IES Abroad Sydney Study Tour on Business Administration

Study Tour
Delivery Method:
In-Person
Duration:
Single Term

About the Program

With an emphasis on international trade and business development between Japan and Australia, this intensive two-week study tour gives you a comprehensive dive into Sydney’s business environment. You join a select group of likeminded students on excursions, daily fieldwork, and reflective journalling as you explore the diversity of businesses in Australia, ably guided by guest speakers and industry experts.

Visit Sydney Harbour Bridge, the Sydney Opera House, and the Blue Mountains

Explore the development of the Japan–Australia trade relationship

Incorporated intercultural-communication training sessions

Work towards a capstone project on Australian–Japanese business culture

Summer 2024 Study Tour
Program dates:
August 19 - August 31
Application Deadline:
Fees Starting From:
$
3,425

Program Advisor

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Your Student Counselor is your study abroad ambassador and supporter. They join your application journey when you’ve confirmed you’re interested in studying abroad. At this point, they guide you through each stage of the application, notify you of the documents you need, let you know when your admission results are in, and walk you through the next steps, including class enrollment and organizing pre-arrival tests.
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At a Glance

Language of Instruction:
English
Language Prerequisite Level:
Advanced
GPA Requirements:
3.00
Academic Level:
Undergraduate
Housing:
Apartment
Visa Required:
Maybe

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About the University

IES Abroad Sydney Center

Sydney’s IES Abroad Center is in up-and-coming Chatswood, a diverse suburb in the Lower North Shore that’s highly regarded for its vibrant entertainment precinct, lush parks, and amazing Asian food scene. In this peaceful corner of the city, students connect to practice language skills, study and indulge in authentic yum cha or bubble tea. And you’re virtually next door to The Concourse, a spectacular arts complex featuring a concert hall, theater, library, and restaurants. 

Academics

In a series of business seminars, site visits, and guest lectures, you work through the fundamentals of business development in Sydney. With a strong focus on key sectors of the city’s economy, you also develop a grasp on how the Japan–Australia trade relationship has grown over the decades and how they work together. 

Courses

Intercultural Communication Training

Deep dive into cross cultural training throughout the experience, helping you develop an understanding of Australian culture and the benefits of working with cultural sensitivity.

Business Lectures

Learn about business culture in Australia and gain insight into industries such as tourism, sports, education, and non-profit.

Site Visits & Guest Lectures

Site visits and guest lectures will showcase the diversity of businesses in Australia and help you conceptualize a future career related to the industries discussed.

Capstone Project

Immersed in the diversity of business in Australia and with an ever-developing understanding of intercultural communication, you work towards a capstone project discussing the differences between Australian and Japanese business cultures.

Cultural Activities

To give you time to digest the academic elements of the program, IES Abroad staff will organize unique cultural experiences and share their local knowledge for you to explore Sydney.

Day Trip

Spend a full day outside of Sydney, exploring the gorgeous natural environment of New South Wales.

Get To Know Our Application Process

From academics to visa requirements, our structured process helps you choose the right program and university for your goals. Complete a strong application, and prepare for success abroad.

Personalize Your Study Abroad Plan With Your SAF Counselor

Each student has unique academic goals for a study abroad experience. As you think about studying abroad, your SAF Counselor will help you plan for success and support you every step of the way.

Application Requirements

When applying to study abroad, you must meet the entry requirements of the program—and SAF is here to set you up for success.

The requirements outlined in this section include the language proficiency scores you may need to demonstrate your language skills, a guide to the GPA range and other academic prerequisites required by the program, and a list of documentation and other application materials you will need to finalize your application. You will need to supply additional information throughout the process, and our helpful team will alert you via email or your MyIESAbroad Student Portal whenever this is necessary.
  • Language Proficiency
  • Academics & GPA
  • Application Documents & Materials

Language Test Score Requirements

Each study tour has slightly different language requirements, based on the complexity of the academic content.

