You can expect to hear more American accents on campus, following Macquarie’s official pledge to help more U.S. citizens gain international experience through study abroad.
By joining the Institute of International Education’s Generation Study Abroad initiative, Macquarie will be part of a worldwide partnership to double the number of U.S. students studying overseas.
Currently, fewer than 10 per cent of all U.S. college students study abroad at some point in their academic career, according to the Open Doors Report on International and Educational Exchange.
Dr. Allan Goodman, President of the Institute of International Education says students should start viewing study abroad as an essential part of their college degree.
“Globalisation has changed the way the world works,” he says. “Employers are increasingly looking for workers who have international skills and expertise.”
With its Sydney location in the heart of Australia’s largest high-technology precinct, Macquarie is a popular destination for students seeking to complete one or two semesters of study in Australia.
Many U.S. students say the University’s beautiful campus, variety of subject choices and friendly environment made it a perfect choice for them (as noted in these video interviews).
The University’s Global Leadership Program is also a big drawcard for exchange and study abroad students, who can further enhance their academic study with cross-cultural training and insights into global issues such as climate change.
Read more about studying at Macquarie as an exchange or study abroad student.