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Spring 2019: Sydney, Australia
January 16, 2019 - April 20, 2019
This program is closed. Please contact the faculty director for more information.

photo courtesy of CAPA
Interest Meetings:
02/27/2018 3:30 PM - 4:30 PMIGS conference room, #213 Clayton Hall
03/21/2018 3:30 PM - 4:30 PMIGS conference room, #213 Clayton Hall
04/25/2018 3:30 PM - 4:30 PMIGS conference room, #213 Clayton Hall
09/07/2018 3:30 PM - 4:30 PMIGS conference room, #213 Clayton Hall
09/11/2018 3:30 PM - 4:30 PMIGS conference room, #213 Clayton Hall
Orientation Meetings - attend ALL of the following:
10/12/2018 2:30 PM - 3:45 PMElliott Hall conference room, 26 E. Main St.
11/02/2018 2:45 PM - 4:30 PMIGS conference room, #213 Clayton Hall
Program Notes
Program Description

Study in Sydney, the capital of the state of New South Wales and, with over 4 million people, the most populous city in Australia. Sydney is a multicultural society, home to immigrants from over 120 nations speaking more than 250 languages. Located on the southeastern coast of the country, on the Tasman Sea, Sydney was established in 1788 as the site of the first British colony on the continent. Sydney Harbor, home to the iconic Opera House and Harbour Bridge, offers a wonderful backdrop for getting to know the city's cosmopolitan and international inhabitants, known as Sydneysiders.

The semester in Sydney is offered in collaboration with the Centers for Academic Programs Abroad (CAPA), the on-site organization that arranges accommodation, housing, excursions, internships, and other program logistics. CAPA Sydney Center is located in the dynamic city center neighborhood of Ultimo. The center is housed in a beautiful heritage building on the Ultimo Campus of TAFE NSW Sydney Institute that is part of Sydney’s history in the ongoing provision of quality education. The new center comprises 3 large classrooms, a light filled comfortable and contemporary student lounge with WIFI access, student computer and printing facilities, a faculty/meeting space, as well as administrative offices for CAPA on-site student services, internship, and academic staff.

CAPA's center is a five-minute walk from Central Station, Sydney’s main transportation hub, close to many shopping precincts and Sydney’s vibrant Darling Harbour. The Center is next to the University of Technology – Sydney, which houses CAPA’s Science and Technology Program, and is within walking distance of the CAPA student apartments. The beautiful grounds surrounding the center provide a diversity of seating and lawn areas, a campus bookshop, and a well-resourced library that students will have access to as a part of their program.

Classes meet once per week and are taken together with UD and other American students from a variety of U.S. colleges and universities, and many of the courses offered incorporate field trips into the curriculum to enhance the academic experience.

Internships: Students have the option of enrolling in a 3-credit internship in lieu of one traditional course. Internships are available in a variety of fields (government, public relations, business, social service organizations, and many more) to students with at least junior standing and require a 20-hour per week work commitment. Placement is contingent upon the student submitting required documents directly to CAPA soon after acceptance into the program (online application, cover letter, resume, two recommendations, state police background check).Placements are available in more than40 different fields and industries across Sydney, but specific placements are not guaranteed. If recommended for an internship, the student must then be accepted by the organization after an on-site interview. Internship students participate in a seminar series entitled Learning through Internships, taught by a faculty member who acts as a mentor to ensure that participants have academic guidance during their internships. Students produce papers, write reflective journals, and make oral presentations examining the real learning that occurs during their programs. Students produce a portfolio at the end of the internship that must meet clear academic criteria in order for the student to attain credit for the internship. For more information on internship preparation and requirements, refer to INTP 3347 syllabus and other internship resources via links at the bottom of the program page.

Excursions: The program includes excursions to Featherdale Animal Park/ Blue Mountains, as well as an overnight in Sydney's Tarong Zoo which includes a dinner and night safari, sleeping in tents, and unique behind-the-scenes experiences. Included excursion options may be revised. Social events include an arrival reception, a neighborhood walk, a buffet cruise around Sydney Harbor, a mid-term dinner, and a farewell ceremony. Students can also participate in optional My Global Education events, for example a food crawl through Newtown, a visit to the historic Rocks district, or a walk aong the coastline from Bondi to Coogee.

Community Engagement: The staff at CAPA can suggest volunteer opportunities and sites to students upon arrival.

