NYU Sydney Statement

Sydney is a dynamic city on a unique continent with a fascinating history. Home to immigrants from around the globe, and considered one of the great multicultural cities of the world, Sydney reflects the foundation of modern Australia.

Although Sydney is a portal to Australia’s 200+ years of immigrant history, it is also a counterpoint to Australia’s 20,000+ years of Indigenous roots. The original inhabitants of this coastal land were the Cadigal aboriginal people. Like other Australian indigenous communities, their cultural traditions and oral history reveal an extraordinary timeline with profound connections to indigenous ancestors, to the vast and beautiful landscape, and to the unique flora and fauna. This is a continent that has developed in isolation for 50 million years, giving rise to an impressive diversity of native plants and animals.

NYU Sydney’s curriculum takes full advantage of our location and access to this unique and inspiring country. Our rigorous courses and co-curricular activities encourage active learning and exploration, and we strive to provide a lens for seeing the real Australia, and hence for visiting students to view the world from a fresh perspective. In addition, our location nested within the University of Sydney campus gives students immediate and convenient access to a wide range of resources and opportunities for students to fully engage with their local academic peers. Our talented and friendly staff and faculty will help you make the most of these resources and your adventure down under.