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The Australia Summer Program in Sydney, Australia has been put together by the Bradley University International Programs Office, the Foster College of Business Administration International Programs Office and the Academic Internship Institute of Australia (AIIA).

Students are expected to intern from 9am to 5:30pm each weekday from Monday 27th May through Friday 19th July for the duration of the 8 week program. These internships are based in Sydney, Australia, and the 8 week program gives students an international experience that is invaluable for building their professional development and resumes, whilst supplementing their current course of academic study in their home country and institution. AIIA’s extensive network of partner organizations that accept unpaid interns includes some of the most prestigious multinational corporations and influential government and non-government organizations, providing the Bradley students with some of the best opportunities for workplace experience, networking, and resume building.Some students from previous programs were even offered a job!

Now is the best time ever for an international experience in Australia. The Australian economy is the 13th largest economy in the world and has experienced 17 consecutive years of economic growth. New South Wales is the largest economy in Australia. An internship in Sydney places a student in the middle of this dynamic business hub in Asia/Pacific, providing outstanding experience and preparation for an international career in many industries.

This outstanding business and work environment is complemented by “the highest quality of life in Asia” according to the IMD World Competitiveness Yearbook 2007 report on Australia. With many of the world’s most beautiful beaches just 10 minutes from the heart of one of the most vibrant, clean and beautiful cities in the world, Sydney is the preferred destination for an international internship.

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The following costs are included in your program fee of US$5,975.00 per person. Please note that international flights, health insurance, visa fees and travel insurance are NOT included.

ACCOMMODATION:
• 57 nights of shared accommodation in Sydney for all students.

TRANSPORTATION:
• Pick-up at airport for the group flight arrival into Sydney and transport to accommodation in Sydney
• Travel Pass for transport on buses or trains to your internship during the first week of the program.
• Transport from accommodation in Sydney to airport for departing group flight for the U.S. at the end of the program

ORIENTATION PROGRAM AND ACTIVITIES:
• Welcome brunch/lunch at accommodation in Sydney on day of arrival
• Breakfast at accommodation for the first 4 mornings of the program
• Sydney walking tour on weekend of arrival
• Welcome dinner in Sydney on day of arrival
• Full day trip to the Blue Mountains (not including lunch) on Sunday 26th May
• Catch up group dinner on friday 31st May
• Farewell Dinner on Thursday 18th July
• Internet: students will be provided with a mobile internet dongle with 6GB of download credit on day of arrival. (If the student uses all of this credit they can top up the credit online or over the phone.)

TUITION:
• 4 hours Foster College of Business Administration credit
• 4 credit-hour internships are also also available for non-business majors. Please contact the Bradley University International Programs Office for more details.

INTERNSHIP:

• Placement in an 8 week, 40 day internship program with a company, organization, or government agency relevant to the interests of the student.
• On-going staff support from AIIA to help resolve any issues that arise with the internship placement or the overall program during the program duration.

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This US$5,975.00 total cost per student does not include the following:
International airfare. AIIA works with travel agent partner, Student Universe ( www.studentuniverse.com) in Waltham, MA for all international round-trip tickets from the U.S. to Australia. AIIA has prepared a block of discounted seats for all flights (U.S. – Sydney, Sydney – U.S. or U.S. - Sydney, Sydney - Cairns, Cairns - U.S.) that students can purchase directly from Student Universe. Purchasing tickets on this group booking will allow students to fly with the group the entire way. Students can also purchase their airfare using miles or another method and do not have to use Student Universe. Students not using Student Universe must ensure that their tickets arrives and departs at the same time as the group flight to be able to catch the airport transfers to and from the accommodation. Estimated cost: US$2,400.00
Transportation to the airport departure in the U.S. and transportation from the airport arrival in the U.S. varies from student to student.
Transportation to your internship (except the first week of the program).
Fees for Australian Working Holiday Visa application and processing fees for US passport holders. Estimated cost: US$280.00
Weekly: meal expenses: US$100.00-US$250.00 (varies from student to student and is based on food only)
Weekly: entertainment costs: US$100.00-US$250.00 (varies substantially from student to student)
All optional travel excursions: US$0.00 – US$2,000.00+ (varies substantially from student to student)
• Australian mobile phone (including free calls to other students on the group plan and 2cents per minute calls to the U.S.): US$60.00+ (depending on usage and handset)
• Deposit for mobile internet hardware: US$100.00 (credit card authorizations will be taken at the start of the program and only charged if the hardware is not returned, or is damaged, at the end of the program)
**Students should be aware that eating and drinking in Australia, either at home or in a local restaurant/cafe, is substantially more expensive that in Peoria, IL.**


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A significant part of any internship experience is of course academic, but another significant aspect is a life experience. This involves meeting new people, experiencing new cultures and traveling to new places. Once students are in Sydney, they are encouraged to get out and make new friends and visit new places.