Housing: Students will be housed in double rooms in furnished apartments with kitchens, wi-fi internet, and coin-operated laundry facilities. Accommodations may vary with regard to size, number of students sharing bathroom and kitchen facilities, distance from classes and the CAPA center, and other factors. Individual requests regarding apartment style and location cannot be accommodated. .

The Program Fee includes lodging, class field trips, several day excursions, welcome reception and mid-semester dinner, all program-related activities, medical insurance, and a public transportation pass for the central metropolitan area. Students will need to budget for meals, cellphone, laundry, and other personal expenses. Regarding cellphones, students must have a phone that can make and receive local Sydney calls. The phone must also have a data plan.

The Program Fee does NOT include airfare. The program officially begins when students arrive in Sydney. Students will receive detailed travel instructions after acceptance, explaining how and where to purchase their plane ticket. See the Cost section below for estimate airfare. For this program, students will be given recommended flight itineraries for traveling together. Prior to departure, detailed instructions will be provided regarding how to reach the apartments from the Sydney airport.

U.S. citizens are required to obtain a visa in order to remain in Australia for more than 90 days. Students should budget approximately $175 for visa expenses. While IGS will guide students through the visa process, obtaining a visa is the sole responsibility of each student.

ACCESSIBILITY: Participants with disabilities should know that accessibility and accommodation in some program locations may differ from the United States. Transit systems and legacy building construction practices may not meet U.S. accessibility standards, and alternative access to public transportation, buildings, or public sites cannot be guaranteed. But UD students with disabilities are welcome and encouraged to study abroad. Review these questions with the Office of Disability Support Services to determine whether this program can meet your accommodation needs.
Program Courses
Students must enroll in all credit-bearing courses for a grade. Only the UNIV (zero credit) course may be taken pass/fail. Audit registration is not permitted on UD Travel Study. Please refer to the University Catalog to verify requirements and prerequisites
All students must enroll in at least 12 credits, as well as the 0-credit UNIV course.
In addition to the courses below, students may choose to enroll in a 3-credit directed qualitative research project, dependent upon approval from the appropriate UD academic department.

Generally, students take between 12-15 credits. Maximum credit enrollment is 18 (with UD approval) but both UD and CAPA recommended that students stick to 12-15 credits.

