Australia: Sydney - ISA Internship

A GVSU Internship Program

  • Australia: Sydney - ISA Internship Photo
  • Australia: Sydney - ISA Internship Photo
  • Australia: Sydney - ISA Internship Photo

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Tell me about this program

Open to: All majors

Sydney, Australia- Sydney is a vibrant metropolis with an abundance of internship opportunities in a wide variety of fields of study. Although it is Australia’s largest city, encompassing over 4 million people, Sydney is easily accessible with its many forms of public transportation and has something for everyone. The country has contributed to the international science and research fields through fascinating discoveries, high quality educational opportunities, and international collaboration. Australia possesses immediate ties to some of the most powerful global economic and industrial exporters in the world. Plus, with inspiring landscapes, diverse cultural identities, and a flair for the creative, Australia has a uniqueness reflected dynamically through the arts.
Placements are available for undergraduates in almost any major who would like to gain valuable work experience. Students will participate in an eight-week internship, working up to 40 hours a week in a professional setting appropriate for their academic major and career goals. Because the program is designed as a learning experience, the internships are unpaid.

When can I go?

June 13 - August 11, 2018
(8 week internship)

Where will I live?

Students will live in a shared apartment

Who is eligible to participate?

This program is open to all full-time, degree seeking students with at least 30 completed credits. 2.5 GPA (undergraduates) or 3.0 GPA (graduates) required.
For business placements, especially finance-related placements, students are required to have a minimum 3.0 GPA and have taken at least one course related to the discipline.

How do I apply?

To apply for this program, log on to to begin your online application.

What credits will I receive?

XX490: Internship (3—6 credits)
Students arrange to pursue the coursework related to their internship under the supervision of a Grand Valley faculty member in their chosen field. Credits are variable depending on the coursework undertaken and the policies of the department. Students are graded on a credit/no credit basis. A course designation is determined according to the disciplinary focus of the internship (e.g., ACC 490 Accounting Internship, etc.)
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 explore the Consortium for Overseas Student Teaching by contacting Sherie Williams at

How much does the program cost?

$ 6,130

  • Internship placement
  • Telephone placement meeting
  • Pre-departure orientation
  • On-site orientation in Sydney
  • 8 weeks of housing in student residences
  • Cultural exploration activities program
  • Airport pick-up for group designated flight
  • Third-party liability insurance for each student
Other Expenses
  • Tuition ($3,150)
  • Additional meals ($1,400)
  • Airfare ($1,300)
  • Personal expenses ($400)
  • Passport/photos ($140)
  • Visa ($20)
  • ISIC card - optional ($28)

Total Projected Cost: $12,568

Financial Aid

All students considering study abroad should have their financial aid reevaluated regardless of whether they are currently receiving federal aid. See Career Services Internship scholarship. Early application for financial aid is strongly recommended.


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Eligibility: Participate in an international internship. Based on financial need and academic excellence.
Amount: Up to $1,000
Application Deadline:
To apply, contact Elena Selezneva at

Eligibility: Participate in a GVSU internship program. Based on financial need only. Must have FAFSA on file.
Amount: Approx. $1,500
No application required.

For more information, contact the GVSU Career Services Office:

Who can tell me more?

Elena Selezneva
Padnos International Center
130 Lake Ontario Hall

All program information including courses, duration of program, dates, and other logistics are subject to change. Programs may be cancelled due to extenuating circumstances.