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Gap Year in Sydney, Australia

This spectacular, sun-drenched harbor city is known for its bold coffee, expansive beaches, and magnetic culture.

Sydney Opera House in Australia on a gap program

    Fall: 70-80 °F

    Winter: 60-70 °F

    Spring: 55-70°F


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This sun-drenched Australian city is the first stop on many travelers’ trips Down Under.

Sydney is famous worldwide for its iconic beaches and stunning coastline, but its casually sophisticated vibe that’s perfect for the laid-back culture-seeker is why over five million people call it home.

Don't let the easygoing reputation fool you, Australians work hard. Flatter organizational structures and earlier working hours make an internship in Sydney incredibly valuable. Get to know your entire team and take advantage of the daylight after you leave for the day.

Gap year program in Sydney

Go café hopping. In Australia, coffee is a way of life, and Sydney is home to some of the best brew in the world. Find your favorite sip at one of the city's hundreds of cafés and coffee shops.

Bondi beach in Sydney, Australia

Where the surf is always up. No stay in Sydney would be complete without at least one trip to the world-famous Bondi Beach. Stroll the sand and surrounding streets, soak up the Vitamin D, and get that iconic Instagram shot of Bondi Icebergs.

Newtown murals in Sydney, Australia on a gap program

Explore Sydney’s bohemian hotspots. Just a short ride on public transit from Sydney’s Central Station, you’ll find Newtown—a trendy neighborhood teeming with historical architecture, street art, shopping, and dining.

Sydney harbor on a EF gap program

Jutting out into Sydney Harbour is one of the city's most iconic landmarks—the Sydney Opera House.

Sydney Harbor Bridge in Australia on a gap program

Stroll the secret garden. Just a short walk from the Sydney Harbour Bridge is Wendy’s Secret Garden—a hidden oasis of quirky sculptures, lush greenery, and winding pathways to explore.

Sports game during a gap year program in Sydney

Learn Australian rules football. Head to the nearest stadium to check out this close cousin of rugby and the distant cousin of American football. Before you know it, you’ll be noting the subtle difference between a “banana” and a “checkside.”

Bondi beach in Sydney, Australia with EF Gap Year

Get out into nature. Clear your mind at one of the half-dozen stunning national parks that surround Sydney.

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