Please note: Courses offered are subject to change as the host institution/program provider’s scheduling may change.
ANTH 230: Peoples of the World (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: ANTH 3354 - Indigenous Peoples and Modernity
Anthropological studies of societies and culture areas throughout the world to illustrate their characteristics and anthropological issues.
Satisfies the following requirements:
University Social Science Breadth
Arts and Sciences - Group C
ARTH 249-072: Art and Architecture in Context (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: ARTH 3311 - Australian Art History
Painting, sculpture and architecture studied as artistic and cultural expressions of their times.
Satisfies the following requirements:
Arts and Sciences - Group A
BUAD 364-070: Business Administration in Practice - Internship (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: LTIP 3347/3348 - Learning Through Internships
Requires completion of at least 120 hours of a management, marketing, operations management, or international business internship with verification by the hiring company.
Restrictions: Open only to students with at least junior standing; enrollment contingent upon timely internship application and successful interview with sponsoring company.
BUAD 367-070: Global Workforce Management (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: BUSN 3378 - Global Workforce Management
This course provides an integrative framework for understanding the business and legal challenges that are associated with effective workforce management around the world. As more and more companies try to leverage the benefits of a global labor market, it is critical to understand the challenges that managers must deal with as they try to coordinate work practices across country settings and prepare individuals for global assignments.
BUAD 367-071: Managing Global Supply Chains (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: BUSN 3380 - Managing Global Supply Chains
The focus of this course will be on key issues within operations that are of relevance in a firm's ability to remain competitive in a global economy. Examples of companies collaborating across the globe will be used in the teaching and learning of Supply Chain Management. We focus mainly on the operational and tactical aspects of managing the network of multiple facilities, but we will also investigate their strategic implications.
BUAD 384-074: Global Business Environment (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: BUSN 3374 - International Economics
Evaluation of the elements of the national, international, and global environments that influence the context and conduct of international business. Emphasizes aspects of the cultural, political, economic, legal-regulatory, trade, financial, and institutional environments.
BUAD 386-071: International Business Management (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: BUSN 3376- Int. Dimensions of Organizational Behavior
Focuses on management of international business through analysis of opportunities and challenges that face international companies. Develops the perspectives and frameworks that guide how managers direct international business activities.
Prerequisite: BUAD 100 or BUAD 309
BUAD 471-071: Advertising Management and Media Management (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: COMM 3374- Advertising and Promotions
This course covers a variety of topics including: determining advertising objectives, media planning including media characteristics, media-market measurements and media purchasing; selecting campaign themes and developing creative strategy for traditional and electronic markets; controlling advertising expenditures; the impact of regulations as well as social and economic effects of advertising.
Prerequisite: BUAD 301
BUAD 475-074: International Marketing (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: BUSN 3372- International Marketing
Analysis of the concepts and practices relating to the marketing of products and services internationally. Focus on the uncontrollable environmental forces facing an international marketer, issues relating to the standardization of marketing strategies across countries and the unique problems of specific international markets.
Prerequisite: BUAD 100 or BUAD 301
COMM 263-070: International Social Conduct (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: COMM 3353- Intercultural Communications
Communicative processes in other cultures as well as subcultures in the US will be discussed. Students will become more mindful and aware of their own cultural patterns as well. Difficulties in cross cultural communication will also be discussed.
Satisfies the following requirements:
Global Studies Minor
COMM 364: Internship (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: INTP 3347
Practical, on-the-job training in the student's field of interest: i.e., interpersonal, mass media, public relations or organizational communication. When offered abroad, this course offers a unique and innovative opportunity for students to combine their 120-hour internship placement (and living abroad) experience with a weekly in-class educational and mentoring experience (session), which aims to develop students' personal and professional skills while earning academic credit. In this way students can learn about the social and cultural context of their internship placement and the host region and country through comparative global analysis. At times, this analysis will be facilitated through a selection of master classes given by leading professionals from a diverse range of fields. Thus, the weekly discussion-based sessions with their active learning approach give students the opportunity to discuss and analyze theories and models of work, critical thinking and organizational behavior and management in a cross-cultural context.
Restrictions: May be repeated twice for credit. Open to students with at least junior standing.
COMM 423-070: Communication, Advertising, and the Consumer (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: COMM 3363- Advertising and Society
Introduction to the content of advertising, including portrayals of gender, race and sexuality. Investigate the relationship between advertising and the individual consumer, particularly what advertising cognitive effects can be and how they may result in behavioral effects.
ENGL 306-071: Topics in Writing (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: CWRT 3317- Writing the Global City: Sydney
This course is a creative writing workshop keyed to exploring the experience of travelling and living abroad in Sydney in either verse or prose texts. Along with the writing workshops, we will also read and discuss texts that focus on Australia in general and Sydney specifically from both native and foreign perspectives, noting particularly the literary techniques and strategies that various writers have used to express their experiences and observations.
Prerequisite: ENGL 110
ENGL 317: Film History (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: FILM 2211- Australian Cinema
History of American or various foreign national cinemas. In particular, this course examines the rich history of Australian cinema and its attempt to describe a uniquely Australian identity. The course will focus specifically on the theme of national identity and the growing debates around what constitutes a national cinema.
Prerequisite: ENGL 110
Satisfies the following requirements:
University History Breadth
Arts and Sciences - Group B
ENGL 376: World Literature (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: COLT 3312- Australian, Asian, and Pacific Literatures
Introduction to and appreciation for broad range of literatures written in English. Encompasses both Western and non-Western literature, with some emphasis on post-Colonial literature. Specifically, this course covers a wealth of literature from the Australian, Asian and South Pacific region, from Australia’s earliest colonial outback and horsemen stories to the city-focused cosmopolitanism of the 1980s, to the aboriginal literature of the 1990s. From the 2000s, the contemporary Torres Strait and Polynesian literatures’ reformulations of place that respond to both contemporary and traditional understandings of islands, archipelagoes, and identity, will be covered.
Prerequisite: ENGL 110
Satisfies the following requirements:
Global Studies Minor
ENGL 464: Internship in Professional Writing (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: LTIP 3347/3348- Learning Through Internships
Students work on writing projects at local corporations, government divisions, or public agencies, under joint supervision of the Department of English and the sponsoring organization.
