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Australia: CEA CAPA Sydney Internship Semester Program

Study and gain professional experience in vibrant Sydney!

Students on CEA CAPA Sydney will live, study and intern in one of the world’s most exciting and cosmopolitan capitals. 

Experience Sydney!

Students on CEA CAPA Sydney will live, study and intern in one of the world’s most exciting and cosmopolitan capitals. 

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Students participating in the CEA CAPA Sydney program can have an opportunity of a part-time professional internship plus 2-3 courses. This program offers courses in business disciplines, Communication, Critical Media and Cultural Studies, Political Science, International Relations, English, and Sustainability. Students will also enjoy a variety of local and regional excursions and activities during the program designed to engage students with Australian culture and with the global city of Sydney! 

  • Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors
  • Clean record with the Office of Community Standards and good academic and College standing
  • Professional application: materials are submitted on-time, are edited before submission, and are thorough and thoughtful.
  • Minimum 2.75 GPA
  • Strong resume, cover letter and successful Internship Interview 
  • Prerequisites: INB Students must have completed at least one of the following courses: INB 337, INB 365, INB 372 
  • Some majors have specific course pre-requisites for the internship; contact your faculty advisor or International Programs for more information 
  • The Service-Learning track is unavailable until further notice. But students can request an internship placement with an NGO or non-profit. 
  • CEA CAPA will only require participants to be up to date on Covid-19 vaccine and recommended booster dose(s) in locations where enforced by local governments or local partner institutions. 
  • This program has a required advising session (30 minutes) as part of the application process. Please visit our home page to schedule an advising appointment. 

Fall 2024

  • Sep 5: Required Arrival Date
  • Sep 6: Mandatory Orientation
  • Sept 9: Classes Begin 
  • Oct 21-25: Fall Break 
  • Dec 6: Last Day of Classes 
  • Dec 7: Program End Date, Move out of Student Housing 

Spring 2025

  • Mid-January: Required Arrival Date
  • TBD: Spring Break
  • Mid-April: Program End Date 


Students are responsible for booking their own flights. CEA CAPA does not provide airport pick-upStudents will travel from the airport to their assigned housing in Syndey independently.  


The multi-day orientation is comprehensive and begins with a welcome to housing (greeted in the morning by CEA CAPA staff by housing), housing orientation, neighborhood walk, break for lunch at a local food court, introduction to the Centre. Orientation also covers academics, local information, transport, health and safety, and a specific internship orientation with lunch included. Orientation concludes with a welcome cruise and lunch with CEA CAPA staff in Sydney Harbour. 


U.S. citizens DO need a visa in order to study in Australia and CEA CAPA will assist with the process. The Australian visa application is an entirely online process and payment must be made by credit card at the time of application. For general information about the visa process and visas for non-US citizens, see our Passports and Visas Page. 

CEA CAPA Courses

Students take courses at the CEA CAPA Sydney Center housed in the University of Technology Sydney (UTS), which is centrally located in the Haymarket neighborhood. The Center is also conveniently within a 10–15-minute walk to the nearby Scape Darling housing. The CEA CAPA Sydney staff is on hand to ensure your program is academically invigorating and to provide support as you adapt to a new culture.  The courses at CEA CAPA are taught by CEA CAPA faculty and are with other CEA CAPA study abroad students from various U.S. institutions. All courses have at least on-site visit and one guest speaker. To view currently offered courses, choose the appropriate semester and then click on Courses to see the full list of CEA CAPA courses, including course descriptions and syllabi.

Courses + Internship

You'll intern approximately 20 hours per week and take an associated internship course for a total of 6 credits. You will also take an additional 2-3 courses. You'll generally commute 30 - 60 mins each way to your internship, work 2 - 3 days per week, and will need to balance these demands with your coursework. Available internships include businesses of every kind, as well as nonprofit and nongovernmental organizations. Students wishing to do an internship must submit additional application materials including an updated resume and cover letter and will be interviewed by a panel at Rollins. Accepted students will then have their materials sent to CEA CAPA and the staff will work to place each student in an internship that best matches their individual interests, skills, and past experiences. In most cases, you won't be notified of your specific placement until 2 - 3 weeks prior to the program start. 

