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.
The CAPA Sydney program is a six-credit summer program located in the heart of the city of Sydney. Students have three options for the summer program:
- Complete a six-credit internship
- Complete one three-credit class and one three-credit internship
- Take two, three-credit classes for a total of six credits. Please note: The class offerings for summer are very limited. See below for past offerings.
The CAPA International internship program provides an opportunity for students to be placed with a local company or organization on a professional team with designated projects and responsibilities on a full-time basis. Students also take the PELA (Perspectives on Experiential Learning Abroad) class, which includes the internship, for a total of six credits. Internship participants should have a 2.75 GPA or higher.
There are also a limited number of classes available for students to take if they choose not to participate in the internship program. These classes are typically in the humanities and business and past offerings have included: "Writing the Global City: Sydney," "Australian Government and Politics," and "International Business and Trade: Australia and the Pacific Rim," among others. To view a full list of class offerings, visit CAPA's website.
Costs (budget sheet)
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All students participating in this program are covered by the SUNY full health and accident insurance (https://www.geobluestudents.com) as well as medical 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.
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.