"It opened my eyes to see how beautiful the world can be" - Samantha Farrell
International College of Management, Sydney (ICMS) offers study abroad programs specializing in business, tourism, event management, retail services management, property services management, hospitality management, and sport management.
ICMS is located in a beautiful heritage listed sand stone building overlooking Manly beach. It would be hard to find a college in a more spectacular position. To the north, there are views of the Pacific Ocean and to the South the College has sweeping views of Sydney Harbor. The campus is a five-minute walk to Manly Beach and shopping precinct with its cafes, restaurants and boutique stores. ICMS is also close enough to downtown Sydney – 15 minutes by fast ferry – for visits to art galleries, museums, the best city shops and even the Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge.
ICMS is highly regarded by industry professionals and has won many awards in the last decade. Most recently, ICMS was winner of the 2007 New South Wales Tourism Awards for Excellence in Education and the 2009 Premier's Export Award for Education. A cornerstone of the ICMS approach to education is that learning is enhanced when theory is combined with practical experience. Each course is built around real business experiences and developed in conjunction with top professionals to ensure its relevance and value.
At ICMS, Endicott students will enroll in four courses, worth 3 credits each. For no additional charge, Endicott students may take an online course through Endicott to maintain a regular course load of 15 credits. ICMS accommodates students within the schools of Business, Hospitality Management and Sports Science and Fitness Studies. Students that are not part of these schools are, unfortunately, ineligible to attend through Endicott College.
Students may view the available courses and descriptions within the following links:
The Fall 2018 Academic Calendar is as follows:
- Arrival Date: September 5, 2018
- Ayers Rock Orientation: September 6-9, 2018
- Orientation: September 12, 2018
- Classes Start: September 17, 2018
- Classes End: November 30, 2018
- Final Exams: December 3-14, 2018
- Departure Date: December 15, 2018
Students will enjoy a fantastic lifestyle living on campys, with all meals provided, 24 hour access to computer labs, as well as the luxury of being in close proximity to classes, and the world famous Manly Beach. Rooms are equipped with a desk, wardrobe, heating, personal phones and wireless internet. All linen is provided and rooms are dusted and vacuumed once a week. Each floor is equipped with a kitchenette, common showers, toilets and ironing facilities. Students will have choice of a double or triple dormitory room, depending on availability. Shared rooms are single sex but are allocated randomly for cultural experience.
For images of the residence halls, visit the ICMS website.
Students are encouraged to be as active as possible while studying at ICMS. The College’s rich social and sporting life is there to be enjoyed. Activities include: Basketball, Volleyball, Tennis, Swimming, Table Tennis Soccer, Running club, Swimming club, Yoga and Zumba. You can also take advantage of weekend trips to the snow fields and north coast. Day trips to the central coast to go whale watching, Blue Mountains, Jenolan Caves, beautiful Hunter Valley for a Wine tour.
The Students Representative Committee (SRC) Cultural Activities holds themed events such as talent shows, karaoke, cocktail and movie nights. For the more classically minded, there are opportunities to attend concerts and plays in Sydney theatres, open-air venues and even the Sydney Opera House.
Orientation and Arrival in Sydney
Students are asked to await final arrival and departure dates before booking flights, as Endicott students arrive in advance for the Ayers Rock Cultural Immersion Program (details below). Students will arrive in Syndey and once there, are responsible for making their way to ICMS on their own. Students may elect to take public transportation, pre-book a shuttle, or take a cab. Details on each of these forms of transportation can be found here.
Ayers Rock International Cultural Immersion Program
Students will participate in a 5-day International Cultural Immersion Program in Ayers Rock before heading to ICMS. This program is an in-country orientation designed to welcome you to your host country, help you adjust to the academic and cultural differences you might encounter, introduce you to other study abroad students that will be attending ICMS, and expose you to a beautiful and exciting area of Australia.
The program provides a unique educational aspect to your study abroad experience, and it will prepare you for a semester of new adventures and life long memories. Session topics include culture, health and safety, the Australian education system, cultural adjustment and living in Australia. During this trip you will get to travel to the Uluru sunrise viewing area to watch the first rays of the sun light up Uluru and the Red Centre, and visit the Kata Tjuta Valley of the Winds Walk.
A week before class officially start, ICMS provides an intensive orientation program. “O Week” begins with a formal welcome to the College and introduces you to life in Sydney and at ICMS.
Students are expected to wear professional dress while attending courses on campus. This helps prepare the student for management positions and a role in the global work place. For information on these requirements, and what to bring, please see the ICMS Business Suit PPP Flyer.pdf description.
Health and Safety
All students will travel abroad with GeoBlue international health insurance, which is purchased by the College. Students will receive an electronic and hard copy of their insurance card, and should a doctor's visit (commonly referred to as hospital visit abroad) be necessary, they should reach out to their on-site study abroad coordinator/resident director. Students will be required to contact GeoBlue prior to their appointment, unless of course in the case of an emergency, and should follow the procedures outlined here.
Students are also encouraged to register themselves in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP), a free service provided by the U.S. government to U.S. citizens traveling abroad. STEP allows Americans abroad to receive updates from the nearest embassy or consulate and allows the Department of State to better assist you in an emergency.
For additional health and safety tips, please visit our Health & Safety link on our main page.
All students studying abroad in Australia must obtain a student visa prior to traveling. You will recieve a Certificate of Enrollment (CoE) from ICMS once you have met the financial and academic requirements. The CoE is a letter from ICMS authorizing the Australian Government to grant you a student visa. It confirms that you are officially enrolled in a full time course of study at ICMS for the dates listed. The CoE includes a special number assigned specifically to you. You will use this number when applying for your visa online.
The student visa application for Australia is found here. Please select Individuals and Travelers- Studying in Australia- Non-Award Sector Visa to arrive at the correct application process. We encourage students to view the Document Checklist on the Australian Embassy website, which will provide information what was is needed with further explanation. All visa applications are done online, meaning students are not required to have an in-person meeting or surrender their passport. Documentation of visa issuance will be sent to students, and this document should be printed and carried on board should it be needed at customs upon arrival in Sydney.
The visa process takes four to six weeks to process. We encourage all students to complete this process as soon as allowable, and to be aware of any communication to them through their visa portal (IMMI portal). Once granted, the student visa will be electronically attached to the student's passport.
This student visa costs $550 USD and can be paid by credit card.