Wondering where the best places to study abroad in Australia are? We got you!
While we now offer study abroad programs throughout Asia Pacific, TEAN was actually founded in Australia in 1995 by two Americans who studied abroad in Oz themselves. We know the country well and are proud to offer semester programs at 19 top Australian universities in eight different locations across the country so you can find the courses you need in the destination that suits your studies and lifestyle.
Of course, there’s Sydney. Big, bold and beautiful, Australia’s best-known city is well-deserving of its reputation. In this multicultural hub, where city life mixes with outdoorsy excursions, awesome weather and world-class beaches, there is always something to do. You can spend the morning in class, the afternoon looking out over the ocean, and the evening discovering delicious dining options and a lively arts and culture scene.
Studying abroad in Sydney means you’re also located at a convenient jumping-off point to explore the rest of Australia. Plus, with six universities to choose from, you can easily find a program that fits with your major, schedule or budget.
Here’s where you can study abroad in Sydney…
- University of New South Wales (UNSW)
- University of Sydney
- University of Technology Sydney (UTS)
- Macquarie University
- University of Notre Dame, Sydney
- International College of Management (ICMS)
There are a lot of options! Learn more about how to choose a study abroad program in Sydney here.
Another favorite, the trendy Melbourne (known in Australia as Melbs for short), puts you in the center of a creative, multicultural and highly liveable city with a European feel. Along with thriving foodie, entertainment and art scenes, Melbourne is also the sporting capital of Australia and there are always a ton of sporting events.
Here’s where you can study abroad in Melbourne…
NEWCASTLE & WOLLONGONG
Not feeling the big city vibes? Studying in Newcastle or Wollongong, two smaller cities that are each within three hours from Sydney, offers more relaxed settings with strong communities and active student life while still being within close proximity to major urban centers. Both cities boast uncrowded beaches and a cheaper cost of living than Australia’s big cities, while the universities have relatively small student populations that provide a close community feel.
Here’s where you can study abroad in Newcastle and Wollongong…
As the state’s capital, Brisbane offers all the benefits of a big city but with a more relaxed, laidback feel and plenty of Aussie charm. The unique, personality-filled neighborhoods are easy to get around, plus you can conveniently access the stunning Gold Coast. Also, with subtropical weather, you’ll never get cold!
Here’s where you can study abroad in Brisbane…
Like sun, sand, sea and surfing? When studying abroad on the Gold Coast, you’ll live right by some of the country’s best beaches and get to spend weekends at nearby national parks hiking and swimming at waterfalls. The weather here also gets an A+ and, as one of the country’s top travel destinations, you’ll never run out of things to do or places to explore.
Here’s where you can study abroad on the Gold Coast…
The capital of the Australian state of Western Australia, Perth is the country’s fourth-largest city and known as a gateway to the Australian Outback. While still urban, here you have easy access to a variety of Aussie landscapes – including the bush and pristine beaches – and are surrounded by a highly active and athletic lifestyle. Everyone gets outside to enjoy the weather. In fact, Perth has more days of sunshine than any other city in the country! It’s also an excellent location for students interested in sports or sports medicine.
Here’s where you can study abroad in Perth…
As the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef, Townsville is a particularly popular option for students studying science or looking for hands-on research opportunities. This relatively small town is incredibly welcoming and offers a chance to really interact and get to know the locals. The hot, tropical weather is also a draw!
Here’s where you can study abroad in Townsville…
Can’t choose JUST ONE of The best places to study abroad in Australia? Study in multiple locations!
Australia is biiiiiig. Along with our usual semester and summer programs in individual destinations, we also offer unique summer programs that travel throughout Australia. Each comprehensive program below runs over three weeks and moves to different locations across the country for a truly immersive experience.
- Contemporary Issues in Public Health: Travel across the country staying in some of Australia’s top destinations like Brisbane, Byron Bay, Sydney and Cairns by the Great Barrier Reef.
- Australian Environment and Conservation: Stay in some of Australia’s top destinations, including Byron Bay, Sydney and Cairns by the Great Barrier Reef.
- Sports and Exercise Psychology: Travel through Melbourne, the Gold Coast and Cairns, including living 2.5 weeks by the beach.
- Australian Tropical Marine Ecology: Travel 1,700 kilometers up the Queensland coast staying in ecologically diverse destinations such as North Stradbroke Island, Lady Queens Island and Lizard Island.