Prerequisite: completion of ENGL 411 and 412 and permission of English Dept.
Restrictions: Open only to students with at least junior standing; enrollment contingent upon timely internship application and successful interview with sponsoring organization.
FINC 415-073: International Finance (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: BUSN 3373- International Finance
Examines the international monetary environment and its impact on financial planning for the firm. Topics include exchange rates, currency restrictions, tax regulations, direct investment theory, capital budgeting, financing, risk management, and working capital management.
Prerequisite: FINC 311 and ECON 308
GEOG 236: Conservation: Global Issues (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: GEOG 3390- People, Place, Culture: Environmental Debates in Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific
Introduces the global nature of resources management and discusses the relationships between population growth, the market economy, agricultural production and mineral and energy exploitation, worldwide.
Satisfies the following requirements:
University Social Science Breadth
Arts and Sciences - Group C
HIST 367: Australian History (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: HIST 3314- Australian History
This course begins in 2013 and looks back into Australia’s past, asking and answering a series of questions to explain contemporary attitudes and events as part of an ongoing dialogue between the present and the past. Using contemporary issues in Australia - race, immigration, popular culture, gender, politics, foreign policy and the environment - the course explains the historical origins of issues and provides critical analysis.
HOSP 464-071: International Hospitality Internship (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: LTIP 3347/3348 Learning Through Internships
International internship under the supervision of a University of Delaware based professor and an onsite internship coordinator. Experience working in a hospitality related internship with written reflections on the cultural and business practices of the host country.
Satisfies the following requirements:
POSC 441-074: Contemporary Politics by Country: Australia (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: PSCI 3351- Australian Government and Politics
This course examines the government and politics of Australia and Australian engagement in the Asia-Pacific region. It does so by surveying similarities with and differences from the North American democratic model and by examining Australia’s substantial and abiding interests in the Asia-Pacific region. By the end of the course, students will be aware of the importance of geographical distance and location in the Australian story. Students will also be aware of the continuing importance of cultural and political inheritance in the development of Australian public and foreign policy.
Satisfies the following requirements:
Arts and Sciences - Group C
POSC 464-071: Internship in Political Science/International Relations (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: LTIP 3347/3348- Learning Through Internships
Internship in a political science or international relations-related field.
Satisfies the following requirements:
Other: Capstone
Restrictions: Open only to students with at least junior standing; enrollment contingent upon timely internship application and successful interview with sponsoring organization
SOCI 204-070: Urban Communities (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: URBS/SOCY 3345- Sydney: Analyzing and Exploring the Global City
Urbanization, rural-urban social differences and the organization of urban communities by race, class, ethnicity and stage in the life cycle. Specifically, this course traces Sydney’s development from early Indigenous connections to Sydney as tribal country, the establishment of a colonial outpost of the British Empire, through to the thriving multi-cultural metropolis it is today. The course will examine how the forces of colonization, migration, economic modernization, and globalization have affected the city and its inhabitants. Students will gain insights into the changing dynamics and identities of communities within Sydney, and will also look at the forces that have shaped Sydney’s relationship with the rest of the world, in particular Asia.
Satisfies the following requirements:
University Social Science Breadth
Arts and Sciences - Group C
SOCI 407: Sociology of Sex and Gender (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: SOCY 3355- Gender, Culture, and Society
Seminar on sex and gender relations from a sociological perspective. Surveys current research on gender stratification in the paid work force, the feminization of poverty, gender relations in the family, sexual violence, and feminism as a social movement. Special attention given to current theoretical debates on the origins and persistence of sexual inequality and the intersection of gender with race and class in patterns of social stratification.
Prerequisite: SOCI201, and either SOCI213 or WOMS201
Satisfies the following requirements:
Other: Capstone
Restrictions: Restricted to junior and senior sociology and women's studies majors.
SOCI 464: Internship (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: LTIP 3347/3348- Learning Through Internships
Provides students an opportunity to apply sociological theory and research while working in an agency or other organizational setting under supervision.
Restrictions: Open only to students with at least junior standing; enrollment contingent upon timely internship application and successful interview with sponsoring organization
SPTM 167: Sports Management (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: BUSN 3383 - Sports Management
This course provides undergraduate students with the critical understanding of the theories, concepts, knowledge and skills for managers in commercialized and community based sports the Australian context. The course considers the ranges of challenges facing the 21st century sports manager including a complex sociocultural environment, competitive business markets, managing a range of key stakeholders, the future of sports management and strategic planning to meet future sporting organizations objectives. The course also evaluates how public policy, sport governance and legislative requirements impacts on the management of sporting organizations. Finally, the course examines the wider social utility of sport in Australia, such as its role in community and the forming of national identity, as an opportunity for social improvement and general community well-being.
SPTM 267: Sport in Australian Society (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: SOCY 3356 - Sport in Australian Society
This course studies sport in Australian culture, the historical context, through to its importance in today’s Australian society. Sport as a reflection of the masculine mono culture Australian identity of 19th century and early 20th centruy through to diversity of modern Australia multi-culturalism, indigenous recognition and social structures will be studied. Themes covered in this course include volunteerism, gender, race, ethnicity, sexuality, amateurism and professionalism, globalisation, integrity in sport (drugs in sport, influence of gambling on results, gene manipulation and bio medical enhancements) trends and challenges to the future of sport including doping in sport, rise of corporitisation of sport, innovation and technology impact on sport and the impact on Australian sport of the current the “Asian Century.”
SPTM 417: Sports Marketing (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: BUSN 3382 - Sports Marketing
A study of basic marketing concepts with applications to sport organizations, both amateur and professional. Topics include promotions and public relations, sport consumer behavior, strategic market planning, marketing information management, marketing communications and sponsorship.
UNIV 373-021: Study Abroad - Sydney, Australia (0 credits) pass/fail
Students are asked to reflect upon changes in their knowledge, skills, and attitudes that occur due to their study abroad experience.
Satisfies the following requirements:
Discovery Learning
The Semester in Sydney is designed for undergraduate students regardless of major. Full-time enrollment status (12 or more credits) during the program is also required. A minimum 2.8 grade point average (on a 4.00 scale) is preferred.
For all participants, a formal application is necessary, including at least one recommendation. An interview may be conducted in person or by telephone.

