University of Delaware Institute for Global Studies
Fall 2022: Sydney, Australia

Program Dates September 15, 2022 - December 17, 2022
This program is closed.

Program Overview 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.

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.

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 249-070: Art and Architecture in Context (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: ARTH 3311 - Australian Art History
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
BUAD 367-070: Managing Global Supply Chains (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: BUSN 3380 - Managing Global Supply Chains
BUAD 384-073: Global Business Environment (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: BUSN 3374 - International Economics
BUAD 386-072: International Business Management (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: BUSN 3376- Int. Dimensions of Organizational Behavior
BUAD 429-070: Global Workforce Management (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: BUSN 3378 - Global Workforce Management
BUAD 471-072: Advertising Management and Media Management (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: COMM 3374- Advertising and Promotions
BUAD 475-076: International Marketing (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: BUSN 3372- International Marketing
COMM 263-072: Communicative Behavior and Culture (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: COMM 3353- Intercultural Communications: Theories, Practice & Factors
Satisfies the following requirements:
  • Multicultural
  • Global Studies Minor
ENGL 306-072: Topics in Writing: Writing the Global City, Sydney (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: CWRT 3317- Writing the Global City: Sydney
ENGL 318-070: Studies in Film (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: FILM 2211- Australian Cinema
ENGL 376-070: World Literature (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: COLT 3312- Australian, Asian, and Pacific Literatures
Satisfies the following requirements:
  • Multicultural
  • Global Studies Minor
FINC 415-071: International Finance (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: BUSN 3373- International Finance
GEOG 325-070: Urban Geography (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: SDNY URBS/GEOG 3350 Resilient Cities
HIST 365-070: Topics in Asian and Pacific History (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: HIST 3314- Australian History: Aboriginal History to Colonization
Satisfies the following requirements:
  • Arts and Sciences - Group B
HOSP 464-070: International Hospitality Internship (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: LTIP 3347 Learning Through Internships
POSC 441-070: Contemporary Politics by Country: Australia (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: PSCI 3351- Australian Government and Politics in the Pacific Rim Context
Satisfies the following requirements:
  • Arts and Sciences - Group C
POSC 497-072: Internship in Political Science/International Relations (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: INTP 3347 - Global Internship Workshop
PSYC 334-073: Abnormal Psychology (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: PSYC 3361: Abnormal Psychology
SOCI 204-070: Urban Communities (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: URBS/SOCY 3345- Sydney: Analyzing and Exploring the Global City
Satisfies the following requirements:
  • University Social Science Breadth
  • Arts and Sciences - Group C
SOCI 367-075: Gender, Culture, and Society (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: SOCY 3355- Gender, Culture, and Society
UNIV 362-075: Experiential Learning: Internship in Sydney (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: INTP 3347 Global Internship Course - Sydney
UNIV 373-021: Study Abroad - Sydney, Australia (0 credits) pass/fail
Satisfies the following requirements:
  • Discovery Learning

Program Costs:

How much does it cost?.
Delaware ResidentNon-Delaware Resident
Estimated Tuition based on current year$6,490.00$17,420.00
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)$16,640.00$27,570.00
Plus Airfare Estimate (purchased separately)$2,500.00$2,500.00

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.

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.

*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.

Contact Information:
Alissa Mendes-Cashman
45 Franklin St. Boston, MA 02110
Suzanne Stanley
Study Abroad Coordinator

Submit Program Application by 5pm on March 10, 2022
Recommendation also due by 5pm on March 10, 2022
Acceptance and Scholarship Announced: March 23, 2022

Interest Meetings:
03/02/2022, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM,

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