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's on offer:
Challenge your friends to a game of pool. 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 the Thursday Pool Competition, 4-6pm, by registering at the ISL front desk, located next to the pool tables.
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
Keep an eye for details of the regular Iglu Chill Sessions. You might get to zone out with a free massage, show off your skills in a hotly contested Ping Pong competition or just grab something yummy to satisfy your appetite and make some new friends.
Weekly Social Events
There are lots of great events and programs here at the University of Sydney. We'd like to help you get involved in them! Each week we will be inviting you to come along to our campus club events on or near campus. This is a great way to have fun, trying something new while making some new friends from Australia and overseas. Email us if you want to join this program.
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.
Australian Discussion Group (Tuesdays and Thursdays, Weeks 2-10 of Semester, 2pm – 3pm)
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.
Interested in languages? We’ve got you covered with our new Language Exchange buddy program, where you can meet new people from all over the world whilst learning a new language or practising one you already speak. It’s FUN, it’s FLEXIBLE to your needs and availability, and best of all it’s FREE!
REGISTER NOW to secure your place, or email us to find out more information.
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 members. Dance all night, win great prizes and make new friends. Perfect.
This three-day cultural event celebrates the diversity of students on campus with globally-focused activities, performances and learning experiences for everyone.