Sydney, Australia

Undergraduate Study & Intern in Australia

Sydney, Australia: The Centres for Academic Programmes Abroad (CAPA)

Credits: Classes graded A-F, reflected in transcript and GPA

  • Semester programs: 13 - 16 credits
  • Summer program: 6 credits

Offered in partnership with the Learning Abroad Center


Set on Port Jackson, Sydney is Australia's largest city with a population of over 4 million people. Originally established as a British colony and now Australia's premier city, Sydney boasts dazzling harbors, beaches, a multicultural population and a host of restaurants and attractions. The extensive public transportation system of ferries, buses and trains let you see and experience it all.

The Study and Internships in Sydney program offers courses that deepen your understanding of Australian culture. The strength of the program is the internship experience, which allows you to integrate with Australians, experience the culture first-hand and gain professional work experience.


CAPA International Education provides on-site support, student housing, program classrooms and study areas. CAPA also arranges the on-site orientation and program excursion, as well as social and cultural events.


This program is open to all U of M and non-U of M undergraduate students with sophomore, junior or senior standing and a minimum GPA of 2.5.

The University of Minnesota is committed to the policy that all persons shall have equal access to its programs, facilities and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, or sexual orientation.


Gain professional work experience by participating in an unpaid internship and taking courses in art, business, cinema, communication, government, marketing, sociology and more.

This program appeals to students who are interested in gaining a deeper understanding of Australian culture, need to fulfill liberal arts requirements and want to participate in an internship related to their field of study.

More detailed academic information is available on the Learning Abroad Center's website:


Internship placements are available in almost any field including business. Participants earn 3 to 6 credits through the internship combined with the Learning Through Internships course.

Read about past internships that have been available but remember that it is not a complete list. If you do not see the field that you are interested in listed, inquire at the Learning Abroad Center about the possibility of doing an internship in that field.

Review the CAPA Internship Handbook for additional information about the internship process and expectations.


Students may choose between two housing options:

  • Housing in a homestay with an Australian family. Breakfast and dinner are included in the program fee.
  • Apartment housing in Meriton Waterloo. Five-star serviced apartment complex in the Moore Park/Waterloo precinct of Sydney. Four students per apartment with two twin bedrooms and two bathrooms per apartment. Students receive a weekly food stipend of approximately 46 AUD (approximately $40) which is included in the program fee.

Budget Estimate

The most up to date budget estimates can be found on the Learning Abroad Center website:

Finanacial Aid & Scholarships

Most financial aid may be applied to the cost of study abroad.  In addition, all Carlson School students participating on Learning Abroad Center programs will be automatically reviewed for need-based scholarships.

Additional scholarships may be available through the Learning Abroad Center. You can learn more at:

Application & Admission

You will need to apply online through the Learning Abroad Center for this program. You can find application information and instructions on their website at:



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Phone: 612-625-9361
Fax: 612-624-8248

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