The AIIA will organise optional activities that students can sign up for during their free time, such as:
• Hunter Valley wine tasting day trip
• Sailing in the Whitsunday Islands
• Learn to Surf weekend
• Sydney Harbour Bridgeclimb at night
• Scuba diving on the Great Barrier Reef, Saturday 20th July (more information >>)
• Jervis Bay weekend
• Port Stephens weekend
• Sydney Harbour Cruise

These activities are designed to make it easier for students to travel around Australia with the people you get to know on the program, as well as other students on similar programs in Australia. There are many amazing places to visit in this country, and the program RA will be happy to help students plan their travel and give them ideas about where to go.

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At the end of the Australia Internship program there is an optional trip to Cairns to see the beautiful Great Barrier Reef and the ancient Daintree Rainforest.

The trip departs on the group flight from Sydney on Saturday 20th July and includes the following:
• airport transfer in Sydney
• airport transfers in Cairns
• all accommodation in Cairns, shared dorm style accommodation with ensuite for 4 nights
• breakfast each morning in Cairns
• full day trip to the Great Barrier Reef including snorkelling; lunch; national park entry fees; all equipment; PLUS an intro scuba dive! (You do not need a scuba diving license to take part in the intro scuba dive. However it is subject to a medical questionnaire. If you have any questions about this, please email Natasha.)
• full day trip into the Daintree Rainforest including a crocodile watching cruise; a hike through the rainforest; Mosman Gorge (water levels permitting we can go swimming;, lunch on Cape Tribulation beach (definitely swimming!;) and a local guide.
• Welcome dinner in Cairns on day of arrival.
• Free day in Cairns to take part in white water rafting, bungy jumping or skydiving at additional cost.

Download the Great Barrier Reef trip flyer here >>

If you are taking part in this trip please make sure to purchase the group airfare through Student Universe that includes the group flight to Cairns.


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The 8 week internship program in Sydney, Australia is available to undergraduate sophomore students enrolled at Bradley University. Please contact Bradley University for further information on eligibility.

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If you are interested in the program, starting your application or waiting for acceptance onto the program, feel free to ask us questions!

Professor James Foley
International Programs Office
Foster College of Business Administration
Bradley University
1501 W. Bradley Ave.
tel: (309) 677-3075
email: jff@fsmail.bradley.edu
  Natasha Ager
Sydney Residential Advisor
The Academic Internship Institute of Australia
185 Elizabeth Street, Sydney, NSW Australia
tel: +614 2416 4606 (please note the time difference when calling Australia!)
email: natasha@academicinternshipsaustralia.com
     
Kathy Stinson
International Programs Office
Bradley University
tel: (309) 677-2562
email: kstinson@bradley.edu
   


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Wednesday, 22nd May: Depart the US

Thursday, 23rd May: On Route (flight crosses the international dateline)

Friday, 24th May: Arrive Sydney, Australia (mid-morning arrival)
The Academic Internship Institute of Australia (AIIA) will organize a guide to meet the delegation at the airport with a bus and take all students arriving on the group flight to accommodation in Sydney. Check into accommodation and time to unpack and shower, followed by orientation and welcome brunch/lunch during orientation at accommodation for all students with time to go over the schedule and answer questions. Group welcome dinner in the evening at Darling Harbour and the delegation is invited to return to accommodation. (We encourage everyone to avoid going to sleep prior to 8:30pm or 9:00pm.)
Students in serviced apartment style shared accommodation – combination of twin, triple and quad share depending on each room configuration

Saturday, 25th May: Get ready for work day with continued orientation activities.
Breakfast included at accommodation for students. A walking tour of Sydney commences in the morning, including the historic Rocks area, the Sydney Harbour Bridge, the Royal Botanical Gardens and concluding at the Sydney Opera House. In the afternoon students have the opportunity to make sure they know how to get to their workplace on public transport and have their work clothes ready for their first day at the internship.

Sunday, 26th May: Day trip to the Blue Mountains
Breakfast included at accommodation for students. Full day trip to the Blue Mountains, visiting the Sydney Olympic Park, a wildlife park where students can meet some of Australia's famous wildlife (and feed the kangaroos their breakfast), a break for lunch at Leura, followed by a visit to the Three Sisters and a trek through the temperate rainforest. After a ride on the world's steepest railway, the group is taken back to the accommodation in Sydney.
The evening is free.

WEEK 1: Monday 27th to Friday 31st May: Internships.
9:00am – 5:30pm: students at their internships (approximate – some internship office hours may vary). Group dinner on Friday 31st May.

Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd June: Weekend days are free for the students to take part in optional activities, study or explore more of the city.

WEEK 2: Monday 3rd to Friday 7th June: Internships.
9:00am – 5:30pm: students at their internships (approximate – some internship office hours may vary).

Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th June: Weekend days are free for the students to take part in optional activities, study or explore more of the city.

WEEK 3: Monday 10th to Friday 14th June: Internships.
9:00am – 5:30pm: students at their internships (approximate – some internship office hours may vary).

Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th June: Weekend days are free for the students to take part in optional activities, study or explore more of the city.

WEEK 4: Monday 17th to Friday 21st June: Internships.
9:00am – 5:30pm: students at their internships (approximate – some internship office hours may vary).

Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd June: Weekend days are free for the students to take part in optional activities, study or explore more of the city.

WEEK 5: Monday 24th to Friday 28th June: Internships.
9:00am – 5:30pm: students at their internships (approximate – some internship office hours may vary).

Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th June: Weekend days are free for the students to take part in optional activities, study or explore more of the city.

WEEK 6: Monday 1st to Friday 5th July: Internships.
9:00am – 5:30pm: students at their internships (approximate – some internship office hours may vary).

Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th July:
Weekend days are free for the students to take part in optional activities, study or explore more of the city.

WEEK 7: Monday 8th to Friday 12th July: Internships.
9:00am – 5:30pm: students at their internships (approximate – some internship office hours may vary).

Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th Juky:
Weekend days are free for the students to take part in optional activities, study or explore more of the city.

WEEK 8: Monday 15th to Thursday 18th July:
Internships.
9:00am – 5:30pm: students at their internships (approximate – some internship office hours may vary). Farewell dinner on Thursday 18th July for all students.

Friday, 19th July:
Last day at internships.
9:00am – 5:30pm: students at their internships (approximate – some internship office hours may vary). Evening free for students to attend dinner with their internship hosts as many companies will want to take students out for dinner to thank them for their time.

Saturday 20th July:
Depart Sydney. Arrive USA.

END OF OFFICIAL SCHEDULE

START OF GREAT BARRIER REEF OPTIONAL TRIP

Saturday 20th July: Depart Sydney for Cairns. Check in to accommodation in Cairns followed by a group welcome dinner.

Sunday 21st July: Full day trip to the Daintree Rainforest including Cape Tribulation and a crocodile spotting cruise on the Daintree River.

Monday 22nd July: Full day trip to the Great Barrier Reef, including an intro scuba dive (no certificaton necessary) and snorkelling.

Tuesday 23rd July: Free day in Cairns

Wednesday 24th July: Check out of accommodation and depart Cairns. Arrive USA.

END OF GREAT BARRIER REEF OPTIONAL TRIP

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Making sure you have everything you need to clear customs and immigration in a foreign country, as well as everything you will need when you are in country, is an incredibly important piece of travelling. The following is a guide to making sure you are prepared for your abroad experience and should help you avoid any last minute panic.

1 month before departure:
• Valid Australia work and holiday visa: Print out two copies of your work and holiday visa. Keep one copy with your passport should you need to show it to immigration at Sydney airport, and another copy in one of your other bags when travelling.
• A valid passport: Take coloured photo copies of your passport photo page and get them certified by a Notary. Keep one certified copy in each of your bags when you are travelling.
• Travel and Health insurance (including accident cover) from HTH Insurance. Keep a copy of your insurance details with the copy of your visa and a copy of your passport photo page. Remember to bring your insurance membership card with you to Australia in your wallet and keep it on you at all times.
• Flights: Print out two copies of your confirmed flight including the reservation or booking reference number. Keep one with your passport for the flight and another with your other copies in another bag when travelling.
• Bradley emergency contact card including details of the residential advisor in country who will be meeting the group at the airport. If you are bringing your US cell phone, make sure you have the correct country code for the RA.
• Check with your doctor if you need any vaccinations, or extended prescriptions for any current medication you are taking. Should you need to bring any prescribed medicine with you, make sure you bring a letter from your doctor detailing why you need this medication and the dosage, or you might find some medicines will be taken from you at customs. Make a copy of this letter to keep with your other copies in another bag.
• Ring your bank and your credit card company and let them know your travel dates and the countries you are intending to visit. You might have to fill in a paper form and mail it to them. If you do not you might find your card will be swallowed by an ATM machine and it takes a long time to get a new card shipped outside the USA.
• How are you getting to the airport and what time do you need to be at the airport? Organise your family or other transport to get you to the airport in good time so that you can check in for all of your flights through to your end destination. This means you won't have to see, or worry about, your checked baggage until you arrive in country.
• Start making a budget. How much money do you actually have and what can you spend on various things such as food, eating out, going out, travel etc...Be realistic! If you need additional funds in an emergency, is there someone you can call?

