Study Abroad & Intern inSydney


Make Sydney Your Classroom

Study abroad and intern in this diverse and stunning coastal city. Sydney is a sparkling jewel and its eclectic and charming neighborhoods offer something for everyone. Explore endless oceans on one of dozens of coastal walks, discover ancient Aboriginal carvings and immerse yourself into the winding street markets and its Asian-inspired cuisine. Sydney has its own rhythm and beat — one you’re sure to want to dance along with.

The CAPA Sydney Center is housed in a 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 at #CAPAStudyAbroad

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 CAPA Sydney Study Abroad 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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CAPA Center students stay in a homestay, or opt to live with other US students in shared apartments, all within commuting distance to the CAPA center. Students enrolled at University of Technology Sydney (UTS) may also choose to stay in the UTS Residence Halls. 

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Choose from a range of program options in Spring, Fall, and Summer, with courses covering just about any major. Study with other US students at the CAPA Center.

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During your optional for-credit internship, you'll acquire real-world professional skills through your placement and the Global Internship Workshop course. 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 in a shared apartment with other US students, ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​all within commuting distance of the CAPA Sydney Center.
  • Local Transit PassA local transit pass is provided for the duration of the program.
  • 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

  • Sydney,
  • Australia

CAPA's Sydney Center

Daniel Cunningham

CAPA Sydney Resident Director

G’day from your CAPA Sydney team, we can’t wait to welcome you Down Under! From the moment you touch down in sunny Sydney you will be sucked into a lifestyle of sun, sand, and surf, spending countless days exploring any of the city’s 100 beaches and getting lost exploring its vibrant food, café and arts culture. The team here will provide you with the local knowledge and tools to balance this lifestyle with your busy schedule of classes, along with providing unique internship, networking, and volunteering opportunities that will live long in the memory. Become the best global citizen you can be as you embrace the multicultural city of Sydney, it’s world famous landmarks, and learn about one of the oldest civilization on Earth, the Aboriginal Australians. Everything you want to achieve during your study abroad experience will be at your fingertips, with your soon to be best friends by your side. You won’t regret (or forget) taking the leap across the Pacific and making Sydney your new “home away from home”.

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