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  • Locations: Sydney, Australia
  • Program Terms: Fall, Spring
  • Restrictions: Monmouth applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Fall, Spring
  • Dates / Deadlines
Program Description:

Program Highlights

Monmouth students can spend the Fall or Spring semester at Macquarie University - Australia’s “Innovative University” - located in the northern part of Australia’s largest city. Although Macquarie has over 40,000 students, more than 25% hail from abroad. Though large, its park-like campus creates a very intimate atmosphere not unlike Monmouth’s own campus. The vibrant and very beautiful city of Sydney will, no doubt, become your extended classroom as convenient and inexpensive bus and train service departs throughout the day from campus. It is approximately 40 minutes by subway into the heart of Sydney, Australia.

Monmouth’s Australia Program includes the following:
  • Airport pick-up upon arrival in Australia (dependent upon travel arrangements)
  • Pre-Orientation Weekend Retreat in Australia to the Blue Mountains
  • "O-week" or Orientation Week at Macquarie
  • Welcome Dinner and Farewell Dinner in Australia usually at great restaurants on the Sydney Harbor
  • Sydney Harbor Bridge Climb
  • OSHC–Medical Coverage (complete medical coverage while in Australia and as required for the Visa)
  • AIG Insurance (complete coverage for anywhere you might travel outside of Australia and as a supplement to the OSHC)
  • Application fee, cleaning fee and security deposit for living in the Robert Menzie's College
  • Linen and kitchen packs ready for you when you arrive at the Robert Menzie's College
  • 24/7 Emergency Support
  • 24/7 Mental Health and Wellness Support - enrollment in Morneau Shepell's My Student Support Program or My SSP where students can access counselors anytime during their Study Abroad experience

Monmouth Global's Pre-Departure Process includes the following:
  • Study Abroad 101 Information Sessions
  • Study Abroad Fair
  • Application Support and Academic Advising
  • Open Office Hours for program inquiries and planning
  • Global Education Mentor/Mentee Program for accepted students
  • Two Pre-Departure Orientation meetings for students (Intercultural Competence Workshop)
  • Pre-Departure Parent Orientation
  • Bon Voyage Lunch

Monmouth Global's Alumni Opportunities include the following:
  • Welcome Back Lunch at Monmouth upon return
  • Opportunity to become a ‘Global Education Mentor’
  • Three, free "Unpacking Your Study Abroad" workshops to translate your experiences into career credentials

Course Info

Study Abroad could be your ticket to one or two semesters at one of Australia's leading universities! With nearly 40,000 students and a huge gambit of courses for you to pick from, Macquarie University will have something for everyone and coursework that can complete both major and general education requirements.  All classes are worth 4 credits so students typically take 4 classes each semester.

While the 2020 course catalogue is being updated, please use the  
Macquarie 2019 Courses for a full listing. Given the size of Macquarie's curriculum, we have not equated every course to Monmouth course codes and course types.  That does not mean, though, that you cannot take some of these great classes!  We will, though, need to work with you to have the courses equated so that you earn the credit you need to maintain progress toward your degree.

EFFECTIVE BEGINNING SUMMER 2020: ALL GRADES EARNED IN STUDY ABROAD PROGRAMS WILL BE CALCULATED INTO YOUR CUMULATIVE GPA! Macquarie students are advised to take 3 classes for a total of 12 credits.  Please see the Global Ed. Office for more information.

In order to have these classes added to our list of "approved courses" below, please do the following:
  1. Go to the list of "Unit Guides," which will list current classes on offer in the current semester.  (S1 = Spring, S2 = Fall)  "Unit Guides" for the courses taught in the previous semester may be found in the "Units Guide Archives." (Use keywords and select the previous year in the search box to get your desired list of classes.)
  2. Check our list of approved classes at Macquarie - if the course has not yet been equated to Monmouth course codes/course types, please bring these courses' unit guides to the Global Education Office, where we will work with department chairs and the General Education Oversight Committee to review course content and determine if it is a class that can be equated here at Monmouth.
  3. Talk to your academic advisor to see if these "new" classes would make sense in your program.  If so, add them to your course worksheet for submission as part of your post-decision application requirements.

  1. Review all MU APPROVED courses via WebAdvisor. This comprehensive list shows how courses equate back as Monmouth credit and the course types they carry.  Simply choose MACQ - Macquarie Univ, Australia in the "Location" search for a full listing.
  2. Review the spring and fall 2019 courses here: TDAustraliaMasterList.xlsx


The Course Worksheet is meant to aid you in choosing the most suitable Monmouth approved courses to take during your semester abroad. Bring a copy of your worksheet to your Academic Advising meetings.

Spring/Fall semester students can take 12-16 credits to be full-time.  It is recommended students take only 12 credits (3 classes) as the coursework is difficult.

