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Program Description:

ACES Study & Intern in Australia: University of Sydney 
Spring Semester

US Spring Friendly
Sydney, Australia 

Program Overview
The City of Sydney
Academic Environment
Program Fees
Finacial Aid and Scholarships
Withdrawal, Change & Cancellation Policies
Passport/Visa Information
Application Process
Pre-Departure Resources
Contact Information

Program Overview

Our unique Study Abroad Internship Program (ARTS2600) provides the opportunity to gain work experience within the Australian marketplace. Students enhance their skills and develop confidence by undertaking a credit-bearing Study Abroad Internship unit of study through one of our many industry partners.

We work with companies from a variety of fields including start-ups, technology firms, financial service providers and non-profits.

Applicants are placed on a best-fit basis. Placement is competitive and based on eligibility criteria such as GPA, applicability of academic studies to the placement, and the outcome of a Skype interview.

Through rigorous academic curriculum and minimum 120 hours (15 day) placement, students have the opportunity to:
  • become familiar with Australia’s workplace culture
  • apply their learning in real-life environments
  • enhance their interpersonal, communication and cross-cultural skills\
Questions from Students about the Program Directly:
Contact Kristin Johnson, Study Abroad Adviser:

Flyer for US Spring Friendly Program: USyd USA Spring Friendly Program.pdf
Student Internship Info Flyer: Internship - Info for Student.pdf

Minimum 3.2 GPA. Students who wish to participate in this program must show a strong commitment to academic achievement and be in good academic standing. Applicants should be at least in the second semester of their sophomore year by the time the program begins. Space is limited and participants are chosen on a first come, first serve basis. Late applications are accepted if space is still available. 

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The City of Sydney

Located on Australia's east coast, Sydney is the state capital of New South Wales and the most populous city in Australia.  Located on Australia's east coast, the metropolis surrounds one of the world's largest natural harbours, and sprawls towards the Blue Mountains to the west.  Settled in the late 1700's by the British as a penal colony, Sydney has grown to become a global cultural and economic center.  There are more than 250 idfferent language spoken in Sydney and about one-third of the residents speak a language other than English at home.  While Sydney is a booming metropolis, it offers many natural and man-made attractions such as Sydney Harbour, Bondi Beach, the Sydney Opera House and the Sydney Harbour Bridge.

Further information is available at:
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Academic Environment

US Spring Friendly students will need to choose 2 units of study from Summer Session and 2 units from Semester 1 (OR alternatively choose 1 unit of study from Summer and 3 in Semester 1):

For a listing of courses offered that already have Illinois equivalencies, go to

Summer Session (Jan - Mar):
  • ANTH100 Culture and Difference
  • IBUS2101 International Business Strategy
  • FINC2011 Corporate Finance 1
  • FINC2012 Corporate Finance 2
  • FINC3017 Investments & Portfolio Management
  • GOVT1201 World Politics
  • HSTY1089 Australia: Conflict & Transformation
  • INFS1000 Digital Business Innovation
  • INFS2001 Info Systems & Performance Improvement
  • PSYC1001 Psychology 1001
  • Plus many more, click here for full list

Semester 1 (Mar - June):
  • AMST2601 American Foundations
  • ARTS2600 Internship 1 
  • CLAW2208 Business Regulation, Risk & Compliance
  • CLAW2212 Franchising
  • EDGU1003 Diet & Nutrition for Health and Sport
  • EDGU2000 Teaching English Internationally 1
  • EDUH4052 Learning in Outdoor Education
  • EDUH4058 Sport, Learning and Australian Culture
  • FINC3011 International Finance Management
  • FINC3013 Mergers and Acquisitions
  • FINC3015 Financial Valuation: Case Study Approach
  • IBUS2102 Cross-Cultural Management
  • IBUS3103 Entrepreneurship & Innovation
  • IBUS3108 Social Entrepreneurship
  • INFS2001 Info Systems & Performance Improvement
  • INDG1001 Introduction to Indigenous Australia
  • MKTG3116 International Marketing
  • MKTG3117 Services Marketing
  • MKTG3120 Building and Managing Brands
  • MKTG3121 Advertising: Creative Principles
  • USSC2601 US In the World
  • WORK1003 Foundations of Work and Employment
  • WORK2210 Strategic Management
  • WORK2217 International HR Management
We provide peace of mind in finding a place to live by offering our students guaranteed accommodation atUrbanest, a student accommodation complex with five inner city locations on the doorstep of downtown Sydney. We have negotiated a special contract rate and length to suit the Spring Friendly cohort. All students at Urbanesthave access tofacilities and services including:
  • Central Location
  • Fully Furnished
  • 15GB internet/month incl.
  • Social & StudySpaces
  • 24/7 Security System
  • Gym, Yoga & TV Rooms
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Program Fees

