Academics
Hyde Center for Global Education

Sydney, Australia

This collaborative program between BC High, Fordham Prep and Riverview College includes an academic experience at Riverview, ample opportunities to explore and discover the dynamic city of Sydney, and a 5-day long service experience. 
BC High and Fordham Prep students will truly feel a part of the Australian culture as they stay with host families from Riverview throughout the majority of their Australian experience. BC High Juniors participating in this program will fulfill their service credit.

List of 4 items.

  • Eligibility & Application Process

    Current sophomores and juniors are eligible to apply. Interested juniors will receive preference in the admission process.
  • Host Family Experience

    Because cultural immersion is such an important part of our exchange program, and in an effort to keep our cost reasonable, students will stay with a host family during this program. Students who participate in an international program and host an exchange student in their homes have the most fulfilling experience. For this reason, it is the expectation of all students who travel to Sydney to serve as a host family in September 2016 for Riverview’s reciprocal visit. Whenever possible, BC High and Fordham students will host the student they lived with in Sydney. Students from St. Ignatius’ Riverview will arrive in September and stay for 10 days. Because these students will split time between Boston and New York, host families will be asked to host two students during their stay in both cities.
  • Program Costs

    $2300 - $2800 Cost includes program tuition, board, meals, travel within Sydney, and entrance fees. Expenses that are not included are: round-trip air travel, personal items, and services such as passport fees, phone calls, and personal spending money. (Final cost is determined by participation.) Financial aid is available through the application process.
  • Program Dates

    The 2017 estimated to be from June 10 - June 25.  Final dates are determined at the time of ticket purchase, in collaboration with Fordham Prep. This program is under consideration to depart prior to final exams, slightly lengthening the program.

Have a Question?

Contact Daniel Carmody, Executive Director of the Hyde Center, at carmody@bchigh.edu.

At A Glance

School Name: Saint Ignatius’ College Riverview

School Type: All boys Jesuit school grades 5 - 12

Location: Sydney, Australia

Year Program Established: 2015

Program Theme: Cultural Exchange

Length of Stay: Approximately two weeks

Group size: 9 students from BC High and 9 students from Fordham Prep

Language Requirements: None