Information for term Global Internship
Application deadline, and cost information.
Application DeadlineMay 1, 2021
Program Deadlines and Pricing Info
- Tentative Dates: Aug 16 – Dec 18, 2021 (18 weeks)*
- Credit: 12 - 15 semester hours / 18 - 22.5 quarter hours
- Eligibility: 2.5 Overall GPA
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This program has been cancelled for Fall 2020. All semester Global Internship programs have been consolidated to Berlin. Please review the program modifications for important information on specific changes that will impact the program in Berlin.
CIEE Global Internship programs are built just for you! All our locations offer a wide range of internship opportunities across a diverse set of industries. When you apply, we work directly with you to find an internship that suits your unique needs and professional goals. Learn more about our personalized placement process.
Get to know the characteristically relaxed yet globally competitive work place culture in one of the Southern Hemisphere’s hubs for trade, finance, tech, and media production. Sydney is both the capital of Australia’s business and the launching point for exchange of goods, services, and ideas with the country’s Asian neighbors.
Take a well-earned break
at the magnificent, world-renowned Bondi Beach.
in weekly local start-up meet-ups and annual entrepreneurship festivals.
Explore aboriginal art
during a visit to the Royal National Park.
Number of Sydneysiders, or residents of Sydney5M+
Parks and open spaces in the city of Sydney400
tons of fish sold each day at The Sydney Fish Market - the largest in the Southern Hemisphere52
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Sydney’s origins trace back to an area inhabited by Indigenous Australians for over 30,000 years, first visited by Europeans in the 1770’s and settled as a penal colony in 1788. With a population of around five million, Sydney is a cosmopolitan, open-minded, multicultural city. Nearly half of its residents speak a language other than English at home and 36% were born overseas. Sydney is consistently ranked as one of the best cities to live globally, and it is renowned for its social inclusion, diversity, and tolerance.
Excursions & Activities
- Step back in time with a visit to the Australian War Memorial and the Reconciliation Place in the nation’s capital, Canberra. Learn about the politics of Australia along with its rich history.
- Kayak with your “mates” through Sydney Harbor before a traditional Australian BBQ.
- Hike the spectacular Blue Mountains with experienced and informed guides ready to share the environmental and cultural history of the spectacular landscape.
- Take advantage of resume help and interviewing skills based on local business culture.
- Explore the professional working world of Sydney through organizational site visits, industry networking events, and guest lectures.
- Participate in workshops that will help you make the most of your internship.
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Students in Sydney will live across a variety of housing locations. Housing options are mostly twin rooms with some single and triple rooms. Students will share a kitchen and other facilities with others. Housing locations are all in convenient locations to shops, cafes, and public transport within the city area and are within a commute of around 30-minutes to the Global Institute Sydney.
You will have shared kitchen facilities to prepare meals or purchase food and drinks at local grocers. Sydney has a vibrant food scene with fresh local fruits, vegetables, and meats readily available. You’ll easily find Australian food is influenced from all corners of the globe.
Where You'll Study
Sydney Opera House
A world famous Sydney landmark.
One of the most popular beaches in the world for sunbathing, rugby, volleyball, and surfing.
A bustling downtown shopping area filled with entertainment.
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As a global intern in Sydney, you’ll work in a non-paying position within a wide range of opportunities across a diverse set of innovative industries. Co-curricular excursions and cultural activities in and around Sydney complement your coursework and immerse you in the history and culture of the city.
This semester length program includes 6 weeks of academic coursework followed by an 8-week full-time internship and online academic seminar. Class environment varies depending on the course and is designed to follow U.S. academic culture and standards.
There are no specific language requirements for this program.
Students participating in the Sydney Semester Global Internship program must maintain full-time student status at their home university while participating in the CIEE program, and must have matriculated full-time at their home university at least three months prior to application. Students should be prepared to obtain a signed letter from their home university confirming student matriculation details. Additional visa restrictions may apply, and CIEE will advise students as part of the early application process.
Upon completing the two electives during the first six-week block, students participate in an academic seminar taught in an online learning environment alongside the 8-week, full-time internship. The two electives, the seminar and the internship are all required components of the program.
Total credit for the program is 12-15 semester/18-22.5 quarter credits.
Students will enroll in:
- Two CIEE elective courses offered on a six-week academic block system
- Eight-week full-time internship with an integrated online academic seminar
- Optional CIEE elective course: Doing Business in Asia-Pacific
- CIEE courses: 3 semester/4.5 quarter credits; 45 contact hours
- CIEE Internship: 6 semester/9 quarter credits; 30 seminar hours, 200-240 internship placement hours
CIEE courses are designed to follow U.S. academic culture and standards. The class environment for elective courses typically features a combination of traditional lecture and discussion with co-curricular excursions and activities. The academic seminar is taught in an online learning environment to complement the internship experience. Students are expected to dress and behave professionally throughout their internship project and are subject to the agreed-upon internship protocols arranged by CIEE and the host organizations.
Students begin by taking two CIEE elective courses offered on a 6-week academic block system. All courses are customized for and open only to CIEE students. Elective classes include a combination of lectures, group work, presentations, and discussions. The second part of the program includes an 8-week CIEE full-time internship and academic seminar and one optional CIEE elective course.
The U.S. grading scale of A-F is used. Final grades are based on class participation, homework, individual project work, presentations, and mid-term and final exams. Students will be assessed via assignments and activities related to the integrated academic seminar, as outlined in the syllabus. Internship supervisors and students each provide written evaluations of progress towards goals.
Language of Instruction
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- All internships are offered in English.
- Students should expect to spend 30-32 hours per week engaged in internship work
- Week 1-6 elective courses are chosen from any of the courses offered through the Open Campus Block program in Block I. Courses are listed as “Fall Block I” and “Spring Block I” respectively.
- The optional Week 7-14 elective is “Doing Business in Asia Pacific” and/or “Intercultural Communication and Leadership,” as listed below.
- “GI” denotes courses that are offered at multiple Global Institutes.
Fall 2021 Courses and syllabi will be available here in January 2021.
Note: This course listing is for informational purposes only and does not constitute a contract between CIEE and any applicant, student, institution, or other party. The courses, as described, may be subject to change as a result of ongoing curricular revisions, assignment of lecturers and teaching staff, and program development. Courses may be canceled due to insufficient enrollment.
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Scholarships & Grants
CIEE offers more than $8 million in scholarships and grants annually to help students like you make your study abroad dream a reality.
Students who apply to this program are eligible for the following scholarships and grants:
- Ping Scholarships for Academic Excellence
- Global Access Initiative (GAIN) Grants
- CIEE Gilman Go Global Grant
To be considered, submit the CIEE Scholarships & Grants application within your CIEE program application. Learn more at the Scholarships & Grants section of our website.See more scholarship info
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Dates & Fees
You get more for every dollar when you study abroad with CIEE, because our high-quality programs include everything from excursions to insurance. There are no hidden charges, and no disappointing surprises when you arrive.
Fees & Housing
|Fall 2021 18 weeks||May 1, 2021||Aug 16, 2021*||Dec 18, 2021*|
*Dates for this program are provided as tentative dates. Please consult with your study abroad advisor to confirm dates before purchasing your flights.
To help you budget, keep in mind that students are responsible for the cost of international airfare, local transportation, books and supplies, visas, and personal expenses. In addition, your college or university may charge additional fees for study abroad, or may require you to receive a transcript via CIEE's School of Record, which carries an additional fee of $500.
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All applicants are highly encouraged to speak with their CIEE Global Internship Advisor prior to the application deadline. Connect early and often. You will learn about the program, the internship placement process, and receive coaching tips on the application process and your resume.
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