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introduction to the program

The Olin Business School International Marketing and Business Semester program is the premier undergraduate business school internship semester program in Australia. Based in Sydney, Australia with coursework and internships in Sydney and faculty led travel study to Melbourne, this is the semester of a lifetime. This is the third year Olin has offered this program in partnership with the Academic Internship Institute of Australia.

The program commences with 3 weeks of classroom time focusing on International Marketing and Business and these activities are based in Sydney. Classes will start at 9am and finish at 4pm, with a one hour break for lunch, and will be taught by an approved faculty member from one of Australia’s premier universities.

This class time is followed by a week long field trip to Melbourne, to study differences between Sydney, NSW and Melbourne, VIC from a business perspective. This field trip will involve site visits and visits to company offices in and around Melbourne, where students will be encouraged to engage with the speakers and ask questions.

The 14 week internship component starts once the students have returned from Melbourne. AIIA places students in organizations, companies, government agencies, non-profits, and other workplaces that will provide students a first hand look at what a career in Australia might be like and how their chosen industry works. These internships are based in Sydney, Australia, and the 14 week internship 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 Washington University students with some of the best opportunities for workplace experience, networking, and resume building.

Now is the best time ever for an international experience in Australia. The Australian economy is the 15th 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.

To give the students time to recap over their classes, field trip and internship placements, the next week is a designated reading week, followed by student presentations before the students leave the US.

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Total Cost for the Olin Business School International Marketing and Business Short Course with Internship Component, January 1st – May 24th, 2014: tbc
(Please note that this does NOT include round-trip airfare from the U.S. to Australia, visa fees, spending money while in Australia, etc.)

134 nights of shared accommodation in Sydney for Students
7 nights of shared accommodation in Melbourne for Students

3 Week marketing course with a local professor of marketing based in Australia with a full syllabus developed by the Australia-based professor. Classes and tutorial each day from January 6 – January 24
3 Week international business course with a local professor of international business based in Australia with a full syllabus developed by the Australia-based professor. Classes and tutorial each day from January 6 – January 24
1 Week excursion with an academic instructor to Melbourne

Pick-up at airport on arrival into Sydney and transport to accommodation in Sydney
Weekly Travel Pass (Multi-pass ONE) for transport on buses, trains and ferries during orientation week and for the first few days of class
Transport to the airport in Sydney for departure to Melbourne
Transport from the airport in Melbourne to accommodation and transport during all meetings in Melbourne, where required
Transport to the airport in Melbourne for departure to Sydney
Transport from airport in Sydney to accommodation in Sydney after Melbourne arrival
Transport from accommodation in Sydney to airport for departing flight for the U.S. at the end of the program

Welcome brunch/lunch at accommodation in Sydney on day of arrival
Sydney Walking Tour on day of arrival
Welcome dinner in Sydney on day of arrival
4 catch up dinners with the residential advisors
Farewell Dinner on day prior to departure from Sydney

Placement in a 14 week internship program with a company, organization, or government agency relevant to the interests of the student
On-going staff support from the Academic Internship Institute of Australia to help resolve any issues that arise with the internship placement or the overall program during the program duration.

Mobile internet dongle with 6GB of download capacity which the students can top up with more credit once they have used it up.

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The 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 - Perth, Perth - Sydney, Sydney – 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. 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.
Fees for Australian Visa application and processing fees. Estimated cost: US$365.00
Olin Business School, Washington University tuition
Weekly: meal expenses: US$60.00-US$90.00 (varies from student to student)
Weekly: entertainment costs: US$60.00-US$100.00 (varies substantially from student to student)
All optional travel excursions: US$0.00 – US$2,000.00+ (varies substantially from student to student)

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washu u australia program
introduction to the program

The International Marketing and Business Short Course with an Internship component in Sydney, Australia is available to undergraduate and graduate students enrolled at the Olin Business School, Washington University.

The following requirements must be met:
GPA of 3.0 or greater
Letter of recommendation from a member of the faculty or administration from Olin Business School (as listed on the application form)
All previous disciplinary actions from the student’s University or College must be declared in detail
In the application, the student will need to show how their coursework and experience specifically support the internship for which they are applying
Upon acceptance of the student onto the program, the student must obtain their own visa before they can come to Australia and participate in the program*.

