Head to the land down under and discover the breathtaking biodiversity and laid-back lifestyle of this continent-sized country. Even better, experience Sydney your way by customizing your study abroad term on the Open Campus Block Program. Take one, two, or three six-week blocks, select your courses from a wide range of subject areas. In Sydney, you’ll enjoy one of the world’s most livable and friendliest cities with easy access to outdoor activities and iconic beaches.
Stay in Sydney the entire time or spend other blocks at our Global Institute locations in Berlin, Buenos Aires, Cape Town, Copenhagen, London, Madrid, Yucatán, Monteverde, Paris, Rio de Janeiro, Rome, Santiago, and Shanghai.
DO YOUR CLASS READING
at the magnificent Bondi Beach
LEARN ABOUT SOCIAL JUSTICE AND DELIVERY OF SERVICES
Sydney’s origins trace back to an area inhabited by indigenous Australians for over 30,000 years, discovered by Europeans in the 1770’s and settled as a penal colony in 1788. With a population of around five million, Sydney is a cosmopolitan, open-minded, multicultural city. Nearly half of its residents speak a language other than English at home and 36% were born overseas. Sydney is consistently ranked as one of the best cities to live globally, and it is renowned for its social inclusion, diversity, and tolerance.
Excursions & Activities
Each block features a study tour and various activities may include:
Go on a 3-day/2-night excursion to the nation’s capital, Canberra, to learn about the governance of Australia and witness the highs and the lows of Australian history at the Australian War Memorial and the Reconciliation Place
Kayak with your “mates” through Sydney Harbor before a traditional Australian BBQ
Hike the spectacular Blue Mountains with experienced and informed guides ready to share the environmental and cultural history of the spectacular landscape
Projects, Volunteering, or Internships
Volunteer Opportunities: Sydney Dogs and Cats Home Animal Shelter – work on projects that support the needs of stray dogs and cats in our campus neighborhood. Indigenous Education Center – volunteer for peer to peer tutoring. Women's Library Resource Center – work on projects that support the needs of the center. Code Club Sydney – help young learners from disadvantaged backgrounds learn basic computing skills.
Internships: Internship opportunities are available as part of the study program in a variety of businesses and NGOs in both private and public organizations.
Research: Pursue a research project of your own design incorporating independent and local fieldwork.
Service-Learning: Combine course-based learning with practical, relevant project experience to meet a community-defined need.
Advising before you depart to set goals and answer questions
Optional on-site airport pick-up
Multi-day on-site orientation
Full-time program leadership and support in your host city
Field trips and cultural activities
Overnight study tours
Insurance and other travel benefits, with CIEE iNext
1 out of 3 CIEE students receives a scholarship - get yours!
GAIN Travel Grants - up to $2,000 toward travel costs guaranteed to all Pell-elgible students.
Gilman Go Global Grants - $2,500/semester and $1,000/summer, guaranteed to all Gilman applications.
Merit-Based Scholarships - $2,500/semester and $750/summer, awarded to students deomonstrating high academic achievement.
Minority Serving Institutions (MIS) Grant - $2,000/semester and $500/summer, guaranteed to all students attending MSIs.
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