International Students

International Students

Starting uni is scary enough without having to settle into a new country at the same time.
We give international students support and guidance, as well as a place to hang out at the International Student Lounge (ISL) on Level 4, Wentworth Building. 

Here's what's on offer:

Pool Tables
Visit the Cubby to challenge your new mates to some friendly competition at one of the pool tables. ACCESS Cardholders receive a 15% discount.

You can also join the Thursday Pool Competition, 4-6pm, by registering at the ISL front desk, located next to the pool tables.

Locker Hire
Hire a locker for one semester or the whole year. They’re located on levels 2 and 4 of the Wentworth Building, in Manning House and the Holme Building. ACCESS cardholders receive a 15% discount. Hire your locker online.

Daily Events
Join social events run by the many on-campus Clubs & Societies most weekday afternoons, offering a chance to make new friends and take part in activities ranging from chess tournaments to hip-hop dance classes. Come and join in the fun.

The International Student Lounge is also home to Unimates, an international students club that holds regular social and cultural events such as weekend trips to the Blue Mountains and tours of Sydney city.

Start-of-Semester Events

Campus Tours 
Get to know your campus with a guided tour by our friendly volunteers. Find out where the computer labs, libraries and USU facilities are located, and learn tips and tricks to make the most of your time at the University of Sydney.

Sydney Day Trips 
Discover Sydney with fellow international students. Visit the Sydney Harbour Bridge, Opera House, Darling Harbour and other famous sights and make new friends.

Welcome to Sydney Party 
To welcome you to Sydney and the university we throw a huge party at Manning Bar with free food and entry for ACCESS cardholders. Dance all night, win great prizes and make new friends. Perfect.

Australian Discussion Group (Tuesdays, Weeks 2-6 of Semester, 2pm – 3pm) 
Practice conversing in English with free workshops hosted by USU’s friendly volunteers

International Festival (11-13 August) 
This three-day cultural event celebrates the diversity of students on campus with globally-focused activities, performances and learning experiences for everyone.


We offer two international student internships every year. Help develop programs and events to engage other international students, and learn important skills such as:

  • Event management
  • Marketing and communications
  • Teamwork
  • Community engagement
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