Department of International Studies

Department of International Studies

Department of International Studies

Language is a fundamental part of everyday communication and information retrieval, and essential for creating, expressing and engaging with cultural identities.

The Department of International Studies stands at the nexus of language and culture. Its strong relationship with international communities in Australia and abroad gives the department a strong foundation in understanding languages and their value.

The department has one of the largest ranges of areas of study, including:

  • Chinese Studies
  • Croatian Studies
  • English as a Foreign Language
  • French and Francophone Studies
  • German Studies
  • International Studies
  • Italian Studies
  • Japanese Studies
  • Modern Greek Studies
  • Polish Studies
  • Russian Studies
  • Spanish and Latin American Studies

Find more information on language and international studies at Macquarie University.

Ranked in the top 8 universities offering modern languages in Australia and New Zealand, and one of Sydney’s leading language hubs, the Department of International Studies is recognised for its innovative and engaging modes of education, including in its online courses.

The Department investigates the role of language in world-class research relating to the creation and representation of cultural identities and their impact on linguistic and literary products in social life.

This commitment to high-quality learning and teaching enables our students to achieve excellent learning outcomes. The Bachelor of International Studies provides you with the opportunity to expose yourself to a multi-disciplinary approach to understanding global, regional, and local cultural contexts. The Bachelor of Hellenic Studies offers a unique interdisciplinary combination of modern and ancient languages with contemporary Greek culture and Ancient History. And our newest program, English as a Foreign Language, offers students from a non-English speaking background the opportunity to further develop and consolidate their English skills.

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