Program Description:

This History and Culture program is designed to give participants an immersion experience in the history and culture of Australia. Students will have the opportunity to learn from the area experts and enjoy historic, cultural, and environmental sites.

Instruction related to this program will entail both classroom instruction on the ICMS campus and numerous field trips and immersion experiences. There are lectures on the history of Australia in the mornings and field trips to the historical and cultural sites each afternoon. There are also some overnight excursions to the Blue Mountains and Outback.

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Program Credits:
This program offers 6 credits:

  • History of Australia (3)
  • Culture of Australia (3)

Program Requirements:

This program is open to serious students, teachers, and individuals who have a strong interest in immersing themselves in Australian culture and history.

All participants are required to register for credit and participate in all classroom and program activities. All students will be required to have:

  • 2.75 or higher GPA, based on 12 or more credits of college study
  • Two faculty recommendations
  • English Composition I completed with a grade of C or better
  • An essay outlining their goals for participation in the program
  • International Health Insurance Package (cost variable)

Pre-Trip Orientation:

Participation in a pre-trip orientation is mandatory. MATC will offer a pre-departure orientation in early May in Madison, Wisconsin. The pre-trip orientation will provide information on health and safety expectations, packing and trip planning, flight logistics and other essential information.

Participants from ICISP member colleges may wish to contact their ICISP representative to see if they are able to participate via videoconferencing from their college campus.

Program Fee:

The program fee is $2,800(subject to change).
The fee will cover:

  • Institutional costs
  • Lodging
  • Meals
  • Sydney area tours and regional excursions

This fee does not cover:

  • Airfare
  • Health Insurance
  • Passport
  • Personal expenses
  • Tuition

Flight Details:

A group flight is arranged on Quantas airlines. Students pay for the ticket directly to the travel agency via online registration.


All participants will need to have or acquire a current passport before the date of departure (applicants should allow 8 weeks for standard passport processing). US citizens will receive a visa automatically along with their airfare. Non-US citizens may have additional restrictions.

Lodging and Meals:

Students will stay in dormitory rooms on the International College of Business Management, Sydney (ICMS) campus. Three meals daily are provided at the ICMS cafeteria (excluding certain off-campus field trip days).