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Housing Options: Apartment Areas of Study: Art, Business and Management, Economics, Film & New Media Studies, International Relations, Internships, Journalism, Political Science, Psychology, Public Health, Public Relations, Sociology
Program Type: Study Abroad Language of Instruction: English
Class Year: 3. Junior, 4. Senior Program Features: Internship
Program Description:
         
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Sydney, Australia

The Sydney Internship Program combines coursework at the Boston University Sydney Center with professional work experience in or near Sydney.

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.

Why BU?

Start with the numbers:

  • 75+ programs
  • 30+ cities around the world
  • 20+ countries
  • The first to establish programs on six continents
  • More than 4,000 active internship sources worldwide
  • Last year we accepted 2,100 students from 150+ colleges
  • Since 1984, 16,000 students have participated in our programs

Add in the internships:

It's what we're known for and what we do better than pretty much any other program: we give students a way to intern AND study while living in a foreign city.

  • Internships are guaranteed
  • Internships are personalized,
  • Internships are available in arts, business, communications, journalism, advertising, marketing, pre-law, international relations, NGOs, political science, psychology, social policy, and more.

Learn why interning abroad is such a unique opportunity and why BU is the leader in internship opportunities.

Finally, consider all these benefits:

FOREIGN LANGUAGE SKILLS

Students in Boston University language programs learn foreign languages based on their skill level in countries all over the globe.

EASY CREDIT TRANSFER

Upon completion of the program, students receive an official transcript from Boston University, helping to make credit transfer easier.

AFFORDABILITY

Competitive program prices and financial aid make study abroad more affordable than ever.

ACADEMIC AND ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT

Students benefit from years of professional experience of Boston University's resident faculty and staff overseas. See a full staff listing of our Boston and overseas program offices.

A HOME AWAY FROM HOME

Each of our programs provides housing, whether it's in BU-managed properties, dormitories/off-campus housing of affiliated colleges and universities, in a local family's home, or in apartments or residential hotels. All housing options are screened by Boston University Study Abroad.

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Financial aid is available
 

 

Why Sydney?

  • Sydney--exciting, cosmopolitan, landmark city of Australia
  • Standard American-length semester features academic courses taught by Australian professors on a BU campus
  • Quality, personalized internship placements across a broad range of specializations
  • Student housing in fully furnished, centrally located apartments

 

Contact Us

Boston University Study Abroad
888 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA 02215
617-353-9888
617-353-3402 (fax)
abroad@bu.edu

 

 
 
 
 

 



Further information about the BU Sydney Internship Program specific to Wheaton College students

Wheaton College is committed to providing students with opportunities to broaden their understanding and vision beyond the borders of this campus and this country. We work in collaboration with carefully selected partner institutions around the world to support our students as they prepare to study abroad and while they are overseas. Students must apply to Wheaton's Center for Global Education as well as the institution through which they plan to study abroad. The most up-to-date information can be found on the program provider's website above. 
                      
Application Tips:
Early application is encouraged as BU reviews applications on a rolling admissions basis. 

Program Dates:
Fall Semester:    mid-August to early December                      Spring Semester:    mid-January to early May

Courses & Credits:
The semester is divided into a Core Phase, with a required Australian Culture and Society course and elective seminars and an Internship Phase, during which students work full-time, four days a week, while also enrolling in an elective course for which they receive 16 semester hours or 4.0 Wheaton credits. 

IMPORTANT NOTE:
Students must obtain approval from a Wheaton academic department in order to receive academic credit for the internship seminar and experience. Students may not participate in the program without this approval and approval of all academic components and seminars.

Not all internship areas and related courses fall within liberal arts disciplines and will not be approved for academic credit by Wheaton College.

Housing & Meals:
Student accommodations are located in the BU Sydney Academic Center. Students live in single bedrooms in fully furnished 4-bedroom suites with 1.5 baths. Each suite also contains a kitchen complete with appliances and cutlery. Students are responsible for all their own meals.   Accommodations offer easy access to public transportation, Darling Harbour, Chinatown, and the city business district.

Budget Worksheet:
Click here for the BU Internships budget worksheet!
(Estimated personal expenses are available on the BU website)

Other Items to Note:
- All students accepted to a study abroad program will be assessed a $500 non-refundable confirmation fee at the time of final confirmation of study abroad participation.
- Students are not charged the technology, laundry, or student activities fees while on a study abroad program.
- Fees billed by Wheaton will be charged to students on their regular Wheaton College student account during regular billing cycles (July/December).               

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     For Wheaton specific questions contact:
   
                                                                                                                
     Center for Global Education
     5  Howard Street
     Wheaton College
     Norton, MA 02766-2322
     globaled@wheatoncollege.edu
     508-286- 4950

Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2018 03/01/2018 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.