Study + Internship in Sydney


Go Beyond!

Experience Sydney like the locals do.

Sydney is a breathtaking, exciting, and culturally rich city. With more than 120 nationalities living here, Sydney is one of the largest multicultural 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.

Learn more about Sydney with our Sydney City Guide.

This immersive study abroad program gives you insight into the significant ways in which Sydney has been imagined, invented, and transformed by globalization. Earn 12-15 credits. 

January 18, 2024
April 20, 2024
Application Deadline:  
Program Fee:  
Additional Fees:  
Internship: $700
All prices, dates, and deadlines are subject to change.

The Sydney Experience

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Explore the diversity of cosmopolitan Sydney with our active learning 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. Sydney City Guide
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Live like a Sydneysider and stay in a homestay, or opt to live in a shared apartment. Plus, CEA CAPA offers students Health & Wellness support.
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Choose from a range of courses covering a variety of disciplines such as business, environmental studies, sports management, psychology, and more. Earn 12-15 credits.
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During your internship, you'll acquire useful professional skills for your future career, enhance your classroom experience, connect with locals, and improve your resume. Learn More

CEA CAPA Sydney Program Inclusions


CEA CAPA program fees are comprehensive and include tuition, housing, excursions, active learningy events and activities, 24/7 emergency support, insurance, and more!

Events, excursions, and certain inclusions are subject to change.

Courses & Credit

Earn 12-15 credits per semester (courses are 3 credits unless otherwise noted; internships are 3-6 credits). Credits are issued by the University of Minnesota.


You can opt to in a shared apartment or a homestay (with your own room and two meals a day), all within commuting distance to the CEA CAPA center.

Active Learning

As part of the Sydney Welcome Week, the start of your program can include a coastal walk from the famous Bondi Beach to Coogee, an evening visit to the Sydney Observatory to view the starry night sky, trivia at a local city pub to learn all about the neighborhood and the nation, and an Aboriginal Cultural Workshop at the harborside suburb of Barrangaroo. Throughout the rest of your program, self-guided events will be offered each week.

Excursions & Activities

Experience a full-day excursion to the dazzling Blue Mountains, which includes a visit to Featherdale National Park where you can get up close and personal with kangaroos and koalas. Then enjoy an incredible dinner and overnight stay at the Taronga Zoo. Plus take advantage of the many social events offered throughout the term, which includes an arrival harbour cruise, a mid-term dinner, and a farewell ceremony.

Intern & Volunteer

Participate in a part-time internship opportunity, earn 3-6 credits, and gain valuable skills. Internships incur an additional fee.

Comprehensive, 24/7 Support

CEA 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. LEARN MORE


As a student in our program, you’ll receive our medical, travel, and accident insurance.

Safety, Health & Wellness 

CEA 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 provide a variety of health and wellness tools and resources. LEARN MORE

Program eligibility requirements:

  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Must be a degree-seeking undergraduate student in the United States. (Students enrolled in an institution in Canada or Mexico are eligible if the home institution accepts a US transcript and credits)
  • Have a minimum GPA of 2.5 (on a 4.0 scale)*
  • Be the equivalent of at least a 2nd-semester Sophomore (strongly recommended)
  • Submit your completed application along with supporting documents and your deposit by the program deadline
  • Be in good academic and disciplinary standing with your home institution
*Students with a GPA below the requirement may be admitted on a case-by-case basis. Please contact us below for details or chat with an Admissions Advisor today.

Study + Internship in Sydney Courses

CEA CAPA Sydney Center offerings include courses in variety of subjects including business, psychology, marketing, economics, environmental studies, sports management, film, history, urban studies, writing, and more. 

Creative Thinking in New Product and Service Development  

This course will explore the topic of creative thinking in new product and service development.  In increasingly competitive global markets, innovation in new product and service development has become a key success factor in delivering growth for the firm. Despite a global push by organizations to foster innovation in new product development, many new product and services continue to fail. This highlights the need for managing the creative and commercialization process in new product and service development to optimize in-market success, across global markets.



Advertising and Society  

This course will introduce the linkages between advertising and society. Students will explore the fundamentals of advertising; examine the subject of advertising through a critical and dispassionate viewpoint, rather than a managerial or practitioner's viewpoint; and develop an understanding of 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.



Analyzing and Exploring the Global City - Sydney  

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.



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

This course will examine many of the major movements, debates, and accomplishments that have occurred in Australian art, from Dreamtime to the present day. Students will develop an understanding of the major ideas and issues regarding Aboriginal art, focusing on the themes of tradition, identity, and place; investigate the influence and contribution to Australian art of feminism and multiculturalism; deepen their knowledge of Australian society and culture; and explore the ways in which it reveals itself through art.



Australia in the World: Politics and International Relations  

This course will examine the government and politics of Australia and Australian engagement in the Asia-Pacific region. Students will analyze Australia’s similarities with and differences from the North American democratic model; explore Australia's substantial and abiding interests in the Asian region; develop an understanding of the magnitude of the influence that the Asia Pacific region has had on Australian foreign policy; and explore the continuing importance of cultural and political inheritance in the development of Australian public and foreign policy.



