Students in the field of education have the opportunity to gain international teaching experience through Boston University’s Wheelock 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. The Boston University Study Abroad Sydney site combines student apartment suites, classrooms, offices, a library, computer facilities, and a lounge space. During their time in Australia, students will live in single bedrooms in fully furnished suites of three to four bedrooms.
Requirements & Considerations
- All students must enroll according to, and remain in compliance with, the Boston University Study Abroad Course Load Policy.
- Boston University students only
- Non-US citizens must contact BU Study Abroad prior to submitting an application before March 15. Obtaining visas may not be possible for applications received after this date, especially those from non-Commonwealth countries.
- Admissions requirements for all programs
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 a multicultural nation with 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.
Housing & Student Services
- Students have single, furnished rooms, in 3–4 person suites with a shared kitchen, 1.5 bathrooms, and common area with a television. They are provided with bedding, a bath towel, and wash cloth. There is a microwave in the kitchen which can also be used to bake. There is a mall a short walk away where students can purchase kitchen supplies, home goods, and groceries.
- Board is not included/no stipend
- No dining hall availability
- Library and classrooms in the same building for students to use
- 24 hr. security, a roof deck for students to hang out, a fully-stocked library with computers, classrooms in the same building
- Fall Semester: mid August to mid December
Please note: This program only runs during the Fall semester.
- Fall Semester: March 15
Cost & Financial Considerations
- 2018/2019 Tuition & Fees: $31,815
Cost includes tuition, housing, airfare from designated US cities, program related activities, administrative fee, overseas medical insurance, and emergency evacuation coverage.
- 2018 to 2019 academic year budget sheet, including cost of living expenses.
- Financial aid available