** The University of Sydney exchange program is canceled for Spring & Fall 2022; it is anticipated to return in Spring 2023 - please contact Amy Chenail (email@example.com) with any questions**
USYD offers the largest selection of study units in Australia for you to choose from. Additionally, the Study Abroad Internship Program gives you the opportunity to reinforce your academic study with relevant industry experience. The Internship unit of study ARTS2600 is available for study abroad and exchange students each semester at no additional cost (other than perhaps transport fees to and from the internship location). Placements are granted on availability of positions. The Study Abroad Internship is worth 6 credit points (equivalent to 4 UA credits). In general, students selected for the program will enroll in 3 classes plus the internship. Please note the GPA requirement for the internship program is 3.2. For more information please visit here.
When searching for courses at the University of Sydney keep several things in mind:
First, the University of Sydney's Semester 1 is roughly equivalent to the UA's Spring term while Sydney's Semester 2 best matched our Fall term, so ensure you are looking only at courses offered during the semester you will be there.
Second, the typical degree in Australia take three years instead of our four, and the course number the University of Sydney uses indicates which year the student usually is when enrolling in the course: 1000-1999 level courses for a first year student (these courses often are best to look at for meeting gen-ed requirements), 2000-2999 level courses for second years, and 3000-3999 for third year. 4000-4999 level courses are reserved for Sydney honors students, which you will often be able to enroll in as long as you meet the prerequisites. 5000-plus courses are graduate courses. Unless you are a student in advanced standing, it is best not to consider these courses.
Third, you may be asking: How do I know if I meet the prerequisites for a Sydney course? First, ensure that the course does have prerequisites or requisites. It may not, and, if so, you should have no difficulty enrolling in the course (save for the class being full). For those courses that list prerequisites, you won't be able to get a definite answer as to whether you meet requirements until the Sydney faculty review your UA transcript, but here is the best way to proceed until that occurs. First, read the course description of the courses you are interested in thoroughly and ask yourself if you have familiarity/course experience in the topics that will be covered. Second, look at the prerequisites or requisites listed for the course, search for course descriptions for those courses and see if you have taken courses that closely match them. If so, you have good cause to be confident you will be allowed to enroll in the course.
Some courses that have been pre-approved by the University of Arizona can be found below. You can find more available courses through the University of Sydney's Course Finder.