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Australia: Art Therapy

Forge connections with local communities in Sydney, Australia this summer as you practice hands-on art therapy training. Through your work in schools, rehabilitation facilities, orphanages, and other service organizations, you’ll gain a deeper understanding of the skills needed as an art therapist.


Sydney, Australia

Program Dates:

June 26 - July 16, 2016

Application Deadlines:

Round 1: Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Round 2: Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Round 3: Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Who Can Participate:

  • NYU graduate students
  • Non-NYU graduate students and professionals who are not enrolled at an academic institution

Related Areas of Study:

  • Art Education
  • Art Therapy
  • International Education
  • Health Education
  • Global Health 

This is not a complete list. We value diverse perspectives in our programs and encourage students from other majors and professions.


Students register for a total of 3 points and may choose from the following courses. Students should consult with their academic advisor for approval.

ARTT-GE 2302 Section 099 (Class Number: 1899) - Internship in Art Therapy (3 points)

ARTT-GE 2300 Section 099 (Class Number: 1931) - Independent Study (3 points)

Offered through the Department of Art and Art Professions

Draft 2015 Itinerary  

Draft 2015 Syllabus


Ikuko Acosta, PhD, MA

Clinical Assistant Professor of Art and Art Education, New York University


2015 Graduate Tuition: $1,479 per point plus registration and services fees

Undergraduate Tuition: if enrolling in an undergraduate course number, your tuition will reflect the current undergraduate cost per point

Bursar’s Payment Deadline Dates

Learn about scholarship opportunities

Other Costs:

2015 Housing Fees: $800

2015 Activity Fees: $400

Housing and Activity fees are billed through the Bursar and will be due in accordance with the Bursar billing schedule.

International airfare to and from the program location is not included in the program fee. Students must purchase their own round-trip tickets and are responsible for their own accommodation for travel beyond the program dates.

Student will be notified when to book flights. We recommend comparing tickets on multiple sites to ensure the best fare. Past participants have used the following flight search engines: KayakHipmunkVayama Google Flights and for student rates.


Students will live in shared accommodation at NYU Sydney student residence halls. Group accommodation dates correspond with the program dates listed above.

Flight, Travel, and Visa Information:

Flight: Students book their own travel to coincide with program dates. Please keep in mind that flights arriving into Australia typically depart New York a day or two in advance.

Passport: All program participants are required to have a valid passport, which must be valid at least six months beyond the program end date. 

VisaUS citizens require a valid passport and a Visitor visa (subclass 600) to enter and exit Australia. All other passport holders should check with their respective visa requirements.

Helpful links: US State Department, Center for Disease Control, Lonely Planet, NYU Sydney

Weather: In June, the average high is 61° and the average low is 48° Fahrenheit.

Helpful Links: BBC Weather