  • Cambridge Eiken: 150
  • Duolingo English Test (DET): 75
  • GTEC: 960
  • GTEC Academic: L/R 240, L/R/W/S 550
  • IELTS: 5.0
  • iTEP Academic: 3.0
  • STEP EIKEN: Level 2
  • TEAP: 280
  • TOEFL: 45 iBT or 450 iTP
  • TOEIC: 450

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Program Dates

When studying abroad, you will want to consider the time of year and how long you are away. Most programs follow the host university's academic calendar.

The dates shown below are general estimates, and as you get closer to the start of the term, you will get more detailed information from SAF. If you have any questions, your Student Counsellor and Program Specialist are always here to support you and point you to the correct information.

Summer 2024 Study Tour

Program dates:
August 19 - August 31
Application Deadline:
Fees Starting From:
$
3,425

Housing Information

In your two-bedroom apartment in a multi-unit apartment building, you share your study-aboard experience with three same-gender roommates. You have linen and a bath pack at your apartment and a self-catering kitchen so you can really get into living the Australian life while you’re here. 

About Sydney

The Opera House, Bondi Beach, Harbor Bridge: Sydney holds a strong place in Australian culture. It is truly a city of the world, with a young, multicultural population sharing a warm climate where the success of the city meets gorgeous beaches. The year-round outdoor lifestyle makes studying here a joy, and as Australia’s business capital, Sydney is a prestigious place to be.

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The Student Experience

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Student Health & Safety

We champion health, safety, and security. As part of IES Abroad, the largest study abroad organization in the United States, we have set the standard for health and safety in study abroad for decades. We plan for the ‘what if’, so you can get on with the experience of a lifetime.
International Health Insurance

International health insurance included in the cost of your program

24/7 Emergency Phone Support

Total coverage to support you while traveling and in your new city

Location-Specific Information

Health and safety information prepared based on your destination

Health In Your Language

Highly trained multilingual staff to connect you to healthcare providers

Secure Housing

Quality, safe, secure housing within close proximity to your classes

Dedicated Expertise

Protection by a Dean of Students Office advocating for your interests

Orientation

Before You Leave

Your study abroad experience starts well before you travel. We talk through your program choices, guide you through application, and support your preparations for leaving

On Arrival

We’re by your side from the moment you arrive, for campus orientation, getting you to your accommodation, and helping settle

Get Acclimated

The SAF Staff on the ground will introduce you to the details of your itinerary and explain where and when you eat, how to see a doctor or a dentist, which bus or train to catch. They have all the answers, just ask!

Learn by Doing

Academic experts guide you through a learning by doing experience, blending culture with best pedagogic practice to support your coursework and development and to help you retain knowledge.

Keeping You Safe

We enroll you in the SAF emergency alert system, so you hear safety concerns relevant to you.

Get Social

Your tour group will share in the arranged social and cultural events as well as hands-on learning, so you have many opportunities to collaborate with other international SAF Scholars, experience the destination you’re in, and build friendships for life.

Advising and Support

The process of studying abroad could quickly feel overwhelming, but we have been doing this for decades and do everything we can to support you through it. 

Many SAF staff are alumni and have walked this path. They have real-life experience to draw on as they advise and support you through every step of our comprehensive services. They’re in your corner, taking care of all the details and explaining what you need to do next.

Take the first step in your study abroad journey by scheduling a consultation with your closest Student Counselor. You can discuss your for-credit academic courses and language programs and explore internships, research programs, and study tours. When you know what you want to do, we guide you through the pre-program steps, help you arrange your visa and transport, and finalize your accommodation or digital experience.

Get To Know Our Application Process

From academics to visa requirements, our structured process helps you choose the right program and university for your goals. Complete a strong application, and prepare for success abroad.

Personalize Your Study Abroad Plan With Your SAF Counselor

Each student has unique academic goals for a study abroad experience. As you think about studying abroad, your SAF Counselor will help you plan for success and support you every step of the way.

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Why Travel With SAF?

Studying abroad is an unforgettable experience, one that stays with you in your career, your contacts, your future. It can define you. At any of our prestigious university partners, you can build personalized for-credit programs that can last up to a whole year.

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