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BSBA Sydney Internship Abroad
Sydney, Australia (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Fall,
Homepage: Click to visit
Restrictions: WUSTL applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
App Deadline
WU Decision Date
Start Date
End Date
Fall 2015 02/01/2015
Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Spring 2016 05/01/2015
Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Fall 2016 02/01/2016 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Early application is strongly recommended for all programs. Deadlines that fall on a weekend or holiday are automatically extended to the next workday.

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Fact Sheet:
Program Adviser:
Elizabeth Snell
Additional Opportunities:
Internship, Research
Program Description:

Sydney Internship and Study Semester in Asia Pacific (ISSAP Program)


Students have the opportunity to combine classroom learning with a full-time internship in Sydney. You will earn 15 units of academic credit by completing:

9 units of academic course work (International Business, International Marketing, and Operations Management - OSCM 356) - especially created for Olin Business students.Students can get 300 level advanced electives for the International Business class.
3 units INTL 420 for an faculty-supervised applied research paper. Students write a significant research paper and perform an oral presentation at the end of the program. 
1.5 units MGT 450I - an online course designed to deepen the overall learning gained from your full-time 12-week internship placement with a business, government or non-profit organization in the Sydney area.
1.5 units MGT 450Z - for the Western Australia Study Tour to explore the booming mining, energy and materials industry in Perth. The Study Tour will also include excursions to Rottnest Island and Margaret River or Cottesloe Beach area near Perth.

Students do not have the option to select other course work in this particular program. All course work is graded and will be calculated in your WU GPA.


If you would like to learn more about this particular program or about any of the other study abroad opportunities, you can reach out to one of our Ambassadors, who have participated in one of the Olin programs in the past. To see the full list of Ambassadors, please click here.


Late August to mid-December

Early January to Late May

Spring Schedule

January 11th-January 16th Travel to Cairns, Australia
January 7th Orientation Begins (Overnight: Cairns)
January 8th Trip to Great Barrier Reef (Overnight: Cairns)
January 9th Trip to Daintree Rainforest (Overnight: Cairns)
January 10th Free in Cairns (Overnight: Cairns)
January 17th-18th Orientation in Sydney (Overnight: Sydney)
January 19th-29th Class 1 - Operations Management (Overnight: Sydney)
February 1st-12th Class 2 - International Marketing (Overnight: Sydney)
February 15th-26th TBD. Class 3 - Business Core Course (pending approval) (Overnight: Sydney)
February 27th- March 5th Travel Study in Bangkok
March 7th-May 20th 10 Week Internship (Overnight: Sydney)
May 21st Return to USA


All students participating in Olin semester programs are required to enroll and participate in pre-departure and post-departure coursework. INTL 300A Planning for International Learning is a 1 credit mini-B course designed to prepare students for their experience overseas the semester before they actually travel. INTL 300B Applying International Experiences is a 0.5 required mini-A post-departure class that will discuss what students learned while abroad and help students articulate those lessons for employers, graduate schools, etc. Both of these classes will meet approximately 3 times during the semester before and after the study abroad experience.

Upon arrival, our logistics provider The Academic Internship Institute of Australia (AIIA) will meet the delegation at the airport with a bus and take all students to accommodation in Sydney. An orientation program is scheduled during the first week of the program. For more information, see


The International Internship Programs are open to all Olin juniors and seniors who have completed equivalent of 4 semesters of course work (60 units). BSBA students must have completed the prerequisite courses that relate to the field or industry in which they want to intern. For example, finance placements require FIN 340, marketing placements require MKT 370, etc. There is a minimum GPA requirement of a 3.0 in your overall course work and a 3.0 in your professional course work.

Completion of Marketing 370, MEC 290 (or equivalent) are specific requirements for any second major or minor.

Selection is based on maturity, seriousness of purpose, and appropriateness of match between program and applicant. Students on disciplinary probation during program period are not eligible.  You must not only meet the minimum eligibility criteria, but also show the type of intellectual curiosity, personal maturity, academic rationale and social flexibility necessary for a successful study abroad experience.


If you don't have your passport, you should start this process once you submit your application.


It is required by the Australian Immigration Department that overseas students must obtain a proper Visa to study in Australia. More information about this process will be included in INTL 300A.


Students will be housed in flats in Sydney arranged by our logistics partner, AIIA. The flats will be fully furnished and include a kitchen. Students will have to cook or purchase their own meals. There is no meal plan.


Overseas Programs will enroll all WU-approved study abroad students in a basic accident and sickness plan through HTH Worldwide, a leading provider of international health insurance. This plan should be seen as supplemental to the student’s existing domestic health coverage, not as a replacement.  We do not recommend a reduction or suspension of existing domestic coverage in light of enrollment in HTH insurance. For more information, click here.

In addition to your Washington University insurance, the Australian government requires all international students (including study and exchange students) to have health insurance, known as Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC). Additional information about OSHC will be discussed after admission. 


Thanks to the generosity of Avram A. & Jill Glazer, the Olin BSBA program is pleased to announce the Avram A & Jill Glazer Global Learning Program, awarding up to $5,000 for participation in an approved BSBA study abroad program.  This competitive grant program is for WU undergraduate students demonstrating financial need or extenuating financial circumstances and participating in BSBA-administered programs. Applications can be found here:


Accommodation (off-campus) $7,500
Food $2,120
Local Transportation $430
Personal Expenses $1,600
Australian Health Insurance $165
Multiple Journey Visa $550
Airfare $2,000 (rough estimate)
HTH Insurance $250

International and Area Studies | Overseas Programs