Lawrence H. Hyde '42 Center for Global Education

Sydney, Australia

This collaborative program between BC High, Fordham Prep and Riverview College includes an academic experience at Riverview, a joint service experience, and ample opportunities to explore and discover the dynamic city of Sydney.
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.

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  • Eligibility

    Students are eligible to travel at the conclusion of their sophomore or junior year. 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 the following fall 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 the fall 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

    Estimated between $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 Sydney Summer Seminar expects to run for two weeks in June.  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?

Call or email Dan Carmody, Vice President for Global Mission and Identity at or 617-474-5018 to learn more about the program or to set up a time to meet.

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: 6 students from BC High and 6 students from Fordham Prep

Language Requirements: None