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ACES in Australia: University of Sydney
Sydney, Australia; Sydney, Australia (Exchange Program) (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Academic Year,
Fall Semester,
Spring Semester
Homepage: Click to visit
Program Dates & Deadlines: Click here to view
Budget Sheets Fall Semester,
Spring Semester
Fact Sheet:
Illinois Sponsor:
ACES
Credit or Not for Credit:
For credit
Program Description:
ACES in Australia at the University of Sydney
Semester or Academic Year
Sydney, Australia

Students will study at the University of Sydney, the second largest university in Australia. Located in the state of New South Wales, the University of Sydney sits near the coast and has lots of activities nearby to fill the time between classes.

More information can be found at the University of Sydney's website: http://sydney.edu.au/

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The City of Sydney

Located on Australia's east coast, Sydney is the state capital of New South Wales and the most populous city in Australia.  Located on Australia's east coast, the metropolis surrounds one of the world's largest natural harbours, and sprawls towards the Blue Mountains to the west.  Settled in the late 1700's by the British as a penal colony, Sydney has grown to become a global cultural and economic center.  There are more than 250 dIfferent language spoken in Sydney and about one-third of the residents speak a language other than English at home.  While Sydney is a booming metropolis, it offers many natural and man-made attractions such as Sydney Harbour, Bondi Beach, the Sydney Opera House and the Sydney Harbour Bridge.

Further information is available at: http://www.cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au/learn/about-sydney

Lonely Planet: www.lonelyplanet.com/australia/sydney

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Academic Environment

Courses
Click on the link below and switch between tabs to see subjects for each major. Below is also a link to our unit of study outline (syllabi) database which is searchable via department code which will aid in curriculum matching efforts.
Units of Study for each ACES Major: https://goo.gl/c7k4aq

**Remember that the semesters are opposite in the Southern Hemisphere (Fall Semester at Illinois = Spring/Semester 2 at Sydney; Spring Semester at Illinois = Fall/Semester 1 at Sydney).

For a listing of courses offered that already have Illinois equivalencies, please click  
https://my.aces.illinois.edu/login.asp?/studyabroadcourses/index.asp

Accommodation
Study Abroad and Exchange students will have access to our guaranteed accommodation at Urbanest, located 5 minute walk to campus and on the doorstep of downtown Sydney. Click here for more information.

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Program Costs and Advance Fees
 
For an Unofficial Budget of this program, please scroll to the top of this page and find the box labeled “Budget Sheets” and click on the semester during which you want to participate. Please read through the Unofficial Budget information which also includes information on Financial Aid and Scholarships.
 
All students should be aware that once they are accepted to a program, they will be charged a non-refundable fee to reserve their place on the program.
 
Arcadia Sydney 6
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Financial Aid and Scholarships

Financial aid can be applied to the cost of the program. The amount of financial aid that is applicable to study abroad will depend on your financial aid package. Since there are many variables that determine how your financial aid package applies to study abroad, it is best that you consult with the study abroad financial aid advisor in the Office of Student Financial Aid to discuss your individual financial aid package.  Their email and more information on Financial aid can be found at http://academics.aces.illinois.edu/study-abroad/finances.
 
Eligible students may receive additional scholarships toward the program cost.  The amount varies depending on the program destination.  Scholarship amounts are announced when program fees for each program are announced.  Non-ACES students should contact their college about scholarship opportunities.  All participants should also apply for the Illinois for Illinois (I4I) Study Abroad Undergraduate Scholarship. For more information, click here: http://academics.aces.illinois.edu/study-abroad/scholarships.
 
ACES Students are eligible for additional funding through their college. More information about ACES scholarships including the application can be found here: http://academics.aces.illinois.edu/study-abroad/aces-study-abroad-scholarship

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Withdrawal, Change, and Cancellation Policy

To change to a different program during the application process, please e-mail aces-studyabroad@illinois.edu

To withdraw or cancel your participation in a study abroad program, please visit this link to view the Withdrawal and Refund Policy (http://academics.aces.illinois.edu/study-abroad/policies)
 
Sydney Harbor from Boat
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Passport/Visa

You must have a valid passport to participate on this program. If you do not already have a passport, or if it needs to be renewed, you must begin that process now, even before program acceptance. It is your responsibility to see if the country you are traveling to requires a visa. 

