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  • Locations: Sydney, Australia
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Calendar Year, Fall Semester, Spring Semester
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  • Program Sponsor: International Studies Abroad 
  • Restrictions: AppState applicants only
  • Dates / Deadlines
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Click here for a definition of this term Type of Program: Affiliate Click here for a definition of this term Housing: Apartments, Student housing
Click here for a definition of this term Language of Instruction: English Click here for a definition of this term Minimum GPA: 2.5
College: Beaver College of Health Sciences, College of Arts & Science, Walker College of Business Credits: 12-16 credits
Class Standing: Junior, Senior, Sophomore
Program Description:

Sydney, Australia


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Since 1987, International Studies Abroad (ISA) has provided college students in the United States and Canada the opportunity to explore the world.  A primary objective of all ISA programs is to facilitate the learning and development of students. We rely on host universities to provide quality instruction in the classroom, but ISA is the main facilitator of learning outside of the classroom.    


Macquarie University is located in the northwest Sydney suburbs in the North Ryde neighborhood and offers exceptional access to nearby Lane Cove National Park. Founded in 1964, Macquarie is WA accredited, and renowned for its interdisciplinary teaching, highly skilled graduates, and world-class facilities. Studying at Macquarie affords you the opportunity to take a wide range of courses taught alongside local Australian students. Macquarie's beautiful campus environment is the perfect location to study, work, and live comprised of over 126 hectares of parkland. Located only 50 minutes via public transit from Sydney's Harbor and central business district, you will have access to the city and can find everything you need either on campus or nearby. 

Academic Calendar

  • Fall Semester: Mid July to Late November (Semester II in Australia)
  • Spring Semester: Early February to Late June (Semester I in Australia)
For more information about the Academic Calendar please visit the ISA Macquarie web page.


Students studying on-campus at Macquarie University will be placed in fully-furnished, single rooms within a 4 - 5 person on-campus apartment. Rent, utilities, and internet are included in the housing price, as well as a kitchen pack, crockery, and linens. The accommodation is also conveniently located near the Macquarie train station for easy access to the city. Each room has a private, en-suite bathroom, a wardrobe, a desk and ample study space. Students will be living with other host university students. Meals and laundry service are not included, but a coin operated laundry room is available to all residents.


Program Costs

Students participating on ISA programs will be billed through Appalachian the ISA program cost.  This will replace the Appalachian tuition & fees for the term they are abroad.  In addition to the ISA costs students will also be responsible for submitting a $200 OIED Program Development Fee upon acceptance by the Education Abroad Office.  The fee payment confirms your spot and is non-refundable.

Paid to Appalachian State
1ISA Program Fee See ISA Page
2OIED Program Development Fee $200
Intl Health Dev Fee $60
1ISA Program Fee includes tuition, housing, program excursions, and insurance.
2The OIED Program Development Fee will be placed on students’ accounts upon acceptance by the Education Abroad Office. The fee payment confirms your spot and is non-refundable.

Estimated Additional Costs
ISA Application Fee $95
Airfare $1400 - $2200 
Meals $1200 - $1500
Housing $5600 - $7200
Refundable Housing Deposit $500 - $800
1Personal Expenses $1200 - $1800
Books and Materials $200 - $500
Local Transportation $250 - $400
Visa (for US Citizens) $0
Passport $150
3US Based Health Insurance Varies
4Personal Travel and Spending $1000 - $1700
1Personal expenses includes but is not limited to: toiletries, cell phone, emergency funds, laundry, basic travel and entertainment, etc. 
3Students are encouraged to maintain a US based health insurance plan while abroad (to exempt out of AppState insurance students must follow the App exemption process - proving that they have insurance coverage for the entirety of the semester.
4Personal Travel and Spending amounts will vary by student and will be affected by how often a student goes out, travels, and the items they purchase.

Please note that non-billable costs are estimates only and will be affected by personal spending habits, currency fluctuations, etc. Prices listed in USD unless otherwise noted.


Students are encouraged to start planning for their study abroad program costs well in advance. Please use the Student Financial Planning Worksheet to help estimate your anticipated expenses and your anticipated financial resources.  When planning for estimated additional costs students are encouraged to research currency conversion rates.  

Financial Aid

The majority of financial aid and scholarships can apply to semester and year-long study abroad programs. For more information please visit the Office of Student Financial Aid web page.


ISA Scholarships
ISA offers a variety of scholarship opportunities for students.  

OIED Scholarships
Each semester OIED offers a variety of different scholarship opportunities for students. Scholarship awards range from $250 to $2000. 

Benjamin A Gilman Scholarship
The Gilman Scholarship Program application is open to U.S. citizen undergraduate students who are receiving Federal Pell Grant funding at a two-year or four-year college or university to participate in study and intern abroad programs worldwide.

Fund for Education Abroad
Applicants from groups underrepresented in study abroad and those destined for non-traditional locations are given preference, in an effort to make the demographics of U.S. undergraduates studying abroad reflect the rich diversity of the U.S. population.

For information about additional scholarships please visit our External Scholarships web page.  


As a visiting student, you can select from a wide range of courses spanning from the Humanities/Social Sciences to Health Sciences/Sciences as well as Communication Studies and Business. 

For more information about the courses and structure of the program please visit the ISA Macquarie website.  

All students are expected to maintain at least the equivalent of a full time course load according to Appalachian State and the host university while abroad (whichever is greater). Students participating on the ISA Macquarie program will take a total of 12-16 credits while abroad. For more information about study abroad enrollment policies, credit approval, and credit and grade conversions please visit the Academics section of our website.

How to Apply

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and some programs may fill up before the listed deadline. Each year applications for Fall, Spring, and Summer will open up on August 1st. Once open the deadline will be listed below and an Apply Now button will be available at the top and bottom of this page. Most applications will have a 2 part application process so students are encouraged to complete their OIED application well before the listed deadline.

Students applying to an ISA program should complete the ISA application while also completing the Appalachian application.

For more information about deadlines and how to apply please visit our Guide Me web page.

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline OIED Approval Date Start Date End Date
Fall Semester 2021 02/15/2021 11/01/2021 TBA TBA
Academic Year 2021-2022 02/15/2021 11/01/2021 TBA TBA
Spring Semester 2022 09/15/2021 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

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