Sydney, Australia

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

Sydney Engineering Program

Sydney Engineering Program

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

Sydney Film Festival and Internship Program

Sydney Film Festival & Internship Program (Summer)

Students have the opportunity to spend eight weeks studying contemporary film, complete an internship in film & television, and participate in the annual Sydney Film Festival.
Tags: Offers Graduate Credit, Summer, Undergraduate
Focus: Communication, Film & Television

Sydney Internship Program

Sydney Internship Program

Students complete one required course, two electives, and spend the final eight weeks in internships with organizations in the greater Sydney area, working full time, four days per week.
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

Sydney Management Internship Program

Sydney Management Internship Program

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

Sydney School of Education Program

Sydney School of Education Program

Students in the field of education have the opportunity to gain international teaching experience through Boston University’s School of Education Program.
Tags: BU students only, Fall
Focus: Education

Travel Writing in Australia

Travel Writing in Australia (Summer)

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