Going abroad through CAPA and to Sydney was the best choice I have ever made. The staff is amazing and they really care about each student. They make an effort to get to know you and make you feel at home while abroad.
Excursions: CAPA hosts multiple activities throughout the semester. They were all really fun and helped you learn more about Sydney. My personal favorite was the trip to the Blue Mountains and Fetherdale Wildlife Park. There are also smaller excursions offered throughout the semester such as a tour of the Sydney Opera House and the Bondi to Coogee Walk.
Housing: Urbanest was a great apartment building and it was nice that it only housed students. The rooms were very spacious with lots of storage and each one had its own bathroom. There was also a gym in the building which was very convenient- it was small but it did the job. The location of Urbanest is great-it is close to Central Station (a hub of public transportation) and walking distance to Darling Harbor!
Classes: The classes were definitely less work than what I was used to but I still learned a lot from each one. The professors were all very personable and made an effort to immerse the students into the Australian culture. My favorite class was Sports Marketing-we got to go to a soccer (futbol) game and an Aussie Rules game. It was a lot of fun!
Overall, I can not say enough good things about CAPA and Sydney. Being able to really immerse myself in the culture through my internship and classes was amazing. I also got to travel throughout Australia, New Zealand, and Indonesia while I was there!