Program Information
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Fall 2021: Sydney, Australia
September 02, 2021 - December 04, 2021 (dates are tentative)


photo courtesy of CAPA
Meetings
Interest Meetings:
09/21/2020 5:00 PM - 6:00 PMZOOM: https://udel.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwsd-ygpzsrE9bXKiF8GbX1Ey5wVNlvCFM_
10/01/2020 6:00 PM - 7:00 PMZOOM: https://udel.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEpfuutrjsvGdHUvJyMF3YHuxZeTXojayEk
11/11/2020 3:00 PM - 4:00 PMZOOM: https://udel.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwsde-urDMjHdB7mVjaOg8cS_ZE9UbrDLbA
Program Notes
The University will continue to monitor the ongoing situation with COVID-19 (coronavirus) as we approach the departure date for this program. Please reach out to your program coordinator or faculty director with questions and continue to monitor the UD coronavirus webpage for updates.

If UD decides to cancel a study abroad program, we will communicate directly with affected students. In this case, the University of Delaware will reimburse the cost of program fees, tuition and flights (if purchase was advised by IGS).
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 than 40 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 this 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 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 along the coastline from Bondi to Coogee.

Community Engagement: The staff at CAPA typically arranges at least two group volunteer opportunities during the course of the semester and can suggest additional opportunities and volunteer sites to students upon arrival.

Housing: Students have the option of homestay accommodations or they 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. While apartments are typically air conditioned, AC cannot be guaranteed. Individual requests regarding apartment style and location cannot be accommodated. See this blog post from a Sydney participant for a student's perspective on the housing options.

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.

To find out more information about this program, see the interest meeting power point at the bottom of this page. In addition, check out the UD Abroad blog posts from past participants.

ACCESSIBILITY: Students with disabilities are welcomed and encouraged to study abroad, but should be aware 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. 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.
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 364-074: Business Administration in Practice - Internship (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: INTP 3347 - Global Internship Workshop
Requires completion of at least 120 hours of a management, marketing, operations management, or international business internship with verification by the hiring company. When offered abroad, this course offers a unique and innovative opportunity for students to combine their 20-hour/week 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: Open only to students with at least junior standing; enrollment contingent upon timely internship application and successful interview with sponsoring company.
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 429-070: 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 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
CMLT 318-070: Studies in Film (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: FILM 2211- Australian Cinema
Special topics such as film genres, major directors and Soviet cinema. Cross listed wth ENGL 318.
Prerequisite: ENGL 110
COMM 263-071: Communicative Behavior and Culture (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: COMM 3353- Intercultural Communications: Theories, Practice & Factors
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:
Multicultural
Global Studies Minor
ENGL 306-071: Topics in Writing: Writing the Global City, Sydney (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 318-070: Studies in Film (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: FILM 2211- Australian Cinema - Representation & Identity
Special topics such as film genres, major directors and Soviet cinema. This course is cross listed with CMLT318, JWST318, and WOMS318.
Prerequisite: ENGL 110
Satisfies the following requirements:
University History Breadth
Arts and Sciences - Group B
ENGL 376-070: 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:
Multicultural
Global Studies Minor
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
GEOG 325-070: Urban Geography (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: SDNY URBS/GEOG 3350 Resilient Cities
Spatial relationships of urban areas, focusing on the structure of towns, the organization of urban space and the external relationships of cities.
HIST 365-070: Topics in Asian and Pacific History (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: HIST 3314- Australian History: Aboriginal History to Colonization
Topics vary and may include history of civilization (China, Japan, Korea, Southeast Asia, etc.), women in historical and modern times, European colonialism in Asia, and relations with the United States. RESTRICTIONS: May be repeated for credit two times when topics vary.



