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CEA plans to welcome students abroad in 2021 and 2022 terms. We have developed and continue to refine our COVID-19 protocols, and are actively monitoring the global health landscape to support the safety of our students and staff.

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One of Australia’s largest cities, Sydney provides a perfect blend of laid-back and high energy, giving every student the opportunity to make the city their own. When you study abroad in Sydney, you can enjoy some of Australia’s most iconic destinations like a local. Catch a wave at Bondi Beach in the morning and experience a breathtaking performance at the iconic Sydney Opera House in the evening. Built in cultural activities like food crawls, hikes, and museum visits balance your unique coursework options like sustainability and environmental studies, entrepreneurship and innovation, and so much more. With arts, culture, an incredible food scene, and dazzling natural beauty, no two days will be alike for a study abroad student in Sydney. Consistently ranked one of the world’s most livable cities, study abroad students in Sydney get to experience a world class education that’s a short metro ride from your residence and study center.

Programs to love in Sydney

Programs to love in Sydney

CAPA: Global Cities

CAPA: Global Cities

CAPA Sydney Center

Sydney is a breathtaking, exciting, and culturally rich Global City. With more than 120 nationalities living here, Sydney is one of the largest multicultural cities in the world. You can enjoy cuisine from around the globe and take part in annual international celebrations such as Buddha's Birthday Multicultural Festival and Chinese New Year.
This immersive study abroad program gives you insight into the significant ways in which Sydney has been imagined, invented, and transformed by globalization.

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  • Starting at $8,945
CAPA: Global Business Institute

CAPA: Global Business Institute

CAPA Sydney Center

Imagine being in the heart of one of the world’s economic centers learning about Asian-Pacific trade and the culture of a global city’s work environment, both in the classroom and at your internship site.

The Global Business Institute is a certificate program, in partnership with the University of Pittsburgh’s College of Business Administration (an AACSB accredited institution), offering you business-focused courses and an internship placement where you can personalize your experience to best fit your interests.

This program is ideal for business students. Previous academic experience in business is required.

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  • Starting at $18,145
CAPA: Study + Internship in Sydney

Gain international work experience, develop personal and professional skills, and earn credit towards graduation by participating in an internship opportunity. Internship placements are accompanied by the required Global Internship Course, where you’ll have the opportunity to discuss and analyze theories and models of work and to compare and contrast global organizational behavior and management in a cross-cultural context.

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  • Starting at $8,945
CAPA: Entrepreneurship & Innovation

Study and intern in one of world’s major economic centers. Learn about Asian-Pacific trade and the culture of a Global City’s work environment, both in the classroom and at your internship site. Explore and engage in international business, innovation, and entrepreneurship in Australia’s global business hub, both in the classroom and through an optional for-credit Global Internship. Choose courses and an optional internship in general business, finance, economics, entrepreneurship, and marketing, plus take courses across the full CAPA Sydney Global Cities curriculum in disciplines such as business, history, and global studies. If you choose to participate in an internship, you'll acquire useful professional skills for your future career, enhance your classroom experience, connect with locals, and improve your resume.

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  • Starting at $8,945
CAPA: Sports & Leisure Studies

CAPA: Sports & Leisure Studies

CAPA Sydney Center

Australia is a sporting nation, having hosted the Olympics twice and boasting many professional sports leagues like rugby, Australian rules football, basketball, baseball, cricket, and more; it is the ideal location to learn the ropes and kickstart a future career in a sports-related field. The CAPA Concentration in Sports and Leisure Studies offers the opportunity to explore topics such as the role of sports in the development of the Australian culture and identity; the theories, concepts, knowledge, and skills for managers in commercialized and community-based sports; and the techniques and strategies of sports marketing. Choose courses in Sports Marketing, Sport in Australian Society, and more; participate in a sports-related for-credit internship; plus have access to the full CAPA Sydney Global Cities curriculum.

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  • Starting at $8,945
CAPA: Sustainability & Environmental Studies

Sydney is an excellent study abroad location to learn about sustainability and environmental studies. Home to the world’s first Green Party, Australia is an excellent place to study sustainability and environmental studies. As Australia’s largest city, Sydney offers numerous ways to explore these themes through a contemporary lens.

