Program Announcements

Application Opens August 1, 2024

Application Closes September 2, 2024

Confirmation of Participation Due September 15, 2024 

Program Dates: December 28, 2024 - January 11, 2025 (Depart December 26, 2024)

Upcoming Information Sessions

Join us to learn more about our winter programs in Sydney and London. 

Tuesday, August 6 12:00-12:30PM Zoom

Friday, August 9 12:00-12:30PM Zoom

Wednesday, August 14 11:30AM-12:00PM Zoom

Tuesday, August 20 12:00-12:30PM Zoom

Tuesday, August 27 12:30-1:00PM Zoom

Wednesday, August 28 4:00-4:30PM Zoom

Friday, August 30 2:30-3:00PM Zoom

Program Highlights

Tippie Students in Sydney

Gain a deeper understanding of international business in Sydney, Australia. Focus on global business in the Asia Pacific region through company presentations, tours, cultural activities, and a course led by Dr. Nigel Bairstow of the University of Technology, Sydney. 

  • 14 days split between Cairns and Sydney, Australia during Australian summer
  • Experience a dynamic, global class with a local professor
  • Learn from business executives through company presentations and visits
  • Earn credit toward the BBA
  • Complete Tippie RISE
  • Fulfill a portion of the International Business Certificate
  • Enjoy a cultural excursions and free days to explore Australia
  • Network with business students from other universities
  • Scholarships available

Program Application

Application opens: August 1, 2024

Program Dates

Depart US: December 26, 2024

Program: December 28, 2024 - January 11, 2025


International Business in Sydney

Tippie Students in Sydney

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. The course and company presentations provide practical guidance on how to develop and sustain a competitive advantage in the Asia Pacific Region. Learn about the rise of ASEAN, the challenges and opportunities for trade growth, and collaboration within this fast growing and dynamic region.

Each year, company briefings will change. Previous briefings have included companies like DHL Oceania, Google Australia, National Australia Bank, Foxtel, DCC Law Firm, Salesforce, Minomic, Commercial Attache at the U.S. Embassy in Australia, The American Chamber of Commerce in Australia, 3M Australia, Honeywell Australia, Peloton, and Pfizer. 

Course credit satisfies Tippie RISE and also counts in the following ways:

  • Pick one: International Marketing or International Global Issues (BBA)
  • Fulfill portion of IBC

Program fees

View cost estimates.

What's included in the program fee:

  • 3 semester hours of tuition
  • Company speakers and visits 
  • Shared accommodation including Wi-Fi: 6 nights in Cairns/8 nights in Sydney
  • Daily breakfast 
  • 6 lunches 
  • Welcome dinner in Cairns and Sydney 
  • Full day boat/snorkel trip to the Great Barrier Reef
  • Full day rainforest trip 
  • Cultural day trip in Sydney 
  • Sydney Opera House tour
  • Flight from Cairns to Sydney (roundtrip flight from the US is not included in program fee)
  • Ground transportation to and from the airport
  • Ground transportation to all course events
  • 24/7 staff support from Tippie staff member and Global Academic Ventures
  • UI study abroad administrative fee
  • Mandatory Iowa Regents CISI insurance

What's not included in the program fee:

  • Round-trip airfare to Australia ($2500-$3000)
  • Meals not listed in the program fee
  • Personal expenses
  • $50 application fee charged to U-Bill at time of application
  • Australian visa fee (~$22)

Purchasing airline tickets

Students are advised NOT to purchase tickets until the program's status is confirmed. In late September, students will be informed about whether there is sufficient interest to offer the trip. Directions about purchasing tickets will be shared at that time.


Sydney Opera House

To have the best possible experience, applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • GPA: 2.75 UI and cumulative
  • At least second year standing
  • Minimum 30 s.h. completed prior to program
  • Academic Prerequisites: MGMT:2100 or approval of program director
  • Ability to obtain required visa

If you have questions regarding eligibility requirements, contact the program director prior to submitting an application. 

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