This immersive study abroad program gives insight into the significant ways in which Sydney has been imagined, invented, and transformed by globalization.
Choose from multiple options for online and in-country study abroad and internship programs through CAPA’s Flexible Choice blocks that offer 4, 8, or 12 weeks in-country, plus a fully online option.
Take courses in psychology, finance, global supply chain, economics, history, sports marketing, and more. All CAPA Sydney classes are offered simultaneously in online and in-person formats, so your coursework remains consistent throughout the semester. Plus, you can further enhance your semester with courses online from Florence and London for a transnational study abroad experience.
Earn 3 credits per course, and earn 3 or 6 credits with a global internship.
CAPA understands that the current global environment is uncertain, and so CAPA’s Flexible Choice programming offers multiple program choices, plus the option to change from an in-country program to a fully online global experience up to 7 days prior to departure. All 12 credit programs include an optional 3 or 6 credit internship for no additional fee.
Flexible Choice Full Semester Options
12 Weeks In-Country, Arrival: September 18 - Departure: December 11. Program Fee (12 Credits): $13,295
12 Weeks Online, Start: September 18 - End: December 11. Program Fee (12 Credits): $3,995
Flexible Choice Block Options
4 Weeks Online, 8 Weeks In-Country
Start: September 18; Arrive In-Country: October 19; Departure: December 11. Program Fee (12 Credits): $10,995
8 Weeks Online, 4 Weeks In-Country
Start: September 18; Arrive In-Country: November 13; Departure: December 11. Program Fee (12 Credits): $8,995
Additional 3-Credit Course: $995
Global Remote Internship Only (3, 6 and non-credit options): $1,495
CAPA program fees are comprehensive. All programs include tuition, comprehensive program advising and support, orientation, activities, and My Global City events. In-country programs also include excursions, on-site activities, 24/7 emergency support, insurance, and more!
CAPA’s Flexible Choice Programming Guarantee:
We understand that plans change, and so you have the option to replace the in-country program with a blended or fully online global experience up to 10 days prior to departure for Florence and 7 days prior to departure for London and Sydney and receive refunds for any additional fees or choose instead to cancel your program entirely for a full refund. And, if the CDC or State Department changes the travel advisory levels to 3 or higher while a student is studying in-country, CAPA will refund the in-country portion of any unused fees, but you will still be able to complete your program online.
Earn 3 credits per course, plus earn 3 or 6 credits with an optional internship. Credits for in-country programs are issued by the University of Minnesota. Credits for online programs are issued by the State University of New York (SUNY) Oswego.
Students in Sydney live in shared apartments. All housing is within commuting distance of the CAPA Sydney Center. Single occupancy rooms in shared apartments are available for a supplemental fee.
A local transit pass is provided for the duration of the program.
In-country programs offer included excursions. Enjoy a full-day excursion to the dazzling Blue Mountains and Featherdale National Park, where you can get up close and personal with kangaroos and koalas. Students on the 12 week in-country also have dinner and an overnight stay at the Taronga Zoo.
Participate in a part-time internship opportunity and gain valuable skills. Internships are offered at no additional cost for students taking 12 credits.
CAPA's My Global City event calendar offers a wide range of CAPA-led and self-led virtual and in-country activities throughout the semester. Social events include an arrival reception, a mid-term dinner, and a farewell ceremony.
CAPA provides comprehensive support services for students to utilize during their time in Sydney. The team is available throughout the duration of the program to assist and support students 24/7 with any emergency situations. Students will also have access to the Guardian study abroad safety app which includes emergency assistance and other support resources.
Change the in-country program to a fully online program up to 10 days before the in-country arrival date and any additional fees paid will be refunded. If the CDC or State Department changes the travel advisory levels to 3 or higher, students can cancel the in-country programming and transfer to on-line only sessions. Students switching to online programming will receive a refund for in-country fees. If the CDC or State Department changes the travel advisory levels to 3 or higher while a student is studying in-country, CAPA will refund the in-country portion of an unused fees.
Plus, in-country program students receive our medical, travel, and accident insurance.
CAPA is committed to the health and wellness of our students while they are studying abroad in Sydney. We maintain a comprehensive health and safety plan to ensure a safe and productive learning experience, and we provide a variety of health and wellness tools and resources.
All courses are available in-country and online.
This course will introduce the impact of globalization on Sydney. Students will explore Sydney's development, from early Indigenous connections to Sydney as tribal country, the establishment of a colonial outpost of the British Empire, through to the multicultural metropolis it is today; examine how colonization, migration, economic modernization, and globalization have affected the city and its inhabitants; develop an understanding of changing dynamics and identities of communities within Sydney; and analyze forces that have shaped Sydney’s relationship with Asia and the rest of the world.