The CAPA Concentration in Sustainability and Environmental Studies offers the opportunity to explore contemporary issues such as climate change, air quality, water use, waste management, energy consumption, and building resilience in our cities while gaining an understanding of the complex cultural, economic, and political factors that influence environmental policymaking.

Classes will be taught through a combination of classroom learning and field studies, including an exploration of Aboriginal culture and heritage at Sydney Botanic Gardens; an examination of the human relationship with nature, animals, and wilderness with a trip to Taronga Zoo; and a visit to sustainability campaigner Michael Mobbs’ off-grid 19th-century terrace house in the inner city. Plus, have access to the full CAPA Sydney Global Cities curriculum.

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  • Starting at $18,145
CAPA: Internship in Sydney

CAPA: Internship in Sydney

CAPA Sydney Center

Join the workforce in Sydney, one of the largest business hubs in the Pacific Basin, to explore your career options and start building a successful future. The Internship in Sydney program allows you to make steady progress toward your degree while developing practical skills in fields like Business, Communication, Marketing, Sports & Exercise Science, Tourism & Hospitality, and more. 

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  • Starting at $8,945
CAPA: University of Technology Sydney Direct Enroll

CAPA: University of Technology Sydney Direct Enroll

University of Technology Sydney

Imagine taking a field trip to experience Australia’s diverse ecology and landscape for one of your environmental science courses or having full access to world-leading technology, like the Engineering Remote Laboratory where you can perform real-time experiments from anywhere and at any time. 
The University of Technology Sydney (UTS), a world renowned research university with cutting-edge facilities, provides you with a comprehensive curriculum to fit your major. You’ll have access to courses in creative intelligence and innovation, engineering, information technology, science, social sciences, and much more.
The program allows you to personalize your experience to meet your goals.

 

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  • Starting at $19,795
What's included in your Program'

What's included in your Program

From housing to excursions, our inclusions make studying abroad easy!
  • Personalized Pre-Departure Advising
  • Visa & Immigration Advising
  • Financial Advising
  • Tuition and Registration
  • Airport Pick-up
  • On-site Orientation
  • City Tour
  • On-site Staff Support
  • 24/7 Emergency Assistance
  • Travel Medical Insurance
  • International Emergency Service Support
  • Welcome & Farewell Events
  • Centrally Located Housing
  • Transportation Pass
  • Cultural Engagement
  • Excursions
  • Official Transcript(s)
  • CAPA Programs Only: My Global City Activities

Blue Mountains

Taronga Zoo

Get out and explore! Excursions are offered for most semester and summer programs. Semester and summer programs typically include 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 dinner and overnight stay at the Taronga Zoo. You’ll receive a calendar of excursions during orientation.

Sydney Harbor Cruise

Take a cruise around Sydney Harbour to learn more about the city while experiencing spectacular views of Sydney’s Opera House and downtown skyline.

Sydney Observatory

View the starry night sky during an evening visit to the Sydney Observatory.

Beach Tour

This beach tour will take students along the famous coastal path from Coogee Beach to Bondi Beach. It will stop along six of the best beaches in Sydney.

Performance at the Sydney Opera House

Students will enjoy the performance of a lifetime at the Sydney Opera House alongside their peers. Tickets to performances are available to students at a discounted rate.

Food Crawl

Experience Sydney as the Aussies do! Students will be led on a guided tour of the local food scene in Sydney to experience the cuisine firsthand.

Pub Trivia

Experience one of Sydney’s most popular local activities with trivia at a city pub.

Networking Hour

Enjoy networking hours throughout your term in Sydney. Located in various restaurants across Sydney, these gatherings will allow you the time to connect with your peers and local professionals.

Mobile Journalist Program

Want to build your creative digital portfolio while you study abroad? Join the Mobile Journalist (MOJO) program! You’ll blog, photograph, and film your experiences abroad, then share them on social media.

Alumni Ambassador Program

Your study abroad adventure doesn’t have to end when your program is over. Keep sharing your study abroad love on your home campus by becoming an Alumni Ambassador! This internship allows you to help other students on their study abroad journeys while gaining work experience and growing your professional network.

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Sydney Housing

CEA is adjusting our housing to meet CDC guidelines. As CEA implements CDC aligned protocols, our housing providers are also applying measures as required by local guidelines and laws. Students should expect to see the four factors below, as well as other local regulations, in all CEA housing locations.

