SYDNEY: GLOBAL EXPERIENCES INTERNSHIP
The Hub for the Asia-Pacific, Sydney is a modern and creative city for a wide variety of career options. Experience Australia's open, friendly business culture while gaining professional experience and global connections. With over 300 days of sunshine each year and many iconic landmarks to visit, including the Sydney Opera and great barrier reef, there will always be something new to experience during your internship. Sydney is considered one of the most pleasant and livable cities in the entire world; with Global Experiences, you’ll have everything you need to have a life-changing and work experience in Interning in Australia. Hundreds of Global Experiences alumni have started their careers with an internship in Sydney.
Visit our GVSU Approved Internships page to learn more about these types of programs.
Program Dates and Application Deadline
GVSU Internship Course (1 - 6 credits)
Typically, students register for three credits of their major's internship course (490). The exact course and number of credits is determined by each student's academic department. (e.g., ACC 490 Accounting Internship, MOV 399 Movement Science Independent Study, HTM 290 Hospitality & Tourism Internship, etc.). Learn more about the requirements for an internship in your major including the professor who oversees internships (Internship Coordinator) in your department here.
Students seeking a practicum meeting professional licensing requirements should consult their advisor before applying to determine whether this program fulfills licensing requirements. This program is not designed to fulfill student teaching requirements for teacher certification. For more information on student teaching overseas, please see the Consortium for Overseas Student Teaching: www.gvsu.edu/cost
Fulfills General Education Global Perspectives requirement with 3+ credits.
Fulfills (1) General Education Issues course requirement with with 3+ credits. Reflection required. 399 courses do not fulfill Issues.
For more information on General Education Requirements, click here.
Students will live in shared apartments.
Cost and Scholarships
All students considering study abroad should have their financial aid reevaluated regardless of whether they are currently receiving federal aid or not. Early application for financial aid is strongly recommended.
Generation Study Abroad
Amount: Up to $1,500
Open to all majors with sophomore standing. 2.5 GPA required for undergraduate students. English-speaking internship placement.
Host University Website
A visa is required. Please see the US Department of State's website for more details.
Students are provided detailed information and recommendations from Global Experiences. Using this information, they will make their own way from the airport to their housing where a Global Experiences staff person will help check them into their apartment.
Please review the health and safety information about Australia found on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's website.
US State Department Information
The US Department of State's website has important information online about the Embassy, Health Information, local laws, and general facts. Please review each section carefully.
Resources for Emergency Situations
Please review the emergency information available on the Study Abroad website before going abroad.
Reporting an Incident
Please follow the PIC Emergency Procedures when reporting an incident.
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