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About Summer Australia

The Summer Australia Seminar is packed with incredible opportunities for both undergraduate and graduate students looking to expand their international business education outside of the traditional classroom. While traveling abroad, students will learn about Australian culture, history, customs, politics, and international business practices. Most importantly, students will observe how these business practices are different from the United States.

Dates
7/19 - 7/31/2023

Location
Sydney and Cairns

Program Cost
$4,362

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Application Deadline

May 15

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July 19

• Depart USA

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July 20

• Transpacific flight

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July 21

• Arrive in Sydney
• Meet & Greet Your Colleagues Event
• Short Orientation & Sydney City Tour

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July 22

• Program Orientation
• Business Visit: US Commercial Service - Economic Briefing & Services to U.S. Companies

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July 23

• Sydney Opera House Tour
• Captain Cook Lunch Cruise on Sydney Harbor

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July 24

• Free Day to explore Sydney

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July 25

• Business Visit: EY – Consulting, Acquisitions & Taxation
• Business Visit: Reserve Bank of Australia – Australian Economic Overview

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July 26

• Travel to Cairns
• Short City Tour

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July 27

• Business Visit: Advance Cairns Economic Development - Economic Overview of Cairns
• Business Visit: Cairns Regional Council / Pacific Hotel Cairns - Hospitality, International Marketing & Tourism

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July 28

• James Cook University Lecture or Skyrail Rainforest Cableway
• Business Visit: Hartley’s Crocodile Adventures – Commercial Leather Farming

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July 29

• Great Barrier Reef Excursion

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July 30

• Free day
• Wrap Up Session & Farewell Dinner

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July 31

• Return to USA or Start Independent Travel

 

Sample Seminar Itinerary

Destinations

  • Visit Sydney and Cairns, Australia.

  • Experience cultural activities, free time to explore, and a variety of outdoor excursions.

  • Participate in city tours to see the most well-known attractions, including the Sydney Opera House, the Great Barrier Reef, and more.

Business Experience

  • Learn from business executives at global companies such as Ernst & Young, the Reserve Bank of Australia, and more.

  • View international business practices in a variety of industries, including finance, marketing, economics, and more.

  • Experience an opportunity to network with global executives, like-minded students, and university professors.

Accommodations

  • Stay in 4-star hotels with front-lobby security.

  • Enjoy pre-departure advising as well as faculty support to ensure you are prepared before and throughout the seminar.

  • IBS organizes all your travel details to allow you to focus on learning from business leaders, building relationships, and enjoying your free time.

 
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Seminar Highlights

 
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What's Included

During the program

  • International company seminars

  • Networking opportunities

  • Experienced and dedicated US faculty leaders to provide guidance, insight, and direction

  • 4-star hotel accommodations; shared room with private facilities (single room options may be available at supplemental cost)

  • Sightseeing and unique activities

  • Transportation from location to location

  • Travel and medical/accident insurance

  • Daily breakfast buffet

  • 24-hour emergency support

Predeparture

  • International airfare, arrangements, and airport pickup (optional)

  • Personal advisor to help you with questions, concerns, processes

  • Easy online access to academic reading materials, travel tips, and program itinerary

  • Luggage tags and an allowance for a checked luggage item

After returning home

  • Access to our Alumni & Professional Network

  • Receive an Alumni Scholarship for a future IBS program

  • Gain valuable business experience for your resume and career