The vibrant and cosmopolitan city of Sydney is the setting for the Sydney Internship Program, which offers eight weeks of coursework and participation in a professional internship. Courses explore Australia’s political systems, contemporary culture and cinema, and place in the modern world. If you’re interested in creative writing, communications, and English, the special topics course, Travel Writing in Australia, is a unique opportunity to travel, participate in writing workshops, and produce written work focused on small-town Australia.
You will enroll in one liberal arts course and participate in an internship. Courses are taught at the Boston University Sydney Center located in Broadway close to both the University of Sydney and the University of Technology, Sydney. Faculty are drawn from leading Australian universities. This program offers personalized placements in quality internships across a broad range of specializations.
Please Note: To receive credit for an internship, most academic departments require that they evaluate the internship for credit PRIOR TO DEPARTURE. It is your responsibility to check with the academic department you wish to receive credit from. If you do not do this, it is likely you will not receive credit for the internship.
Business students: Internships MUST be evaluated prior to departure by the Office of Undergraduate Advising in the School of Business. Please contact them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Communication Students: Internships MUST be evaluated prior to departure by Dr. Arthur Vanlear in the Communication Department. Please contact him at Art.Vanlear@uconn.edu. Internship credit is only open to juniors or higher who have also completed 12 credits of upper division communication courses
In order to earn credit at UConn for courses completed on this program, individual courses must be approved by a designated UConn course evaluator and assigned a UConn course number. Complete instructions for this process can be found under Academics.
This list of course equivalents indicates courses that other students have taken in the past. It does not guarantee that they will be available when you participate in the program. If you want to take a course that is not on the list below, go to the horizontal navigation bar on the Education Abroad homepage; click on “Academics” to access information on the course accreditation process.General Education course substitution: your school or college will decide if specific study abroad courses can be used to fulfill General Education Requirements. You will need to individually petition your school for the substitution. For exact information, go to “Academics” and “Gen Ed Substitution”.Note: All study abroad courses have to be assigned a UConn course department number by faculty departmental evaluators before they can be posted and later considered for any minor, major, gen ed, or elective credit.
|UConn Dept. and #||University Course Title||Foreign #||Foreign Course||Credits||Accreditation Expiration Date|
|ARE 3434 + ARE 4999||Environmental Resource Policy + Independent Study||GE 330||Sustainable Sydney-Sustainable Australia?||3 + 1||6/30/2017|
|COMM 4993||Foreign Study||CO 350||Mass Media in Australia||3||12/31/2016 – needs to be reaccredited|
|COMM 4993||Foreign Study||IP 402||Brand Advertising & Promotion||3||12/31/2016 – needs to be reaccredited|
|DRAM 4193||Foreign Study in Dramatic Arts||COM FT 345||Australian Cinema||3||6/30/2017|
|POLS 3993||Foreign Study||PO 350||Australian Political System||3||6/30/2016 – needs to be reaccredited|
|MKTG 3370||Global Marketing Strategy||MK 467||International Marketing Management||3||12/31/2019|
You will live at Unilodge, a centrally located student residence hall, a short walk from Darling Harbor, Chinatown, and the downtown business district. You’ll live in fully furnished, centrally located apartments.
Elizabeth C. Hanson Scholarship
The Elizabeth C. Hanson Scholarship provides up to $1,500 to support students who are pursuing an internship in an international setting or in an organization deeply engaged in international matters. Undergraduates interested in international relations, international political economy, critical global issues, and international culture and institutions are eligible to apply. Click here for more information.
Certain fees associated with this program will appear on your UConn fee bill. These fees are required in addition to the costs billed to you directly by the third party program provider. For exact information on these additional costs, please visit this program’s budget sheet by clicking the link below.
Contact the UConn Office of Financial Aid Services for information regarding your individual financial aid package.Budget Sheets: Summer
- Location: Sydney, Australia
- Terms: Summer
- Homepage: Click to visit
Dates / Deadlines:
|Term||Year||App Deadline||Decision Date||Start Date||End Date|
|Class status:||2nd Year, 3rd Year, 4th+ Year||Academic area:||Business, Humanities, Nursing|
|Language of instruction:||English||Prior language study required:|
|Open to non-UConn students:||No||Required GPA:||3|