Information valid for courses offered 2019 through 2020.
Satisfies the following requirements:
Arts and Sciences - Group B
HOSP 464-071: International Hospitality Internship (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: LTIP 3347 Learning Through Internships
International internship experience working in a hospitality related internship with written reflections on the cultural and business practices of the host country. When offered abroad, this course offers a unique and innovative opportunity for students to combine their 20-hour/week 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: Open only to students with at least junior standing; enrollment contingent upon timely internship application and successful interview with sponsoring organization.
JWST 318: Studies in Film (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: Australian Cinema
Special topics such as film genres, major directors and Soviet cinema. Cross listed with ENGL 318.
Prerequisite: ENGL 110
POSC 441-074: Contemporary Politics by Country: Australia (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: PSCI 3351- Australian Government and Politics in the Pacific Rim Context
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: INTP 3347 - Global Internship Workshop
Internship in a political science or international relations-related field. When offered abroad, this course offers a unique and innovative opportunity for students to combine their 20-hour/week 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: Open only to students with at least junior standing; enrollment contingent upon timely internship application and successful interview with sponsoring organization
PSYC 334-070: Abnormal Psychology (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: PSYC 3361: Abnormal Psychology
Disorders of behavior and consciousness including the various psychoses, psychoneuroses, mental deficiency, and other conditions. This course provides a contemporary overview of the psychological, biological and experiential factors thought to influence human mental disorders. It will address questions such as What is ‘abnormal’? What causes mental illness and how do we treat them? Each week students will explore a different disorder (for example, depression, anxiety, eating disorders, schizophrenia) and discuss the symptoms, causes and empirically supported treatments. One seminar will focus on Sydney and the geographic divide in notions of fitness, the body and beach culture.
Prerequisite: PSYC100
Restrictions: Credit cannot be received for both PSYC334 and PSYC380.
SOCI 204-071: 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 367-071: Gender, Culture, and Society (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: SOCY 3355- Gender, Culture, and Society
This course explores a range of theories and debates that surround the issue of gender in both local and international contexts. Students will be introduced to key concepts and ideas that have been applied to the study of gendered identity, and will use these to critically analyze gendered identity in both Australia and the United States. Weekly seminars will utilize historical and contemporary case studies to facilitate and understanding of how and why gender is such a critical element of past and present identity politics.
UNIV 362-070: Experiential Learning: Internship in Sydney (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: INTP 3347 Global Internship Course - Sydney
When offered abroad, this course offers a unique and innovative opportunity for students to combine their 20-hour/week 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.
Prerequisite: Open only to students with at least junior standing; enrollment contingent upon timely internship application and successful interview with sponsoring company.
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
WOMS 318: Studies in Film (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: FILM 2211 - Australian Cinema - Representation & Identity
Special topics such as film genres, major directors and Soviet cinema. Cross listed with ENGL 318.
Prerequisite: ENGL 110
Requirements
The Semester in Sydney is designed for undergraduate students regardless of major with a minimum 2.8 grade point average at the time of application. Full-time enrollment status (12 or more credits) during the program is also required.
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.
Costs
How much does it cost?.
  • University of Delaware Tuition/Fees for one Fall 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 $2,000.00.
  • 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 early April.
  • The balance of the Program Fee and Tuition/Fees will be due in early August.
  • 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
Estimated Tuition based on current year$6,365.00$17,080.00
Estimated Program Fee$10,150.00$10,150.00
UD Registration & Activities Fee$0.00$0.00
Total to be charged to UD account (estimated)$16,515.00$27,230.00
Plus Airfare Estimate (purchased separately)$2,000.00$2,000.00
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 http://www1.udel.edu/finaid/rates.html for the appropriate rates.
Our partner institution, CAPA, offers several types of scholarships to which students can apply directly.

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.
Scholarships
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.
Deadlines
All charges, once posted to your account, are considered non-refundable. Payments are submitted through My Finances in UDSIS.
Submit Program Application by 5pm onMarch 10, 2021
Acceptance and Scholarship AnnouncedMarch 20, 2021
$1,000.00 Initial Payment Due *early April
Program Fee Balance, Tuition and Fees Dueearly August
*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.
Contacts
Karen Lundin
Study Abroad Coordinator
Clayton Hall, 100 David Hollowell Drive, Newark, DE, 19716
302-831-4399
302-831-6042
klundin@udel.edu
File Downloads
internship guide
Sydney internship syllabus
Sydney 21F Interest Meeting ppt
resume tips and sample
cover letter tips and example
CAPA Global Internships
CAPA's Student Learning & Development Outcomes

Program information is subject to change at any time. Please check this web site periodically for updates.