01 1

Limited Occupancy

Limiting housing occupancy to a 4 student maximum per apartment, and 2 student maximum per bedroom.

02 2

Social Contracts

Students will also agree to additional policies to safeguard the health of each person in the shared living space.

03 3

Respectful Spacing

CEA is following U.S. CDC guidelines for “family groups” to allow for respectful spacing within housing assignments.

04 4

Social Distancing

All student sleeping accommodations will be adjusted to allow proper distance between beds.

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Available:

Semester
Summer

Apartments are a perfect fit for students who want to experience Sydney like a local. Apartments are conveniently located in central Sydney, close to mass transportation stations with many shops, restaurants and cafes in near vicinity. In addition to shared bedrooms, you’ll have a kitchen in which to hone your cooking abilities, and lounge/dining area for relaxing or studying.

Typical Commute

  • CAPA Sydney Center and internship sites: No more than one commute by public transportation
  • Meals Included

    • N/A

    Roommates

    • 2 students per room
    • 4 students per apartment

    Unit Amenities

    • Shared full kitchen
    • Shared bathroom
    • Bed linens and towels
    • Internet access
    • Laundry facilities (additional charges may apply)
    • Weekly cleaning service
    • Central heating
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    Available:

    Semester
    Summer

    Students studying at the CAPA Sydney Center have the option of living in homestays while abroad. Connect more directly to daily life in Sydney’s vibrant neighborhoods and dive headfirst into the Australian lifestyle.

    Typical Commute

    • CAPA Sydney Center and internship sites: no more than one commute by public transportation

    Meals Included

    • 2 meals/day (breakfast & dinner)

    Roommates

    Single room

    Unit Amenities

    • Limited kitchen
    • Shared bathroom
    • Bed linens included
    • Internet Access
    • Laundry facilities
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    Available:

    Semester

    Immerse into student life when you live in a University of Technology Sydney (UTS) student residence and meet other local and international students.  The residences feature furnished apartment-type buildings with ample communal space inside and outside, study spaces, barbecue areas, study rooms, and more. Please note, this housing option is only available to students in the University of Technology Sydney Direct Enroll program.

    Typical Commute

    • CAPA Sydney Center: 10 minutes walking
    • University of Technology Sydney: 10 minutes walking

    Meals Included

    • N/A

    Roommates

    • Single or Shared Room
    • 4-6 students per apartment

    Unit Amenities

    • Shared kitchen
    • Shared bathroom
    • Internet Access
    • Laundry facilities
    • Communal study/meeting rooms
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    While CEA highly recommends that you choose our Sydney housing option provided, you also have the option to arrange independent housing. If your ideal housing scenario includes living in a particular neighborhood, having specific amenities or living with a specific person as your roommate, then independent housing could be just the ticket for you.

    Typical Commute

    • N/A

    Meals Included

    • N/A

    Roommates

    • N/A

    Unit Amenities

    • N/A

    What's included in your Program'

    Institutions

    CAPA Sydney Center
    CAPA Sydney Center

    The CAPA Sydney Center is housed in a beautiful heritage building at TAFE NSW Sydney Institute in Sydney’s Ultimo neighborhood. The Center comprises 3 large classrooms, contemporary student lounge with Wi-Fi access, student computer and printing facilities, a faculty/meeting space, and administrative offices for CAPA on-site student services, internship, and academic staff.

    CAPA courses and programs are rigorous and run in strict adherence to the Forum on Education Abroad’s Standards of Good Practice. The programs are designed to support student’s development while abroad, working toward what we call our Student Learning and Development Outcomes (or SLDOs). From personal and professional development to urban environments, our five SLDOs will guide everything students do while on a CAPA program: diversity, globalization, social dynamics, urban environments, and personal and professional development. Students are encouraged to explore and analyze these urban environments through in-classroom study and out-of-classroom experiences.

    CAPA Sydney Center offerings include courses in wide variety of subjects including business, marketing, art, film, history, gender studies, urban studies, and more.

    Accreditation

    Courses taught at the CAPA Sydney Center have been designed in conjunction with, and approved by, the University of Minnesota and University of Pittsburgh. These agreements follow the highest standards of good practice in education abroad and satisfy the rigorous requirements of the University's institutional accreditors, making credits earned at the CAPA Sydney Center easily transferable to US-accredited institutions.

