The International College of Management, Sydney (ICMS) provides participants with the unique opportunity to gain practical experience in a variety of management-related fields while being positioned within easy distance of the famous Manly Beach. Host to students from over 40 countries, the college prides itself on its faculty which has extensive experience in real world work – many are still active in their field as hotel managers, event planners and more. Participants also have the option to do an internship with their coursework for ten hours a week during the semester.

Overview

Study on a multi-cultural campus which features strong programs in hospitality and business management

Complete an internship for academic credit as part of your semester abroad

Enjoy on-campus accommodations located within easy distance of Manly Beach and just a quick ferry ride to the heart of Sydney

Live in Sydney, the largest and oldest city in Australia, with its magnificent beaches and ideal climate

Take advantage of a comprehensive five-day Pre-semester Cultural Immersion Program at the iconic site of Uluru

Wear business attire to class to prep you for life as a professional in your field of choice

Appreciate access to TEAN’s Sydney-based Resident Director and other in-country staff for continued support throughout the semester

Gain hands on experience with a hospitality or event management focused internship

Program Details

ICMS Cultural Immersion Program   

The five-day International Cultural Immersion Program is designed to welcome students to their new life in Australia helping them adjust to academic and cultural differences, introducing them to other study abroad students and exposing them to an exciting area of Australia. Along with support getting acclimated, students discover one of the most beautiful and historically significant areas of the country visiting Uluru (also known as Ayers Rock) at sunrise, doing the stunning Kata Tjuta Valley of the Winds Walk, and enjoying the award-winning Sounds of Silence Experience complete with a delicious dinner and Aboriginal cultural performance under the outback sky.

Please note that TEAN will cover the cost of the program however flights to and from Uluru are not included in above price and student’s responsibility.


TEAN Staff

Throughout your semester you will meet with the Sydney Resident Director for informal discussions and excursions. Our staff is readily available and able to assist you with any academic, social or cultural questions or issues that you may face during your time abroad.


Housing

TEAN students live on campus at ICMS with more than 200 other students. Accommodation is dormitory-style (single, double, triple or quad) with all meals provided, and offers easy access to Manly Beach and shopping district. ICMS also runs a free shuttle bus to the Manly town center. Rooms on campus are equipped with a desk, wardrobe, heating, personal phones and wireless internet. All linen is provided and rooms are vacuumed once a week. Each floor has a kitchenette, common bathrooms, toilets and ironing facilities.

University

About ICMS

  • The International College of Management, Sydney (ICMS) is a leading business school focused in the areas of Event Management, Hospitality Management, International Tourism, Sport Management, Retail Marketing & Property Management.
  • ICMS is housed in a heritage listed building over 100 years old, overlooking Sydney’s famous Manly Beach, and only a 15 minute fast-ferry ride to the city.
  • Situated on 20 hectares of parkland, students can live on campus in a safe environment with on campus facilities including computer laboratories, library, cafe,bar and full working restaurant, tennis and basketball courts.
  • The campus is a five-minute walk to Manly Beach and shopping precinct with its cafes, restaurants and boutiques.
  • Strong focus on combining practical work with a strong theoretical foundation.
  • Over 1,500 students from over 40 countries. Sixty percent of students are from Australia, with the remainder from all over the world.
  • In order to better prepare students to enter the workforce after graduation, ICMS requires students to wear business attire while attending class and their internships.
  • Most Faculty members are still employed in the industry, providing real world, current case studies for students. Faculty members include hotel managers, property management experts and event management owners.

Courses

Courses

The International College of Management, Sydney (ICMS) began as a Hospitality & Tourism College but soon grew to one of the leading Business colleges in Sydney.

Courses are available in the below disciplines. For a list of popular courses see our course selection instructionsStudents enroll in 3 – 4 subjects per semester (between 12 and 15 ICMS credits), which usually transfers as 12 – 15 U.S. semester credits.

Find Courses 
Discipline
Subject Area
Business
  • Accounting
  • Asian Business Studies
  • Business Administration/Management
  • Construction Management
  • Economics
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Event Management
  • Finance
  • Hospitality
  • Human Resources Management
  • International Business
  • Leadership
  • Logistics Management
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Real Estate / Property
  • Sports Management
  • Tourism
Communications & Media
  • Mass Communication
  • Media Studies
  • Media/Multimedia
  • New Media
Health
  • Recreation Management
  • Sport and Leisure Studies
Science
  • Statistics

Internships

ICMS Internship

Students studying abroad at the International College of Management, Sydney (ICMS) have the option to undertake an internship during their semester.

Internship Option #1: Three Academic Classes + Internship for credit

At ICMS, students sign up for an internship experience, which will count as their fourth class. The internship involves ten hours per week in Sydney-based companies and are project-based. Any major can apply for an internship and no previous work or internship experience is required. Final marks will be based on supervisor evaluation, final project and final presentation.

Internship Option #2: Four Academic Classes + Internship for credit (at additional expense)

Students may also opt to take four academic classes with an internship component. However, as this exceeds the normal course load (5 classes), students will be charged for their internship. The fee to take an extra course + internship is approximately AUD$2,500.

