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  • Locations: Sydney, Australia
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Program Homepage: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: KU applicants only
  • Program Cost: Summer
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2019 02/01/2019 02/15/2019 05/22/2019 07/13/2019
IMPORTANT DATE INFORMATION: The start date listed is the on-site arrival date for the program. Students should plan to depart the U.S. on 5/20/19.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Program Type: Internship Study Abroad Program Coordinator: Kate Gerken
Click here for a definition of this term Language of Instruction: English Click here for a definition of this term Minimum GPA Eligibility: 2.75 GPA
Open to Non-KU students: No Open to graduate students: No
Click here for a definition of this term Fulfills KU Core Advanced Education Goal 4.2 - Culture and Diversity: Yes
Program Description:


Funding your Study Abroad Program

KU Study Abroad can do personalized financial aid and scholarship advising for students.  Please visit 108 Lippincott Hall or call 785-864-3742 to set up an appointment.  KU students who qualify for financial aid in the form of Stafford and/or other loans, Federal Grants, and KU or outside scholarships may apply the aid to the cost of a study abroad program.  
 
KU Study Abroad supplemental scholarships are available to KU degree seeking students. Applications are available online. The scholarship application deadline is March 1 for Summer, March 15th for Fall and Academic Year programs and October 1 for Spring, Winter Break and Spring Break programs.
 
For additional scholarship opportunities visit:  www.studyabroad.ku.edu/other-scholarship-opportunities

 

Application Procedures

Step 1: Complete KU application by Feb. 1st.  Below is a list of the required documents and questionnaires.

        a.  Statement of Purpose
        b.  Verification of Minimum GPA Requirement
        c.  Unofficial Transcript or Advising Report
        d.  2 Recommendations - 1 academic and 1 professional
        e.  Authorization to Release Student Information
        f.  Student Conduct Verification
        g.  Academic Plan and Approval Form
        h. Financial Aid Questionnaire
        i. Passport Information Required Reading
        j. CAPA Application Instructions Required Reading

*Upon acceptance, additional documents such as a background check will be required. 

Step 2: Complete CAPA’s KU Sydney Internship application by Feb. 1st.  See the CAPA Application Instructions in the Required Readings section of your Jayhawks Abroad account for details. 

Please Note: All internship placements in Sydney are dependent on fluency in English in order for CAPA to be able to guarantee a placement for a student.  As part of the internship application process all non-US students who do not meet the requirements outlined below will need to participate in a SKYPE interview as part of the internship application process.  This interview will be conducted with a member of the CAPA Sydney Internship Staff member at least 70 days prior to the start of the program, based on CAPA’s knowledge of the student’s citizenship at that time. The CAPA Program Manager assigned to the program will arrange the interview at a time that will be suitable for both the student applicant and the CAPA Sydney staff.  The deadline for the SKYPE interviews noted above has been set to ensure that the student applicant will not incur any program cancellation penalties if it is determined that their English language proficiency level will make an internship prohibitive.  

All non-US citizens participating in an internship will be required to follow the above process, unless they meet the following requirements:

  • Citizen of country where English identified as official language (see attached list)
  • Permanent residents of the United States
  • Individuals who completed high school in the United States


Program Ratings:
Overall Experience:
1 2 3 4 5
Academic Experiences:
1 2 3 4
Cultural Experience:
1 2 3 4 5
Program Reviews:
Teresa Hoa Dinh, Summer 2012 Participant
Sydney is very expensive. The estimate that is given is an ESTIMATE. If you are going through CAPA and KU study abroad, you will be offered services to travel to Cairns, Port Stephens, and other great traveling places; however, those expenses for those excursions are not included in the estimate. You will want to go on those trips... I promise.

Cameron Sawyer Case, Summer 2015 Participant
Having an internship was the element of the program that I found the most rewarding, especially working for a non-profit organization on top of that. I was able to put my skills, knowledge and work into a position while still enjoying my time in another country. I liked having an internship over taking classes abroad because it really forces you to have cultural experiences in the office and you learn so much more about the country you are visiting instead of taking a course. You don't get just textbook answers from your co-workers and they can even tell you great places to travel, places to eat and more (you can't learn that by taking a class!)

Caitlin Richelle Scheckel, Summer 2013 Participant
I learned about how to really improve upon my skills for the professional world in addition in how to communicate, build, and maintain relationships with those that come from various backgrounds. Good communication is key in any workplace and gaining experience in being able to have good lines of communication between fellow workers and even building those strong relationships between organizations can be used in any future workplace.