    Grading
    Professors at the CAPA Sydney Center carefully evaluate student's work and progress throughout their academic session. When calculating final grades, instructors consider written and oral exercises, homework assignments, attendance, classroom participation, and exam performance. The following grading system is in use at the CAPA Sydney Center:

    Descriptor

    Alpha

    UK

    US

    GPA

    Excellent

    A A-

    75+

    70-74

    93+

    90-92

    4.0

    3.7

    Good

    B+

    B B-

    66-69

    63-65

    60-62

    87-89

    83-86

    80-82

    3.3

    3.0

    2.7

    Average

    C+ C

    56-59

    53-55

    77-79

    73-76

    2.3

    2.0

    Below Average / Poor

    C- D+ D

    50-52

    46-49

    40-45

    70-72

    67-69

    60-66

    1.7

    1.3

    0.7

    1.0

    Fail

    F

    <40

    <60

    0


    Classroom and Information

  • Classes are taught by international faculty and represent a variety of different backgrounds.
  • Periodic exams, homework assignments, and final exams will be administered.
  • Attendance in all classes is mandatory and monitored by each professor.
  • The maximum class size is 25 students, and most classes range from 10-18 students. Small class sizes mean more personalized attention from your instructors.
  • Amenities
    • Student Lounge
    • Study Area
    • Counseling Services
    • Travel Books & Resources
    • Computer Lab
    • Student ID
    • Printing Services
    • Multi-Media
    • Internet Access & Wi-Fi
    • Career Services
    • Academic Advising
    • SUNY-Oswego Online Library Resources
    • Cultural Engagement
    University of Technology Sydney
    University of Technology Sydney

    University of Technology Sydney (UTS) is a public research university located in the heart of Sydney, a five-minute walk from Central Station – Sydney’s main train and bus station and within Sydney’s creative and digital businesses precinct.

    UTS features a modern campus and cutting-edge facilities and emphasizes hands-on teaching and learning styles that put students at the center of their learning experience, through collaborative projects, real-life case studies, and the integration of technology into everyday teaching.

    The university is regarded as one of the world's leading young universities (under 50 years old), and ranked in the Top 150 universities in the world both by QS World University Rankings (2022) and Times Higher Education World University Rankings (2022).

    UTS offers over 130 undergraduate courses across traditional and emerging disciplines such as architecture, built environment, business, communication, design, education, engineering, information technology, international studies, law, pharmacy, and science.

    Accreditation

    University of Technology Sydney (UTS) is recognized by the Department of Education and Training of Australia. UTS’s Business School is also accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).

    Grading

    Written assignments, tutorial participation, practical work, group work, projects, short tests or seminar presentations may all form part of the assessment. In some subjects, the final examination may be worth 20 to 60 per cent of the final subject grade. Some subjects have no final examinations.

    GRADE

    MARK RANGE

    DESCRIPTION

    H - High Distinction

    85-100%

    Work of outstanding quality on all objectives of the subject.

    D – Distinction

    75-84%

    Work of superior quality on all objectives of the subject.

    C – Credit

    65-74%

    Work of good quality showing more than satisfactory achievement on all objectives of the subject.

    P – Pass

    50-64%

    Work showing a satisfactory achievement on all objectives of the subject.

    Z – Fail

    0-49%

    Work showing an unsatisfactory achievement on one or more objectives of the subject.

    W

    -

    Result withheld


    Classroom and Information

    • Classes are taught by UTS and international faculty and represent a variety of different backgrounds.
    • Periodic exams, homework assignments, and final exams will be administered.
    • Attendance in all classes is mandatory and monitored by each professor.
    • Teaching styles in Australia may differ from those in the U.S. Be prepared to adapt to different classroom structures and coursework expectations.
    • The maximum class size for lectures vary in size between 20-100 students, while tutorials have a maximum of 20 students per class, allowing for more personalized attention from your instructors.

    Amenities
    • Student Center
    • Student Lounge
    • Study Area
    • Counseling Services
    • University Library
    • Computer Lab
    • Student ID
    • Printing Services
    • Multi-Media
    • Internet Access & Wi-Fi
    • Career Services
    • Academic Advising
    • Student Sports Teams
    • Cultural Engagement
    • Dining Facilities
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