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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 2020 05/12/20 to 07/03/20

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Purdue Summer Program in Sydney

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Please note that the dates listed above are the DEPARTURE dates. You need to arrive in Sydney on Thursday, May 14, 2020. 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 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 must select one of the two 3-credit courses listed under Time Block A and should check with their academic advisor as soon as possible regarding the best class for their plan of study. All Summer in Sydney students will take the class listed under Time Block B.

Courses for Summer 2020

Time Block: A

COM 32000: Small Group Communication
3 credits

- Instructor: Evan K. Perrault, Brian Lamb School of Communication
A study of group thinking and problem-solving methods; participation in, and evaluation of, committee, and informal discussion groups. Focus on the roles, networks, and messages employed by small group communicators. There are no prerequisites for this course.

COM 41500: Discussion of Technical Problems
3 credits

- Instructor: Evan K. Perrault, Brian Lamb School of Communication
Principles of speech communication related to interpersonal and group discussions on technical topics and problems; practice in using these modes in situations typically encountered by technologists. There are no prerequisites for this course.

Time Block: B

MGMT 39000: Global Workforce Management
3 credits

- Instructor: Australian Adjunct Instructor
This course will provide students with an integrative framework for understanding the challenges associated with effective workforce management on a global scale. Students will acquire knowledge of related theories and concepts, key management issues, and human resources management practices associated with the globalization of workforces; engage with real world news and case studies focusing on Australia and the Asia Pacific region; apply the principles of human resources management to align global workforces with company strategies; and learn how to manage each component of the employee life cycle in global settings. There are no prerequisites for this course.


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 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.

Costs for this program are estimated and subject to change. The cost figures listed below are for: Summer 2020

Costs to be billed by Purdue
Program Fee$6,423.00
Study Abroad Fee$609.00

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 on-line 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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