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Australia, officially known as the Commonwealth of Australia, is the world's only island continent and is comprised of the mainland, the island of Tasmania, and numerous small islands in the Indian and Pacific Oceans. Australia has six states and two major mainland territories. CAPA Sydney is located in the city of Sydney, which is the capital of New South Wales. As the largest city in Australia, it is home to over four million people from around the globe. Sydney is situated on one of the world's most beautiful natural harbors and is has a temperate climate with few extremes in the weather patterns. Sydney winters (May-August) are cooler in temperature and sometimes are rainy, but are still nothing like the standard winters of the North East in the United States. Sydney summers can be hot and humid on occasion but are milder than the summers to the north in Queensland.
This immersive study abroad program gives you insight into the significant ways in which Sydney has been imagined, invented, and transformed by globalization. Earn 12-15 credits. Courses held at CAPA are offered in the fields of art, broadcasting, business, economics, English, history, international studies, political science, and psychology. In addition to courses in these disciplines, third and fourth-year students can earn up to six credit hours by participating in an internship (see below).
Courses and Internships
Earn 12-15 credits per semester (courses are 3 credits unless otherwise noted.) Courses are generally offered each semester in the following areas:
A full listing of CAPA's Fall course offerings can be found on the CAPA Sydney Courses section of the website. Global Internships information can be found here.
Any junior or senior enrolled in the CAPA program may do an internship, provided they have a 2.75 GPA or higher. Placements are available in a variety of fields that match the interests, talents, and backgrounds of the students. Internships are for one semester (15 weeks) and are worth 3-6 credit hours. Students who participate in CAPA internships must also enroll in a special course called LTI (Learning Through Internships). The CAPA internship coordinator will locate an internship in the student's general area of interest and provide support services on a continual basis throughout the semester. Placements are available at small businesses, corporations, art facilities, government agencies, brokerage houses, publishing companies, museums, and radio stations, to mention a few. Specific placements depend on the background and training, interests, and ability of students, as well as their success in securing the internship in an interview during the first few days in Sydney.
Students have the option to take courses in the following field:
Global Cities Global Cities
Global Business Institute Global Business Institute
Resilient Cities and Sustainability Resilient Cities and Sustainability
Housing and Meals
Students live in CAPA designated off-campus apartment housing with shared bedrooms. Apartments will include a kitchen, bathroom, and television. All utilities and linens are included. Students can arrange an Internet connection in the apartment for an additional charge. Students will grocery shop and cook for themselves
Included in this program are:
A local transit pass (Opal Card) 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.
Student Safety & Support:
The CAPA Sydney team is available throughout your program to assist and support you 24/7 with any urgent situations. We maintain a comprehensive health and safety plan with staff available 24/7 in the event of an emergency.
My Global City Program
CAPA’s My Global City unique learning immersion program blends local culture and top-notch academics into the experience of a lifetime for our students. A proven education program that combines theme-based learning with unique cultural experiences turning Sydney into your classroom.
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 Barangaroo. Throughout the rest of your program, self-guided events will be offered each week. My Global City calendar also offers several opportunities for volunteering throughout the term.
Students will have the opportunity to be matched with another student going on their CAPA program during the application process. This a great way to meet new people prior to arrival, have additional support through the support of a “pal” and just another way to get involved in the CAPA Community! You will just need to complete a brief survey about your interests and lifestyle so the CAPA team can find your best match in the cohort! Whether you are a first-time or seasoned traveler, looking to make friends earlier than arrival, or just want a support system to help you as you navigate the process of preparing for living abroad - this program is great for all students!
Talk to a CAPA Ambassador
To hear from our past program participants about the program: CAPA Ambassador.
Talk to a CAPA Program Manager
The CAPA Program Manager for this program is:
Christine Francois <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Phone: (617) 986-3468
Visa information will be provided directly by CAPA The Global Education Network. If you would like to learn more about the visa information process, click here. All U.S. citizens require a visa to travel to Australia.
Students make their own flight arrangements to Sydney's international airport, Sydney (Kingsford Smith) Airport (SYD). Students then take a taxi or other form of transportation to CAPA's designated arrival location. Closer to the departure date you will be informed of the official meeting place from CAPA.
Costs (budget sheet)
Select your term of interest for the latest budget information.
All students are covered by full health, evacuation, and repatriation insurance.
Students currently receiving financial aid can use their aid for overseas study, and may, in some cases, have their awards increased. Students not currently receiving financial aid may be eligible. Those interested in financial aid for this program should contact the financial aid office on their home campus.
Apart from completing the SUNY Oswego study abroad application, students applying for a CAPA: The Global Education Network Program need to also complete the CAPA application at the following link: https://go.capa.org/oswego/. Any questions related to this application process should be addressed directly to the CAPA Coordinator, Christine Francois <email@example.com>. Late applications are accepted on a space-available basis. Please contact our office at firstname.lastname@example.org for further details.
A non-refundable deposit of $250, applicable to the program cost, must be paid within 14 days of acceptance to the program in order to secure program participation. Any deviation from program requirements must be requested in writing and authorized by the Director of International Education and Programs before the final payment date.