Merrimack College – CAPA Sydney Science and Technology Program

Application Deadlines

Fall 2018 March 9, 2018
Spring 2019 October 12, 2018

Program Dates

Sydney UTS Spring 2019

Arrive in Sydney February 25, 2019
Depart from Sydney July 1, 2019


Semester: 12-16 credits.

MyEducation Sydney

Social in nature, MyEducation activities go beyond customary tourist attractions. These social co-curricular events are intentionally designed for you to explore and analyze Sydney in ways that are relevant to your studies and personal interests. See the MyEducation section to learn more.


A full day to the Blue Mountains, and an overnight stay at Sydney's Taronga Zoo (which includes a night safari, sleeping in tents, and unique behind-the-scenes experiences).

Student Events

Social events include arrival reception, mid-term dinner, and a farewell ceremony.


As a CAPA student, you’ll receive medical, travel, and accident insurance.

CAPA Services and Support

The CAPA Sydney team is available throughout your program to assist and support you. You can also contact the 24-hour emergency line for any urgent situations.

All CAPA students at UTS will have full access to the university’s services.


Apartments: This option gives you the opportunity to meet other students outside of the CAPA program as well as students participating in the CAPA Global Cities Program. There are up to four bedrooms per apartment with two students per room. Each apartment shares bathrooms, a kitchen, and Internet access. Basic kitchen utensils, bedding, and light cleaning on a weekly basis are included. Apartments are located close to the UTS City Campus, the Central Business District (CBD), and famous beaches.

Homestays: You can choose to live in an Australian home within commuting distance of the UTS City campus, where you will have your own room and receive breakfast and dinner each day.


Course offerings are subject to change. View a sample of Sydney Science and Technology (UTS) courses here!  You can also view all of UTS’s courses by major by going to the UTS study abroad page here.

The CAPA Sydney Global Cities Program In Science and Technology at UTS offers a wide range of courses in the fields of engineering, information technology, and science. UTS is among the world’s top research universities.

With strengths in areas such asnanoscale technology, quantum computation and intelligent systems, and health economics research and evaluation, UTS is considered the campus of the future!

As a CAPA student, you’ll have access to a state-of-the-art facility that includes a 3D data visualization arena, a software design studio, a library with highly sophisticated robotic retrieval system, computer and science labs, research centers, and study areas –all equipped with innovative technologies to facilitate your learning.  

Academic Credits

All CAPA students at UTS will take four courses per semester. You can take a total of 12-16 credits.

Credits are issued through the University of Minnesota.

Internships and more…

Take advantage of opportunities to build your leadership skills and lay a foundation for your future career through UTS’s BUiLD and SOUL programs. Both programs offer a variety of activities designed to help you develop skills in project management, communications, leadership, and social awareness.

Volunteering opportunities are also available, giving you the chance to get involved with local communities while gaining valuable work experience. Get involved and do good while developing professional skills!

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?

Holly Oppel

Program Manager or 1 (800) 793 - 0334


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