Queensland, Australia

John Jay College --- University of the Sunshine Coast
Semester Study-Abroad & Cybercrime Internship Program

Queensland, Australia

Fall 2023: July-November
Spring 2024: February-June

Photo credit: University of the Sunshine Coast


The John Jay College—University of the Sunshine Coast (USC) semester program will be held in Queensland, Australia and open to all majors. Students are able to study at USC for one semester (fall or spring) or an academic year. Established by the Australian Government, University of the Sunshine Coast (USC) is a modern public institution with more than 12,000 students and offers more than 100 degrees. Sunshine Coast, Queensland is located on the coastline of the Pacific Ocean, and is about 60 miles north of Brisbane. Sunshine Coast is also home to national parks, sand dunes, forests, and lakes. Students have access to the award-winning USC Library and Art Gallery, and modern teaching and study spaces.


Information sessions will be held from 1:40-2:55 (community hour) over Zoom on the following dates.  Click HERE to join.

  • Wednesday, March 1

  • Monday, March 20


Our semester program to Australia is open to all majors! Students participating in the traditional study-abroad program, are able to enroll in 12 US credits while at USC. Courses will be offered through a number of USC departments and cover a wide range of subjects including, criminology and law, counselling, social work and psychology, humanities and social science; and information technology. For a full list of course options, and course syllabi, visit USC's course finder at https://www.usc.edu.au/learn/courses-and-programs/majors-and-minors/study-abroad-courses (link).

During this semester study-abroad program, there will an internship option, in conjunction with the traditional direct-matriculation semester abroad program, at the IDCARE Center.  It will be a supervised placement one day per week for 10 weeks during the semester (offered fall and spring).  Students will receive 6 academic credits for completion of the internship. Students will be required to do additional work in preparation for and subsequent review of each placement day.  This placement suits highly motivated students looking for a career in cyber and identity security. In addition to the internship, students will take two courses of their choice at the University of the Sunshine Coast.

Based on the USC campus, IDCARE serves as Australia and New Zealand’s national identity and cyber support service.  Funded by the government and industry, IDCARE is international unique in that it provides two critical functions: (1) National Case Management Center, during which interns work with assisting victims of identity theft, (2) National Identity Lab, which works on the world’s biggest cyber and identity security problems and emerging challenges. 


  1. Minimum 3.0 GPA required
  2. Good judicial standing



  • Housing: Students have the choice of staying in double occupancy accommodations at UniCentral Apartments or Varsity Apartments, both located near the University of the Sunshine Coast.
  • Refund Policy:  Payment of the program deposit indicates the student understands and agrees to the Office of International Studies & Program’s payment and refund policies.  Students who withdraw from a John Jay College program after confirming participation, but before the program begins, will lose the non-refundable deposit and any unrecoverable costs. Refunds for the JJC-USC program fees, follow the USC schedule and policies. Click here(link) for more information regarding JJC-USC withdrawals and refund policies. USC tuition and housing cancellation refunds must be requested in writing. If requests are not in writing, they will not be processed. 
  • The Office of International Studies and Programs (OISP) has the right to modify or cancel the program, including  changes to the program dates, costs, scheduled visits, program itinerary, etc., as dictated by economic and/or political situations, etc.
  • Fluctuating exchange rates and other fees may lead to program cost changes.
  • Program cost is based on a minimum number of participants for the program.
  • Students who wish to arrive earlier or depart later than the program dates are responsible for any, and all, additional costs including, but not limited to, accommodations, meals, etc. until the program start date and after the end date.
  • Since the courses will be taught by foreign, non-CUNY , faculty members, the credits earned will be posted as transfer credit on the student’s transcript.
  • Students are responsible for the purchase of their airfare, and for their itinerary. Due to possible changes in program dates/itinerary information, students are not to purchase airfare until prompted by OISP.                                                     
  • Students are encouraged to apply early, due to limited space.
  • Attendance at on-site orientation is mandatory.
  • Exam dates can NOT be changed for any reason. Personal schedules must be organized accordingly.
  • Information is tentative and subject to change, including **program cost(s), itinerary, etc.



Applications are available from the Office of International Studies & Programs (Haaren Hall, Suite 530). Applications can also be found here.

Fall 2023 Application Deadline: Friday, March 31 Extended: Wednesday, April 5

However, qualified applicants will be admitted on a rolling basis until places are filled. Thus, due to limited places, students are encouraged to apply early.

Please note: An application fee of $50.00 is due at the time of application. Money orders, personal checks and cash are accepted. Applications will not be accepted if incomplete. More information can be found here.

All non-CUNY students will need to pay an additional $65.00 at time of application due to a non-degree application fee. 


Estimated Program Cost & 12 JJC Credits: $9,800**                                                                                  
**Subject to change. Includes 12 USC credits, student accommodations, international health insurance, and various USC amenities. Does not include airfare, visa costs, independent airport transfer, meals, personal expenses and excursions, transportation not associated with the program, etc.

Spring/Fall 2020 Program Budget


John Jay College Tuition and Fees
Undergraduate Tuition and Fees


Students should make an appointment with the Financial Aid Office to discuss the applicability of their financial aid to this program. 


Inquire at the Office of International Studies & Programs for information. If you are a John Jay student, you can apply for the JJC Study-Abroad Scholarship and the JJC Student Travel Fund. For more on scholarship opportunities click here.

Contact Mr. Michael Scaduto, Associate Director of Financial Aid, for more information in regards to the JJC Study-Abroad Scholarship and general scholarship opportunities for John Jay students at 212-237-8872 or email at mscaduto@jjay.cuny.edu


Ken Yanes, Dep. Director
212-484-1339, kyanes@jjay.cuny.edu

Daniel Braslavsky, Study Abroad Coordinator
212-887-6105, dbraslavsky@jjay.cuny.edu


Office Location:
524 West 59th Street
New York, NY 10019
Haaren Hall, Suite 530