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Expand Your Horizons in Sydney

Deadline to Apply: November 18, 2016 Click here to apply.

For scholarship information click here.

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Expand Your Horizons in Sydney

Deadline to Apply: November 18, 2016 Click here to apply.

For scholarship information click here.




For two weeks, students will experience the art, food, music, language, and literature of Australia's most famous city, Sydney. While taking classes there, they will be able to closely explore the customs and traditions of the country. Additionally, students will have the opportunity to interact with Australian residents during their visits to local venues such as museums, galleries, exhibitions, and cathedrals. Based on these experiences, they will ultimately expand their views on the value of different cultures around the world.



Sydney, Australia


May 15-30, 2017


Composition 1 (ENGL 1301) or Composition II (ENGL 1302) and Interpersonal Communication (SPCH 1318)


Students are required to take two courses and will earn six credit hours upon successful completion of the program. 


2.0 GPA and 12 cumulative academic credit hours. Alamo Colleges expects study abroad participants to perform academically at standards commensurate with on-campus performance. This includes attending class, taking exams, reading required materials, completing homework, etc. If students' GPA drops below a 2.0 before they study abroad, they will not be allowed to participate in the program. 


Dr. Orville Villanueva is Assistant Professor at Northeast
Lakeview College. He will be the lead faculty and
primary instructor for English Composition I (ENG 1301)
and English Composition II (ENGL 1302)
. He holds a
doctoral degree in Linguistics from the University of Puerto
Rico, and has over 23 years teaching experience.
His international experience includes Australia, Belize,
Canada, Japan, New Zealand, Mexico, Tortola.
Professor Barbara Mayo, Northeast Lakeview College (NLC), will
be the co-lead faculty and primary instructior primary for
Interpersonal Communication (SPCH1318). She is a founding
Chair at NLC and Assistant Professor of Speech Communication.
She holds a Master's degree in Communication Studies from the
University of Texas-Pan American (now UTRGV) and has over 20
years teaching experience. Additionally, Professor Mayo has had
experience teaching in a study abroad program in Salamanca,
Spain for the University of Texas-Pan American during the summer
of 2004 and NLC during the summer of 2013. Her international
travel experiences include travel to Spain, Italy, Mexico, France,
Portugal, Costa Rica and Canada. Contact:


*$5,800.   Includes   airfare, application  fee,   lodging,   in-country transportation, some meals, entrance fees. This does NOT include tuition, passport fees, visa fees, books, materials and spending money. Financial aid is available.


November 18, 2016 ..................$200 due with application (non refundable)
Once students are accepted into the program, they will follow the scheduled payments:
December 2, 2016 ........................... $500 initial deposit
January 20, 2017 ............................... $1,700
February 10, 2017 ............................. $1,700
March 10, 2017 .................................. $1,700


Failure to pay by the scheduled deadlines will result in cancellation of participation in the selected Study Abroad program.


Day 1 Depart to Sydney and Arrival Orientation
Day 2 Daily Classes and Welcome 
Day 3 Daily Classes and Walking Tour 
Day 4 Daily Classes and Explore Sydney
Day 5 Daily Classes and Sydney Opera House
Day 6 Trip to the Blue Mountains
Day 7 Independent Study Day
Day 8 Daily Classes and Bushwalk to the Valley and Rail Journey
Day 9     Daily Classes and visit to the Contemporary Art Museum 
Day 10   Daily Classes and visit to the Australia Currency Museum
Day 11 Daily Classes and Guest Lecture on Immigration
Day 12   Daily Classes 
Day 13   Cultural Excursions
Day 14   Culture Excursions 
Day 15   Daily Classes and Farewell Ceremony
Day 16   Return to US


A valid passport is required to travel. You can visit for additional information.  




Students receiving a Pell grant are eligible for the Benjamin Gilman Scholarship. If awarded, students may receive up to $5,000. Learn more at



Maria Rivera-Midence
(210) 485-0084


* Alamo Colleges has taken considerable care in preparing information and materials for specific Study Abroad programs, but this information is subject to change. Although accurate at the time of publication, external events could result in changes in dates, itinerary, costs and other aspects of a program. Revised information will be provided as soon as it is made available, and participants should check with the faculty leader or the District Office of International Programs for the most recent information. Alamo Colleges will not be held responsible for unintentional misinformation.