Global Cities


Go Beyond!

Experience Sydney like the locals do.

Sydney is a breathtaking, exciting, and culturally rich Global City. With more than 120 nationalities living here, Sydney is one of the largest multi-cultural cities in the world. You can enjoy cuisine from around the globe and take part in annual international celebrations such as Buddha's Birthday Multicultural Festival and Chinese New Year.

January 16, 2019
thru April 20, 2019
Program Fee: $17,595
Application Deadline October 18, 2018

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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Take contextual courses available in 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!

Learn More

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

Program Inclusions

  • TuitionEarn 12-18 credits per semester (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.


Advertising and Promotions  

This course introduces students to the basic elements of marketing communications, including advertising, direct marketing communications, sales promotions, public relations and publicity, and personal selling. The concept of integrated marketing communication is introduced as an organizational tool and as a philosophy for campaign planning.



Advertising and Society  

This course introduces students to the linkages between advertising and society. It is premised on the belief that advertising helps shape human attitudes and behaviours, just as the latter two in turn help direct and shape advertising. The emphasis is however firmly on advertising as a shaping agent, how it influences individuals and societies, the dynamic nature of the relationship, and the impacts (both positive and negative) that advertising may have on individuals and societies. It takes a critical and dispassionate view of advertising, rather than a managerial or practitioner's view.



Analyzing and Exploring the Global City - Sydney  

This course traces 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 thriving multi-cultural metropolis it is today. The course examines how the forces of colonization, migration, economic modernization, and globalization have affected the city and its inhabitants.



  • Globally Networked Learning
Art Down Under - From the Dreamtime to the Present  

This course provides an insight into many of the major movements and accomplishments that have occurred in Australian art. The major ideas and issues regarding Aboriginal art are introduced, focusing on the themes of tradition, identity and place. The course also investigates the influence and contribution to Australian art of feminism and multiculturalism.



Australian Cinema - Representation and Identity  

This course examines the rich history of Australian cinema and its attempt to describe a uniquely Australian identity. The course attempts to appreciate the historical context of Australian cinema from modes of production to distribution -- and investigates the notion of an Australian identity as it is expressed in some of the most significant films in the Australian tradition.



  • Globally Networked Learning
Australian Government and Politics in the Pacific Rim Context  

This course examines the government and politics of Australia and Australian engagement in Asia by surveying similarities with and differences from the North American democratic model and by examining Australia's substantial and abiding interests in the Asian region. By the end of the course, students are aware of the magnitude of the influence that the Asia Pacific region has had on Australian foreign policy.



Australian History: Aboriginal History to Colonization  

Using contemporary issues in Australia - race, immigration, popular culture, gender, politics, foreign policy, and the environment - the course explains the historical origins of issues and provides critical analysis. This course looks back into Australia's past, asking and answering a series of questions to explain contemporary attitudes and events as part of an ongoing dialogue between the present and the past.



Australian, Asian and Pacific Literatures  

This course covers a wealth of literature from the Australian, Asian, and South Pacific region, from Australia's earliest colonial outback and horsemen stories to the city-focused cosmopolitanism of the 1980s, to the aboriginal literature of the 1990s, and in the 2000s, the contemporary Torres Strait and Polynesian literatures; reformulations of place that respond to both contemporary and traditional understandings of islands, archipelagoes, and identity.



Campaigning for Change - Advocacy, Activism and Policy in the Digital Age  

This course introduces students to theories and concepts of the relationship between civil society advocacy, policy and state institutions, and social change in the digital age. Students will engage with real world advocacy campaigns designed to exploit digital technology and tools to gain an understanding of the application of theory and concepts in this context. Local, national, and transnational case studies will be examined. Students will then learn to apply specific campaign strategies by creating a prototype campaign on a current issue of policy and social change.



Gender, Culture and Society  

This course explores a range of theories and debates that surround the issue of gender in both local and international contexts. Students will be introduced to key concepts and ideas that have been applied to the study of gendered identity, and will use these to critically analyze gendered identity in both Australia and the United States. Weekly seminars will utilize historical and contemporary case studies to facilitate and understanding of how and why gender is such a critical element of past and present identity politics.



Global Internship Workshop - Sydney 3 Credits  

This course is a unique academic experience that provides students with the opportunity to discuss and analyze theories and models of work organizations in a cross-cultural context. It also creates a framework for personal reflection on issues related to professional development, using the internship experience as a vehicle for students to contextualize and discuss the wider significance of internship activities.



Global Internship Workshop - Sydney 6 Credits  

This course is a unique academic experience that provides students with the opportunity to discuss and analyze theories and models of work organizations in a cross-cultural context. It also creates a framework for personal reflection on issues related to professional development, using the internship experience as a vehicle for students to contextualize and discuss the wider significance of internship activities.



Global Workforce Management  

This course provides an integrative framework for understanding the business and legal challenges that are associated with effective workforce management around the world.  As more and more companies try to leverage the benefits of a global labor market, it is critical to understand the challenges that managers must deal with as they try to coordinate work practices across country settings and prepare individuals for global assignments.