For more information visit our website: http://academics.aces.illinois.edu/study-abroad/passports-visas

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Application Information

First Steps Info Session
Watch the First Steps videos found on our website http://studyabroad.illinois.edu/before-you-start or attend a First Steps Info Session in person.  These resources will get you thinking about important themes to consider before selecting a program including: academics, housing, duration, location, and cost.  You will learn how to research a program, understand cost (with a segment on scholarships and financial aid too), and even how to apply!  

Eligibility
Minimum 3.0 GPA. Students who wish to participate in this program must show a strong commitment to academic achievement and be in good academic standing. Applicants should be at least in the second semester of their sophomore year by the time the program begins. 

Application Process
Click the "Apply Now" button on this web page to apply. Note that you will be charged a non-refundable  application fee by clicking "Apply Now".
 
You may only apply to one program per term. Please consider your program options carefully before beginning a new program application.  Each time you click "Apply Now" you will be charged a non-refundable application fee.
 
Application Components
The Study Abroad Office Application includes:
·         Letter of Recommendation - done electronically (must be an academic advisor, TA or professor)
·         Personal essay questions
·         Photocopy of passport
·         Signature verification form
·         Official Transcript
·         Online questionnaires
 
After you are accepted into your program by the Study Abroad Office, you may be required to complete post-decision components such as the host university’s application.  


Deadlines
All requirements must be completed by the Study Abroad Office deadlines: online materials are due by 11:59 PM on the deadline date; paper materials are due by 4:45 PM the following business day.  The Study Abroad Office reviews program applications as a batch after the deadline has passed. The decision dates listed below indicate the earliest possible date that a student's application may be reviewed. Most decisions will be released two to three weeks after each deadline.
 
See Dates and Deadlines at the bottom of this page.
  

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Health, Safety, Pre-Departure

The UIUC Study Abroad website (studyabroad.illinois.edu/before-you-go) and the ACES Study Abroad website (academics.aces.illinois.edu/study-abroad/current-students) both provide a variety of pre-departure information.  Explore both sites for more information on the topics below or logistics such as travel plans and what to pack.

Pre-Departure Course, LAS 291 1 credit 
All students are required to enroll in a second 8 weeks pre-departure course, LAS 291 for 1 credit.  During this course, topics such as culture shock, health and safety scenarios, and other helpful pre-departure information will be presented. 
 
Course Approval
Before you study abroad you must get the courses you plan to take abroad approved by your college’s study abroad office.  ACES Students should view the “Academic Information” section of the ACES Study Abroad Website.  This section provides information on the course approval process and a link for the pre-approval database which contains all courses with UIUC course equivalents.
 
Health and Vaccinations
The health and safety of students abroad is something that the University of Illinois takes very seriously, which is why the Study Abroad Office provides services that range from international insurance coverage to a 24-hour phone line to speak to an Advisor on Duty.
 
Once you have been accepted into the program you may need to get a health consultation at McKinley Health travel and immunization unit to discuss what immunization you need, get a travel kit, etc. See also www.cdc.gov/travel.  


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Contact Information

ACES Academic Programs
123 Mumford Hall, MC-710
Urbana, IL 61801
Phone: (217) 333-3380
Email: aces-studyabroad@illinois.edu

Walk-in hours: 2-4pm Tuesdays and Thursdays and 9:30-11:30am Wednesdays.

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Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall Semester 2017 02/15/2017
02/15/2017 07/31/2017 11/25/2017
Academic Year 2017-2018 02/15/2017
02/15/2017 TBA TBA
Spring Semester 2018 10/06/2017
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Rolling Admission 02/27/2018 07/01/2018
Fall Semester 2018 02/15/2018 02/15/2018 TBA TBA
Academic Year 2018-2019 02/15/2018 02/15/2018 TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.

Indicates that deadline has passed