Program Information
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Fall 2023: Sydney, Australia
September 14, 2023 - December 16, 2023
This program is closed. Please contact the faculty director for more information.

photo courtesy of CAPA
Interest Meetings:
02/15/2023 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Orientation Meetings - attend ALL of the following:
04/28/2023 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Program Notes
Please review the CGPS COVID-19 Updates page before applying to a study abroad program.

All applicants must have a valid passport by the program’s application deadline. Your passport’s expiration date must be more than six months after the program ends. If you do not have a current passport, apply through the U.S. State Department. It takes an average of 8-11 weeks (2-3 months) to process a passport.

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 and tuition.

Traveling and studying abroad during a global pandemic poses new challenges and requires accepting a higher level of uncertainty than in the past. Students who choose to study abroad at this time must be prepared to adapt to the evolving situation and must take responsibility to act in accordance with the rules, regulations, and recommendations of UD, their program leadership, and legal authorities of their home and host country. Due to the rapidly changing and unpredictable global and local response to COVID-19, these rules, regulations and recommendations are subject to change at any time.
Program Description

Recorded Sydney Interest Meeting from 2.15.23

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
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.
These courses have been pre-approved for UD students participating on this program.

The courses are not guaranteed, and enrollment in specific courses can be competitive. Students should select at least 8-10 potential courses.

In addition to the courses listed, 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.
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 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 Zoom.

A transcript is required from Non-UD applicants only. Non-UD students, please email a copy of your official transcript to the Program Coordinator.

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 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 $3,500.00.
  • 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 CGPS 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.
  • CGPS 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$7,020.00$18,840.00
Final Program Fee$11,550.00$11,550.00
UD Registration & Activities Fee$0.00$0.00
Total to be charged to UD account (final)$18,570.00$30,390.00
Plus Airfare Estimate (purchased separately)$3,500.00$3,500.00
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.
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.
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 onMarch 10, 2023
Acceptance and Scholarship AnnouncedMarch 21, 2023
$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.
Suzanne Stanley
Study Abroad Coordinator
Bonnie Tarrant
File Downloads
internship guide
Sydney internship syllabus
resume tips and sample
cover letter tips and example
CAPA Global Internships
CAPA's Student Learning & Development Outcomes
CAPA Student Info Session - internships

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