Sydney, Australia

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  • Fall Semester - Late August - Late November
  • Spring Semester - Mid January- Late April

Application Deadline

  • Fall Semester - March 15
  • Spring Semester - October 1


Study Abroad Coordinator: Katherine Pruess (

Experience the world "down under" with the CAPA Sydney Program, which offers the opportunity of a lifetime to travel abroad while immersing yourself academically and socially in the local culture. The Sydney classroom is like no other, and CAPA brings you the best it has to offer. Through the My Education (ME) program, we actively encourage students to explore beyond the classroom in order to meet and interact with Sydneysiders. Students can participate in meetings, discussion groups and cultural evenings with representatives of the many ethnic and religious minorities who give Sydney its rich cosmopolitan flavor. A city of international business, fine arts, design, theater, technology, politics and finance, Sydney is an exciting, modern hub that inspires creativity and cutting-edge innovation. All of this awaits you during your time abroad! Regardless of your major, our academic courses keep you on track while you soak up the regional history and culture. Study abroad options include courses with local visits and special lectures, all designed to engage you in critical thinking and challenge you to comprehensively pursue subjects through academic and field research.


Students take four courses for a total of 16 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.

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 CAPA Application, including:

    • Official Transcript
    • If you are applying for an internship, you will also need to submit the following materials directly to CAPA:

      • Up to date resume
      • Cover letter
      • 2 letters of recommendation
      • Police background check from your local police station or campus police
      • If you are requesting an internship in a field such as writing, or any type of design work, you will additionally need to submit a portfolio

      Please submit the following directly to OISP:

    • Photocopy of Passport ID Page
    • OISP Internship Credit Form (only required if you are applying for an internship)
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Fall 2015 or Spring 2016: $22,660

Includes: Northeastern University (NU) tuition for 16 NU credits ($22,310), and International Security and Emergency Support ($350). 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 may also choose to live in a homestay with a local Sydney family. Housing information and assignments will be sent to participants 14 days prior to the start of the program.


As Australia's largest city, Sydney is a prime financial and commercial center. Cultural experiences abound in theatre, dance, art and history, with year-round festivals celebrating the city's multi-cultural heritage. The Sydney classroom is like no other, and CAPA brings you the best it has to offer.