Sydney is a breathtaking, exciting, and culturally rich Global 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.
This program gives you insight into the significant ways in which Sydney has been imagined, invented, and transformed by globalization. Earn 6-9 credits.
CAPA program fees are comprehensive and include tuition, housing, excursions, My Global City events and activities, 24/7 emergency support, insurance, and more!
Earn 6-9 credits per term (courses are 3 credits unless otherwise noted; internships are 3 or 6 credits). Credits are issued by the University of Minnesota.
You can opt to live in a shared apartment or a homestay (with your own room and two meals a day), all within commuting distance to the CAPA center.
A local transit pass is provided for the duration of the program.
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.
Participate in a part-time internship opportunity, earn 3-6 credits, and gain valuable skills.
As 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.
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.
As a student in our program, you’ll 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 provide a variety of health and wellness tools and resources.
CAPA Sydney Center offerings include courses in variety of subjects including finance, sports management, film, history, urban studies, writing, and more. CAPA’s Student Learning and Development Outcomes: Globalization, Diversity, Social Dynamics, Urban Environments, and Personal & Professional Development are incorporating into all aspects of coursework, experiential activities such as internships and field studies, and other program details such as housing and navigating the city.
Please note that courses for Summer 2023 will be finalized in Summer 2022.
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 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.
SDNY BUSN 3385
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.
SDNY GEOG 3390
This course will examine the impact of the virus and its management on communications, communities, and health and development systems. 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. 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 will be a Globally Networked Learning experience with experts drawn from Australia, Italy and China.
SDNY HSCI 3122
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
SDNY INTP 3348
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 examine 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).
SDNY URBS/SOCY 3360
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.
SDNY SOCY 3356
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.
SDNY BUSN 3383
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