CAPA Sydney Summer I

Sydney, Australia

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  • Summer 1 Semester - Late May - Mid July

Application Deadline

  • Summer 1 Semester - March 1


Study Abroad Coordinator: Katherine Pruess (

Take classes or participate in an internship in Sydney this summer!


Students have the option of supplementing their internship experience with relevant coursework, or just taking classes during their time abroad. CAPA has put together course offerings that are intentive in their focus upon Australia and the Pacific Rim, allowing the students the holistic experience of utilizing their location of study as a context for what they are learning in the classroom.

Students transfer back 8 NU credits.

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Host University

The CAPA Sydney Center is located in the North Sydney area of the Lower North Shore. The historic Rocks district is located just a short ferry ride across Sydney's famous harbor.
The CAPA center is a lively place with a strong sense of community. CAPA's administrative and advising center is just a two minute walk from the campus of the Australian Catholic University (ACU). Classes and orientation activities take place on the campus, which has fully equipped classrooms, computer labs, a library, bookstore and dining facility. The CAPA center is well served by public transportation with easy access to all parts of the city.

The CAPA Center organizes a range of events throughout the year, and regular activities encourage interaction between students from the many institutions represented on the program and from ACU.

Eligibility Requirements

  • 2 completed terms at NU, one of which may be a summer term
  • GPA of at least 2.8
  • Transfer students and spring admits, please contact OISP for eligibility

Application Procedure

    • Online OISP application
    • Online CAPA application

    Internship applicants must additionally submit the following materials directly to CAPA as part of your online application:

    • Official transcript
    • Generic cover letter
    • Current resume
    • 2 letters of recommendation (one Academic and one Professional)
    • Police background check

    Please submit the following to OISP (either electronically or in paper):

  • Copy of passport ID page
  • OISP Internship Credit Form (internship applicants only)
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Summer 1 2015: $10,909

Includes: Northeastern University (NU) tuition for 8 NU credits ($10,634), and International Security and Emergency Support ($275). Students are responsible for all other expenses, including housing and other non-academic costs for which they will be billed directly by the program provider or host institution.  Students are also responsible for arranging and purchasing their own flights.


CAPA houses students in a variety of student residences throughout Sydney. While they may vary in terms of style, location, and amenities, they all meet the following standard requirements: located no more than 40-minute commute to the CAPA Sydney Center, single beds/ bunk beds, a place to store your clothes, whether it be shelves or a closet, access to a kitchen equipped with basic cookware and utensil- this may be within the individual unit or within the building and shared with other students, and a bathroom with shower- within the individual unit or within the building and shared with other students. Students have the option of living in apartment style housing or in a homestay with a local Sydney family.


As Australia's largest city, Sydney is the financial, commercial, and cultural center of Australia. On the CAPA Sydney Program, students learn how Sydney related to the Pacific Rim and in turn the rest of the world through studies both inside and outside of the classroom. The CAPA Sydney Center is located in North Sydney, on the campus of the Australian Catholic University. The Sydney staff provide support as students to adapt to Australian life.