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Australia: Internship and Study Semester in Asia Pacific

The Internship and Study Semester in Asia Pacific (ISSAP) program combines global business courses with a hands-on international internship experience. On this program, you will take 3 Business courses in Sydney, Australia during the equivalent of Mod 3 followed by an 8-week credit-bearing internship in a location of your choice within the Asia Pacific region (Auckland, Singapore, or Sydney).

The ISSAP program takes students to Australia where they are able to study the business sphere of the region before traveling to another location for the internship, thus being able to compare business management techniques of the two locations.

This program is run through our long-standing partner, Global Academic Ventures, who provides housing, course instruction, internship matching, extracurricular programming, and 24/7 on-site support. Kenan-Flagler students will study, live, and intern alongside other students from peer U.S. institutions.

On this transformative, business-focused study and work abroad program, you will take courses through Global Academic Ventures in Sydney, the largest city in Australia with over 4.5 million people. Sydney is a vibrant metropolis with an important financial sector and lively cultural and tourist industries. Australia is located in the southern hemisphere, so during the UNC spring semester you’ll find summer-like temperatures. Concurrent with your studies, Global Academic Ventures will work with you to match your internship goals with a host company in the internship destination of your choice (Auckland, Singapore, or Sydney).

Following spring break, students travel to their internship destination and begin the internship component of the ISSAP program where they will work full-time and complete the required internship course.



Quick Facts & Links

  • GPA Requirement: 3.00
  • Program Options: Direct Enroll
    • Direct Enroll programs charge varying tuition rates that are not based on UNC tuition. Please thoroughly review the “program cost” section below for specific information. For additional information about program types, click here.
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Program Dates: 
    • Spring: January 13 – May 9, 2025
      • Arrival: January 12, 2025
      • Departure: May 10, 2025
    • Fall: late August – mid-December
      • Fall 2024 dates: August 23 – December 21, 2024
  • Visit the Global Academic Ventures webpage for more information
  • Meet program alumni
  • Accessibility Resources

Application Information

  This Program’s Level of Competitiveness =  1

Level of Competitiveness (1 = least, 3 = most)

Chance of acceptance is probable if students meet the minimum requirements. 
2 Most students are typically accepted.
3 This is one of the most competitive programs. We recommend having a back-up option in mind.

Apply for a Kenan-Flagler Global Program and Global Programs scholarship through the same application system using your Kenan-Flagler credentials. Click the Apply Now button below to learn more about application deadlines, requirements, and to start your application!

Please note that you must meet with a UBP Global Programs Advisor and/or attend a program-specific information session in order for your application to be considered for this program. 

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