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Washington DC Placement Program



Participants are responsible for their own travel arrangements to and from Washington DC. Students should arrive in Washington DC and move into UCDC on 8 January 2017.

Students are strongly advised not to make travel bookings until they have received official notification from the University of Sydney Business School that you have been accepted into the program.

Students are also strongly advised not to make any international travel plans prior to the program start date until their US visas have been approved. If for any reason you have not received your visa before your early travel dates, you will be responsible for any fees for changing your flights. Remember that the US Consulate takes your passports to process your visa.

Australian citizens are advised to register their travel and contact details with the Australian Government Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade prior to leaving Australia.

Travel advice for the United States of America is available at Smart Traveller.

In Washington DC, you can obtain consular assistance from:

Embassy of Australia
1601 Massachusetts Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20036-2273
Telephone: 1 202 797 3000
Facsimile: 1 202 797 3331

The UCDC campus is located opposite to the Embassy of Australia.


Students are covered by University insurances, however we strongly advise students to ensure they are fully covered if there are any extenuating circumstances.

Students are strongly advised to ensure that they have sufficient funds while in Washington DC to cover the payment of unforeseen medical expenses, as US doctors and hospitals may require cash payment upfront for treatment. These expenses can generally be claimed on return to your home country through your travel insurance provider.

Passports and Visas

It is the responsibility of all participating students to ensure they have a valid passport upon application to the Washington DC Placement Program.

The US Studies Centre will guide all successful applicants through the F-1 visa process at the first pre-departure session, although it is the sole responsibility of each student to obtain their visa in a timely manner.

Please refer to the US Embassy for all visa requirements.