A transcript is required from Non-UD applicants only. Non-UD students, please send a copy of your official transcript to: IGS, Clayton Hall, 100 David Hollowell Drive, Newark, DE 19716 USA.

Study abroad at the University of Delaware is highly competitive. Please review the study abroad acceptance process. If you are not selected for your first choice program, we encourage you to apply to another program.
How much does it cost?.
  • University of Delaware Tuition/Fees for one Spring Semester
  • Travel Study Program Fee
    • Usually covers: housing, all program-related excursions and some meals (check with the program's faculty director for details).
    • Does NOT cover: airfare to/from the program site and ground transportation to/from the U.S. departure airport. For planning purposes only, we estimate roundtrip airfare to be approximately $1,900.00.
  • Plan ahead for how to pay for travel study, and make sure you understand the costs associated with your program.
When and how do I pay?
If you are offered acceptance to the program, you will have 3 days to withdraw without financial penalty. After the 3 days have passed, you will be officially accepted to the program, and IGS will post the full Program Fee and Tuition/Fees to your UD student account.
  • An initial payment of $1000.00 will be due in mid-October.
  • The balance of the Program Fee and Tuition/Fees will be due in early January.
  • Payments are submitted through My Finances in UDSIS.
  • All charges, once posted to your account, are considered non-refundable.
Other important things to note:
  • Program Fees are subject to change until the group's departure date. Final Program Fees may increase due to unforeseen local cost increases, fluctuations in exchange rates, or changes in the group size.
  • IGS reserves the right to cancel a program at any time due to under-enrollment, safety/health/security issues, staffing issues, or any other relevant reason. If your program is cancelled, you will receive a full refund of all Program Fees paid.
Delaware ResidentNon-Delaware Resident
Final Tuition based on current year$6,125.00$16,440.00
Final Program Fee$9,300.00$9,300.00
UD Registration & Activities Fee$0.00$0.00
Total to be charged to UD account (final)$15,425.00$25,740.00
Plus Airfare Estimate (purchased separately)$1,900.00$1,900.00
The rates above may not apply to you if you are a UD graduate student during the time you are studying abroad. Please refer to for the appropriate rates.
The University of Delaware’s differential charge for Engineering, Nursing and Business & Economics students does not apply to winter or summer session and is waived for students enrolled in semester- or year-long study abroad and exchange programs sponsored by the University.
Financial need-based scholarships are available to UD undergraduates on a competitive basis. To be considered, students must have a current FAFSA on-file with Student Financial Services. For more details, please see our scholarships page.
All charges, once posted to your account, are considered non-refundable. Payments are submitted through My Finances in UDSIS.
Submit Program Application by 5pm onSeptember 20, 2018
Acceptance and Scholarship AnnouncedSeptember 27, 2018
$1,000.00 Initial Payment Due *mid-October
Program Fee Balance, Tuition and Fees Dueearly January
*All students will receive an email when they are accepted to a program and will have 10 days from that notification to make their $1,000.00 Initial Payment.
Lisa Chieffo
Study Abroad Coordinator
Clayton Hall, 100 David Hollowell Drive, Newark, DE, 19716
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