1 week before departure:
• Make sure that you have all of the above mentioned paperwork in a safe place.
• Remove all previous airlines stickers and tags from your baggage. Make sure your name, destination address, and contact telephone number are all correct on any bag tags.
• Start planning your clothes list now. You should find you will revise it nearer your departure and you will probably discard some items as uneccessary. Remeber to only pack what you need. Check the climate of the country where you are going and check all activities you are taking part in to help you pack the right clothes.

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Suggested packing list (this is a guide only from your Sydney R.A.):
• Three changes of work attire (ladies if you are walking to work remember to pack one pair of comfortable shoes you can walk in and that fit easily into your handbag and guys include some extra ties as they're small). Ladies also remember that you can bring some jewellery to change your outfit each day and it weighs less than lots of clothing.
• Bring a suit - it's always good to be overtly smart on your first day of your internship and also for your interview. Guys, only bring one or two suit jackets it's highly unlikely you'll be wearing the jacket in the office.
• One set of exercise clothes, there are lots of parks to jog around and it's the free way to keep fit and healthy.
• Check the climate of your destination, for Australia it would be wise to pack a light weight raincoat, a compact umbrella and a warmer jacket. May and June can also get very hot, so bring some beachwear as well.
• Ladies please be realistic about the number of high heeled shoes you actually need to bring.. and then unpack another pair as well.
• Australia can be as casual or as formal as you like clothing-wise, outside work hours, so bring whatever you feel comfortable wearing for your free time. Friday and saturday evenings in the city are usually more smart than other evenings but it depends where you go. Sports shoes are not considered acceptable footwear in most establishments at these times either.
• Toiletries are readily available in Australia if you run out, so there is no need to bring extra bottles of hair or shower products. Be realistic, everything you can buy in the USA you can buy in Sydney, it just might not be the same brand or packaging and it will probably be a bit more expensive.
• If you are into hiking and outdoors activity, bring your hiking shoes/boots.
• If you are a certified scuba diver, bring your accreditation card and your mask but don't bring your full scuba equipment. It really isn't worth the hassle and you can use equipment in country.
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• Make sure you have enough power adaptors to run all of your electrical items. Adaptors are profiled by region, so please make sure you buy one that includes "Australia". We suggest an adaptor for your mobile phone, another for your laptop and a spare. Do not rely on using someone else's and remember that you will probably want more than one thing plugged in at a time.
• Ring your bank and credit card company and make sure they have your travel dates and country in their system. Make a note of all withdrawal fees and transaction fees for the country you are visiting. Some US banks also partner with other international banks. If they do, it will be cheaper for you to use these ATMs, so ask your bank if they partner with an in country bank.
• Double check your vaccinations are up to date and you have enough medication to last the duration of your trip if needed. Always take a small additional spare amount in case some is lost or damaged. You cannot rely on being able to get the same medication at your destination.
• Write a list of things you will take on the plane and remember that some items are prohibited on long haul flights.
• Change some money. You are unlikely to be able to use a credit card to buy a cup of coffee in most countries and it means you don't need to worry about finding an ATM as soon as you land. We suggest 100 Australian dollars for Australia.
• Check your reservations for getting to the airport on time. If you are travelling with family, make sure they know the correct date and time.
• Check how early you can check into your flights. Try and check in as early as possible to get the seat you prefer (aisle or window etc).
• Reasses your budget. Have you been realistic given your knowledge of the cost of these things in your destination country. Australia is more expensive than the USA for everything, so make sure your budget has some flexibility and that you haven't allocated every last cent. You need a fall back.

The day before departure:
• Make sure you have your passport; printed out copy of your visa; printed out copy of your flight details; printed out copy of a letter from your doctor about your medication (if necessary); your Bradley emergency contact card including the phone number for your Residential Advisor; and a charged cell phone in your hand luggage.
• Pack your suitcase. Check the baggage allowance for your flight and make sure you are under your allowance. You will need space to bring home gifts and buy things in country, so do not fill your suitcase to the limit.
• Do not bring more than TWO large suitcases or bags as you have to carry your luggage on arrival and you are not moving house, you are visiting for 8 weeks and you have laundry facilities available to you. Reassess EVERYTHING you are bringing- what activities are you planning to do and what will you actually need.
• Put your in country currency into your wallet and remove all US coins and notes. You are highly unlikely to be able to use US currency in Australia and you can use your credit card if you buy anything to eat or drink in the US airports on your journey here.
• Make sure your certified copies of your passport, and other paperwork are in your other bags.
• Remind yourself of your budget. You don't want to mess it up on your first weekend in country. Remember that everyone's budgets will be different. You need to stick to yours.
• Are you checked in?
• Relax.


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