Summer Internships in Australia - Travel

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Engineering and Computer Science Internships in Australia

Program Orientation

Pre-Departure Orientation
There will be a program-specific orientation with the instructor and/or program provider at UC Davis. This orientation addresses travel, packing, academics, health and safety, and more. It also provides you the opportunity to meet with others on your program. Prior to orientation, you will receive a Program Specific Guide that will further support program preparation.

On-Site Orientation
Soon after arrival to the program destination, you will have an on-site orientation. The on-site orientation serves to introduce you to the new environment as well as provide on-site resources and support.

Travel Arrangements

You are responsible for making your own travel arrangements to the program site. Detailed instructions for making flight arrangements are sent to enrolled students via email once the program is confirmed. Wait to purchase plane tickets until you receive this email. Instructions on how to get to the program accommodations will be included in your Program Specific Guide.

On Site Transportation

Transportation to and from the airport is included in your program. Transportation to and from your internship site during the program is not included. More information on how to use transportation systems in Sydney will be given during the onsite orientation.

Entry Requirements for U.S. Citizens

A passport is required for this program.

A Working Holiday Visa is required for this program. Information about the visa process will be sent to enrolled students. Before enrolling in this program, please be sure that you meet the requirements for this visa.

Participants with U.S. Citizenship will be required to apply for and acquire a work and holiday visa (subclass 462) in order to participate in this program. To be eligible for this visa, you must:

  • be between the ages of 18-30;
  • not have entered Australia previously on a work and holiday visa (subclass 462);¬†
  • be a U.S. citizen and hold a valid passport.

Entry Requirements for Non-U.S. Citizens

A Working Holiday Visa is required for this program.

The work and holiday visa 462 has strict caps for each country and grants a limited number of visas each year.

Due to the limited number of visas granted each year, the timeline of applications (opening June 30th each year), and our program start dates, we are strongly recommending that students from this list of countries (except the U.S.) participate in a different internship or study abroad program. Historically, students from countries with visa caps have been unsuccessful in acquiring the 462 visa in time for the program start date.

All participants are responsible for obtaining their own visa. Summer Abroad will supply a verification of enrollment or other necessary documents for non-U.S. citizens upon request.

International students in the United States on an F-1 or J-1 visa interested in studying abroad should ensure the US visa in their passport has at least 90 days validity remaining whenever they travel abroad. If the US visa expires or is about to expire (even if the I-20 is current), students may be required to apply for the visa to their study abroad country in their home country.

Non-US citizens unable to gain access to the study abroad country will be subject to cancellation fees as shown in the cancellation schedule. For this reason, international students are highly encouraged to research entry to their destination country well in advance, and before enrolling in the program if possible.

Please contact your Program Coordinator for more information about the visa application process.


Participants are enrolled in GeoBlue Global Health Insurance and UC Traveler Insurance for the duration of the program and will be provided with specific coverage information. More details about coverage is available in the Study Abroad Student Handbook.