Eligibility

Eligibility

  • 2.5 GPA. Students with a lower GPA may be considered on a case by case basis. Contact TEAN for more information.
  • Students who wish to take the internship for credit must have a GPA of 3.0 or above.
  • Minimum sophomore standing at a four-year institution at the time of participation.
  • Freshmen and/or students attending two-year institutions may be considered on a case by case basis.

TEAN Events

Activities / Immersion

Our local staff arrange various activities during the semester designed to help immerse you in the local culture. These activities are included in your semester program. In addition, if you have a specific interest or hobby, your Sydney-based TEAN Resident Director will be able to point you in the right direction. Below are examples of previous activities arranged for students. Note that activities change each semester.

In addition to the TEAN-organized events, to make sure you don’t miss out on any opportunities, our local staff send out frequent emails letting you know what is happening in Sydney. Ranging from community events to music festivals, we tap you into the local culture right from the start.

Rugby League Match

In Australia, each state has a sport that dominates. In New South Wales, rugby league is the dominant sport. We join the local crowds to see a game and your local TEAN staff provide an explanation of the rules.

Sydney Opera House Performance

While tourists stand around outside taking photos, the locals are inside the Opera House seeing some of the best theatre, opera, dance or musical performances in the world. We join the locals at one of the many performance spaces inside the Sydney Opera House to experience the wonderful arts scene of Australia.

LEARN TO SURF

Australians love the beach – being an island nation with beautiful coastlines and 85% of the population living within an hour of a beach, it’s not surprising. Surfing is the favorite pastime of Aussie beachgoers so we introduce you to this sport early on in the semester with a lesson to get you started riding the waves.

Program Dates

APPLICATION DEADLINES

TEAN has a rolling admissions process. We recommend submitting your application anytime from June for Spring applications, and from January for Fall applications. Late applications may be considered. Contact TEAN if the application deadline has passed.

Spring Deadline Nov 1
Fall Deadline June 30
Summer Deadline March 31

Spring 2018

Date of Departure Feb 6
Arrive in Sydney  Feb 8
ICMS Uluru Cultural Immersion Program Feb 9 Feb 12
Housing Move-In Feb 12
University Orientation Feb 13 Feb 18
Classes Begin Feb 19
Semester Break N/A
Exams End May 18
Program Ends May 19

Fall 2017

Date of Departure  Sept 5
Arrive in Sydney Sept 7
ICMS Uluru Cultural Immersion Program  Sept 8 Sept 11
University Orientation  Sept 13 Sept 15
Classes Begin  Sept 18
Semester Break  N/A
Exams End  Dec 15
Program Ends  Dec 16

Summer 2017

Date of Departure May 29
Housing Move-In May 31
University Orientation May 31 June 2
Classes Begin June 5
Semester Break N/A
Exams End Aug 25
Program Ends Aug 26

Fees & Inclusions

Spring 2018

  • Tuition and services: $12,750
  • Housing (on campus): $2,760 – $3,800

What’s Included

  • Full tuition
  • Guaranteed, pre-arranged, on-campus housing
  • Overseas health insurance, plus evacuation and repatriation insurance
  • Services of local Resident Directors
  • Five-day Cultural Immersion Program with meals, excursions, accommodations and ground transportation (fall and spring only) 
  • Cultural events scheduled throughout the semester
  • Wireless internet access in housing
  • Access to pre-arranged and affordable cell phone packages
  • Access to competitive airfares and pre-arranged group flights
  • Extensive pre-departure counseling and information packets
  • University and course selection advice
  • Official academic transcripts from host institution
  • Credit approval and transfer assistance
  • Help with student visa preparation
  • Financial aid transfer planning
  • Airport pickup and reception in Sydney
  • Arrival Welcome packet containing important local contact details and information
  • Sydney Farewell Dinner at conclusion of program
  • Host university orientation

What’s Not Included

  • International airfare ($1,800)
  • Domestic airfare in US ($500)
  • Student visa ($450)
  • Books ($365)
  • Meals during the semester ($2,000)
  • Airport transfer at the end of the semester ($50)

*Numbers are estimated based on previous student experience and budget. Actual amounts will vary depending on student.

Scholarships

TEAN Scholarships

In addition to the current financial aid you receive, you may want to consider one of our many scholarships. Each year we award thousands of scholarship dollars to qualified program participants, including a full ride scholarship for a Fall or Summer program. Refer to our Scholarships information for details.

Combine Studying Abroad with an Internship

Gain work experience, develop cross-cultural communication skills and boost your resume with an internship for academic credit during your semester where you will work ten hours a week for a Sydney-based company.

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Students Say
"I completed an internship at the Australian Baseball League located in the heart of Sydney where I reported directly to the Senior Manager of Business Affairs."
Kaley Nelsen, Cornell University

We Love ICMS

Jenn Read

Resident Director - NSW

Sydney Tip
Night Noodle Markets

Check out the Night Noodle Markets in the fall (Sydney Spring) in October. They take place in Hyde Park and feature restaurants from all over the city. Take a blanket and sit on the lawn with friends, so you can share and try some new foods.

