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SPORTS, POLITICS & COMMUNICATION

SUMMER ABROAD IN SYDNEY

Study the intersection between sports and politics in Sydney with Emerson College and CAPA. 

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.

Arrival: May 19, 2021
Departure: July 3, 2021
Program Fee: $8,945
Application Deadline February 23, 2021
All prices, dates, and deadlines are subject to change.

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 like a Sydneysider and stay in a homestay, or opt to live in a shared apartment. Plus, CAPA offers students Health & Wellness support. 
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The required curriculum includes the Sports as Soft Power course, plus choose a course from the designated curriculum for a total of 8 credits.
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Professional Experiences

Meet with professionals in the field of sports and learn how the sports industry works in Australia. Learn More

CAPA Sydney Program Inclusions

 

CAPA program fees are comprehensive and include tuition, housing, excursions, My Global City events and activities, 24/7 emergency support, insurance, and more!

Courses & Credit

Earn 8 credits. Credits are issued by Emerson College.

Housing

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.

Local Transit Pass

A local transit pass is provided for the duration of the program.

Excursions & Activities

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.

Professional Experiences

Meet with professionals in the field of sports and learn how the sports industry works in Australia.

My Global City

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.

Comprehensive, 24/7 Support

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.

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Insurance

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

Safety, Health & Wellness 

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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Program eligibility requirements:

  • Be at least 18 years of age.
  • Have a minimum GPA of 2.8 (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.

Summer Courses

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.

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SDNY URBS 3345

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

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.

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SDNY GEOG 3390

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.

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SDNY BUSN 3382

The Experience of a Lifetime Awaits

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