With the handbook, students can review course descriptions and Macquarie Course prerequisites. The listings can be found here:
Macquarie 2020 Handbook - click here*
Session 1, 2020 (February - July)  
Session 2, 2020 (July - December)  

*Use Advanced Search to use filters and search units offered in session you are enrolled in

Internship Opportunity:
Students are able to complete an internship at Macquarie University while earning Academic credit! This award-winning unit provides an opportunity for students to gain professional experience through a work placement in a not-for-profit organization, government agency, company, or other industry partner. The course is called FOBE 200 Professional and Community Engagement and gives students the BI.EL course type too.  Students must have a 3.0 GPA in order to participate.

Global Leadership Certificate Program:

Students are able to complete a Global Leadership program while at Macquarie University.  This program involves going to four colloquia and doing presentations based upon what you have learned.  Additional information can be found here: Global Leadership Program

Possible Spring Sydney Schedule (16 Credits)

ANTH 203 AN CD003 Foods Across Cultures CD 4
SOC 175 SO GU002 Australian Society GU 4
MUS 100 MU 001 Experiencing Popular Music AT 4
ENGL 120 EN 201 Approaches to English Literature LIT


Possible Fall Sydney Schedule (16 Credits)

ANTH 202 AN 279 Culture, Health and Illness CD, HE.EL, HEPE 4
MHIS 205 HS GU003 ANZAC: Australians at war  GU 4
MUS102 MU 002 Passion, Rebellion and Identity in Popular Music AT 4
ENGL 106 EN LIT002 Literature and the Screen LIT 4

Academic Calendar

Through study abroad, the Global Education Office strives to prepare students for successful lives in a global environment. We suggest early preparation for any global experience, and we ask that students plan ahead by becoming familiar with their academic audits and major requirements. This will enable students the most flexibility when exploring opportunities in other countries. Please see these dates below and prepare your future semester abroad today!

Session 2 Fall (2020)   ***DATES COMING SOON***
Arrival July (TBD)
Orientation week July (TBD)
Session Start July (TBD)
Classes (first half) July - September (TBD)
Mid-semester Break  September (TBD)
Last day to Add/Drop Units  * Study Abroad Students* August (TBD)
Classes (second half) September - November (TBD)
Examination Period/Finals November (TBD)
End of Session December (TBD)
Move out from housing accommodation      December (TBD)

Session 1 Spring (2020) 
Arrival Sun., February 16
Orientation Week Mon.-Fri., February 17 - 21
Session Start Mon., February 24
Classes (first half) Mon.-Fri., February 24 - April 10
Mid-session Break Mon.-Sun., April 13 - April 26
Last Day to Add/Drop Units  *Study Abroad Students* Fri., March 6
Classes (second half) Mon.-Fri., April 27 - June 5
Examination Period/Finals Mon.-Sun., June 8 - June 28
End of Session Mon., June 29
Move out from housing accommodation Mon., June 29

Student Life/Housing

While enrolled at Macquarie University, students live in the International Robert Menzies College.

The RMC features communal social areas including a student and TV lounge, pool tables, table tennis, chapel, laundry room and a volleyball court.  These accommodations include BBQ grills, Academic Tutoring, Computer Labs and Gym Membership.   This living area creates the perfect space for students to have the perfect work/life balance that they need.

Property Features:
  • Furnished apartments
  • Coin-operated laundry
  • Secure access grounds
  • Volleyball court
  • Many social events and activities
  • Student communal area with table tennis, foosball and billiards
  • Computer room 
  • Academic tutoring
  • Study rooms
  • Active social program
  • 15-minute walk to the center of campus

Students also have the opportunity to participate in on-campus activities while enrolled at Macquarie. From sports and wellness, to clubs and sponsored trips, there are always plenty for students to take advantage of.

On-Campus Facilities:
  • Gym and Aquatic Centre offering weekly health-related programs
  • Art Gallery
  • Australian History Museum, The Biological Sciences Museum, and more
  • The Downing Herbarium
  • Sculpture Garden
  • 5-floor Library with a cafe, exhibition room, quiet room/study spaces, and more
  • A food-court dining hall offering a wide selection of cuisine from many cultural backgrounds
  • Health and Wellness clinics
  • MacShop -- Macquarie Campus' premier all-stop shop
  • Hair and Massage Parlor's
  • STA Travel
  • More

Costs & Financial Aid

Please check you Program's "Budget Sheet" for current tuition and housing fees. 

Monmouth’s Program includes the following in the tuition/housing costs:
  • 12-18 credits
  • OSHC and AIG Travel Insurance
  • Host school application fee
  • Housing application fee
  • Welcome and Farewell dinners in Australia
  • Accommodations and related fees, plus kitchen and linen packs ready upon arrival
  • Airport pick-up while in Australia (dependent on flight arrangements)
  • Excursion to the Blue Mountains during Pre-Orientation in Australia
  • Sydney Harbor Bridge Climb tickets
  • All Pre-departure and returnee services/events from Monmouth

Not Included:
  • Passport (about $135)
  • Study Abroad fee and MU deposit
  • Cost of the Visa
  • Airfare to and from country
  • Transportation to the airport at the end of the program
  • Meals - you are not charged a meal plan as you live with a fully equipped kitchen
  • Books and course supplies
  • Personal spending and travel
  • Housing cancellation fees
  • Housing damage or repair fees

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Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2021 10/23/2020 ** Rolling Admission 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.