Alamo Colleges to Sydney

Application Deadlines

Sydney Summer 2017 January 20, 2017

Program Dates

Summer 2017

Arrive in Sydney May 15, 2017
Depart from Sydney May 30, 2017

Cancellation Penalties

Withdrawal Date Cancellation Fees
70 to 60 days prior to departure $250
46 to 59 days prior to departure 25% of the program fee plus $250
22 to 45 days prior to departure 50% of the program fees plus $250
21 days or fewer prior to departure 100% of the program fee


Students live within walking distance of the CAPA Sydney Center in shared apartments.

Local Transportation

An Opal card is included for transport throughout Sydney, on ferries, trains, busses and the light rail.

Excursions and Entrances

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Full day excursion to the Blue Mountains and Wildlife Park

Educational walking tours throughout Sydney

Student Events

Social events including an arrival reception and a farewell ceremony.

My Education Sydney

MyEducation is CAPA’s unique learning immersion program which blends local culture and top-notch academics into the experience of a lifetime for our students. A proven education program that combines theme-based learning with unique cultural experiences turning Sydney into your classroom.


All CAPA students receive our medical, travel, and accident insurance.

CAPA Services and Support

The CAPA Sydney team is available throughout your program to assist and support you. Students can also contact the 24 hour emergency cell phone for any urgent situations outside of office hours.


Students will receive six credits for completing Composition 1 (ENGL 1301) OR Composition II (ENGL 1302) and Interpersonal Communication (SPCH 1318), both taught by Northeast Lakeview College Faculty.

Additionally, Sydney will be your classroom! Throughout the program, you will be provided with opportunities to explore the many cultural aspects that make Australia a hub for music, art and literature. Sydney’s rich history will further inform your studies in country and undoubtedly impact your perceptions of the Australia and the world.

Tuition is not included in the program fee, however students may be eligible for the new summer free tuition program offered by Alamo Colleges:


Programming and Activities

CAPA’s unique My Global Education Program was developed to offer you, the student, a unique opportunity to make decisions about how you will learn about culture according to how you enjoy learning.  Compiled by local CAPA education abroad advisers, the calendar offers a menu of different activities, events, volunteer opportunities, lectures, visits, and self-directed tours to help teach you the most about Sydney.

With My Global Education in Sydney, you and your new CAPA friends will be able to:

– Visit La Perouse to learn about boomerangs
– Take the coastal walk along Sydney Harbour
– See the night sky from an Aboriginal perspective at the Sydney Observatory
– Go explore Cockatoo Island
– Attend the Melbourne Cup

– And many more!

You will have the opportunity to choose from a range of activities with varying styles of presentation. This allows you to pick a session that speaks to you and your way of learning.

My Global Education
Click on the image above to read about Kristina Worm’s experience at a My Global Education tour of the Sydney Opera House!

What will I be able to do with My Global Education?

CAPA presents a My Global Education Calendar to all students and faculty.  The events, reflective sessions, and activities listed are designed around significant academic themes such as Diversity, Social Dynamics, Globalization and Urban Environments.  Participation in these activities will give you an intelligent, well rounded, and in depth view of Sydney and Australia.

Some CAPA professors integrate My Global Education activities into their courses and assessment, so that you may have an opportunity to reflect upon, write about and present your experiences. My Global Education is also an excellent way to develop areas of interest that may be extended into an application for the CAPA Record of Achievement.

Have Questions?

Dr. Orville Villaneuva

Lead Faculty or 210-486-5222

Barbara Mayo

Program Faculty or 210-486-5263

Maria Rivera-Midence

International Programs Coordinator or 210-485-0084

Greg Peterson

Program Manager or 800-793-0334


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