Make Sydney Your Classroom

Explore and thrive in this bustling and stunning city. Sydney offers something for everyone - take a coastal walk and find Aboriginal carvings, eat delicious Asian inspired cuisine, and much more!

The CAPA Sydney Center is hosted at TAFE NSW Sydney Institute, in a beautiful centrally located heritage building.

Quick Facts:

  • Sydney is a multicultural society home to immigrants from 120+ nationalities 
  • Sydney Harbour Bridge opened in 1932 and was nicknamed "The Coathanger"
  • Australia is about the same size as continental USA
  • More than 250 languages are spoken in Sydney
  • There are well over 100 beaches in the city
  • If combined the 14 shells of the Sydney Opera House would form a perfect sphere
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See What's Happening in Sydney

One of the most unique opportunities here is the ability to work with students across the globe through CAPA's Globally Networked Learning system. I am working with a girl in Florence on a short movie script covering tropes from both Italian and Australian films. At the same time I'm doing a collaborative project with CAPA students from Florence and Dublin on how multiculturalism affects the environment around us. This not only integrates us with our immediate community, but other CAPA global cities as well.

Matthew Benczkowski, Molecular Biology Major

University of Pittsburgh

The Sydney Experience

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Explore the diversity of cosmopolitan Sydney with our My Global City events: go on a food crawl through Newtown to find eclectic flavors, visit The Rocks and explore this historical site, or take in the stunning views of the coastline on a walk from Bondi to Coogee.

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Live like a Sydneysider and stay in a homestay, or opt to live in shared apartments.

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Choose from a range of program options -Spring, Fall, Summer and short-term, with courses covering just about any major.

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During your internship you'll acquire real-world professional skills. This is a great way to enhance your classroom experience and your resume!

Program Inclusions

  • TuitionFor semester term earn 12-15 credits, for summer term earn 6 credits; (for both: courses are 3 credits unless otherwise noted; internships are 3-6 credits). Credits are issued by the University of Minnesota.
  • HousingYou can opt to live in homestays or shared apartments, ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​all within commuting distance of the CAPA Sydney Center.
  • ActivitiesSocial events including an arrival reception, mid-term dinner and a farewell ceremony.
  • InternshipParticipate in a part-time internship opportunity, earn 3-6 credits and gain valuable skills.
  • My Global CityThis program offers a variety of immersive social experiences throughout your program such as going to The Rocks to visit museums and shops, or exploring eclectic foods from around the world in Newtown.
  • ExcursionA full day in the Blue Mountains and an overnight stay at Taronga Zoo, which includes a night safari, sleeping in tents, and unique behind-the-scenes experiences.
  • 24/7 Emergency SupportWe maintain a comprehensive health and safety plan to ensure you have a safe and productive learning experience.
  • InsuranceAs a student in our program, you’ll receive our medical, travel, and accident insurance.
  • SupportOur team is available throughout your program to assist and support you 24/7 with any urgent situations.
and so much more

Choose Your Term

CAPA's Sydney Center

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CAPA's Sydney Center

Tracey Cappie-Wood

CAPA Sydney Resident Director

G'day from Sydney! I hope you will be here soon - we have so much to show you! Sydney, from the Blue Mountains to Bondi Beach and so much more is such a beautiful, friendly and safe city. It has much to teach you - culturally, professionally and personally. Being immersed in Australian culture during a study abroad experience will change your life for the better. Our center has all the resources you will need to ensure your learning experience is both successful and enjoyable, including the great Aussie staff who are always available to help you. Hundreds of US students who have travelled to Sydney to study and intern tell us "I wouldn't have missed this experience for the world!" See you soon!

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