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Complete a major in American Studies, embark on a study tour in the United States, or intern in our cutting-edge think tank. Our educational opportunities at the University of Sydney are designed for you.

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The United States Studies Centre provides exciting study opportunities that are seamlessly integrated into full-degree programs offered by the University of Sydney. In addition to our dynamic academic curriculum, we offer exclusive study abroad and internship programs that provide real-world experience and credit toward your degree. Expand your horizons, gain global perspectives, and make your mark on the world at the United States Studies Centre.

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Study options
Undergraduate

At the United States Studies Centre, we pride ourselves on delivering the most captivating undergraduate courses you'll find anywhere in Australia.

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Meet our faculty


USSC lecturers are some of the highest-rated on campus. With expertise spanning US politics, culture and foreign policy, our academic team will help you add a global perspective to your degree.

International opportunities


Join us at the United States Studies Centre's Study Abroad program and envision yourself living and studying in the lively city of Los Angeles. Break boundaries, embrace adventure, and create unforgettable memories with us!

Postgraduate



Craft your postgraduate journey with us by studying an American Foreign Policy Specialisation, or complementing your postgraduate degree with engaging units in media studies.

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Alumni

The USSC is proud to have a thriving alumni community in Australia, the United States and around the world.

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Student internships

Dive into experiential learning at the USSC. Whether you're an undergraduate or postgraduate student, interning at the Centre provides invaluable experience and awards six elective credit points towards your degree.

Scholarships and prizes

At the United States Studies Centre, we provide unparalleled opportunities and financial support through four distinct scholarships and a variety of student prizes.

Students at USSC

Student Guide 2025

Read about what's on offer for students at the United States Studies Centre.

DownloadUnited States Studies Centre Student Guide 2025
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A unique learning experience

Immerse yourself in our vibrant student community.

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Where can American Studies take you?

Where can American Studies take you?

Every single element of American Studies has been useful in figuring out what I'm interested in and what I want to do with my life.Rémy Numa, American Studies graduate

Rémy Numa, a 2019 American Studies graduate, sat down with the Centre's own Dr Rodney Taveira to talk through his experience studying at the University of Sydney and majoring in American Studies.

From the variety of study options to the benefit of a smaller team and the one-on-one support he received from lecturers and tutors, Rémy explains how the American Studies major prepared him for his career as a Political Affairs Specialist at FOX News in New York City.