SDNY URBS 3345
This course will examine the rich history of Australian cinema and its attempt to describe a uniquely Australian identity. Students will develop an understanding of the historical context of Australian cinema, from modes of production to distribution; investigate the notion of an Australian identity as it is expressed in some of the most significant films in the Australian tradition; compare and contrast Australian and US films; and consider the extent to which Australian films have reflected or determined Australian values
SDNY FILM 2211
This course will examine the historical origins of contemporary issues in Australia, such as race, immigration, popular culture, gender, politics, foreign policy, and the environment. Students will critically analyze the impact of Australian history on present and future issues and events; identify how power, privilege, and inequality have shaped and been shaped by government policy; develop a deeper understanding of the complex nature of Australian society, its different elements, and their shared pasts; and situate Australia within its global context.
SDNY HIST 3314
This course will explore a range of theories and debates that surround the issue of gender in both Australian and international contexts. Students will develop an understanding of key concepts and ideas that have been applied to the study of gendered identity; critically analyze gendered identity in both Australia and the United States; and examine historical and contemporary case studies in order to investigate how and why gender is such a critical element of past and present identity politics.
SDNY SOCY 3355
The Global Internship Course is designed to be completed alongside an internship placement, allowing students to earn academic credit. Students will attend weekly, discussion-led sessions that include educational support and mentoring in a classroom environment; develop personal and professional skills, contextualize their internship experience socially and culturally; and employ the use of Globally Networked Learning technology to conduct a comparative global analysis with other CAPA students. At times, this analysis will be facilitated through CAPA Masterclasses led by professionals in a diverse range of fields.
SDNY INTP 3347
This course will examine the complexity of intercultural communication in everyday situations. Students will develop an understanding of current theory and research in intercultural communication through a critical perspective; analyze the ways that social relationships between participants are reflected in their communication; explore applied perspectives, particularly on cross-cultural communication in workplace interactions; acquire knowledge of tools and theories necessary to comprehend intercultural practices from different parts of the world; and compare these with the culture of the United States.
SDNY COMM 3353
This course will introduce ways in which theories, research, and current issues in the field of organizational behavior apply in the context of the international workplace. Students will focus on the international application of core management theories and strategies based on interdisciplinary research; develop a deeper understanding of human behavior within the setting of a global work environment; and critically reflect on how theoretical frameworks can be applied and developed within the organizational setting. This course will incorporate Globally Networked Learning technology to explore students’ internship experiences in both London and Sydney.
SDNY BUSN 3376
This course will examine key economic issues in the global business environment. Students will develop an understanding of how global businesses are impacted by real world developments in economics, politics, and finance; and explore such topics as globalization, country differences, cross-border trade and investment (both goods and services and capital and labor), the global finance architecture, and competing in a global marketplace, as well as two underlying themes evident throughout the module: contemporary context and localized content of the material.
SDNY BUSN 3374
This course will explore the topic of international finance and the fact that, in a globally integrated world, it has become imperative to trade, invest, and conduct business operations internationally. Students will analyze opportunities and risks associated with international finance; acquire knowledge of theoretical concepts of finance and their adaptation to the international context; develop an understanding of historical perspectives and foundations of international finance, foreign exchange markets, exposure management, and financial management of a multinational firm; and investigate the impact of current economic and political developments on international finance.
SDNY BUSN 3373
This course will focus on issues within operations of relevance in a firm’s ability to remain competitive in a global economy. Students will analyze examples of companies collaborating across the globe; develop an understanding of the operational and tactical aspects of managing a network of multiple facilities; investigate their strategic implications; consider legal, ethical, operational, venture risk, and reliability factors; and examine such topics as outsourcing and offshoring, information technology in operations, designing and managing global supply chains, managing inventory and global logistics, and sustainability.
SDNY BUSN 3380
Delivered by dynamic academic coaches and mentors, the Online Global Internship Course course focuses on building personal and professional skills with the intention to prepare students to articulate their learning to future employers, and or, graduate schools. The virtual in-class active learning approach gives students the opportunity to discuss and analyze theories and models of work, compare and contrast global organizational behavior and management in a cross-cultural context.
This course will examine the techniques and strategies of sports marketing. Students will explore the topics of professionalism and corporatization of sports; develop an awareness of the necessity of securing various revenue streams, including sponsorships, investment opportunities, government grants, and the fundraising potential of individuals, teams, clubs, and facilities; acquire knowledge of the promotion of sports through various traditional and digital marketing channels; and, using Australian case studies, develop and implement marketing strategies and plans.
SDNY BUSN 3382
This is a creative writing workshop. Students will explore creative writing in relation to the city and the particular challenges of writing about place; respond to their experience of Sydney through their own writing; evaluate and critique their work and that of others; read and discuss texts that focus on Australia in general and Sydney specifically, from both native and foreign perspectives; examine literary techniques and strategies used to express experiences and observations; and participate in walking tours of the city in order to acquire a sense of place.
SDNY CWRT 3317