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Information for term Summer in Sydney

Application deadline, and cost information.

Application Deadline

The application deadline has passed.

Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • 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

Extended Deadline

April 15, 2020
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Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Deadline: April 15, 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

Extended Deadline

May 15, 2020
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Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Deadline: May 15, 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

Application Deadline

The application deadline has passed.

Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Dates: May 18 – Jul 13, 2020 (8 weeks)
  • Credit: 3 per Session semester hours / 4.5 per Session quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 2.5 Overall GPA

Extended Deadline

April 15, 2020
weeks
days
hours

Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Deadline: April 15, 2020
  • Dates: Jun 15 – Aug 9, 2020 (8 weeks)
  • Credit: 3 per Session semester hours / 4.5 per Session quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 2.5 Overall GPA

Application Deadline

The application deadline has passed.

Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Dates: May 18 – Aug 9, 2020 (12 weeks)
  • Credit: 3 per Session semester hours / 4.5 per Session quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 2.5 Overall GPA

Overview

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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.

Unique Experiences

  • TAKE A WELL-EARNED BREAK

    at the magnificent, world-renowned Bondi Beach.

  • EXPLORE ABORIGINAL ART

    during a visit to the Royal National Park.

  • ENJOY A CONCERT

    at the stunning Sydney Opera House.

  • number of Sydney-siders, or residents in Sydney

    5 M+
  • parks and nature areas in Sydney

    400
  • 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

    Housing

    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 classes in Ultimo, Sydney.

  • 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

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    Sydney Opera House

    World-famous Sydney landmark

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    Bondi Beach

    World-famous, beautiful beach

  • C

    CIEE Global Institute

    Sydney, 616 Harris Street, Ultimo NSW 2007

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Program Details

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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.

Academics

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Academics

  • 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.

Eligibility

  • 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.

Courses

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Course Information

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
English

Requirements
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.

Scholarships

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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:

  • Global Access Initiative (GAIN) Grants
  • CIEE Gilman Go Global Grant
  • MSI 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.

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Dates & Fees

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Dates & Fees

Program

Application Due

Start Date

End Date

Fees & Housing

Summer Session I 2020 4 weeks Deadline Passed May 18, 2020 Jun 15, 2020
$4,150
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Program Fees

CIEE offers the most student support of any provider in its program fee, including an airport greeting, full-time leadership and support, orientation, cultural activities, local excursions, pre-departure advising, and CIEE iNext travel insurance with benefits.

Participation Confirmation = $300 *

Educational Costs = $3,133 **

Housing = $550

Insurance = $167

Total Fees = $4,150

Estimated Costs

Students are responsible and manage costs related to travel, meals, books, and personal expenses. Below are estimates for consideration.

Meals not included in program fee = $600

International Airfare = $1,800

Local Transportation = $150

Books & Supplies = $50

Visa Fees = $20 ††

Personal expenses = $600

Total Estimated Costs = $3,220

Financial Aid

CIEE offers the most grants and scholarships of any study abroad organization, including $8 million/year in travel grants, merit-based scholarships, institutional and MSI grants, and Gilman Go Global Grants.

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This breakdown has been prepared from the program budget for the purpose of calculating eligibility for financial aid. During the course of program operations, actual figures may vary. It should not, therefore, be used as a basis for calculation of refunds. CIEE reserves the right to adjust fees at any time.

Students required to study on CIEE programs through a School of Record will be charged a $500 administrative fee in addition to the Program Fees listed.

* non-refundable

** direct cost of education charged uniformly to all students

Round-trip based on U.S. East Coast departure

†† Electronic Travel Authorisation

Summer Session I and II 2020 8 weeks Deadline Passed May 18, 2020 Jul 13, 2020
$7,470
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Program Fees

CIEE offers the most student support of any provider in its program fee, including an airport greeting, full-time leadership and support, orientation, cultural activities, local excursions, pre-departure advising, and CIEE iNext travel insurance with benefits.

Participation Confirmation = $300 *

Educational Costs = $5,903 **

Housing = $1,100

Insurance = $167

Total Fees = $7,470

Estimated Costs

Students are responsible and manage costs related to travel, meals, books, and personal expenses. Below are estimates for consideration.

Meals not included in program fee = $1,200

International Airfare = $1,800

Local Transportation = $300

Books & Supplies = $100

Visa Fees = $20 ††

Personal expenses = $1,200

Total Estimated Costs = $4,620

Financial Aid

CIEE offers the most grants and scholarships of any study abroad organization, including $8 million/year in travel grants, merit-based scholarships, institutional and MSI grants, and Gilman Go Global Grants.

See Scholarships

This breakdown has been prepared from the program budget for the purpose of calculating eligibility for financial aid. During the course of program operations, actual figures may vary. It should not, therefore, be used as a basis for calculation of refunds. CIEE reserves the right to adjust fees at any time.

Students required to study on CIEE programs through a School of Record will be charged a $500 administrative fee in addition to the Program Fees listed.

* non-refundable

** direct cost of education charged uniformly to all students

Round-trip based on U.S. East Coast departure

†† Electronic Travel Authorisation

Summer Sessions I, II and III 2020 12 weeks Deadline Passed May 18, 2020 Aug 9, 2020
$10,790
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Program Fees

CIEE offers the most student support of any provider in its program fee, including an airport greeting, full-time leadership and support, orientation, cultural activities, local excursions, pre-departure advising, and CIEE iNext travel insurance with benefits.

Participation Confirmation = $300 *

Educational Costs = $8,673 **

Housing = $1,650

Insurance = $167

Total Fees = $10,790

Estimated Costs

Students are responsible and manage costs related to travel, meals, books, and personal expenses. Below are estimates for consideration.

