Sydney Internship and Study Abroad Program

Students participating in the Sydney Internship and Study Abroad program will spend 4-5 months in Sydney, Australia to undertake a full course load at the University of Sydney. We currently offer two program options:

  • Option 1 (depart U.S. on January 4, 2019; return on June 3, 2019):
    Take one course during the January-February term and four courses, including an international internship, during the regular term. This option is available to all sophomores and juniors, especially those wanting to get back to the US early to start their summer internships.

  • Option 2 (depart U.S. on February 22, 2019; return on June 23, 2019):
    Before departing for Sydney, students complete a 7-week U.S. internship for 4 course credits. At the University of Sydney, students will register for four classes, including an international internship, during the regular term. This option is recommended for juniors majoring in Accounting or Public Accounting.

Students will earn 15-19 W&L credits depending on their coursework.

Program Coordinator

Dr. Afshad Irani, Professor of Accounting (

Course of Study

Students are able to pick from across the 16 faculties and schools at University of Sydney. Units of study at 1000-level through 4000-level are considered Undergraduate and units of study at 5000-level and above are considered Postgraduate. Students can search for units of study by visiting:
Choose "Units of Study" from the drop-down list
Enter your search term/keyword and click "Search"
Click "Yes" for "Available to Study Abroad/Exchange" when the search results appear

List of classes pre-approved for credit transfer to W&L is available here.

2019 Program Deadlines

  • September 28, 2018: Student applications due
  • October 2018: Domestic Internship interviews
  • October 19, 2018: Admission offers made
  • November 2, 2018: $2,000 deposit due
  • November (mid) 2018: International Internship informational interviews


This program is open to all sophomores and juniors majoring in Accounting, Business Administration, Economics and Public Accounting. A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.3 at the time of application is required.

Students are not eligible to study abroad if on academic or social probation during their semester abroad. Students accepted into study abroad programs who are then placed on academic or conduct probation will be liable for the full costs of the program even if they withdraw from the program.


The cost of the program is $25,000 for the Option 1 and $22,500 for Option 2 (subject to change).

Included in this program fee are all normal University of Sydney tuition costs, housing, select activities and meals, and a one-week trip (including airfare and accommodations) to Cairns. Also, included for Option 1 students is the cost of a 3-credit online internship course transcripted by an AACSB accredited institution. Students must pay for their own travel arrangements, visa application fees and provide money for their books, academic supplies, and personal needs throughout the program period.

Please note: this cost is subject to change in case of significant currency variations or increases in the cost of services from the University of Sydney or the orientation program providers. We will make every effort to inform you of any changes in a timely manner.


Students will be housed in off-campus apartments. More information regarding housing will be provided to program participants at a later date. Please inform the program coordinator of any special housing requests or needs..


The application for the 2019 program has passed.

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