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Summer: IES: Sydney Summer - Society, Sport, & Leadership (Australia)

Sydney, Australia

Program Overview

Term Start Date End Date Application Deadline
Summer 2020
Jun 18, 2020
Jul 30, 2020
Mar 01, 2020
Language(s) of Instruction
English
Yes
No
No
Class Standing
Junior
Rising Sophomore
Senior
Sophomore
2.5
Credits

6

Program Advisor

The Program

Study Abroad in Sydney this summer!

Sydney, with its iconic Opera House and Harbor Bridge, is Australia’s cultural center. It’s also the largest city in Australia, the capital of New South Wales, and the nation’s financial and economic hub. The site of the first British colony “down under,” Sydney has grown into a cosmopolitan city that scores high marks for quality of life. In addition to its cultural opportunities, Sydney also has its fair share of bars, restaurants, nightclubs, and live-music venues.  For all its excitement, however, Sydney retains a laid-back quality. The city has a wealth of parks, gardens, and outdoor pools. A short train-ride inland will bring you to the tranquil Blue Mountains; the other way lie Sydney’s surfing beaches, Bondi, Manly, and Tamarama.

Sydney

Program Location

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IES: Sydney Summer - Society, Sport, & Leadership

Australia

Sydney

Sydney, with its iconic Opera House and Harbor Bridge, is Australia’s cultural center. It’s also the largest city in Australia, the capital of New South Wales, and the nation’s financial and economic hub. The site of the first British colony “down under,” Sydney has grown into a cosmopolitan city that scores high marks for quality of life. In addition to its cultural opportunities, Sydney also has its fair share of bars, restaurants, nightclubs, and live-music venues.  For all its excitement, however, Sydney retains a laid-back quality. The city has a wealth of parks, gardens, and outdoor pools. A short train-ride inland will bring you to the tranquil Blue Mountains; the other way lie Sydney’s surfing beaches, Bondi, Manly, and Tamarama.

Academics

This program follows a traditional study abroad program model with students taking courses on topics of local interest. Courses are taught by local faculty and include a mix of classroom learning and field trips. Students will enroll in two courses for a total of six credits:

For information about study abroad credit transfer, registration, and transcripts please visit the Academics section of our website.

Excursions
IES Summer: Sydney - Society, Sport, & Leadership organizes a number of field trips as an integral part of its opportunities for cultural immersion in Australia. These trips explore areas of significant regional interest and are led by people who contextualize what you are witnessing and experiencing. Additional fees may apply.

Possible destinations include:
Featherdale and Blue Mountains
1 day - Hike in the Blue Mountains and enjoy a visit to Featherdale Wildlife Park.

Royal National Park
1 day - Enjoy a visit to the second-oldest national park in the world, full of fascinating plants, birds, and animals.

Central Australia
4 days (included in program cost) - Intensive four-day field trip to Central Australia where students will be able to investigate a unique geographical environment with a complex history of cross-cultural interactions between settlers and the First Australians. Students will spend time in the frontier town of Alice Springs and then travel to Uluru.  Uluru is located within a national park and has been listed as a UNESCO World Natural and Cultural Heritage site. As one of Australia’s most famous and symbolic landmarks, its representations, meanings and cross-cultural histories are integral to the themes of this subject.

Academic Calendar

*All dates are subject to change.  Do not book your flight until you have been accepted and the academic dates have been confirmed.

Summer 2020

Early June

Mid July

Housing and Meals

Live in a two-bedroom apartment in a multi-unit apartment building. You will share your two-bedroom apartment with 3 IES Abroad roommates, sharing one of the two bedrooms with one of those roommates. Meals are not included/provided but there is a kitchen in the apartment in which to prepare meals.

Financial Information

Program Costs

This is the billed amount that will appear on your Rutgers term bill during the term you study abroad.
NJ Resident non-NJ Resident
Program Cost $8,110 $8,690
Program Cost includes:

•    Tuition 
•    Housing
•    Administrative Fees
•    International SOS Health Insurance

Out-of-Pocket Costs

These are estimated expenses that are not part of your term bill. Students will need to pay for these expenses out-of-pocket.
Airfare $1,750
Meals $1,275
Visa (Estimate is for US Citizens) $15
Books and Classroom Materials $50
Local Transportation $125
Personal Expenses $800
IES Summer Deposit $500
Optional Excursions $100
Total $4,615.00
Out-of-Pocket Cost includes:

The above costs are estimations and represent the known out-of-pocket costs students encounter during their time abroad. 
 
Some of these expenses will be paid for prior to going abroad, such as an airline ticket and visa costs, while some of these expenses, such as meals and local transportation, will be paid in-country as part of your daily expenses. As you plan, you will need to budget these costs and spend wisely throughout your time abroad.


 

Scholarships

Available to all Rutgers students participating in a Rutgers Global–Study Abroad program. Applications can be found inside of your study abroad program application. For more information, please visit the Scholarship section of our website.

Available to study abroad students who receive a Pell Grant.  For more information about the scholarship and additional eligibility requirements please visit the Gilman website