Updated Programs and Deadlines - Spring-Summer 2021

Australia Experience & London Experience
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Australia Experience 2021

March 01, 2021 —May 30, 2021

Australia is known for its stark beauty, bustling cities, and unique wildlife. Australia is also a land with abundant resources. So what happens when converging forces cause wildfires throughout a nation that is almost the size of the United States. How do local and regional authorities marshal the resources needed to combat the fires? And how do they determine what to do after the fires are out?

Australia’s bout of wildfires forever changed the landscape and how local communities manage their natural resources. CCSA students and faculty will meet people in Australia tasked with disaster recovery and mitigation as a lesson for all on how local, national and global decision-making impacts not only one community, but potentially, people around the globe. The program schedule includes multiple nights in Sydney and Melbourne, along with class activities outside these urban areas.

No Risk

*Cancel for any reason prior to February 1, 2021, and receive a Full Refund.

** The Australian Experience is part of a new multimodal global learning program. The hybrid program incorporates virtual learning content and online discussions with an intense on-site experience. A combination of faculty-guided and student-developed activities will explore the similarities and differences of a particular discipline in each student’s home community with that of people in and around Australia. **

Program Package

  • Accommodations: Included.
  • Course-related activities and entrances fees
  • All course-related ground transportation
  • Additional cultural program excursions
  • Health and emergency evacuation insurance
  • Program directors and staff on-site 24/7

Program participants will be residing at Travelodge Wentworth in Sydney and Travelodge Southbank in Melbourne. Both hotels are members of the TFE group, which has offered the below COVID response:

Click here to view the Travelodge Clean Touch statement

CCSA Central Office

Contact Information

Stephen Farley - Applications

Robert Bedard - Payments

Robin Byerly - Travel

Jerry Barnaby

Program Director

Jerry Barnaby Jerry is the Executive Director for CCSA.

Required — Group Travel

Estimated Cost: $1545 – $1745

Travel together with faculty, staff and other participants from your CCSA program with our group travel. CCSA will purchase a airline ticket from select U.S. cities on your behalf. The airline cost will be included in your final bill from CCSA. In addition to the flight, you will also receive transport to/from the accommodation in the destination city and the airport.

You can check our currently available departure cities on our departures page CCSA highly recommends this option for those new to international travel.

  • roundtrip air transportation from one of CCSA's designated U.S. departure cities.
  • roundtrip ground transportation between airport and the accommodation site.
  • CCSA faculty and staff to guide you through the immigration and customs process.
* All prices are estimates based on spring/summer 2020 costs. Final pricing will be published on the CCSA website by May 2021.


Not required for U.S. citizens for less than a 3-month stay. Non-U.S. citizens are responsible for obtaining a visa as needed.

Program Dates
March 01, 2021 —May 30, 2021

On-Site Dates
May 16 — May 30, 2021

Base Price

Estimated Airfare
$1,545 - $1,745
(estimated additional cost based on recent airline prices)

Enrollment Status: OPEN

Application Deadline
January 22, 2021
($100 application discount if received by January 15)
See our scholarships page

Courses Offered

Business / Operations & Supply Chain Management

Exploring Resiliency and Restoration in Australia
Course Description: Experience the resiliency of Australia in the wake of recent bushfires—one of the worst natural disasters in history. In addition to learning about Australian culture while visiting Sydney and Melbourne, we’ll seek out service learning opportunities targeted at restoring habitat for Australia's wildlife. This business class will study the implications of population growth, climate change and globalization on Australia and the international business economy, while also focusing on risk management and supply chain management issues. We’ll hope to take away from this once-in-a-lifetime experience an understanding of what can minimize natural disaster damage in the future.

Follow this link to watch a video where Dr. Jim Fatzinger answers questions about his Australia Experience 20-21 course. HERE
Prerequisite: None
WKU Course: MGT 316 International Management
Dr. Jim B. Fatzinger | 3 Cr. Hrs. | U