Sydney: Global Communication & Leadership

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Program Dates

December 29, 2024 to January 11, 2025

Program Overview

This two-week program takes students to the Sydney suburb of Manly during the Winter Intersession (summer in Australia) to take a deep dive into communications and strategy from a global perspective. Participating students will earn 4 credits during this intensive, faculty-led program, and will return to Boston prepared to tackle advanced topics in global communication and strategy.

Program Eligibility & Admission

  • Recommended for Communication Studies, Sports Communication, and Public Relations majors, but open to all undergraduate students.
  • Must be 18 years of age or older by date of travel.

Early Bird Travel Reimbursement Incentive

Education Abroad and Domestic Programs is happy to offer a $500 Travel Reimbursement for each of the first 5 students who deposit for the program on or before June 1st, 2024. Students will be issued a reimbursement check upon providing the receipt, on or before June 1st, 2024, for their flight reservation.

Academic Highlights

  • Gain a practical, strategic, and technical understanding of international public relations and strategy topics, including media relations, social media, branding, media management, crisis communication, and more.
  • Explore how brands navigate various forms of media across borders.
  • Attend guest lectures on media strategies and immigration policy in the Australian context.

Cultural Highlights

  • Celebrate the New Year in one of the first cities to ring it in
  • Visit one of Sydney's famous sports stadiums/parks.
  • Experience the summer surf culture Down Under.
  • Be steps away from some of the world’s most famous beaches such as Coogee, Bondi, and Manly.

Course Information

All students enroll in the following course option:

  • CC 372 - Topics in Communication Studies (4 credits)

COURSELOAD NOTEStudents undertaking winter intersession programs will have the course count toward their overall spring term courseload. Thus, any students participating on the program should either adjust their spring courseload to 12 credits as opposed to 16 credits or plan to overload on their spring registration.

FINANCIAL AID NOTEStudents undertaking winter intersession programs will be able to utilize financial aid toward the tuition portion of their program fees ONLY. Aid will not be applicable toward non-tuition charges.

Costs & Inclusions

Program Fee: $3,995

Included in Program Fee

  • Daily breakfast and some additional meals
  • Campus-based student accommodations
  • Registration Fee
  • Airport pick-up transportation
  • Local transportation passes (for trains, buses and ferries)
  • Included program excursions

Not included in Program Fee

  • Round trip Airfare (Est. $2,200)
  • Tuition for 4 credits 
  • Airport drop-off for return flight
  • Some meals and incidental expenses
  • Passports (or Visas)
  • International Health Insurance*

*Health Insurance Coverage: Participants must have an insurance plan that provides coverage while abroad. If you feel your current insurance is not adequate, please research a plan that is. For information on Supplemental Health Plans, please visit our Health Insurance Requirements page.

Subject to change.