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. 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.
Courses, Internships, and Concentrations
This program gives you insight into the significant ways in which Sydney has been imagined, invented, and transformed by globalization.
Earn 6-9 credits per term (courses are 3 credits unless otherwise noted; internships are 3 or 6 credits) located in the heart of the city of Sydney.
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 part-time basis. Internship participants should have a 2.75 GPA or higher.
There is 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. A full listing of CAPA's current course offerings can be found on the CAPA Sydney Courses
section of the website.
Housing and Meals
You can opt to live in a shared apartment or a homestay (with your own room and two meals a day), all within commuting distance to the CAPA center.
Included in this program are:
A local transit pass 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 to ensure you have a safe and productive learning experience.
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.
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 CEA-CAPA Program Manager
Bonnie Tarrant <BTarrant@ceacapa.com>
D: 857.702.8136 | M: 800.793.0334
Based in: Boston | Hours: 8:30am–5:30pm EST
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.
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 Program Manager, Margaret Ovian <firstname.lastname@example.org>. Late applications are accepted on a space-available basis. Please contact our office at email@example.com 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.