Ready for the ultimate academic getaway? Sydney is your spot. It’s a world-class city. It’s far away. It’s English-speaking yet retains a Pacific-rim vibe. And the BU programs give students a unique perspective—both in the classroom and outside—on this glorious multicultural nation of Oz.
Most programs require students to take a popular Australian Culture and Society course. It’s taught in the BU Sydney Academic Center, which houses the program’s academic facilities, classrooms, library, computer room, and staff offices. (Students who’ve been on the Sydney program have especially high praise for the five full-time and three part-time BU support staff.)
Housing is on the outskirts of downtown near Darling Harbour. Studio apartments may consist of shared studio-type arrangements or large suites housing a larger number of students, but will always incorporate access to kitchen facilities as well as shared living space and bathroom/shower units.
Sydney and indeed all of Australia offer unbelievable opportunities to explore, from the Opera House, great shopping, and local beaches to Melbourne, the Great Barrier Reef, and even farther afield to New Zealand and Fiji.
Programs in Sydney
Upper division engineering students have the opportunity to take technical and engineering courses through direct enrollment at the University of Sydney.
Tags: English Speaking, Fall, Spring, Undergraduate
Focus: Engineering, Science
Students have the opportunity to spend six weeks studying contemporary film and promotional marketing and participate in the annual Sydney Film Festival.
Tags: Offers Graduate Credit, Summer, Undergraduate
Focus: Communication, Film & Television
After completing the program’s six-week core phase, students spend the final eight weeks in internships with organizations in the greater Sydney area, working full time, four days per week, while also taking one of three elective courses.
Tags: English Speaking, Fall, Internship, Spring, Undergraduate
Focus: Advertising, Art & Architecture, Business & Management, Communication, Economics, Film & Television, Finance, Health & Human Services, Hospitality Administration, International Relations, Journalism, Marketing, Mass Communication, Political Science, Psychology, Public Relations, Sociology
Students take courses and simultaneously work at organizations in the greater Sydney area.
Tags: English Speaking, Internship, Summer
Focus: Advertising, Art & Architecture, Business & Management, Communication, Economics, Film & Television, Health & Human Services, Hospitality Administration, International Relations, Journalism, Marketing, Mass Communication, Political Science, Psychology, Public Relations
BU, in conjunction with the University of Sydney, offers an extended one-semester internship program consisting of three courses (one of which may be a management course), an Australian Culture and Society course, and an internship.
Tags: BU students only, Internship, Spring
Focus: Business & Management, Economics, Management Policy
Students have the opportunity to study and produce travel writing in both the creative and the professional forms of the genre.
Tags: English Speaking, Offers Graduate Credit, Summer, Undergraduate
Focus: Communication, English/Creative Writing, Journalism, Travel Writing, Writing