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. Students complete a four-credit core course on Australian Culture and Society during the first six weeks of the semester while completing a 10-credit teaching practicum. For more information on Sydney, visit the BU Sydney website.

Program Curriculum

All students in the Internship Program take this course during the first six weeks. Note: Syllabi are for course approval and reference only. Students will receive up-to-date syllabi when their courses begin.

CAS AN 368 Australian Culture and Society

An analysis of Australia from historical, geographical, political, economic, and sociocultural perspectives, with a major focus on Australia’s global and domestic development as as multicultural nation wit European roots, traditional Western alliances, and a growing involvement in the Asia-Pacific region. This course requires each student to complete an extensive ethnographic research project. Connellan. Syllabus

CAS IP101: The Global Learning Experience (1 credit)

All program participants have the opportunity to make the most of their semester abroad with The Global Learning Experience, a self-paced, Pass/Fail course with brief readings and experiential assignments that accompany them while living, studying and interning in a country and culture different from their own. Students post their work, experiences and observations to an online platform to trace and articulate their achievements abroad from an academic, personal and professional standpoint. The course links students with the faculty instructors as well as peers studying on other BU Study Abroad programs around the world. Students earn one credit in addition to the total program credits mentioned below at no additional cost.

Program Details

Program Dates
  • Fall Semester: mid August to mid December

Please note that this program only runs during the Fall semester.

  • Upon successful completion of the program, students earn fourteen Boston University credits. Students must enroll for a total of fourteen credits.
  • The BU Sydney Academic Center is located in Broadway close to both the University of Sydney and the University of Technology, Sydney. In addition to classroom and office space, the Center houses a computer lab equipped with wireless Internet service and a program library. Student accommodations are located in the BU Sydney Academic Center, and offers easy access to public transportation, Darling Harbour, Chinatown, and the city business district.
Application Deadlines
  • Fall Semester: March 15

Program Staff

All Boston University Sydney programs are administered in coordination with our Boston and Sydney offices. In Boston, a program manager oversees the admissions and pre-departure procedures, and maintains contact with students prior to their arrival in Sydney. The Boston office also houses administrative personnel who are responsible for everyday operations. In Sydney, the staff comprises a resident director and administrative, academic and housing personnel.