• Australia
    • Sydney
Fall, Spring, Summer
Subject Areas
Business Economics Entrepreneurship Environmental Studies Finance Global Studies International Business Marketing Sociology Sports Sustainable Development +1
Need-based funding, Merit-based funding, General grants/scholarships, Payment plans, Work study, LGBTQIA+ funding, BIPOC funding
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Program Details

Program Type
Degree Level
Associates Bachelors
Apartment Dormitory Host Family


Price Details
Included: Personalized Pre-departure Advising; Tuition & Registration; Travel Medical Insurance; On-site Orientation; Housing; Volunteer Opportunities; On-site Staff Support; Excursions and Cultural Engagement; Host Institution Services & Amenities and more. Scholarships available.
What's Not Included
Accommodation Activities Classes Transportation Wifi
May 21, 2024
Feb 23, 2024
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About Program

CEA CAPA’s programs in Sydney will give students a chance to study or intern in one of Australia’s largest cities. Sydney provides a perfect blend of laid-back and high energy, giving every student the opportunity to make the city their own. When you study or intern abroad in Sydney, you can enjoy some of Australia’s most iconic destinations like a local.
With arts, culture, an incredible food scene, and dazzling natural beauty, no two days will be alike for a study abroad student in Sydney. Consistently ranked one of the world’s most livable cities, study abroad students in Sydney get to experience a world class education that’s a short metro ride from your residence and study center.
Giving you the best possible study abroad experience is our top priority.

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Diversity & Inclusion

BIPOC Support

CEA CAPA provides, in conjunction with Diversity Abroad, Destination Guides which provide resources and tips for Black/African-American students, Latinx students, Asian American students, and all other students of color.

LGBTQIA+ Support

Through our personalized advising, CEA CAPA takes steps to understand the needs of a diversity of student identities like the LGBTQIA+ community. In addition to diversity and identity training, CEA CAPA leadership engage in continuous department level project work to identify and revise policies and practices using the appropriate Justice, Equity, Diversity or Inclusion lens as a frame to reduce bias and barriers that impact students, faculty, and staff. CEA CAPA is intentional in elevating diverse student voices and providing a platform for a broad array of identities to share their experiences abroad. The CEA CAPA World Blog promotes stories and personal experiences from the perspectives of diverse student bloggers and vloggers.

Neurodivergent Support

CEA CAPA is willing and able to assist students with learning disabilities and physical disabilities. Students are requested to disclose disabilities through the application health forms as part of their application and in discussion with their application advisor or program manager. The earlier CEA CAPA is made aware of learning or physical disabilities the better we can work with the student, institution, and overseas team to tailor an Individualized Education Program if necessary to support the student.



CEA CAPA makes a conscious effort to create study abroad experiences that leave a positive impact on host communities. Each location implements a variety of strategies to support the local community and promote sustainability. Examples include:

Use of recycling bins in Study Center locations and in CEA CAPA housing

Signage in CEA CAPA housing urging students to limit water and electricity usage

Students are often given reusable bags and water bottles upon arrival to limit single plastic use

Students are provided with instructions for acquiring transportation passes to promote use of public transportation rather than taxis

Program Highlights

  • Hands-on learning experiences that transform the world abroad into a classroom.
  • Personalized Pre-Departure Advising, including visa and immigration support.
  • Comprehensive on-site support, including 24/7 emergency phone.

Program Reviews

4.86 Rating
based on 72 reviews
  • 5 rating 90.28%
  • 4 rating 8.33%
  • 3 rating 0%
  • 2 rating 0%
  • 1 rating 1.39%
  • Academics 4.15
  • Support 4.8
  • Fun 4.85
  • Housing 4.8
  • Safety 4.85
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Yes, I recommend this program

Best Semester Ever!

I studied and interned abroad in Sydney last year. It was an incredible experience and I made so many amazing memories. The staff was so kind and I enjoyed every day I was in Sydney. I learned so much from my classes and excursions to my own adventures around the city and living in a new country. The Center and accommodations are in the heart of the city with easy access to wherever you want to go. Sydney is expansive, so take advantage of that and explore! I fell in love with Sydney immediately and hope to go back as soon as possible.

28 people found this review helpful.
Response from CEA CAPA Education Abroad

Hi Danielle! Your study + internship abroad in Sydney sounds incredible. Thanks for sharing about your experience from your classes to excursions and adventures in between!