Australian Cinema: Representation and Learning  

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



  • Globally Networked Learning
Australian History: Aboriginal History to Colonization  

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.



Australian, Asian and Pacific Literatures  

This course will explore literature from the Australian, Asian, and South Pacific region. Students will focus on Australia's colonial outback and horsemen stories, cosmopolitanism of the 1980s, aboriginal literature of the 1990s, and contemporary Torres Strait and Polynesian literatures; develop an understanding of reformulations of place that respond to both contemporary and traditional understandings of islands, archipelagoes, and identity; investigate how national and ethnic identity, gender, sexuality, and class are depicted; and consider how such issues as identity politics, the environment, and globalization are depicted in literature from across the Asia-Pacific region.



Engaging Australia  

This course is designed to give direct-enroll students a comprehensive, multi-disciplinary understanding of the national, regional, and local context in which they are studying. By exploring key issues and debates that are shaping contemporary Australia—and situating them historically—students gain nuanced awareness of the social, cultural, political, and economic currents surrounding them. In so doing, this curricular component supports and enhances students’ direct-enroll coursework and opens the possibility of more intentional exploration and engagement with Australia during their time abroad.



  • Globally Networked Learning
Environmental Debates: People, Places and Culture  

This course will explore the multi-faceted dimensions of human interaction with diverse environments in Australia, New Zealand, and the Pacific. Students will develop an understanding of the origins of environmental concerns and current debates in these regions from pre-European contact to the present day; focus on topics as broad as the peopling of the Pacific and the challenge of climate change to selected issues, such as the impact of mining, clean energy futures, our vulnerability to natural disasters, and increasing urbanization; and examine the intersection of culture and nature.



Global Health in a Post COVID-19 New World  

This course will examine the impact of the virus and its management on communications, communities, and health and development systems. Comparisons between the US, Australia, Italy and China will be made to directly relate learning to local settings as well as contrasting responses internationally.  This course is designed to increase awareness and appreciation for the deep and emerging ways in which individual countries and the global community has responded



  • Globally Networked Learning
Global Internship Course (3 Credits)  

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.



Global Internship Course (6 Credits)  

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.



Global Workforce Management  

This course will provide students with an integrative framework for understanding the challenges associated with effective workforce management on a global scale. Students will acquire knowledge of related theories and concepts, key management issues, and human resources management practices associated with the globalization of workforces; engage with real world news and case studies focusing on Australia and the Asia Pacific region; apply the principles of human resources management to align global workforces with company strategies; and learn how to manage each component of the employee life cycle in global settings.



  • Globally Networked Learning
Innovation and Entrepreneurship  

This course introduces students to the nature and characteristics of entrepreneurship and innovation and
explores the interrelationship between the two within global and contemporary economies. The nature of
enterprise behavior and the characteristics of entrepreneurs in both large and small organizations in the Asia-Pacific region as well as Western-based organizations are examined, as are the policy issues associated with encouraging
enterprise and innovation within the wider community. The fundamentals of opportunity recognition and
screening of new venture ideas are examined from both a local and global perspective.



Intercultural Communication: Theories, Practice and Factors  

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.



International Dimensions of Organizational Behavior  

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.



  • Globally Networked Learning
International Economics  

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.



  • Globally Networked Learning
International Finance  

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.



  • Globally Networked Learning
International Marketing  

This course will explore terms, concepts, and theories of marketing in the international context, as well as its scope and challenges. Students will examine how global dimensions technology, research, capital, investment, and production impact marketing, distribution, and communication networks; gain insight into the increasingly interdependent global economic and physical environment and its impact on international marketing; analyze current international marketing issues and their implications; and develop an understanding of how companies develop strategic plans that are competitive to survive and succeed in global markets.



  • Globally Networked Learning
Locating Social Inequality  

This course will introduce the experiences of cultural and socio-economic difference in Sydney, and through global comparative analyses. This includes applied social science approaches to inequality, diversity, community, sense of place, and environmental sustainability in the urban setting. There is an emphasis upon spatial literacy for social scientists (fieldwork, mapping, data analysis and place description).



  • Globally Networked Learning
Managing Global Supply Chains  

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.



  • Globally Networked Learning
Sport in Australian Society  

This course will introduce the role of sports in Australian culture, their historical context through to their importance in today’s Australian society. Students will examine the central role of sports in the development of the Australian character and identity; investigate the ways in which they have helped forge, and provide, a focus for Australian nationalism; explore the projection of Australians internationally on the global sporting stage; discuss the role of ethics in sports; and develop an understanding of sports as a reflection of the Australian identity throughout history.



Sport Management  

This course will introduce theories, concepts, knowledge, and skills for managers in commercialized and community-based sports in the Australian context. Students will develop an understanding of the range of challenges facing 21st century sports managers, including a complex socio cultural environment, competitive business markets, the management of a range of key stakeholders, the future of sports management, and strategic planning to meet future sporting organizations’ objectives; evaluate how public policy, sports governance, and legislative requirements impact on the management of sporting organizations; and explore Australia’s wider social utility of sports.



Sports Marketing  

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.



Writing the Global City - Sydney  

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.



  • Globally Networked Learning

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