For an Unofficial Budget of this program, please scroll to the top of this page and find the box labeled “Budget Sheets” and click on the semester during which you want to participate. Please read through the Unofficial Budget information which also includes information on Financial Aid and Scholarships.
See Budget Sheets at the top of this page!
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Financial Aid and Scholarships

Financial aid can be applied to the cost of the program. The amount of financial aid that is applicable to study abroad will depend on your financial aid package. Since there are many variables that determine how your financial aid package applies to study abroad, it is best that you consult with the study abroad financial aid advisor in the Office of Student Financial Aid to discuss your individual financial aid package.  Their email and more information on Financial aid can be found at
Eligible students may receive additional scholarships toward the program cost.  The amount varies depending on the program destination.  Scholarship amounts are announced when program fees for each program are announced.  Non-ACES students should contact their college about scholarship opportunities.  All participants should also apply for the Illinois for Illinois (I4I) Study Abroad Undergraduate Scholarship. For more information, go to
ACES Students are eligible for additional funding through their college.  More information about ACES scholarships including the application can be found at
For more information about general costs, please watch the First Steps Cost, Financial Aid, and Scholarship videos found here for tips and advice:

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Withdrawal, Change, Cancellation Policy

To change to a different program during the application process, please e-mail 

To withdraw or cancel your participation in a study abroad program, please visit this link to view the Withdrawal and Refund Policy (
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You must have a valid passport to participate on this program with at least two blank VISA pages. If you do not already have a passport, or if it needs to be renewed, you must begin that process now, even before program acceptance. 
You may also be required to get a visa for your program.  Please consult the host country’s consulate website or a visa agency to determine whether or not a visa is required to travel to your destination country or countries.
More information about passports and visas can be found at
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Application Process

First Steps Info Session 
Watch the First Steps videos found on our website or attend a First Steps Info Session in person.  These resources will get you thinking about important themes to consider before selecting a program including: academics, housing, duration, location, and cost.  You will learn how to research a program, understand cost (with a segment on scholarships and financial aid too), and even how to apply!  
Application Process
Click the "Apply Now" button on this web page to apply. Note that you will be charged a non-refundable application fee by clicking "Apply Now".
You may only apply to one program per term. Please consider your program options carefully before beginning a new program application.  Each time you click "Apply Now" you will be charged a non-refundable application fee.
Application Components
The Study Abroad Office Application may include:
  • Letter of Recommendation - done electronically (must be an academic advisor, TA, or professor)
  • Personal essay questions
  • Photocopy of passport
  • Signature verification form
  • Official Transcript
  • Online questionnaires
After you are accepted into your program by the Study Abroad Office, you may be required to complete post-decision components such as the host university’s application or a letter from parents or a bank statement to show proof of financial stability while abroad. ?
All requirements must be completed by the Study Abroad Office deadlines listed below.  Online materials are due by 11:59 PM on the deadline date while paper materials are due by 4:45 PM the following business day.  The Study Abroad Office reviews program applications as a batch after the deadline has passed. The decision dates listed below indicate the earliest possible date that a student's application may be reviewed. Most decisions will be released two to three weeks after each deadline.

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Pre-Departure Resources

The UIUC Study Abroad website ( and the ACES Study Abroad website ( both provide a variety of pre-departure information.  Explore both sites for more information on the topics below or logistics such as travel plans and what to pack.

Pre-Departure Course, LAS 291 1 credit 
All students are required to enroll in a second 8 weeks pre-departure course, LAS 291 for 1 credit.  During this course, topics such as culture shock, health and safety scenarios, and other helpful pre-departure information will be presented. 
Course Approval
Before you study abroad you must get the courses you plan to take abroad approved by your college’s study abroad office.  ACES Students should view the “Academic Information” section of the ACES Study Abroad Website.  This section provides information on the course approval process and a link for the pre-approval database which contains all courses with UIUC course equivalents.
Health and Vaccinations
The health and safety of students abroad is something that the University of Illinois takes very seriously, which is why the Study Abroad Office provides services that range from international insurance coverage to a 24-hour phone line to speak to an Advisor on Duty.
Once you have been accepted into the program you may need to get a health consultation at McKinley Health travel and immunization unit to discuss what immunization you need, get a travel kit, etc. See also
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Contact Information

ACES Education Abroad 
123 Mumford Hall, MC-710
Urbana, IL 61801
Phone: (217) 333-3380
Walk-in hours: 2-4pm Tuesdays and Thursdays and 9:30-11:30am Wednesdays.

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Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring Semester 2018 09/15/2017
09/22/2017 01/02/2018 06/30/2018
Spring Semester 2019 09/15/2018 09/16/2018 TBA TBA

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