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Yes, I recommend this program

Spring at UNSW

I absolutely adored my experience in Sydney with CEA CAPA. I did the direct-enroll program at the University of New South Wales, so I was essentially an exchange student at the local university, with the added support from the CEA CAPA team. I loved how much independence I had, but the team made sure I was taken care of. They were there for any assistance I needed, recommendations I asked for, or opportunities I wanted to explore. Any time I had a question/something to discuss, a team member would meet me for coffee to discuss. By the end of my 5 months, they really felt like my friends and mentors. Beyond the adults, I loved that the team encouraged me to meet other CEA CAPA students in Sydney that were studying at their center (rather than a direct-enroll) because it have me a whole new group of people to connect with. I love love loved my experience in Sydney and largely have the CEA CAPA team to thank.

What was the most nerve-racking moment and how did you overcome it?
I went sky diving!! I'm terrified of heights so this was a huge challenge for me, but I met a great group of friends who encouraged me to do it with them! We're bonded for life now.
  • Support from team
  • Beautiful weather
  • Great friends
  • UNSW dorms aren't the cleanest
30 people found this review helpful.
Response from CEA CAPA Education Abroad

Hi Andie! Absolutely loved reviewing your feedback on studying abroad in Sydney. Thanks for taking the time to provide your highlights and recommendations.

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Yes, I recommend this program

Study Abroad Sydney with Internship

CEA CAPA was my second study abroad experience. Although my first study abroad experience (not through CEA CAPA) was unforgettable, I can honestly say that CEA CAPA is a very special and unique program. My favorite part about the program is that it can be personalized for each person. Most people in the program were placed in an internship that was catered towards their interests or field of study. I was beyond thrilled to have marketing internship at a surf school on Bondi Beach. This was something I couldn't have gotten in a different program. I had great support from the CEA CAPA staff the entire time that helped me navigate a new culture, a new environment, and a new workplace. The friendships I made at my internship have outlived the four months I spent in Sydney, and I couldn't be more grateful.
I also appreciate how understanding the professors were. They wanted to make sure that we got the most of our time in Sydney. Oftentimes they would create our assignments in ways to get us involved in local community or study our surroundings. For example, an advertising class had us go around and find examples of Australian culture in marketing and advertising. From all the time I spent in Bondi, I noticed the local grocery store had advertisements on a community surfboard. This helped me pay more attention to my surroundings and really take in every little detail of the city. We also had some great excursions planned for us!

  • internship
  • community and support
  • beautiful
  • Classes were only with CAPA students and not Australian students
45 people found this review helpful.
Response from CEA CAPA Education Abroad

Hi Isabella, Thanks for sharing about your unique and special experience in Australia! It really is incredible that you can curate the abroad experience per person and how you felt understood by your professors. Thanks again!

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Yes, I recommend this program

A transformative experience in Sydney, Australia

Loved studying abroad with CEA CAPA in Sydney, Australia. It was such an amazing experience immersing myself into the culture. Throughout my stay, I learned so much about myself academically and socially. The classes were manageable and some of my professors were truly outstanding. Additionally, I had the chance to intern which was my favorite part. It was a really great opportunity to gain cultural competency skills and learn about the differences in workplaces abroad vs. home. Lastly, there was so much fun stuff to do. It's a big city with lots to explore while feeling safe.

  • Easy to naviagate
  • Lots of diversity
  • Felt openness from individuals everywhere
46 people found this review helpful.
Response from CEA CAPA Education Abroad

Hi Luann! So glad you got to immerse yourself into Sydney's culture during one of our programs! An internship abroad really sets you and your resume up for success. Good luck with your next endeavors!

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Yes, I recommend this program

CEA CAPA Sydney, Australia

Going to Sydney Australia while studying with CEA Capa was a once and a lifetime opportunity . Overall, the academics complimented the entirety of the experience, as they not only taught is through interactive lectures, but they also took us on several trips through the city and surrounding suburbs for each of the classes they offered. The professors were all well hearsed in their respective subject areas and they took the time to make sure we understood the material, in a way that we could relate the information to Australia as a whole, furthering our comprehension of what we were learning. CAPA also made everything very accessible for us by providing us a public transportation card, and gave us many opportunities to volunteer and get involved with living in Sydney throughout our time there. Overall, the entire abroad experience was more than I could have asked for and I can't wait to go back some day!

