Head to the "Land Down Under" and discover Australia's breathtaking biodiversity and laidback lifestyle. The country's most diverse and cosmopolitan city, Sydney, offers the perfect blend of city, beach, and nature, with hundreds of beaches and national parks nearby. Known for its exciting food, arts, and entertainment scene, Sydney has plenty to keep you busy during this epic summer study abroad program!
When class is in session at CIEE Sydney, you'll spend one six-week block (or up to two blocks) attending classes led by field experts. Outside the classroom, you'll participate in activities, excursions, and co-curricular activities designed to increase your intercultural understanding of The Emerald City. In your free time, you will have ample opportunities to attend one of many cultural events around the city, take a ferry ride to Manly Beach, hike one of the area's 250+ national parks, and much more.
Build Your Summer Adventure
Select one or two six-week blocks at any CIEE Open Campus Block location. Stay in Sydney for both blocks or go mobile and spend your second block in Berlin, Buenos Aires, Cape Town, Copenhagen, Dublin, Kyoto, London, Madrid, Monteverde, Paris, Rome, Santiago, Shanghai, Singapore, or Yucatan.
Visit the Royal National Park and catch sight of kookaburras, lyre birds and echidnas.
Hike the spectacular Blue Mountains with experienced and informed guides ready to share the environmental and cultural history of the spectacular landscape.
Visit the Coolangatha Estate and learn about the site of the first European settlement on New South Wales’ coast, and its beginnings as a former convict village.
Projects, Volunteer Opportunities, or Internships
CIEE Sydney seeks to foster an urban community of learners that is respectful of its surroundings and proactively engages with individuals, community groups, and institutions. Orientation will include an introduction to the community resources and opportunities to give back. Time permitting, you might:
Lend your hand in volunteer programs at parks and schools, and work with youths in after-school programs.
Work with local environmental groups to help maintain public parks and learn about cultural nuances in the process
1 out of 3 CIEE students receives a scholarship - get yours!
GAIN Travel Grants - up to $2,000 toward travel costs guaranteed to all Pell-elgible students.
Gilman Go Global Grants - $2,500/semester and $1,000/summer, guaranteed to all Gilman applications.
Merit-Based Scholarships - $2,500/semester and $750/summer, awarded to students deomonstrating high academic achievement.
Minority Serving Institutions (MIS) Grant - $2,000/semester and $500/summer, guaranteed to all students attending MSIs.
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