Sydney, Australia

Summer in Sydney

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Information for term Summer in Sydney

Application deadline, and cost information.

Application Deadline

April 1, 2020

Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Deadline: April 1, 2020
  • Dates: May 18 – Jun 15, 2020 (4 weeks)
  • Credit: 3 per Session semester hours / 4.5 per Session quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 2.5 Overall GPA

Application Deadline

April 1, 2020

Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Deadline: April 1, 2020
  • Dates: Jun 15 – Jul 13, 2020 (4 weeks)
  • Credit: 3 per Session semester hours / 4.5 per Session quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 2.5 Overall GPA

Application Deadline

April 1, 2020

Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Deadline: April 1, 2020
  • Dates: Jul 13 – Aug 9, 2020 (4 weeks)
  • Credit: 3 per Session semester hours / 4.5 per Session quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 2.5 Overall GPA


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Sydney is one of Southern Hemisphere’s main 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.

Credit hours: 3 semester hours / 4.5 quarter hours.

Unique Experiences


    at the magnificent, world-renowned Bondi Beach.


    during a visit to the Royal National Park.


    at the stunning Sydney Opera House.

  • number of Sydney-siders, or residents in Sydney

    5 M+
  • parks and nature areas in Sydney

  • of fish sold daily at The Sydney Fish Market- the largest in the Southern Hemisphere

    52 TONS

Location & Culture

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sydney australia popular beach

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, and healthy lifestyle.

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Excursions & Activities

Various activities may include:

  • Visit the Royal National Park and catch sight of kookaburras, lyre birds and echidnas.
  • Hike the spectacular Blue Mountains with experienced and informed guides ready to share the environmental and cultural history of the spectacular landscape.
  • Visit the Coolangatha Estate and learn about the site of the first European settlement on New South Wales’ coast, and its beginnings as a former convict village.

sydney australia aerial view

Projects, Volunteer Opportunities, or Internships

The Global Institute - Sydney seeks to foster an urban community of learners that is respectful of its surroundings and proactively engages with individuals, community groups, and institutions. Orientation will include an introduction to the community resources and opportunities to give back. Time permitting, you might:

  • Lend your hand in volunteer programs at parks and schools, and work with youths in after-school programs.
  • Work with local environmental groups to help maintain public parks and learn about cultural nuances in the process

Daily Life

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  • sydney australia residential housing


    Students live in a housing complex for students. Housing options may include a mix of shared rooms in apartment-style dormitory complexes with common spaces to spend time with peers.

  • Meals

    Meals are not included. 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.

Sydney, Australia

Where You'll Study

  • A

    Sydney Opera House

    World-famous Sydney landmark

  • B

    Bondi Beach

    World-famous, beautiful beach

  • C

    CIEE Global Institute

    Sydney, 616 Harris Street, Ultimo NSW 2007

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What you need to know

The program details

Students choose one, two, or three 4-week sessions and This program provides opportunities to enroll in courses from a variety of academic tracks, with a heavy leaning toward business and innovation. Students will learn the intercultural skills needed to succeed in an increasingly globalized and interconnected world. In-class work is augmented with co-curricular visits to the city’s rich variety of cultural institutions and organizations relevant to the course offering.


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  • Class Format

    Classes taught at the CIEE Global Institute are for CIEE students only. Classes are scheduled Monday-Friday, and attendance is strictly enforced for both classes and required co-curricular excursions. The class typically features a combination of traditional lecture, discussion, and co-curricular activities. Heavy emphasis is placed on student participation. Students should expect an average of two hours of preparation for each hour in class. Instruction is supported and augmented online by our learning management system, Canvas.

  • Grading

    The U.S. grading scale of A-F is used. Students are graded on attendance, class participation, homework, project work, presentations, and midterm and final examinations.

  • Academic Culture

    CIEE courses are designed to follow U.S. academic culture and standards. Each course is a full semester in content, so the pace is accelerated, and the workload is demanding. To avoid falling behind, students should not plan personal travel away from Sydney when classes are in session.


  • Overall GPA

    Students need to have a GPA of at least 2.5

  • Program Credit

    • Total credit: 3 semester hours / 4.5 quarter hours per session. (Students can enroll in one, two, or three sessions).
    • Students take one course (45 contact hours) per four-week session.


Program Credit
Total credit: 3-4 U.S. semester/4.5-6 quarter credits per session

Course Credit
CIEE courses: 3 U.S. semester/4.5 quarter credits; 45 contact hours per session

Language of Instruction

All students take one CIEE course per session

Course Notes
 “(GI)” denotes courses that originated at CIEE’s Global Institutes and that are offered at multiple Global Institutes and CIEE Centers.

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.

Summer 2020 Courses

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Summer 2020 syllabi will be available by early September.

Session I

  • (GI) MKTG 2002 SHCN: Principles of Marketing

Session II

  • (GI) BUSI 3011 SYAU: Economics of Wine

Session III

  • COMM 3102 SYAU: Gamification in Work and Play

Dates & Fees

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Dates & Fees

No Hidden Fees


Application Due

Start Date

End Date

Fees & Housing

Summer Session I 2020 4 weeks Apr 1, 2020 May 18, 2020 Jun 15, 2020
Summer Session II 2020 4 weeks Apr 1, 2020 Jun 15, 2020 Jul 13, 2020
Summer Session III 2020 4 weeks Apr 1, 2020 Jul 13, 2020 Aug 9, 2020

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