Sydney and Pacific Rim Internship

 Sydney Opera House
Singapore skyline
 The Rocks in Sydney Harbor
 Sydney Harbor
 Hong Kong from Victoria Peak

Program Snapshot

The FSB Sydney and Pacific Rim Internship program will give you the opportunity to travel on a semester long program to Sydney, Australia, and obtain valuable international working experience.  This program fulfills the Miami Plan Global Requirement and provides an opportunity to spend time in two distinct cultures.  During the beginning part of the semester, you will take 12 credit hours over eight weeks of classes.  Upon completion of those eight weeks, the internship portion of the semester begins.  You will select from internships options in Auckland, New Zealand, Singapore, Hong Kong, or elect to stay in Sydney, Australia. Australia.  There is a $5,000 Freeman Foundation grant available for all US citizens and permanent residents that choose to do their internship hours in Singapore or Hong Kong. The grant disburses after the internship officially begins. Internships take place at a company or organization for 40 hours per week where you will gain insights on another culture’s business practices.  The program concludes in early May, allowing you the option of returning in time for a summer internship in the United States


Singapore skyline and lion

Program dates: January 31 to May 21

Travel dates:  January 29 to May 21

Locations: Academic Portion: Sydney, Australia.  Internship Portion: Sydney, Auckland, Singapore, or Hong Kong

Credits:  12 credit hours

Courses:  Students choose four courses from a list of available options.  This program fulfills the Miami Plan Global Requirement.

Eligibility: 3.0 GPA by December prior to departure

Housing: shared accommodations are serviced apartments for Sydney classes and all internship locations except Hong Kong, which is a hotel.

Meals: common kitchen; students are responsible for their own meals

Program Cost:   Miami University tuition + $12,280 program fee

Included Items:

  • Sydney city tour + Orientation
  • Guest lectures from the local business community
  • Business visits related to course content
Mandatory Pre-Departure Meetings: 2-3 meetings to be held the previous semester. Dates and times TBA

Visa regulations are complicated, and they vary from country to country. Below are considerations as you prepare to study abroad:

Travel before and after a program: If you are studying in a location that requires a visa or travel permit, we advise students to avoid international travel 90 days prior to the start of the program. If you wish to add travel time before or after a program that requires a visa, we strongly recommend you consult the FSB Global Studies Office before planning your travel.

Applying for a passport: The passport process is currently delayed due to COVID-19 concerns. The Department of State has announced they cannot guarantee timelines for processing and issuing passports. We recommend you submit your application as soon as possible, following guidance from the Department of State. Please be aware there is no guarantee that your passport will be issued by a certain date.

Passport expiration date: Your passport must be valid for 6 months after the last date of your travel. If your passport expires within 6 months of the last day of your travel, you must apply to renew your passport immediately. If you do not comply with this regulation, you will not be permitted to enter the country. (Example: If you will be traveling from May 22 through June 16th, 2020, your passport must be valid through December 16th, 2020.)

Non-US passports: If you will travel with a non-US passport, please consult with the FSB Global Studies Office to learn more about the visa process. Traveling with a non-US passport may require a different process than traveling with a US passport.