* Please note that AIIA is not a registered migration agent and students do need to obtain their own working holiday visa. Students with a U.S. Passport can visit the following link to obtain their working holiday visa: www.immi.gov.au/visitors/working-holiday/462/

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washu u australia program
introduction to the program

Wednesday, 1st January: Depart the US

Thursday, 2nd January: On Route (flight crosses the international dateline)

Friday 3rd January: 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 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. Orientation includes: how to use public transportation; how to call home; how to manage your budget effectively; the nearest grocery stores; and much more. Group welcome dinner in the evenign on Darling Harbour and the delegation is invited to return to accommodation. (We encourage everyone to avoid going to sleep prior to 8:30pm!)
Overnight: Sydney

Saturday 4th - Sunday 5th January: Breakfast included at accommodation for students. A walking tour of Sydney commences after orientation, including the historic Rocks area, the Sydney Harbour Bridge, the Royal Botanical Gardens and concluding at the Sydney Opera House. Full day trip to the Blue Mountains on Sunday including meeting our famous Australian wildlife, hiking in the Blue Mountains National Park and riding the steepest railway in the world! Overnights: Sydney

Monday, 6th January: Breakfast included at accommodation for students until friday 10th January. 9am – 4pm: First classroom meeting. The evening is free.
Overnight: Sydney

Tuesday, 7th – Friday 24th January: 9am – 4pm: Class each day of the week with the weekend free for optional activities. The Final Exam will be held on Friday 24th January.

Students will be interviewed by their prospective internship host company during the week starting Monday 21st January. Please note that not all internships will require an interview.

The evenings are free.
Overnights: Sydney

Sunday 26th January: Australia Day. (Public holiday in Australia)
Overnight: Sydney

Monday 27th January: A coach will pick up the group and transport them to Sydney airport for the group flight to Melbourne for the academic excursion to the cultural centrepoint of modern Australia. Welcome dinner and orientation in Melbourne for all students.
Overnight: Melbourne

Tuesday, 28th January – Friday 31st January: Breakfast included at accommodation each day. Study of the local industries and European influence in business in Melbourne.
Overnights: Melbourne

Saturday 1st February: Breakfast included at accommodation. Full day excursion to the Great Ocean Road for all students.
Overnight: Melbourne

Sunday 2nd February: Breakfast included at accommodation for all students. Check out of accommodation and group flight back to Sydney. The Academic Internship Institute of Australia will organise coaches to transport the group to and from the airports in Melbourne and Sydney. Check into accommodation in Sydney and “Get ready for work” - 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 on the internship. The Academic Internship Institute of Australia’s resident advisors will be on hand to help students with their arrangement but students should be aware that they must work out their own route on public transport to their internship.
Overnight: Sydney

Monday 3rd February – Friday 9th May: 9:00am – 5:00pm: students at their internships (approximate – some internship office hours may vary).
Overnights: Sydney

Catch up dinners will be held for all students with the Residential Advisors to discuss the first week of internships and the following months.

Thursday 8th May: End of Internship dinner with Residential Advisors. Some internship companies will want to take the student out for dinner on their last day, Friday 9th May.

Saturday 10th – Sunday 11th May: Weekend free to explore the city or for optional activities.
Overnights: Sydney

Monday 12th May – Friday 16th May: Reading week with optional travel excursion to the Great Barrier Reef and the Daintree Rainforest.
Overnights: Sydney

Saturday 17th - Sunday 18th May: Free weekend in Sydney.
Overnights: Sydney

Monday 19th May – Friday 23rd May: Students presentations and final exams to be scheduled by the Australian and Wash U faculty.
Overnights: Sydney

Saturday 24th May: Depart Sydney and arrive in the USA.


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To apply to this program please contact the Office of International Programs and Global Initiatives, Olin Business School.

Tammy Orahood
Director of International Programs and Global Initiatives
Olin Business School, Washington University in St. Louis

Simon #12, St. Louis, MO 63130-4899
Phone: 314.935.3569
Fax: 314.935.9095
email: orahood@wustl.edu
website: www.olin.wustl.edu

Interested about an internship in Asia but worried that you don't speak Mandarin or Cantonese? Check out Olin's new Hong Kong Internship Program here >>>

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introduction to the program

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
• a performance at the Sydney Opera House
• Scuba diving on the Great Barrier Reef
• Jervis Bay weekend
• Port Stephens weekend
• Sydney Harbour Cruise

These activities are to 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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