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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.

7/19 - 7/31/2023

Sydney and Cairns

Program Cost

Application Deadline

May 15


July 19

• Depart USA


July 20

• Transpacific flight


July 21

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


July 22

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


July 23

• Free day to enjoy Sydney


July 24

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


July 25

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


July 26

• Travel to Cairns
• Short City Tour


July 27

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


July 28

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


July 29

• Great Barrier Reef Excursion


July 30

• Free day
• Wrap Up Session & Farewell Dinner


July 31

• Return to USA or Start Independent Travel

Sample Seminar

Sample Seminar Itinerary


  • 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.


  • 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.

Seminar Highlights
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Seminar Highlights

What's Inclued
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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


  • 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

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