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BSBA Sydney Semester Abroad
Sydney, Australia (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Fall,
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
App Deadline
WU Decision Date
Start Date
End Date
Spring 2018 05/01/2017
Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Fall 2018 02/01/2018
Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Spring 2019 05/01/2018 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Early application is strongly recommended for all programs. Deadlines that fall on a weekend or holiday are automatically extended to the next workday.

Deadline has passed
Fact Sheet:
Program Adviser:
Liz Shabani
Program Description:
BSBA University of Sydney Semester Abroad
  The semester exchange program at The University of Sydney provides students with a broad range of academic options. With the Spring Friendly program, students can finish on Sat 1 June 2019 and return home for summer internships. Ranked 50th in the world in the 2018 QS World Rankings and consistently within Australia’s top three universities, the University of Sydney is a leading research university and is committed to offering the very best teaching and learning environment for students. In 2017, Sydney was ranked Australia’s top city for Quality of Life and the world’s most reputable city, based on levels of trust, esteem, admiration and respect by international consumers.  
Eligibility: Students must meet all eligibility requirements, including a minimum 3.0 GPA. Sophomores may be considered for this program. This program is open to BSBA students and second majors in the Business School. Non-Olin students decided on a case by case basis. 

Program Dates:
Term Dates
Fall late July to late November
Spring early January to early June (June 2, 2018)

Students take regular university courses with students from the host country or with other international students. The University of Sydney is Australia's first University. Ranked 50th in the world in the 2018 QS World Rankings and consistently within Australia’s top three universities, the University of Sydney is a leading research university and is committed to offering the very best teaching and learning environment for students. Students will be required to select the classes they would like to initially enroll in prior to arrival, but they will have through the first two weeks of the semester to add and drop classes to get a class load that suits them. Our advisers work with the students in the months leading up to the semester to have a pool of 6-8 units of study that are approved both at home for credit and in Sydney to enroll (i.e. meeting pre-requisites) so the students will be able to easily change things around in the first couple weeks without starting from scratch to get all the approvals.
  Sydney, Australia
The University of Sydney is located near the heart of Sydney. it is about a 25 minute walk from the city center (10 minutes by bus). Sydney is the largest city in Australia and is a major global financial and cultural center. In addition to beaches and other natural recreational areas, Sydney is a thriving cosmopolitan area with abundant cultural immersion opportunities. 
  Housing: Sydney offers guaranteed accommodation if students apply by the advertised deadlines. Our guaranteed options are with Queen Mary Building on campus and Urbanest buildings just off campus. Students will receive the application details for housing once they accept their offers.
University of Sydney housing website 
Student Life: Students can participate in a "MATES abroad" mentoring program that is optional and free of charge. After taking a short survey, we will match incoming students with a local University of Sydney student with similar interests and areas of study. There are also student involvement and organization opportunities From wine and cheese club to Disney movie appreciation club, there is something for everyone! There is also a Global Exchange Society (GEX), which is for returned exchange students, current exchange students and any students interested in potentially studying abroad.
Student involvement opportunities 
On-Site Support: 
  Estimated Program Price: When you study abroad for a semester or a year for academic credit, you will be charged tuition by Washington University at a rate equivalent to tuition on campus for the corresponding time period. WU tuition covers only the educational and administrative costs of the study abroad program. WU tuition does not cover any study abroad program costs for room, board, transportation, personal expenses, passport or visa fees. Such costs are charged separately either by WU, the program sponsor, or a third party. Scroll to the top and select the appropriate term under "Budget Sheets" to view estimated program expenses..  Budget Sheet Coming Soon.

Orientation: All students participating in Olin semester programs are required to enroll and participate in pre-departure and post-departure coursework (INTL 300A and INTL300B or alternative sessions for Fall abroad students).
There is a required on site orientation (this will be held on January 7 for the Spring 2019 semester). During the on-site orientation, students will be able to meet with their academic advisors to discuss courses, add/drop dates, ect.
Visas & Immigration: A visa will be required for all non-Australian students. Once the student has completed their application, received and accepted their offer, we will issue an electronic confirmation of enrollment (eCoE). Students can then take this document to apply for a student visa (subclass 500).
Australian visa information 

Olin Global Programs: The Olin Global Programs website provides additional information on academic policies, health insurance abroad, contact information for peer global ambassadors, and other critical information. 


Email the appropriate Global Programs Coordinator (listed at the top of the page), visit us during our on-call hours, join us for an information session, or call (314) 935-6315 to schedule an appointment. Program information subject to change. 

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