Summer in Sydney

Summer at the University of Sydney has it all: world-class academics at a prestigious university, life in a vibrant, historical city, and endless opportunities to immerse yourself in Australian culture. Join hundreds of other internationals and see why so many choose life in Sydney!

City by the Sea

Did you know? Sydney is ranked 2nd on the list of “World’s Most Livable Cities.” Spend your summer in Sydney and you’ll see why the city shines any time of the year.

Prestigious Australian University

The University of Sydney is the oldest member of the prestigious “Group of Eight,” or Ivy Leagues in Australia. Study business, communications, political science, and more from one of the most well-known universities in the world. 

Exciting Internship Options

Enhance your resume by adding an internship component to your study abroad experience!  Interns will  develop familiarity within the Australian workplace culture while applying their academic learning in a real workplace setting. 

What makes Summer in Sydney unique? 

  • Study at the University of Sydney, ranked in the top 0.3% of universities and consistently in the Top 50 in the world
  • Get to know local Australians through the MATES Social Mentoring Program! You’ll be paired with a local student to help with your transition 
  • Live and learn in the heart of downtown Sydney
  • Hands-on, customized internships in a variety of fields
  • Mountains, beaches, and national parks are easily accessible 
  • Get involved by choosing from over 200 campus clubs and societies
  • AACSB Accredited Business School

Four day CISabroad Orientation including a city walking tour, ocean kayaking, surf lesson, and Indigenous cultural activities. 

For the Summer in Sydney program with CISabroad, there are three 5-week sessions will be offered.

GPA Required: 2.8.  Do not worry if you find your GPA is lower than the required number!  You can contact us via the “Contact an Advisor” button on this page or call us to explain your situation.  We’ll do everything we can to find the correct program for you!

How to choose your courses: This is the fun part!  Part of the application process requires you to fill out a CISabroad Course Selection Worksheet that can be found in the CISabroad Application Page.  The instructions for choosing your courses can be found below. 

Course load: Students choose 2 courses, 1 of which can be a credit-bearing internship. 

Course approval: It is best if you are able to get 4-5 classes approved before heading overseas.  This will give you some flexibility when setting up your class schedule.  Make sure to consider the courses that are required for your major, but also think about classes that fulfill any elective requirements that you may have.

Course descriptions and catalog: Click the links below to view descriptions of the courses offered.

DECO2010 Designing Social Media
DECO2101 Visual Communication
ECON1002 Introductory Macroeconomics
EDUH4052 Learning in Outdoor Education
EDUH4058 Sport and Learning in Australian Culture
ENGL2638 Literature and Cinema
IBUS2102 Cross-Cultural Management
INDG1001 Introduction to Indigenous Cultures
MKTG1001 Marketing Principles
PSYC1001 Psychology 1001*
SCLG2607 Social Movements and Protest Politics*
USSC2602 US Politics: Elections, Presidents, & Laws
WORK2217 International Human Resource Management

*To be confirmed

Optional: ARTS2600 Internship 1 

Summer in Sydney offers a unique Study Abroad Internship Program (ARTS2600) that provides the opportunity to gain work experience within the Australian marketplace or research in the Australian University setting.  Sydney Abroad interns have the chance to develop familiarity with the Australian workplace culture while applying their academic learning in real workplace situations. They also enhance their communication, cross-cultural and interpersonal skills and gain a competitive advantage in the graduate employment market by developing global connections.

Interns complete a minimum 120 hours in a placement with one of our many and varied partners.  In addition to your work placement are eight hours of professional development workshops, academic readings and a range of assessments, including a final project report.

Internships are from a variety of fields including start-ups, technology firms, financial service providers, and non-profits.  Applicants are placed on a best-fit basis.  Placement is competitive and based on eligibility criteria such as GPA (3.0 minimum), applicability of academic studies to the placement, and the outcome of a Skype interview.

Did you know that 70% of all CISabroad students receive scholarships or grants to study or intern abroad? You can get a grant for something as simple as applying early, or a scholarship for blogging. 

For details on all scholarship and grant offerings and to apply, please click here.

Sydney is considered to be the gateway to Australia and has been hailed as both a cosmopolitan and dynamic city that combines history and culture with beautiful scenery.  Sydney is Australia’s largest city with a population of 4 million and its location along the southeast coast of the Tasman Sea makes Sydney Harbor one of the most stunning in the world, complete with easy-to-reach sandy beaches nearby!  The city is famous for its Sydney Opera House, which has been listed as a World Heritage site, and the restaurants and cafes give the city another boost by providing visitors with outstanding fresh, local produce and world-class wines.  All of this, combined with a sunny and moderate climate and a relaxed lifestyle, makes Sydney a great place to visit.

There are 5 major national parks, including the world’s second oldest Royal National Park, located around Sydney, which is equal to 8,000 square kilometers of open space.  Sydney is known for being an international center for arts, commerce, culture, education, entertainment, fashion, music, and tourism.  It has been home to many world events, such as the 2003 Rugby World Cup and the 2000 Summer Olympics.  With its wide range of culinary, cultural, historical, and sports opportunities, Sydney is an ideal destination for international students!

While studying at the University of Sydney, a university that draws international students from over 145 countries, you will have endless opportunities not only to connect with Aussies, but with other students from around the world.  The University of Sydney is continuously rated in the top 0.3% of universities in the world and in the Top 50 of many worldwide rankings! The university boasts top-notch academics, dedicated faculty and staff, and research facilities that are recognized globally.  The University of Sydney is an AACSB Accredited Business School as well.

There are over 2,500 course options available to study abroad students, and a large, diverse student body with 15,000 international students.  Enjoy world-class facilities, inspirational academics, and dedicated faculty and professors.  The University of Sydney is the oldest member of the prestigious “Group of Eight,” or Ivy Leagues in Australia. Study business, communications, political science, and more from one of the most well-known universities in the world.  Also, get to know local Australians through the MATES Social Mentoring Program!  Additionally, get involved with the locals by choosing from over 200 campus clubs and societies.

Off campus apartments with single room and shared kitchen, living room, and bathroom. Centrally located, students will enjoy fully furnished rooms, access to an equipped gym, laundry room, and outdoor shared BBQ space. 

Term: Summer 2017
Arrival May 26
Classes Start May 27
Classes End July 8
Departure July 9
Application Deadline February 15
Prices
Term: Summer 2017 Price: $7,490-$9,990 more info


Dates posted here are for reference only and are subject to change. Please do not book flights until you have received the confirmed dates in your acceptance paperwork.

To view expected additional expenses for this program, click here.

Program fees are in US dollars and include the following:

  • Four day CISabroad Orientation including a city walking tour, ocean kayaking, surf lesson, and Indigenous cultural activities
  • Student union and club fees
  • Local Australian mentor
  • University of Sydney official transcript
  • CISabroad support services before, during, and after the program
  • Academic advising
  • Financial aid counseling
  • Assistance with travel arrangements
  • Full-time tuition & fees
  • Housing (shared bedroom in apartment, single supplement fee)
  • Pre-departure and on-site orientation
  • Airport pickup
  • Medical & Accident Insurance
  • NYTimes Digital Subscription