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  • Locations: Sydney, Australia
  • Program Terms: Spring, Winter Break
  • Restrictions: UC applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Winter Break
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Winter Break 2019 03/18/2019
Rolling Admission 01/02/2020 01/11/2020

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.

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Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Program Type Detailed: UC Faculty-Led Program Program Type General: Faculty-Led
Level of Study: Undergraduate Academic Theme: Business
Credit Offered: UC Credit Click here for a definition of this term Registration Term: Spring
Eligibility Restrictions: LCB Students Only Minimum GPA: 2.75
Language Courses Offered: No Language of Instruction: English
Program Lead Faculty: Michael Jones Program Advisor: Lee Armstrong
Program Description:

Australia Group LCB 16FS  

Program Overview

This course provides an understanding of the economic issues regarding immigration – a topic which represents the intersection of labor economics and international economics.  Students will apply the tools of economic theory to understand the individual choice to migrate, the factors that affect economic performance of migrants, the aggregate consequences of migration on the labor market, as well as an overview of various governments’ immigration policies.  Participants in this program will build tools, terminology, and problem-solving skills needed to assess the effect of immigration specifically in Australia.

During the travel experience, students will attend lectures, and visit with corporations, government organizations, and NGOs involved in immigration. All field activities provide opportunities for students to apply in-class concepts to real-world, practical examples. Group travel will begin in Sydney and we will visit many organizations in Sydney as well as travel to Blue Mountains National Park.
Sample Itinerary:
Sydney fish market
Friday Depart US
Saturday Travel Day
Sunday City Tour of Sydney: walking tour of the Rocks and Harbour area.
Evening: Welcome Dinner
Monday AM: Lectures at University of Sydney
PM: Tour of ANZ Stadium at Sydney Olympic Park
Tuesday AM: Meeting with immigration lawyer
PM: Lecture: Center for International Refugee Law, UNSW
Evening: Performance at Sydney Opera House
Wednesday AM: Company visit, Career Trackers
PM: Historic Tour of Quarantine Station
Thursday AM: Guided tour of Sydney Fish Market
PM: US Consulate General
Friday AM: Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
PM: NGO/Government meetings
Saturday Day excursion to Blue Mountains
Sunday Free day in Sydney
Evening: Farewell Dinner
Monday Return to US

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Sydney is one of the largest cities in Australia with a population of 4.8 million people.  The city is known for its natural harbor and its connections to international financial markets and multinational companies.  Tourists love the city and come to visit the Sydney Opera House and the Blue Mountains.

Sydney harbour climb


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Who Can Participate?

Business majors and minors.
Prerequisites:  ECON 1001 or ECON 1002, INTB 3080, and MKTG 2080.  For BA Economics students, the prerequisites are ECON2020 and ECON2030.

Student Spotlight: Courtney KoesterCourtney at Sydney Opera House

"Sydney, Australia is a beautiful little corner of the world that looks and feels a lot like the United States, only with an opposite time zone and seasons. Australia is a relatively modern country as a whole, so Sydney is a very clean and vibrant city! It has everything from the urban environment, the Sydney Harbor, beaches, mountains, forests, and of course warm weather."  Read more about Courtney's experience here.

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Academic Program and Course Information

Required Course Registration:  INTB5022, Australia Study Abroad, 3 credits, Fall Semester 2019.
Tuition and fees are assessed based on total enrolled hours for a term. This includes the hours associated with the study abroad class. Students who enroll for more than 18 hours for the term will be assessed additional per credit hour fees over and above the flat fees associated with being enrolled full-time (for most students full-time is 12-18 hours).
Co-op students selected to participate in this program are required to enroll in the course during the designated term, regardless of when the student may be on co-op.  If the course is during a term when the student is on co-op, tuition and fees will be charged per a student’s residency status and college, based on the part-time per credit hour rate.
A student can see his/her full and part time tuition rates and college fees here:

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Dr. Michael Jones, Assistant Professor Educator, Department of Economics will teach the course and lead the program to Australia. 

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Living Arrangements

Students will share accommodation in apartments.

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Getting There

Group flight round trip from Cincinnati to Sydney. Students may opt out of the group flight and purchase their own airline ticket.  Students should not purchase a plane ticket until they have committed to the program, enrolled in the appropriate course, and received instructions from the International Programs Office. 

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Program Costs

View a cost breakdown for the Australia program here.  All students will receive scholarships from UC International and Lindner College of Business. 

Note that both the program charges and the UC International scholarship will be posted separately on a student’s OneStop bill for the Fall 2019 Semester.  Program charges are posted shortly after students commit to the program through the online application process and enroll in INTB5022.  Scholarships are posted after all students register for the course connected to the study abroad experience.

This program has been awarded a UC International Scholarship (matriculated, UC degree-seeking students only).  UC International requires a minimum 2.0 GPA to receive this funding.

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UC Financial Aid and Scholarships

For full details on using your financial aid to help pay for your study abroad experience, you should contact UC Financial Aid.

UC International awarded over $800,000 in scholarships last year. Please refer to the UC International webpage for more information.

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Passports and Visas

A valid passport is essential to your international travel and study abroad. If you are planning to travel abroad, its best to apply for a passport now as processing times may vary. Please see the State Department's passport page for more information.

In order to obtain country-specific visa instructions and resources, refer to your host country’s embassy web page. One way to access visa information is the US Department of State’s country information page 

All students will need an Australia ETA visa to travel to Australia.  Lindner International Programs will assist students in obtaining the visa online prior to travel. 

UC International is happy to guide UC faculty, staff and students to possible resources about visas for study abroad. Although, applying for the necessary visa for travel is the responsibility of the individual UC traveler. Entry requirements change frequently and we advise you to pay close attention to consular updates. It is your responsibility to knowing and addressing the requirements for your host study abroad destination.

Applying for a visa can be a complicated process. Some UC travelers choose to third party to assist with this process, for example Travisa or A Briggs (mention UC for a possible discount).

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Health and Safety Abroad

UC International is committed to student and faculty safety while abroad. The following are a few resources for travel abroad.

UC faculty, students and staff are responsible for their own health and safety abroad. The US Department of StateCenters for Disease Control Prevention (CDC)and International SOS are excellent resources for country specific information.

UC partners with International SOS medical and security advice. UC code is 11BCAS000010

UC students, faculty and staff can utilize International SOS in the following ways:

  • Sign up to receive email alerts for medical and security information, customizable to various locations abroad
  • Read about travel health information with medical advice, food and water safety, and cultural tips
  • Explore travel security with personal safety tips and travel risk ratings for locations abroad

UC faculty, students and staff traveling abroad should register their travel abroad through the US Department of State’s Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP)in case of an emergency abroad.

All UC students participating in a University of Cincinnati sanctioned or funded international travel program are required to purchase and maintain insurance while abroad. UC International partners with CISI to provide insurance for UC students.

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Contacts for More Information

LCB International Programs
Lindner College of Business
203 Lindner Hall
Tel: 513-556-7081  or 513-556-2968
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This program is currently not accepting applications.