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 ICMS’s comprehensive four-day Pre-semester Cultural Immersion Program exploring the Great Barrier Reef and tropical North Queensland

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 four-day International Cultural Immersion Program welcomes 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. Students discover one of the most beautiful parts of the country: tropical northern Queensland. Based out of Cairns, the journey includes spending a day snorkeling in the Great Barrier Reef, learning about indigenous peoples and cultures, getting to know the country’s cutest marsupials with a wildlife park visit and more!

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


TEAN Staff

Our team works with you start to finish through the study abroad process. Our programs staff will help guide you through the application process to go abroad, then upon arrival in Australia, you will meet our team who will provide assistance during your time in-country. 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.

Meet the Team

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.

Location

The ICMS campus overlooks Manly beach and is a short ferry ride from Sydney’s Central Business District. Visit the google map link below to see the campus location.

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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

Internship

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.
  • 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 Tour

Go beyond the typical tourist experience of simply taking a photo of the Sydney Opera House by going inside the famous structure for a behind-the-scenes tour. Our guide will show us the iconic opera house’s secrets as we discover places usually closed to the public and explore the impressive theater that hosts more than 1,600 performances a year.

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

Summer 2021*

Date of Departure May 23
Arrive in Sydney May 25
ICMS Orientation May 26
Classes Begin May 31
Semester Break N/A
Classes End Aug 27
Program Ends Aug 28

*These dates are tentative. Final dates will be released closer to departure.

Fall 2021*

Date of Departure Late Aug
ICMS Cultural Immersion Program TBD
University Orientation TBD
Classes Begin Late Aug
Semester Break N/A
Program Ends Late Nov

*These dates are tentative. Final dates will be released closer to departure.

Spring 2021

This program not running for Spring 2021. Please check back for future available terms.

Date of Departure Early Feb
Arrival in Australia Early Feb
ICMS Cultural Immersion Program Feb 7 Feb 10
University Orientation Feb 10 Feb 14
Housing Move-In Feb 9
Classes Begin Feb 15
Semester Break N/A
Classes End TBD
Exam Period May 14
Program Ends May 15

Fees & Inclusions

Spring 2021

  • Estimated tuition and program fees: $12,750*
  • Estimated housing (on campus): $2,960 – $3,950 plus mandatory meal plan of $1,550

*Tuition for 4 courses. Students are permitted to enroll in 3 courses but there is no tuition discount.


Fall 2020

  • Tuition and program fees: $12,750*
  • Housing (on campus): $2,960 – $3,950 plus mandatory meal plan of $1,550

*Tuition for 4 courses. Students are permitted to enroll in 3 courses but there is no tuition discount.


Summer 2020

  • Tuition and program fees: $11,950*
  • Housing (on campus): $2,960 – $3,950 plus mandatory meal plan of $1,550

*Tuition for 4 courses. Students are permitted to enroll in 3 courses but there is no tuition discount.


What’s Included

  • Full tuition (4 courses) 
  • Guaranteed, pre-arranged, on-campus housing
  • Overseas health insurance, plus evacuation and repatriation insurance
  • Services of local Resident Directors
  • Four-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 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)
  • Some meals
  • Airport transfer at the end of the semester ($50)
  • Travel insurance ($350)
  • Travel and personal expenses ($1,500 – 2,500+)

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

Scholarships

TEAN Scholarships

Apply for TEAN scholarships – starting at $1,000 – for the chance to receive money specifically for studying abroad. Each year we award thousands of dollars in need- and merit-based scholarships, diversity scholarships, a full ride scholarship and more. Visit our scholarships page 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

Laura Carroll

Resident Director - NSW

Sydney Tip
Snorkeling Spots

There is so much to see under the sea in Sydney! Some of my favorite snorkelling beaches are Little Bay down past Maroubra, Shelly Beach in Manly and Gordons Bay right next to Coogee Beach. Gordans Bay even has an underwater nature trail (aka a snorkeling map).

