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Purdue Summer Program in Sydney

Program Location Sydney, Australia
Sponsor Purdue
Program Type Purdue Administered
Course # SA 10103
Duration Summer
Upcoming Program Dates
To Be Announced
Current Program Dates
Summer 2022 05/16/22 to 07/08/22
Past Dates

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Due to COVID-19, programs may be altered or adapted with little notice

Application Details: Application Currently Closed
Due to continued uncertainty of when Australia will re-open its borders, this program will not run in 2022. Check back later for information on future years, or use our program search to explore other options for summer 2022.

Purdue Summer Program in Sydney

Want more information or have questions? Contact Chelsey Mullins at 

Please note that the dates listed above are the DEPARTURE dates. You need to arrive in Sydney on Wednesday, May 18, 2022. If you arrive in Sydney before that, you will need to arrange for a hotel room.

Sydney is one of the most exciting cities in the world, an invigorating multicultural metropolis which blends an intoxicating contemporary energy with a fascinating history and a stunning natural site. Purdue's summer program will be located at the CAPA's Sydney Center, which is located in the Ultimo neighborhood, a trendy and popular urban residential area.


Purdue Summer Program in Sydney

The program is open to Purdue students in good standing who have completed at least two semesters of university study by the start of the program. Successful candidates will demonstrate academic success, maturity, and a desire to experience another culture.

GPA Requirement: 2.25 on a 4.0 scale
Language Requirement: none

Academic Program

All Summer in Sydney students will take a total of 6 credits. Students should check with their academic advisor as soon as possible regarding the best class for their plan of study.

Courses for Summer 2021

IDIS 49000: Analyzing and Exploring the Global City-Sydney
3 credits

- Instructor: Australian Adjunct Instructor
This course is designed to encourage students to engage in a critical analysis of the development of modern cities, in particular Sydney. It will trace Sydney's development from a "colonial outpost" into the "thriving metropolis" it is today. The course will examine how the forces of colonization, migration, modernization and globalization have affected the city and its inhabitants. Students will gain insights into the changing dynamics and identities of its inhabitants and will also look at the forces which have shaped Sydney's relationship with the rest of the world. The course is organized thematically with each theme examining different aspects of the city. It begins with an introduction to the city, then a discussion of Sydney as a colonial city, moving into an analysis of its identities, impact of migration and finally its commerce, cityscape and urban future. The course ultimately intends to help students contextualize their travels and encounters in the city and will help them develop informed interpretations of Sydney while they are here. The course will mix classroom work with experiential learning and will include field trips to give students the opportunity to experience its varied urban geographies first hand and interact with these sites in an informed and analytical way. Additional course fee required on site (amount: 50 AUD).

TECH 33000: Technology And The Global Society
3 credits

- Instructor: Abrar Hammoud, Department of Technology Leadership & Innovation
The course examines the interplay of technology, globalization, and ethics. Students will explore concepts and issues related to outsourcing; global competitiveness; communications; contemporary issues; cultural differences such as inequality, security, sustainability, and quality of life; and the ethical dilemmas that often emerge as a result of the impact of technology. This course will expose students to strategic and operational management topics that support decision making in global expansion of Business and Technology. This course is designed to provide knowledge and a higher level understanding of the principles behind globalization of technology and its regional and global markets.


The program fee includes a half-day guided tour of Sydney and a full-day guided tour to the Blue Mountains and Featherdale Wildlife Park.

Any student who chooses not to participate in the excursions will not receive any refund of the program fee. Additional inexpensive and subsidized excursions and cultural events will be available at the student's expense.


Students will live in central Sydney in fully furnished apartments with other Purdue program participants. Housing in Sydney is expensive; therefore there will be multiple students living in each apartment with two to three students per bedroom, depending on its size. 

The apartment layout could vary greatly, but all have a bathroom and living/dining/kitchen area. The kitchen will be equipped with basic cooking/eating utensils. Wireless access will be available for web searches and email.

Estimated Program Costs
Students pursuing program participation accept financial responsibility. Purdue will take measures to mitigate financial risks, although will not be liable for loss. 

Students should carefully note what costs need to be paid to Purdue University or to a co-sponsor or agency, and what costs need to be paid at the overseas study location.  This will vary by program.

The program costs are estimates. They are useful for planning purposes, but are subject to change due to currency exchange rate fluctuation and inflation. Students should regard these figures as approximate amounts. Compared to West Lafayette, Sydney is an expensive city and extensive travel on weekends will increase students' costs.

The program fee includes tuition & fees for the two classes (six credits), housing, excursions, emergency medical insurance, and a pass for local transportation. If, due to COVID-19, the program is unable to proceed on-site as planned, the classes will take place remotely, and the costs will be reduced by approximately 50% or more.

Costs for this program are estimated and subject to change. The cost figures listed below are for: Summer 2021

Costs to be billed by Purdue
Program Fee$6,670.06
Study Abroad Fee$609.40

Approximate additional costs
To be paid by the student.
Round-trip Airfare$2,000.00
Books and Supplies$150.00
Miscellaneous Personal Expenses $0.00 -$800.00
Travel Documents (passport, photos)$175.00

Financial Aid

Purdue University financial aid may be applied to the costs of studying abroad. Students interested in receiving financial aid should

NOTE:  Recipients of certain tuition remission and scholarship programs should pay careful attention to the regulations for using those benefits for study abroad.  Ask your financial aid advisor about any limitations.

Click here for a list of scholarships and grants available to assist with the costs of studying overseas.

Application Deadlines

For full consideration, students must submit all supporting documents before or by the application deadline.  Popular programs fill quickly, often before the deadline.  To insure a place in a program, apply early.

As soon as a student submits an online application, a My Study Abroad account is created. Applicants should consult this page often to check on the status of the application.

Program Application Deadline
Most Summer Programs Mar 1

Returnees Information
Purdue Summer Program in Sydney

Click below to search for Purdue students who have participated in this program and are willing to be contacted.  If you get no results, you can use the search form to find people who studied in the country you are interested in.


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For more information on this program, please contact the Study Abroad Office by phone (765) 494-2383 or email

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