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  • Locations: Sydney, Australia
  • Program Terms: Fall, Spring
  • Budget Sheets: Fall, Spring
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2019 10/15/2018 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Instruction Language: English Housing Options: Host Family, Program arranged housing
Minimum GPA: 2.75 Class: Sophomore, Junior, Senior
Program Type: Internship, Study Abroad SUNY Code: 206
Program Coordinator: Jessica Hernandez -
Program Description:


Cap sydney

The Site   I   Courses   I    Internships   I   Housing   I  Inclusions   I    Costs   |   Insurance   |   Financial Aid   |   Applications 


The Site
Australia, officially known as the Commonweath 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 main-land 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.

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 are generally offered each semester in the following areas: 

Anthropology Economics History Psychology
Art History Education International Relations Political Science
Advertising Film Journalism Sociology
Business Finance Literature Theater
Communications Geography Marketing Women's Studies

For a full course syllabus, please go to the CAPA Website.

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 which match interests, talents, and backgrounds of the students.  Internships are for one semester (15 weeks) and are worth six-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.

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.

Alternatively, students are able to choose a homestay accomodation.  Homestays will have a single bedroom with a shared bathroom and include half-board (breakfast and dinner).  Access to laundry facilities within the home will be provided, and all utilities and linens are included.  An Internet connection is not guaranteed.

Program Inclusions
Included in this program are:
Local Transportation
A Sydney "My Multi 1" (train, bus, and ferry) pass for the dates of the program.  This pass is good for unlimited travel within central Sydney.
International Students House Membership
International Students House offers a variety of events for international students, including music nights, trivia nights, subsidized trips, etc.
Full day excursion to the Blue Mountains
Overnight trip at Taronga Zoo 
Student Events
Social events including an arrival reception, mid-term dinner, and a farewell ceremony.

MyEducation Program

MyEducation is CAPA’s unique learning immersion program, which 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.

Costs (budget sheet)
Select your term of interest for the latest budget information.

Fall Spring

All students participating in this program are covered by the SUNY full health and accident insurance ( as well as medical evacuation and repatriation insurance.

Financial Aid

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.

Late applications are accepted on a space-available basis. Please contact our office at 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.

Updated: 10/05/16