  • Urban living, with beaches everywhere and easy to travel to
  • Great academics, with knowledgeable professors
  • So many opportunities to travel and explore new places
  • A lot of writing paper requirements
68 people found this review helpful.
Response from CEA CAPA Education Abroad

Hi Julia! It's wonderful to hear your academics complemented the entirety of your experience studying abroad. Thank you for sharing your feedback and your overall experience in Sydney, Australia!

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Yes, I recommend this program

Aussie What You Did There...

I studied abroad in Sydney the summer of 2019 on a 6-week trip, in which I completed an internship alongside a class. As someone who is a Film & Media Studies major, I was a little worried about whether or not I could find an internship and activities that I would enjoy considering that I didn't know a thing about the Australian film industry. Luckily for me, I was placed in an internship that let me experience a different side to media creation that I hadn't personally worked on before (managing social media accounts, directly editing content for hundreds of thousands of viewers, proofreading presentations to be given around the country). Moreover, I had the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to attend the Sydney Film Festival, since student tickets were affordable any my schedule was flexible enough that I could attend the screenings. Being able to see movies months before they came out in the States was an incredible opportunity I knew I wouldn't get anywhere else! Finally, the staff and students within CAPA made me feel so at home during my time in the country; any questions, concerns, or issues that I had were dealt with immediately, and I never felt alone with the group I was with. I'm trying not to be the person that always talks about their study abroad trip, but it's hard when I genuinely had so much fun on my trip. I would definitely recommend this program to anyone who has a tight schedule but is willing to make the time to study abroad in order to learn, work, and explore.

What was the most nerve-racking moment and how did you overcome it?
Climbing the Sydney Harbour Bridge--I'm not scared of heights, but scaling the iconic Bridge, no matter how safe the harnesses are, certainly brought on the nerves. Once I started moving higher and higher, however, I found that my jittery legs stilled and I regained the feeling in my fingers. I will never forget the breeze atop of the Bridge and how much I loved being up at that height. There were absolutely no nerves by the time I climbed down the other side. It was so much fun that I ended up doing it all over again when my mom came down to visit!
158 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

CAPA Sydney

I studied abroad in Sydney during the Fall 2019 semester through CAPA and it is easy to say that it was one of the best decisions I have ever made! This was my first time ever leaving the United States so it was definitely a positive life changing experience. The staff both here in the US and Sydney were super helpful with our academics, internships, and were always there to help guide us along the way. They made this transition easy for all of the students. CAPA did a great job at having all of the students in my program get to know each other, and from this I have made so many new friends from other schools. We also went on fun excursions to the zoo and went on hiking trips that they set up. This was such an amazing experience and I highly recommend it for people to study abroad through CAPA Sydney!

If you did this all over again, what's one thing you would change?
If I could do this all over again, one thing I would change is going out to explore the city of Sydney earlier. Of course at the beginning it may take some time to adjust and find a schedule that fit with class, homework, and internship hours. I tried to go and walk around to different sites during my free time or even on my way back from my internship at least every day. What is nice about Sydney is that a lot of the sites and attractions are outside so you can easily walk from your housing/CAPA center to where you want to go. I would have taken more advantage of using the ferries as well.
159 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

Abroad in Sydney! One of the best experiences of my life!

In January of 2020, I traveled 10,000 miles away from home and started my monumetous adventure abroad in Sydney, Australia.

There I attended classes with my fellow CAPA students learning about Australian history; sports in Australian society; and gender, culture, and society in Australia. I also participated in an internship with Nutrition Australia, where I learned a great deal about the daily operations of a non-government, non-profit community health organization while also advancing my professional skills to complete tasks related to nutrition, dietetics, health promotion and public health. I am extremely thankful to Nutrition Australia and everything my mentors and coworkers taught me!

The CAPA Sydney program organizes housing for all students, you can choose between living with a host family or staying in student apartments. I chose to live with other CAPA students in the Oaks Apartments right next to Darling Harbour. I was lcukey to be placed with three amazing roommates, to whom I still speak with now that study abroad is over! All students are placed in the same apartment building which gave me the opportunity to meet others in the CAPA program outside of school.

Due to the global pandemic, I was not able to experience the full study abroad program and had to return back to the states a month and a half early. The CAPA program did an amazing job supporting us and helping to navigate us through this unpredictable time

My overall experience was a 11/10! I would totally recommend the CAPA Sydney: Study & Intern Program to any prospective students! I was extremely fortunate to meet so many exquisite

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
Put yourself out there as much as possible! Meet new people, travel, learn to surf, learn about Australian culture! Take advantage of everyday!
161 people found this review helpful.

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