  • Globally Networked Learning
Indigenous People and Modernity  

This course explores the implications of modernity for Indigenous peoples of the planet, in particular the impact of colonization, the contribution of rights frameworks in enhancing the wellbeing of Indigenous peoples, and approaches to development for non-urban Indigenous communities using Aboriginal Australia, the oldest living culture on the planet, as the case study. Students undertake their own research into the condition of Native Americans and compare the two case studies.



Intercultural Communication: Theories, Practice and Factors  

This course is designed to increase awareness and appreciation for the complexity of intercultural communication skills in everyday situations. It offers a critical perspective on current theory and research in intercultural communication. The course also explores applied perspectives, particularly on cross-cultural communication in workplace interactions.



International Dimensions of Organizational Behavior  

Students will study how theories, research, and current issues in the field of organizational behavior apply in the context of the international workplace. This course will focus on the international application of core management theories and strategies, and will be based on interdisciplinary research, from fields including psychology, sociology, economics, political science and anthropology.



  • Globally Networked Learning
International Economics  

This course provides an understanding of the key economic issues in the global business environment and an understanding of how global businesses are impacted by real world developments in economics, politics and finance. The business environment is dynamic in nature.  The course coverage is therefore updated periodically to include current real world evidence as well as recent academic and empirical findings.



  • Globally Networked Learning
International Finance  

This module provides an understanding of finance in the international context.  In a globally integrated world, it has become imperative to trade, invest and conduct business operations internationally. The course exposes the students to the opportunities and risks associated with international finance.



  • Globally Networked Learning
International Marketing  

This course will help you develop an understanding of the scope and challenges of marketing in the international context. The course examines how the global dimensions technology, research, capital investment and production impact marketing, distribution and communication networks.  The breadth of this course will provide insights into the increasingly interdependent global economic and physical environment and its impact on international marketing.



  • Globally Networked Learning
Managing Global Supply Chains  

The focus of this course will be on key issues within operations that are of relevance in a firm's ability to remain competitive in a global economy.  Examples of companies collaborating across the globe will be used in the teaching and learning of Supply Chain Management. We focus mainly on the operational and tactical aspects of managing the network of multiple facilities, but we will also investigate their strategic implications.



  • Globally Networked Learning
People, Place and Culture - Environmental Debates in Australia, New Zealand and Pacific  

This course explores the multi-faceted dimensions of human interaction with diverse environments in Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific to illuminate the origins of environmental concerns and current debates in these regions from pre-European contact to now. From the peopling of the Pacific to the challenge of climate change, this course is broad in its scope while concentrating on selected issues such as the impact of mining, clean energy futures, our vulnerability to natural disasters and increasing urbanization. In so doing, the intersection of culture and nature is explored. The course is embedded in the environmental humanities, but uses the approaches of environmental history, as well as insights from the disciplines of science, politics, sociology and cultural studies.



Sport in Australian Society  

Sport holds a central role in the development of the Australian character and identity, through the interaction with the expanse of the new environment of the early settlers, evolving during the colonial era of the nineteenth century. Sport helped forge and provides a focus for Australian nationalism whether that be individual achievments or as a team, projecting Australians internationally on the global sporting stage. This course studies sport in Australian culture, the historical context, through to its importance in today's Australian society. Sport as a reflection of the masculine mono culture Australian identity of 19th century and early 20th centruy through to diversity of modern Australia multi-culturalism, indigenous recognition and social structures will be studied.



Sports Management  

This course provides undergraduate students with the critical understanding of the theories, concepts, knowledge and skills for mangers in commercialized and community based sports the Australian context. The course considers the ranges of challenges facing the 21st century sports manager including a complex sociocultural environment, competitive business markets, managing a range of key stakeholders, the future of sports management and strategic planning to meet future sporting organizations objectives. The course also evaluates how public policy, sport governance and legislative requirements impacts on the management of sporting organizations. Finally, the course examines the wider social utility of sport in Australia, such as its role in community and the forming of national identity, as an opportunity for social improvement and general community well-being.



Sports Marketing  

This course examines in detail the various techniques and strategies of sports marketing. The issue of professionalism and the corporatization of sport will be addressed. The focus on the necessity of securing various revenue streams including sponsorships, investment opportunities, government grants and fund-raising potential of individuals, teams, clubs and facilities in the broad arena of sport. Students will examine the promotion of sport through various channels, including traditional media and the rise of digital marketing in its various forms. The ability to develop and implement marketing strategies and plans to present to individuals or organizations will be based around practical application using Australian case studies.



Writing the Global City - Sydney  

This course is a creative writing workshop keyed to exploring the experience of travelling and living abroad in Sydney in either verse or prose texts. Along with the writing workshops, students also read and discuss texts that focus on Australia in general and Sydney specifically from both native and foreign perspectives.



  • Globally Networked Learning

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