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 Iglu International Student Lounge (ISL) on Level 4, Wentworth Building.
Here's what we offer the Interntional Student community:
There's FREE pool thanks to Iglu from 2pm-4pm every Friday! At all other times, ACCESS members receive a 15% discount. You can also join our Thursday Pool Competition from 4-6pm, registered at the ISL front desk.
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 members receive a 15% discount. Hire your locker online.
Chill Sessions with Iglu
Chill sessions happen throughout the semester, zone out with a free massage,be part of a Ping Pong competition or grab something yummy to satisfy your appetite and make some new friends.
The International Student Lounge is home to Unimates, an international student club that holds regular social and cultural events such as weekend trips to the Blue Mountains and tours of Sydney.
Weekly Social Events
Come along to our campus club events on or near campus. It's a great way to have fun, trying something new while making some new friends from Australia and overseas. You can sign up here to join our mailing list to be the first to know of events.
Australian Discussion Group (Tuesdays and Thursdays 2-3pm, Weeks 2-10)
Join our FREE casual discussion group to practice conversational English, discuss Australian culture, learn Aussie slang and meet new people. Free snacks will also be provided. Check out our upcoming workshops.
Interested in languages? Join our Language Exchange buddy program, where you can meet new people from all over the world while learning a new language or practising one you already speak. It’s fun, flexiable and FREE! Register now.
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, Manly Beach and other famous sights, all whilst making new friends.
Welcome to Sydney Party
We welcome you to Sydney and the university by throwing a huge party at Manning Bar with free food and entry for ACCESS members. Dance all night, win great prizes and make new friends.
This three-day cultural event held in August celebrates the diversity of students on campus with globally-focused activities, performances and learning experiences for everyone.