Study & Intern in Sydney

Study & Intern in Sydney — Academics

Program Structure

Program Type Study abroad center; classes taught by Australian faculty
Program Level Upper-division coursework on Australian area studies, politics, advertising, marketing, history, literature, etc.
Courseload 12–18 credits for fall or spring semester, 6 credits for summer session

Courses are with other American college students and are held at the CAPA Sydney Center located on the TAFE NSW Sydney Institute campus in the Ultimo neigborhood

Students gain professional work experience by participating in an unpaid internship and taking courses in art, business, cinema, communication, government, marketing, sociology, and more. Semester, spring quarter, and summer study abroad options include courses with local visits, internships and service-learning, and special lectures related to your study abroad experience—all designed to engage you in critical thinking and challenge you to pursue subjects through academic and field research.

This program appeals to students who are interested in gaining a deeper understanding of Australian culture, need to fulfill liberal arts requirements, and want to participate in an internship related to their field of study.


Check the course list for more information and syllabi.

All students participating in an internship will enroll in the Global Internship Program course and work 20 hours per week. The 6-credit internship will require additional projects, assignments and activities that make up the additional contact and work hours spent on the course. Students participating in the 6-credit internship are eligible for a 12 credit reduced course-load due to the time commitment required for the internship. Note: This policy excludes Carlson School of Business students who are required to be enrolled in a minimum of 13-credits. Students have the option of participating in a 3-credit internship, but the preference is for students to complete the 6-credit internship. Students participating in the 3-credit option are not eligible for the 12-credit reduced course load. If you anticipate taking 12 credits, rather than 13 or more, the Learning Abroad Center recommends that you submit a “13 Credit Exemption Request” to your college advising office. This form can be found on the One Stop Student Services website

The reduced credit load approval does not alter standards of eligibility established for financial aid awards (loans, grants, scholarships, and so on), student-athletics, visa status, or any other agency requiring enrollment of 13 or more credits. It is your responsibility to consult with the appropriate office to ensure that a reduced credit load will not adversely affect your eligibility or student status. Your college will review your 13-credit exemption request and will ultimately determine if your request is approved.


Learn more about the internships on this program on the Internship tab. All internships are for resident credit and are unpaid.

Course Options

Select the term and, where applicable, the number of semesters (or equivalent) of language instruction you will have completed by the time you start the program.


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