help every student prepare and be ready to achieve their goals at every step of the way.

Program Advisor

Finance Advisor

Resident Director

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Resident Director, Australia

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Academic Affairs Director

Dates and Fees

Spring 2018

Program start date
February 13, 2018
Program end date
June 30, 2018
Non-refundable Program Deposit
$500
Tuition
$13,925
Housing
$5,750
Estimated Personal Costs
Flight
$1,800
Visa
$420
Residence Permits
$0
Start-up Costs
$225
Books
$340
Meals
$2,100
Commuting
$900
Phone/Internet
$525
Misc
$190
Laundry
$300
Entertainment
$2,250
Independent Travel
$2,500
Total Estimated Personal Costs
$11,550

Fall 2018

Program start date
July 19, 2018
Program end date
November 30, 2018
Non-refundable Program Deposit
$500
Tuition
$13,600
Housing
$5,375
Total Program Fee
$18,975
Estimated Personal Costs
Flight
$1,800
Visa
$420
Start-up Costs
$225
Books
$340
Meals
$2,000
Commuting
$855
Phone/Internet
$500
Misc
$180
Laundry
$285
Entertainment
$2,140
Independent Travel
$2,500
Total Estimated Personal Costs
$11,245

Year

YEAR OPTIONS: Students interested in calendar or academic year-long options should contact IFSA-Butler for deadlines, fees and more.