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Study Abroad in Australia
GSE offers study abroad programs each semester and academic year in Sydney, Australia through Macquarie University. Each program offers students the ability to enroll in a full curriculum while studying abroad, so there are hundreds of transferable course options to choose from. In addition to enrollment at the university, all GSE programs in Sydney will help you assimilate into Australian culture by including housing in apartments, excursions throughout Australia, health insurance (mandatory enrollment for an additional fee), cultural events, cell phone, daytrips, onsite director, and more!
Although the world’s smallest continent, Australia is an influential global power in the west and increasingly, Asia. Once inhabited by indigenous peoples, the continent was colonized by the British in the late 1700s and used as a penal colony for convicted criminals following its discovery by Thomas Cook during an expedition to the region. As the exportation of criminals to Australian shores came to an end in 1864, the nation began to rapidly modernize.
Today, Australia is a nation of diversity. The continent’s six distinct regions offer stunning rainforests, arid deserts, sandy beaches, and vibrant cities. Off the coast of Queensland in northeastern Australia, The Great Barrier Reef is the largest coral reef system of its kind in the world. The Australian people, while once exclusively of British and Irish origins, now represent a wide range of cultures and ethnic backgrounds. Recent immigration trends from the surrounding Asia Pacific region have altered the ever changing face of this fascinating nation.
Sydney, the country’s largest city, is symbolic of all the best that Australia has to offer. Beautiful beaches, fantastic nightlife, and a unique urban energy combine to provide a fantastic study abroad destination waiting to be explored – all that’s missing is you!
|Facts About Australia: |
||Catholic 26.4%, Anglican 20.5%, other Christian 20.5%, Buddhist 1.9%, Muslim 1.5%, other 1.2%, unspecified 12.7%, none 15.3%|
||Federal Parliamentary Democracy|
||Mostly low plateau with deserts; fertile plain in southeast|
||New Zealand, Indonesia|