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Global Cities

SUMMER SEMESTER ABROAD IN SYDNEY

Go Beyond!

Apply by December 15 and save $300 off of your program fee!

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.

This program gives you insight into the significant ways in which  Sydney has been imagined, invented, and transformed by globalization. Earn 6 credits.

May 22, 2019
thru July 6, 2019
Program Fee: $8,595
Application Deadline March 1, 2019

The Sydney Experience

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Experience

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

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

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Learn

Take contextual courses available in just about any major.

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Intern

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 6-9 credits per term (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 shared apartments or a homestay (with your own room and two meals a day), all within commuting distance to the CAPA center.
  • ActivitiesSocial events include an arrival reception, a neighborhood walk, a four-hour buffet cruise around the Sydney Harbour, and a farewell ceremony. In addition to these activities, you will choose from one of the three social packages offered each summer. Volunteer opportunities are also available.
  • InternshipParticipate in a part-time or full-time internship opportunity, earn 3 or 6 credits, and gain valuable skills.
  • My Global CityAs part of the Sydney Welcome Week, the start of your program includes 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.
  • ExcursionA 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, and an incredible dinner and overnight stay at the Taronga Zoo.
  • 24/7 Emergency SupportCAPA maintains a comprehensive health and safety plan with staff available 24/7 in the event of an emergency.
  • InsuranceAs a student in our program, you’ll receive our medical, travel, and accident insurance
  • SupportThe CAPA team is available throughout your program to assist and support you 24/7 with any urgent situations.

Courses

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.

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SDNY URBS 3345

  • 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.

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SDNY PSCI 3351

Global Internship Workshop - Sydney 3 Credits  

The Global Internship Workshop is a unique and innovative opportunity for students to combine their internship placement (and living abroad) experience with a weekly in-class educational and mentoring experience (session), which aims to develop students' personal and professional skills while earning academic credit. The Global Internship Workshop fits in with CAPA's philosophy and practice of Globally Networked Learning, whereby students can learn about the social and cultural context of their internship placement and the host region and country, as well as other Global Internship Workshop themes, through comparative global analysis. At times, this analysis will be facilitated through a selection of CAPA Masterclasses given by leading professionals from a diverse range of fields. Thus, the weekly discussion-based sessions with their active learning approach, gives students the opportunity to discuss and analyze theories and models of work, critical thinking and organizational behavior and management in a cross-cultural context.

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SDNY INTP 3347

Global Internship Workshop - Sydney 6 Credits  

The Global Internship Workshop is a unique and innovative opportunity for students to combine their internship placement (and living abroad) experience with a weekly in-class educational and mentoring experience (session), which aims to develop students' personal and professional skills while earning academic credit. The Global Internship Workshop fits in with CAPA's philosophy and practice of Globally Networked Learning, whereby students can learn about the social and cultural context of their internship placement and the host region and country, as well as other Global Internship Workshop themes, through comparative global analysis. At times, this analysis will be facilitated through a selection of CAPA Masterclasses given by leading professionals from a diverse range of fields. Thus, the weekly discussion-based sessions with their active learning approach, gives students the opportunity to discuss and analyze theories and models of work, critical thinking and organizational behavior and management in a cross-cultural context.

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SDNY INTP 3348

Immigration: People Moving, Moving People  

This course will explore the causes and consequences of migration for communities, personal identities, national identities, politics, ethics, and the environment. The various reasons for people-moving and moving people across borders will be examined, as will the myths and controversies involved. How notions of belonging, citizenship, nationality, nationhood, and ‘the other’ are constructed, proliferated, and manipulated will be key themes throughout the course. Case studies will be drawn from both Australian and international examples, which field trips will supplement. Grades will be based on class and online participation, evidence of reading and independent research, and assessments both written and oral.

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SDNY SOCY 3358

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.

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SDNY BUSN 3374

  • 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.

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SDNY GEOG 3390

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.

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SDNY BUSN 3383

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.

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SDNY BUSN 3382

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.

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SDNY CWRT 3317

  • Globally Networked Learning

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