Transfer of Credit

Courses are worth 3 credits; the Global Internship Course is worth 6 credits. Students take 2-3 courses and typically earn 12-15 credits. Courses on this program appear on the Rollins transcript as transfer credit; the grades are displayed and are factored into the Rollins GPA. It can take up to three months for grades to be processed and appear on the Rollins transcript. For information on approving courses for major/minor and General Education/rFLA requirements, and other academic policies, please visit our Academic Information page. 

NOTE: You cannot receive more than 12 credits total for internships completed during your time at Rollins. As the internship on this program is worth 6 credits, you should plan accordingly. 


Housing is in shared apartments in the Scape Darling Tower. The Scape Darling Tower is a modern student housing facility with amenities such as study spaces, rooftop gathering space, on-site laundry (additional cost), gym, theater room, gaming room, key access to building, on-site staff 7am-11pm, security guards 11pm-7am, and each floor is equipped with garbage and recycling chutes. Apartments are fully furnished, including cooking utensils and bed linens and towel. Scape Darling is located within a 10–15-minute walk to the CEA CAPA Sydney Center with nearby grocers, shops, and restaurants and the dynamic Darling Harbour area. Students will have access to the Internet at their housing accommodations. Shared apartments will typically include double and triple bedrooms. 


The program does not have a meal plan, and students are expected to buy groceries and cook for themselves. The kitchens in the apartments are ready to be used and we strongly encourage students to cook with their flat mates on a regular basis. 

Cheap Eats Out and Easy Make-it-Yourself Meals


The My Global Cities program is a rich and varied calendar of activities, events, lectures, walking tours and film showings organized around a monthly theme. The events give students the opportunity to engage with the host culture during their time abroad. CEA CAPA’s My Global City program offers weekly self-guided events which are either free or for a low cost to participate. Students can also develop their leadership skills as a member of the voluntary Student Council. 


The program includes a full-day excursion to the Blue Mountains (includes visit to Featherdale National Park), an overnight stay at Taronga Zoo, arrival harbor cruise, mid-term dinner, farewell ceremony, Sydney Harbor Bridge climb, Botanical Gardens Historical Tour, Cadman’s Cottage the Rocks Aboriginal History Walk, Museum of Australian Currency, and a guest lecture on immigration. 

Things to Consider

Students with mobility disabilities may find accessibility and accommodations different from the United States. Check the US Department of State Travelers with Disabilities and specific to the country, Mobility International USA, and the IP Your Identity Abroad page for resources.

Program Fee

Most Rollins financial aid and scholarships will apply to the semester abroad.

  • Tuition: $30,290 
  • Housing: $5,115

Also Includes

Program fee is comprehensive and includes tuition, housing, transport pass, excursions, transcripts, My Global City events and activities, 24/7 emergency support, and insurance. 

Estimated Additional Costs

  • Transportation: Round-trip airfare from FL $2,000
  • Airport transfers in Sydney: $110 
  • US Passport: $165 
  • Visa: $315  
  • Meals/food: $2,000 
  • Books, course materials, supplies: $200 
  • Personal expenses: $1,950 
  • Federal student loan fees if applicable: $40 
  • Professional licensure, certification or credentials costs: $0 


Scholarships based on financial need are available to off-set costs associated with international airfare and other costs associated with study abroad, including, for this program, the additional housing during breaks. Students can apply for scholarships through the Rollins program application. Students can also apply for additional scholarships through the Lancaster website.

Living and Working

Having a credit card while abroad is very helpful. Australia has a high cost of living compared to the United States. Students are able to work up to 20 hours a week on a student visa while abroad in Australia.