Q&A

What first brought you to Australia?
During my junior year of college I decided I would do a teaching internship abroad in Australia. It turned out to be one of the greatest decisions of my life. My placement was at a public primary school which happened to be the first school established in Sydney in 1869. I stayed for the entire year working on tasks that included lesson plan development, art and physical education activities, speech therapy, presentations, assembly material and more. Observing and discovering Australia’s different approaches to teaching made me realize the importance of helping students discover their individual talents and learning styles without putting too much emphasis or attention on standardized testing results. Upon my return to the U.S., I finished my degree in Education and Global Studies with the intent to explore education related career paths with more global involvement and perspective.

What is your favorite part of your job?
My absolute favorite part of my job is seeing or hearing stories about TEAN students who have stepped out of their comfort zones while abroad and are very pleased afterward that they did. There’s nothing like moments of self doubt followed by accomplishment and feeling proud of yourself for doing something new. Many of our students have numerous experiences like this while abroad and realize there’s no person or thing here to hold them back from some truly amazing opportunities. The Aussies often say “just have a go” and it’s an expression I’ve never taken lightly – I never regret trying new things!

What makes Sydney a great place to study or intern abroad?
Sydney is a big and diverse city boasting a wide range of lifestyles and multicultural groups. I love it because people from all over the world have decided to make it their home. It is a very accepting city and is always hosting the neatest events around town that support various groups. The Sydney Harbour Bridge is breathtaking and the Opera House is such a beautiful icon that I often find myself on its steps reflecting after a long week. It always leaves me in awe of how lucky I am to live in such a great city.

What was the transition like moving from Brisbane to Sydney?
Sydney has more than twice as many people living in it compared to Brisbane, so they are very different cities that offer completely different lifestyles. I lived in Brisbane for two years and loved its country-town feel (as any girl from Nashville would be able to appreciate). Brisbane is situated in an ideal spot in Queensland for exploring the beaches to both the north and south as well as its hidden hinterland. I miss its warm weather and continuous sunshine. The city itself was small so very easy to get acquainted with in a short amount of time, which can be ideal for study abroad students – you feel at home right away! The Brisbane River was one of my favorite things about ‘Brissy’ as it kept the entire city connected and made it quick to get around on speedy Citycat ferries. In Sydney, on the other hand, you seldom even have to leave the city to find adventure. It always has huge sporting events, concerts, art exhibitions, cultural festivals, markets and so much more. I love that it sees four seasons as opposed to Brisbane and has plenty of scenic hikes with views of the harbor around it.

Brynne Shannon

Assistant Program Manager

Sydney Tip
Bondi – Coogee Coastal Walk

It won’t take you long to discover the coastal walk from Bondi to Coogee – it has amazing views. It also has a really cool way of always changing and presenting something new. I’ve seen whales off the coast and I love when different weather rolls in and changes the surf. Sculpture by the Sea happens once a year, and places beautiful giant artworks along the walk and in the parks.

Q&A

Where did you study abroad?
I studied abroad in Chiang Mai, Thailand, with TEAN. I wanted to go as far away as I could and experience something totally different than what I had grown up with. I had always been drawn to Asia, and after some research I decided that Thailand was the perfect place for me. I also lived in Lampang, Thailand upon graduating and I’ve traveled to Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia, Myanmar, Malaysia and Indonesia.

What inspired you to teach abroad?
I came back from my semester abroad feeling like my time in Thailand wasn’t finished. I knew I wanted to go back to Thailand after I graduated and the more I spoke to people who had taught English abroad the more I knew it was a good fit for me. I wanted to challenge myself and have an even more culturally immersive experience the second go around, and I also wanted to give something back to a country I fell in love with while studying abroad since it had given so much to me.

What makes Thailand a great place to study abroad?
Thailand is great because it forces students to step out of their comfort zone and learn more about the world and themselves as individuals. Not only are you experiencing a new culture, but you’re learning a new language, alphabet, cuisine, social norms, interactions, ways of life, etc. It seriously puts things into perspective. Thai people are some of the kindest and welcoming people you will ever meet – hands down. They make the experience so special and you can learn so much from them. Living in Thailand teaches you to slow down and enjoy what’s happening in the now and be thankful for what you have and who’s around you.

What should be on every student’s bucket list for a study abroad semester in Thailand?
A hike up to Wat Palad. This temple is on the way to the more famous Wat Doi Suthep, which sits on top of a mountain, but Wat Palad is tucked away in the forest surrounded by trees and a rushing waterfall during the rainy season. Students can hike up to the temple from their housing or hire a songteow to take them up the mountain. It is one of my favorite places in the world because of how quiet and serene it is. To me, it captures the essence of what Buddhism is all about. You can sit on the rocks and dip your toes in the waterfall while looking out at the spectacular view of the city that peeks out between the trees.

What is your favorite travel quote?
It’s not necessarily a travel quote, but one of my favorite Thai expressions I learned was “mai long, mai rue” which means “If you never try, you never know”. It inspired me to just say yes to everything and go for things even if I didn’t know what the outcome would be.

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