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January Term: UVA in Australia: Doing Business Down Under
Adelaide, Australia; Melbourne, Australia; Sydney, Australia (Education Abroad Programs Program)
Program Terms: January
This program is currently not accepting applications.
Budget Sheets January
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
January 2019 01-OCT-2018
10-OCT-2018 01-JAN-2019 12-JAN-2019
NOTE: The start date is the date students must arrive in Sydney to begin the program; students traveling from the US will need to depart no later than December 30. If accepted to this program, you must commit to or decline participation by October 15.

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Fact Sheet:
Class Status:
3rd year, 4th year Minimum GPA Requirement: 3.0
Language Requirement:
Open to Non-UVa Students:
Housing: Apartment, Hotel Language Courses Offered: No
Language of Instruction: English
Credit Type:
Direct Credit
Program Type:
Faculty led
Tuition Payments Made To:
Education Abroad Advisor:
Kathleen McLaren-Hawking
Application Fee:
Study Abroad Administrative Fee:
Subject Area:
Program Description:
Sydney House

UVA in Australia


With prime Asia-Pacific locations, educated workforces, an abundance of natural resources, and friendly people, Australia offers unique business environments to study. Australia, the world’s 13th-largest economy, has now recorded 103 quarters without two straight quarters of negative economic growth, which is regarded as the longest stretch of any developed nation. With such solid fundamentals – as well as low interest rates, a strong banking sector, and financial liquidity – Australia has attracted a tremendous number of multinational and U.S.-based companies in recent years.

This course offers an intensive survey of the cultural, economic, and geographic characteristics of Australia. Our focus will be on the interdependence among these factors, and analyzing what implications they have for doing business in this part of the world. A primary area of emphasis will be on the wine industry and Aboriginal art. Through classroom discussions, business meetings, winery visits, and cultural experiences, students will develop professional competencies needed to conduct business in an international context.

Announcements IconAnnouncements

There will be info sessions for all Global Commerce Immersion J-term programs on Monday, September 10, and Tuesday, September 11, at 5pm in Rouss-Robertson 254.


Location IconLocation

The program will begin in Sydney, and conclude in Melbourne.Students will visit a variety of businesses in key industries located in the areas surrounding Sydney, Adelaide, and Melbourne, Australia. Students who want to combine this course with travel to other parts of Australia (e.g., the Great Barrier Reef) are encouraged to do so before the course begins on January 1st.

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Courses IconCourses

Global Commerce Immersion:
Doing Business Down Under
(COMM 4589; 3 credits)

Course Objectives

  • To analyze the implications of regional and national context for business opportunities and management practices.
  • To develop knowledge and skills necessary to perform strategic and systems analysis through experiential learning within an international context.
  • To expose students to a variety of industries that are important to the economies of Australia, with a special emphasis on the wine industry.

Course and Credit
While this course is open to all UVA students with instructor’s permission, it is primarily targeted toward 3rd and 4th year students. Students who successfully complete COMM 4589 will earn three credits in the McIntire School. Students in the Commerce School can apply these credits toward the Global Commerce Track, or as a Commerce elective.

Faculty IconFaculty

Sherri Moore |
Sherri Moore is a faculty member at the McIntire School of Commerce, where she teaches Commercial Law I and II. Professor Moore also teaches an Introduction to Business Law course at the Darden School of Business. She has led education abroad programs to Europe, South Africa, New Zealand, and Australia. She also was the former owner of a wine import and distribution business, "Bacco, Inc.", which specialized in Italian wines.



Accommodation and MealsAccommodation and Meals

The group will be housed in hotels in Sydney, Adelaide, and Melbourne.

Cost and Financial Aid

The program cost and payment schedule are listed under the "Budget Sheets" link at the top of this page. Students with identifiable financial need are encouraged to apply for fellowships, scholarships, and financial aid.


Accessibility IconAccessibility

The University of Virginia believes in providing reasonable accommodations for students with documented disabilities on an individual basis. If you believe that you would require adjustments in order to fully participate in this program, please contact the Student Disability Access Center at 434-243-5180 as early as possible in order to begin this dialogue.


Passport IconPassport and Visa

All participants will need a valid passport in order to participate in the program. Students must ensure that their passport is valid at least six months past the program return date. All students must consult for information about visa and other entry requirements. International students should meet with their International Student Advisor in the International Studies Office as part of the application process.


Health Info IconHealth and Safety Information

All students considering Education Abroad should consult the Students Abroad section of the U.S. Department of State’s web-based travel resources and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Traveler’s Health web resources to research health, safety, and security conditions; visa requirements; immunization requirements; and recommendations on staying healthy and safe in their target destination(s). Students should also carefully review the UVA Education Abroad Health & Safety Abroad web page. Parents and guardians are strongly advised to review all of these resources, as well. UVA students and visiting students enrolled in UVA Education Abroad programs are subject to the University of Virginia’s Policy on Student International Travel.

Students planning to travel with medications should carefully review the Australian Government's information about entering the country with medicines:


This program is currently not accepting applications.