Study Abroad in Sydney, Australia


Sydney Harbour Bridge. The Sydney Opera House. The Royal National Park. There are many reasons to study in Sydney. You’ll find that Sydney is the home of exquisite museums and many prestigious universities including the University of Sydney and the University of New South Wales. As the state capital of New South Wales and the most populous city in Australia, this bustling metropolis will serve as an exciting backdrop to your term abroad.

About the Country


From the colorful Great Barrier Reef in the northeast to the deserts of the southwest, Australia’s diverse climates and cities have something for everyone. Known for its laidback lifestyle and as the home of the “Outback,” you’ll truly broaden your horizons while exploring this new, rich culture and landscape. Australia is regularly ranked among the safest countries in the world and serves as the home of a diverse local population as well as many lovable koala bears and kangaroos. Discover this awe-inspiring country for yourself when you study abroad in Australia.

Ahmad Refky, Senior Director of International Operations

Ahmad is originally from Cairo, Egypt, where he lived for 22 years. His first foray into study abroad came when he lived in the U.S. as an exchange student during his senior year of high school. That experience inspired him to work in international education, where he has built his career over the past decade. After graduating with a BA in International Relations from the American University in Cairo, Ahmad immigrated to the U.S. in 2001, where he pursued his graduate studies at DePaul University and studied abroad in The Netherlands as part of the Summer Institute on Sexuality, Culture, and Society. More


Sunny Sydney


Local Highlights

Sydney Fish Market

The Sydney Fish Market is the largest market of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere. It features six seafood retailers, a bottle shop, greengrocer, bakery, butcher, sushi bar, a variety of seafood restaurants, a gift shop, and deli.

The Rocks Market

The Rocks Markets offer gourmet street food and shopping alongside the harbor. Every Friday, students can enjoy local food, music, and shopping from local artisans that represent a variety of cultures and backgrounds.

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The most rewarding and exciting experiences of my life  
Australia with CEA was one of the most rewarding and exciting experiences of my life. It was a completely different experience, traveling to a new country without my family or friends and having to balance education with exploring the country and making friends. It was difficult at times, but a majority of my time in Australia was simply amazing. I would encourage everyone to take advantage of their college years to go on a study abroad experience.

Sarah Bohan
University of Southern Indiana,
Fall 2011, Sydney, Australia
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