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  • Locations: Hobart, Australia; Sydney, Australia
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Fact Sheet:
College/School: College of Education Department/School: Foundations/Leadership
Program Type: Auburn University Faculty-Led Program AU Faculty Director(s): James Kaminsky,, Sheri Downer,
Student Level: G-Graduate Applicant Restrictions: Only AU students may apply
Program Description:


Educational Leadership Program in Australia


This program is an immersion experience. It provides graduate students in Educational Leadership, Higher Education, and Adult Education the opportunity to work with their Australian counterparts. It also provides an introduction to Australian culture. While in Australia students will visit institutions of higher education, K-12 education, and technical education. It also provides and introduction to Australian culture as well as educational policy and practice.

The program also allows students the opportunity of free time to explore Australia on their own.


Summer 2018

  • 27 May 2018: Date of group travel to Australia
  • 17 June 2018: Date of return travel to the U.S.


The language of instruction is English. Courses will be conducted by professors from Auburn University.


Please contact the Program Director for finalized costs.


Accommodation will be in the palatial Adina Apartments in Surrey Hill, Sydney. These apartments have complete kitchens, separate bedrooms, laundry facilities, televisions and Internet access.


The course will be initially resident in Hobart, Tasmania, where students will be embedded in various schools of the Tasmanian Department of Education. Following a week’s field experience in Hobart, the field experience will travel to Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.

The city of Sydney surrounds Sydney Harbour, one off the most beautiful harbors in the world. It is a vibrant city in which students can explore theater, visual arts, the Sydney Opera House, and experience one of the culture of one of the world's most interesting cities. 

The “Land Down Under” composes of six colonies with close to 23 million people, with 60% of that population living or surrounding the mainland cities, to include Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Darwin, and Canberra, the country’s capital. Home of the Great Barrier Reef, koalas, kangaroos, wombats, and open scenery, Australia has a beautiful mix of both post-industrial and indigenous cultures. Scenes such as Hobart’s Mt. Wellington, the Sydney Opera House, the Harbour Bridge, and the Blue Mountains of New South Wales are some of experiences to be had. 


During the course of the field study, students will explore the coastline around by Hobart harbor and venture out to the edge of the Great Southern Ocean on the Burney Island excursion. In Sydney, participants will have the opportunity to take in a symphony the Sydney Opera House, journey to the Blue Mountains behind Sydney, and explore the wine country in the Hunter Valley.


If you do not have a PASSPORT: Please check for the nearest local passport office and forms. Auburn Abroad recommends that you apply for a passport as soon as possible. If you already have a passport: Please check the expiration date. Passports should be valid for at least 6 months following your scheduled time abroad.


  • All students must have an Australian electronic travel authority (ETA) for entry.


Contact the Faculty Director listed at the top of the page with any program specific questions.

This program is currently not accepting applications.