GlobaLinks Learning Abroad, formerly known as AustraLearn, offers study abroad and degree programs at the University of Sydney. The University of Sydney, founded in 1850, is Australia's first university. Over the past 150 years, the University has built an international reputation for its outstanding teaching and as a center of research excellence. It is one of the largest universities in Australia, with over 47,000 students, including 9,000 international students from more than 100 different countries.
The University of Sydney has a worldwide reputation for high-quality teaching, and is consistently ranked amongst the top universities in the Asia-Pacific. It is a member of the Group of 8 (a group of Australia’s major research universities) and ranked #37 in the 2008 Times Higher Education's Top 200 Universities in the world. It is one of only three Australian members of the Association of Pacific Rim Universities (APRU) – a group of prestigious universities with members from Asia, the United States and South America. It is also a key member of the Academic Consortium 21, which encourages global cooperation for the benefit of higher education and world and regional society.