UK Partner: Intern - Summer in Sydney (Arcadia) (Gatton)
UK Education Abroad offers programs in which students can complete an internship for academic credit in another country. An internship is a professional-level learning experience in the workplace and provides an opportunity to apply learning from the classroom in a real situation. Internships abroad are available in a wide variety of career fields, however certain locations are better for some fields than others. Students embarking on an internship should have a clear idea of what they hope to learn from their experience, yet at the same time must be flexible and open-minded, as internship placement is often not determined until just before or just after arrival on-site. Students will be required to earn academic credit for Education Abroad internships from Arcadia University.
During this summer program in Sydney, students will enroll in the three-credit internship course (SYDI INPR 310S) Work in Thought and Action. The course load will be between 1-7 credits. Students will work at their internship placements for 20 to 24 hours per week. Students will also have an independent research project to connect their placement experience, academic interests and career aspirations. Placements are available in a broad range of areas including business; social sciences; humanities; and the visual, fine and graphic arts. We will find an internship to match your academic and professional goals and objectives. During the application process, Arcadia's internship coordinators will work closely
with you in defining your academic and professional ambitions, and will arrange a placement that best reflects these goals.
- Complete an internship for credit in your area of study or professional interest.
- Develop knowledge and skills in your chosen field through class and internship experience.
- Explore local sites or topics of interest.
This program is open to undergraduate students from all academic disciplines, with a minimum GPA of 2.8.
Students will earn transfer credit from Arcadia University. For all successfully completed courses, the credit hours, course title and course equivalency will be indicated on the UK transcript. Students must complete the coursework during this program according to the established guidelines by Arcadia University. The grades earned will be important to progression in future academic endeavors, including graduate or professional school; however the grades earned will NOT be indicated on the UK transcript. For more information visit the UK Education Abroad Academic Credit website.
- PRIOR to participating on this program, students must complete an Academic Approval Form (AAF). The AAF indicates how the course will be used, or course equivalency, once they are transferred back to UK. Instructions on how to complete the AAF are included in application materials.
- Upon completion of the term abroad, the transcript should be sent to the UK Education Abroad office. Once received, Education Abroad staff will facilitate the transfer of credits to UK.
- All students will be enrolled in EAP 599: Study Abroad (1 credit hour) at UK during their term abroad.
Housing & Meals
Students participating in this program will be placed in shared apartments for the duration of studies. Students are responsible for all their own meals. For more information, please visit the following Arcadia University webpage.
Costs and cancellation policies vary by program. Please see the Program Cost and Budget information page. Be sure to consider the associated UK costs, program specifications, and related travel expenses.
For the Arcadia University application, click the "Partner Website" link at the top of this page.
Picture yourself working in Sydney, Australia, one of the world's most exciting cities. You can earn academic credit, enhance your professional knowledge, and improve practical skills through a quality placement in one of Sydney's leading public institutions or commercial enterprises.
Your courses will be with other program participants, in a learning community structure, providing students the opportunity to share and benefit from others' perspectives. Outside of work, your accommodation will be in the center of Sydney providing plenty of opportunities to explore this amazing city.
At the end of your program, you will have a deeper understanding of Australian culture; a clearer view of where your education, talents and interests can lead you; and a greater understanding of your place in the world.
Placements are available in a broad range of areas including business; social sciences; humanities; and the visual, fine and graphic arts. We will find an internship to match your academic and professional goals and objectives. During the application process, our internship coordinators will work closely with you in defining your academic and professional ambitions, and will arrange a placement that best reflects these goals.
You'll work full time four days per week during your internship and will also attend class one day per week. You'll be assessed on an academic project that you research and write and is based on your work experience. At the start of your internship, you will attend an orientation session that will help to ensure your smooth transition to the workplace. Near the end of your placement, you will have a debriefing session to help you effectively review and analyze your professional experience.
Summer session: 6 credits.
GPA Requirements: 3.0 or better on a 4.0 scale.
You must be in good academic standing and not on disciplinary probation. Before your application will be considered, you need to submit a complete application including a transcript, letter of recommendation, and an advisor's form, and a one-page, written statement detailing your internship interests and any skills and experience you've obtained that may be useful in an internship setting and an up-to-date résumé.