Australia is a sporting nation, having hosted the Olympics twice and boasting a large number of professional sport leagues like rugby, Australian rules football, basketball, baseball, cricket, and more; it is the ideal location to learn the ropes and kickstart a future career in a sports-related field.
CAPA's Sports, Politics, & Communication summer program, offered in partnership with Emerson College, offers a curriculum that examines the role sports play in persuasion, influence, and attraction in an attempt to bridge communities and cultures and on the local, national, and global stages. In addition to the required curriculum course, choose an additional course from CAPA's broad curriculum, plus benefit from professional development opportunities.
CAPA program fees are comprehensive and include tuition, housing, excursions, My Global City events and activities, 24/7 emergency support, insurance, and more!
Earn 8 credits. Credits are issued by Emerson College.
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.
Enjoy 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, and an incredible dinner and overnight stay at the Taronga Zoo. Social events include an arrival reception, a mid-term dinner, and a farewell ceremony.
Meet with professionals in the field of sports and learn how the sports industry works in Australia.
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.
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SDNY URBS 3345
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SDNY PSCI 3351
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SDNY SOCY 3358
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SDNY BUSN 3374
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SDNY GEOG 3390
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SDNY BUSN /COMM 3318
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SDNY BUSN 3383
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SDNY BUSN 3382
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SDNY CWRT 3317