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Australia Winter Term

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation, University-sponsored faculty-led study abroad programs are on hold. We look forward to the return of a robust travel program schedule at WNE.

Join us in Australia for an exciting January term in Sydney, Australia, where you can study business of the Asia-Pacific region and earn 3 credits. 

The program is intended for students wishing to gain a deeper understanding of international business and expand their knowledge of the fast-growing dynamic region of Asia Pacific. The course introduces students to the basic concepts of international business and the rise of globalization. It examines the importance of understanding key political, legal, socio-economic, and technological factors and issues impacting international trade in this region. It covers the opportunities and the cultural and ethical challenges confronting small-medium enterprises (SMEs) and multi-national enterprises (MNEs).


BUS 315/CUL 315: International Practicum (3 cr.)

The course will include lectures, guest speakers, company presentations, tutorials, and small-group discussions, and will consist of 45 contact hours.&

*Credits in BUS 315/CUL 315 are dependent upon at least ten students participating in the program.  If fewer than ten students participate, then the program will be non-credit bearing.

Start Packing: Here's What You Need to Know

How Much Will This Trip Cost?

For the 2020 winter term, cost is $2,955, plus airfare.

What Will I See in Australia?

This trip will include:

  • an orientation and walking tour in Sydney
  • an all-day cultural tour including a visit to Featherdale Wildlife Park where students can pet koalas, feed kangaroos, and get photos of Australian wildlife in a bush setting
  • optional activities such as sky diving, climbing the Sydney Harbour Bridge, or snorkeling the Great Barrier Reef (at additional cost)

How Can I Participate?

Students must be in good academic standing to participate in study abroad opportunities. Students participating in year-long or semester-long study abroad programs must satisfy the specific grade point average required by the foreign university they will be attending.

Want to Learn More?

For more information, contact:

Dr. Josie Brown-Rose, Assistant Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and Assistant Director of the Study Abroad Program

Phone: 413-782-1279

Email: jbrownro@wne.edu

Dr. Saeed Ghahramani, Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and Director of the Study Abroad Program

Phone: 413-782-1218

Email: sghahram@wne.edu

Got Your Passport? Don’t forget to apply now for your passport to be ready to take advantage of this unique educational/travel opportunity.