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  • Locations: Cairns, Australia; Sydney, Australia
  • Program Terms: Fall
  • Budget Sheets: Fall
  • Dates / Deadlines
Fact Sheet:
Field of Study: Business Administration, International Business Housing Options: Hostel/Hotel
Language of Instruction: English Number of Credits: 3 Credit Hours
Courses Offered: BSAD491 Course Credit: UNL Credit
UNL Sponsor(s): Business Experience Type: study abroad
Program Type: Faculty-Led Education Abroad Coordinator(s): Caitlin Naberhaus
UNL Faculty-Led - Offered in academic year(s): 2017-2018, 2018-2019
Program Description:

Program Highlights

  • Complete an international business class this winter break in Australia!
  • Through lectures, case studies, company visits, and cultural experiences, develop a greater awareness of how business is conducted in the Asia-Pacific region of the world. 
  • Enhance your understanding of the impact of globalization and contemporary international business issues. 
  • Learn from Dr. Nigel Bairstow, professor at the University of Technology-Sydney of the complexities and opportunities for business in Asia Pacific
  • Gain a deeper understanding of international business in Asia Pacific and the management issues confronting small-medium enterprises (SMEs) and multi-national enterprises (MNEs) in the Asia Pacific Region
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Opera House


Course of Study

UNL students will enroll in a mini section of BSAD 491 (taught by Dr. Kalu Osiri) offered in the fall semester of 2018. Students will meet during the fall semester before traveling to Australia over winter break where course content will continue with Dr. Nigel Bairstow, professor at the University of Technology Sydney. 
Course Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the history and development of international business
  • Demonstrate knowledge of environmental factors that impact international business in the Asia Pacific Region
  • Understand how digital technologies is creating new business models for growth in the Asia Pacific Region
  • Appraise the opportunities and threats arising from conducting international business sin the Asia Pacific Region
  • Identify and explore emerging issues in international business in the Asia Pacific Region

Course Credit

Earn three (3) credits of BSAD 491: BSAD 491: International Studies in Business and Economics


  • Freshmen, sophomores, juniors, seniors and graduate students can apply to this program.
  • Students must have at least a 2.5 GPA and be in good standing with their academic college. 
  • Students from other colleges/universities may apply (subject to review.)
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Sydney Bridge

Faculty Leaders

Gwendolyn Combs, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Mangement
CoB 325D

Program Contacts

For questions concerning course registration, please contact:
Amy Lester
Program Coordinator, International Business

CoB 123C

For all other questions, please contact your Education Abroad Coordinator:

Cait Naberhaus
Education Abroad, Education Abroad Coordinator

LLS 110


Situated in one of the hubs of Asian-Pacific trade, Sydney, Australia is an ideal location for this student group to see first-hand the impact of globalization and the importance of the region to international trade. Students will get to experience the biodiversity by starting off the program in Cairns, and finishing off their time in Sydney, soaking in the diversity in business and industry.
Sydney is the oldest, largest, and most diverse city in Australia. An edgy multiculturalism fuels the city’s business culture as a focal point in international trade. Sydney has evolved and developed into a sparkling, progressive metropolis defined by optimism and staggering natural beauty. What better place is there for this winter break?

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Australia Beach

Accommodations and Other Arrangements

Airfare: Students will purchase their own airfare for this program, and will be provided with a suggested flight itinerary. Students will fly into Cairns and return from Sydney. (Flights from Cairns to Sydney will be arranged by Global Academic Ventures)

Lodging: All arrangements will be made by Global Academic Ventures. Students will stay in hotels/hostels during their stay in Cairns and Sydney. 

Meals: Breakfast will be included each morning. Lunch will be included each week day during class days. Students will purchase their own dinner each day.

Transportation: Students will be transported to all group event via chartered bus. 

Required Travel Documents: All U.S. citizens will need a valid passport and must apply for an electronic visa in order to enter Australia. Non-U.S. citizens need to research entry requirements specific to the country of destination at the time of applying to the program.

Health and Mobility: Students need to be prepared to do a fair amount of walking in the city. Many sidewalks in Sydney are wheelchair-accessible. In December, it will be considered summer in Australia. The weather will be warm -  around 75-80F with an average humidity of 65 percent.  Students should research yearly averages and pack accordingly. "See the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's website for Australia-specific health and safety information.


See the Budget Sheet near the top of this page (click on "Fall") and the Fund your Experience page on the Education Abroad website. 


Upon confirmation of participation, program participants will pay a $500 deposit due May 25th. The deposit will be applied to the final program cost balance. After the finalized 2018 Budget is posted, students will be given a week to refund the deposit if they wish to withdraw from the program. If a participant withdraws from a program after that date, the participant will be responsible for any irrecoverable costs associated with the program at the time of withdrawal. 

Financial Aid & Scholarships

Please see the Education Abroad website for detailed information about financial aid and scholarships.

Additional Resources

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Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2018 08/23/2018 ** Rolling Admission 12/26/2018 01/06/2019

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.