Sydney- Spring Only

The Spring 2017 Sydney study abroad application is now available online. Please click here to start the application process. The Spring 2017 Sydney application is due by 12:00pm on Wednesday, September 7, 2016.

Program
Through the University of New South Wales (UNSW) and the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, students will have the opportunity to study and live in Sydney, Australia and earn up to 16 USC units for the semester.  This program is open to Communication majors and minors, and all USC majors who want to earn general elective units.  Approval for non-Annenberg major/minor credit is granted by the non-ASCJ major/minor department and is not guaranteed.  (This includes Journalism and Public Relations majors/minors.)  More information regarding UNSW can be found on their international website.

The program runs mid-February to late June; please note that this program is only offered in the spring. Final program dates will be provided to students once determined.

Location
The largest of Australia’s cities, Sydney is a commercial and financial capital with a thriving media scene.  Students will gain exposure to Australia’s rich European and Aboriginal cultural roots, while exploring a city that offers great variety in restaurants, entertainment, nightlife, shopping, and outdoor activities.

Curriculum
Students are allowed to take courses in most departments at UNSW, for example, Communication, International Relations and Political Science.  Communication students can typically earn a maximum of 12 units of upper-division COMM credit.  There is no guaranteed minimum number of approved COMM courses offered at UNSW during any given semester.

Student Life & Activities
Students will have access to the full range of student services at UNSW including, but not limited to, academic clubs, theater groups, and political organizations.  UNSW offers a wide variety of social activities, at an additional cost, including trips to the symphony at the world famous Sydney Opera house, rappelling in the Blue Mountains, harbor cruises, barbecues, and visits to wildlife parks, horseback riding, local sporting events, and theater.

Housing
Students will live in furnished single-occupancy dorm rooms or shared apartments on campus with local and international students.  Students can choose to live in dormitories with meal plans or self-contained apartments with kitchen facilities.  Off-campus housing is not arranged by UNSW or USC.

Admission Requirements
Students from all majors are eligible to apply.  Students must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 at the time of application and must have Junior standing as of the commencement of the program.

SJACS/COMPETITIVE APPLICATION CYCLE WARNING:
During competitive application cycles (when Annenberg International Programs receives more applications than the number of spots in a study abroad program), all factors that negatively impact applications will be taken into consideration when evaluating students for admission.  Please click here to read more information about competitive application cycles and factors for possible disqualification.

ESTIMATED COSTS
Each semester Annenberg International Programs provides an up-to-date cost sheet to admitted students; if there are any changes from the time students are admitted to a program to the time they leave for a study abroad semester, updated cost sheets will be sent to the students.  Please see the detailed estimated program costs below for Spring 2017.  Please note that these costs are subject to change without notice:

• Tuition: $11,000 (will change for Spring 2017)
• USC Administrative Fee: $3,000
• Housing: $7,653
• USC Overseas Health Insurance*: $1,102
• Round Trip Airfare: $1,800
• Personal Expenses (food, entertainment, weekend travel, etc.): $4,000
 Additional Expenses (student visa, books and supplies, local transportation, international student identity card, US passport, Australian Health Insurance): $1,192
TOTAL: $29,747

Financial aid and tuition remission may be applied.

*USC Overseas Health Insurance is required on all USC-approved study abroad programs.  If a student is already enrolled in USC (domestic) Health Insurance there will be no additional charge for USC Overseas Health Insurance; students will be charged the domestic, on-campus rate (noted above).  If a student is normally covered otherwise and waives out of USC Health Insurance on campus, students will be charged USC Overseas Health Insurance at a rate of $92/month.

UNSW Scholarship Opportunity
UNSW offers scholarships to Study Abroad students. Please click here to read more.