Sydney, Australia

May /June  2014

 So sorry - we've had to cancel this program.  

We do hope to offer it again in the future.



Comprehensive fee of $5100 includes:    

  • 3 hours of Bradley credit
  • Roundtrip airfare from Chicago O'Hare
  • Room with private bath, breakfast each day
  • All textbooks
  • Local transportation passes
  • City tour, group day excursion to Australia's capital, and class-related site visits, tours, and cultural activities
  • International Student Identity Card

2014 Class Offerings: (3 credit hours each)



  • ANT 305 Peoples & Cultures: Aboriginal Cultures of Australia (Gen Ed NW)

                 This course will focus on the indigenous (Aboriginal) peoples of Australia.  We will

                 study ways of life, spiritual beliefs, healing practices, artistic traditions, kinship

                 arrangements, and symbiotic systems common among indigenous groups.  We

                 will also look at cultural variation across the continent, historical experiences of

                 contact with Europeans, and contemporary political and cultural activities.

                 Dr. Jackie Hogan - Sociology 


  •  BMA  357 Leadership and Interpersonal Behavior

                      Course pre-requisite BMA 250 or 352

                      Leadership students will learn theory, methods, and issues related to leadership in  

                today's organizations. Learning activities will focus on these objectives:

                 1. KNOW THYSELF. Understanding and developing your own point of view is important.

                 2. KNOW THY TEAM. People get things done and leading groups is critical to the process.

                 3. KNOW THY LEADERSHIP THINKERS. Leadership is both an academic discipline and a

                     topic that is "trending now."

                 4. KNOW THY ORGANIZATION. Both organizational culture and change management

                     are key leadership skills.

                Ms. Valerie Vogt Pape - Management and Leadership


  • ETE 280 Exploring Diversity: Learners, Families, & Communities (Gen Ed CD)

                   ETE 280 students will:

                   Experience multiple aspects of diversity that arise in various centers of learning.

                   Interact with Australian students of all ages in their classrooms.

                   Explore Primary and Secondary Education done in the famous Sydney Zoo and


                   Visit government, private, and religious-based schools.

                   Learn about the aboriginal culture, and how it has been altered by the settlement

                          of the European immigrants.

                   Navigate the public transportation system - which includes buses, trains, and ferries.

                   You will also have time to explore your own interests - be it sports, music, art,

                          people watching, or other entertainment.    

                      Dr. Jean Marie Grant - Teacher Education

  • ENG 300 Writing About Travel  (Gen Ed C2) 


  • HIS 337 Modern Non-Western History (Gen Ed NW)

                 What does it mean to have a global perspective?  How is our world today still shaped

                 by the changes of the last 500 years?  This course connects the problems of the modern

                world to the history of Australia.  It explores the battles between western and

                non-western cultures as well as the struggles of modern ways of life.  As an

                upper-division course in history, we will read and discuss sources, consider historical

                methods, and write analytical arguments.  As a study abroad experience, we will be

                constantly on the go, researching at museums and exploring historical sites all over the

               city and beyond.  Walking shoes and an appetite for reading required.                     

Dr. Brad Brown - History


NOTE:  An additional, optional trip to the Great Barrier Reef

           is available to all Sydney students .

Students in Sydney will have the option of participating in an additional program after the Bradley program is complete.  Students can travel to Cairns, Australia, the only place on earth where two World Heritage sites meet - the Daintree Rainforest and the Great Barrier Reef.  This trip extension is for 5 days, and the cost includes airfare, accommodations, and more.  Since you're already in Australia, why not consider this fabulous opportunity?  Come to the Study Abroad office or e-mail for more details.



A 2.5 GPA is required to register for study abroad programs. Pre-registration will be available beginning August 30 on the Study Abroad home page.

Pre-registration ends at noon Monday, October 28.  Then, you must complete the registration process IN PERSON at 8:30 am Tuesday, October 29, 2013 in the Student Center Ballroom. You will enroll in order of cumulative credit hours until classes fill. Thereafter, enrollment is first-come, first-served and will be handled in the Study Abroad Office, 325 GCC.

A $500 non-refundable deposit is required to secure your registration. After the initial deposit, a payment of $2,300 will be due by February 3, 2014. Final payment of $2,300 will be due no later than March 3, 2014. Notice of cancellation must be made in writing. Those who cancel after February 3, 2014 will be subject to a $750 cancellation fee. Those who cancel after May 1, 2014 will be subject to a 100% cancellation fee.