Q&A

What do you do for TEAN and what is the best part of your job?
I am the New South Wales Resident Director working with students who study in Sydney, Newcastle and Wollongong. The best part of my job is watching students grow throughout their study abroad experience!

What should be on every student’s bucket list for a semester in Australia?
There are so many things to pick from!! My absolute favorite thing I have done in Australia was go to Rottnest Island in Western Australia. It is one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever seen. There are no cars on the island, so you rent bikes and ride around beach hopping. There are amazing snorkeling spots, great beaches to lay out and the quokkas are the absolute cutest!

What are some must-do activities for every Sydney study abroad student?
Everyone should do the Coogee to Bondi Coastal Walk. If you do that and love it, then check out the Spit to Manly Coastal Walk. It’s a bit longer but so beautiful! You can also take the ferry to Manly Beach then, once you get to Manly Beach, walk up to Shelly Beach and go snorkeling. I also recommend heading to Newtown for some of the best vegan food around as well as great shopping and nightlife, wandering through Sydney’s amazing markets, like theGlebe and Marrickville markets, and seeing if there are any shows or concerts you’re interested in while you’re in Sydney – there are some really cool old theaters here!

Besides Sydney, what are some of your favorite places in Asia Pacific?
I loved Thailand for its culture – the people were so lovely, the food was amazing and seeing elephants is hard to beat! Of course, the beaches are gorgeous and I loved all the fun shopping too. I would highly recommend visiting Thailand while students are living in Australia. It’s very affordable and it’s so close!

What is the best meal (or food) you’ve had while traveling abroad?
When I was in Bali, I tried this jackfruit curry dish in Ubud. It was unbelievably delicious and the texture was amazing. This introduced me to cooking with jackfruit, which is now a weekly staple at my house. All the food in Bali was so fresh. I loved how you could buy tempe and tofu wrapped in banana leaves on the side of the road!

Kate McSurley

Senior 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

What is your favorite part of working with students?
For me, I love the first call with a student who has decided to take the leap and study abroad. They know they want to do it, but the idea of checking off all the steps is overwhelming, scary and seemingly impossible. When they realize we are committed to making this easy for them and I hear that sense of relief at the end of our chat, it always reminds me why I love what I do.

Why should students consider studying abroad in Australia?
Some students underestimate the complexity of Australia and don’t realize that it has vastly different locations and environments, similar to the unique cities and environments you can experience across the U.S. Even though the country may at first seem relatively similar to the U.S. compared to other study abroad destination, studying in Australia certainly doesn’t mean you up on the opportunity to participate in a wide variety of cultural and outdoor experiences. Here students can access rainforests, reefs, deserts, wildlife, cities and dramatically different landscapes, all without having to cross international borders.

As a TEAN alum and now employee, what do you think makes TEAN unique?
Everyone at TEAN is completely committed to encouraging study abroad experiences. It really is more than a job, it’s a lifestyle. As a student, I was taken aback by the level of support and service I received from TEAN staff. Now, I understand the sense of responsibility to ease the burden and shorten the hurdles for our students because there is so much value to studying abroad. We truly believe in what we do.

Where did you study abroad?
After first considering Melbourne for its prestigious reputation and quirky cafe culture, I switched to the University of Queensland in St. Lucia, right outside of Brisbane. I realized I might have a better chance of warm weather for my entire program if I headed for the Sunshine State. Now having traveled to both, I’m confident I would have been happy in either location, but UQ’s campus was the perfect escape from the harsh midwestern winters I was used to in Chicago. I really fell into the laidback Brisbane lifestyle more than anything and quickly understood it’s much more than just great weather. It’s a perfect city for international students because it has the right balance of culture, sport and access to adventure. The twisting Brisbane River gives you front door ferry service to very unique neighborhoods all with their own character and style. The ocean is within easy reach for a weekend jaunt (but spending a night at the manmade beaches of South Bank can be just as breathtaking). The views from Mt. Coot-tha are surreal, especially at sunset, and the city’s a great place for students who want to enjoy both city life and exploring the great outdoors. Brisbane lets you have it all.

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