Programs : Brochure
- Locations: Cairns, Australia; Melbourne, Australia; Sydney, Australia
- Program Terms: Summer
Undergraduate students in good academic standing at any accredited college or university are eligible to apply to this program.
*Maximum capacity for this program is 24 students.
A group flight out of LAX is arranged for this program and included in the program fee. The flight departs out of Los Angeles International Airport. Students will be responsible for their own round trip transportation to LAX. All transportation within Australia is included in the program fee.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Do not purchase your airline ticket before receiving written notification from us that you can book your flight. You will have to present this notification if we cancel the program at a later date, and you want to be reimbursed for the cost of the ticket.
Students are housed in shared rooms in hotel apartment suites in Melbourne. Rooms include full kitchen, laundry, and living area. Students are housed in triple share hotel rooms in Sydney. In Cairns, students are housed in dorm style rooms with kitchen facilities. Meals are not included except for a few group dinners.
*Travel and living arrangements are subject to change. Syracuse Abroad will provide detailed information prior to the program start date.
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Australia: Sport, History, and Culture
SPM/SOC 300, 3 Credits, Undergraduate and Graduate
As part of this Syracuse Abroad program, students will learn through numerous academic lectures, site visits, and meetings/interactions with university professors, other students and industry professionals. Students will also explore four distinct regions across Australia while traveling to Sydney, Melbourne, Cairns, the Great Barrier Reef, and Daintree National Park. Numerous opportunities annually await Syracuse students looking to fully explore a foreign culture by attending major sporting events but also by learning from cultural exchanges with local Aboriginal leaders and by exploring the many beautiful World Heritage-listed tourism sites and tropical adventurous activities that abound in Australia. Students will enjoy at least 3 university lectures at 3 different Australian universities in 3 different cities. New in 2017, students experienced Jungle Surfing (zip-lining) along with some other great recreation opportunities.
*It is the student's responsibility to confirm with their home school/college that the course(s) taken as part of this program will satisfy their degree requirements.
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Professor Rick Burton, Distinguished Professor in the Falk College of Sport and Human Dynamics, will accompany students on this Study Abroad Program. He is SU's faculty representative to the NCAA and the ACC, and has written about Australia for the New York Times. Professor Burton served as the Commissioner of the Australian National Basketball League (NBL) from July 2003 - September 2007, During his time with the NBL, TV rights fees were doubled, he signed a landmark collective bargaining agreement, instituted an expanded best of five play-off format and re-introduced the All Star game after a 6 year absence. Professor Burton was also the former Chief Marketing Officer for the U.S. Olympic Committee for the Beijing 2008 Summer Olympics. Professor Burton loves Australia and has a wealth of knowledge on Australian History, Culture as well as Sport.
|Program departs LAX||June 13, 2018|
|Program ends & departs from Cairns||June 30, 2018|
|Application Deadline:||February 10*|
*Applications received after February 10 will be considered if there is still space in the program.
|UNDERGRADUATE (3 credits)|
|Tuition||$3,603 (2017 rate)|
|Program Fee||$4,900 (estimated 2018)|
Please note: All costs are estimated and subject to change.
Additional Financial Information: We estimate that students should budget accordingly for the following expenses:
Books & Supplies: $50
Airfare to LAX: $150-$500
These figures are for expenses not covered in the tuition or program fee and are paid out-of-pocket.