Meals not included in program fee = $1,800

International Airfare = $1,800

Local Transportation = $450

Books & Supplies = $150

Visa Fees = $20 ††

Personal expenses = $1,800

Total Estimated Costs = $6,020

Financial Aid

CIEE offers the most grants and scholarships of any study abroad organization, including $8 million/year in travel grants, merit-based scholarships, institutional and MSI grants, and Gilman Go Global Grants.

See Scholarships

This breakdown has been prepared from the program budget for the purpose of calculating eligibility for financial aid. During the course of program operations, actual figures may vary. It should not, therefore, be used as a basis for calculation of refunds. CIEE reserves the right to adjust fees at any time.

Students required to study on CIEE programs through a School of Record will be charged a $500 administrative fee in addition to the Program Fees listed.

* non-refundable

** direct cost of education charged uniformly to all students

Round-trip based on U.S. East Coast departure

†† Electronic Travel Authorisation

Summer Session II 2020 4 weeks Apr 15, 2020 Jun 15, 2020 Jul 13, 2020
$4,150
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Program Fees

CIEE offers the most student support of any provider in its program fee, including an airport greeting, full-time leadership and support, orientation, cultural activities, local excursions, pre-departure advising, and CIEE iNext travel insurance with benefits.

Participation Confirmation = $300 *

Educational Costs = $3,133 **

Housing = $550

Insurance = $167

Total Fees = $4,150

Estimated Costs

Students are responsible and manage costs related to travel, meals, books, and personal expenses. Below are estimates for consideration.

Meals not included in program fee = $600

International Airfare = $1,800

Local Transportation = $150

Books & Supplies = $50

Visa Fees = $20 ††

Personal expenses = $600

Total Estimated Costs = $3,220

Financial Aid

CIEE offers the most grants and scholarships of any study abroad organization, including $8 million/year in travel grants, merit-based scholarships, institutional and MSI grants, and Gilman Go Global Grants.

See Scholarships

This breakdown has been prepared from the program budget for the purpose of calculating eligibility for financial aid. During the course of program operations, actual figures may vary. It should not, therefore, be used as a basis for calculation of refunds. CIEE reserves the right to adjust fees at any time.

Students required to study on CIEE programs through a School of Record will be charged a $500 administrative fee in addition to the Program Fees listed.

* non-refundable

** direct cost of education charged uniformly to all students

Round-trip based on U.S. East Coast departure

†† Electronic Travel Authorisation

Summer Session II and III 2020 8 weeks Apr 15, 2020 Jun 15, 2020 Aug 9, 2020
$7,470
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Program Fees

CIEE offers the most student support of any provider in its program fee, including an airport greeting, full-time leadership and support, orientation, cultural activities, local excursions, pre-departure advising, and CIEE iNext travel insurance with benefits.

Participation Confirmation = $300 *

Educational Costs = $5,903 **

Housing = $1,100

Insurance = $167

Total Fees = $7,470

Estimated Costs

Students are responsible and manage costs related to travel, meals, books, and personal expenses. Below are estimates for consideration.

Meals not included in program fee = $1,200

International Airfare = $1,800

Local Transportation = $300

Books & Supplies = $100

Visa Fees = $20 ††

Personal expenses = $1,200

Total Estimated Costs = $4,620

Financial Aid

CIEE offers the most grants and scholarships of any study abroad organization, including $8 million/year in travel grants, merit-based scholarships, institutional and MSI grants, and Gilman Go Global Grants.

See Scholarships

This breakdown has been prepared from the program budget for the purpose of calculating eligibility for financial aid. During the course of program operations, actual figures may vary. It should not, therefore, be used as a basis for calculation of refunds. CIEE reserves the right to adjust fees at any time.

Students required to study on CIEE programs through a School of Record will be charged a $500 administrative fee in addition to the Program Fees listed.

* non-refundable

** direct cost of education charged uniformly to all students

Round-trip based on U.S. East Coast departure

†† Electronic Travel Authorisation

Summer Session III 2020 4 weeks May 15, 2020 Jul 13, 2020 Aug 9, 2020
$4,150
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Program Fees

CIEE offers the most student support of any provider in its program fee, including an airport greeting, full-time leadership and support, orientation, cultural activities, local excursions, pre-departure advising, and CIEE iNext travel insurance with benefits.

Participation Confirmation = $300 *

Educational Costs = $3,133 **

Housing = $550

Insurance = $167

Total Fees = $4,150

Estimated Costs

Students are responsible and manage costs related to travel, meals, books, and personal expenses. Below are estimates for consideration.

Meals not included in program fee = $600

International Airfare = $1,800

Local Transportation = $150

Books & Supplies = $50

Visa Fees = $20 ††

Personal expenses = $600

Total Estimated Costs = $3,220

Financial Aid

CIEE offers the most grants and scholarships of any study abroad organization, including $8 million/year in travel grants, merit-based scholarships, institutional and MSI grants, and Gilman Go Global Grants.

See Scholarships

This breakdown has been prepared from the program budget for the purpose of calculating eligibility for financial aid. During the course of program operations, actual figures may vary. It should not, therefore, be used as a basis for calculation of refunds. CIEE reserves the right to adjust fees at any time.

Students required to study on CIEE programs through a School of Record will be charged a $500 administrative fee in addition to the Program Fees listed.

* non-refundable

** direct cost of education charged uniformly to all students

Round-trip based on U.S. East Coast departure

†† Electronic Travel Authorisation

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