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Semester Abroad in Australia

Students in Australia


Students can choose to study at:

  • James Cook University: Townsville Campus, Cairns Campus
    • The coastal cities of Cairns and Townsville provide modern sporting, cultural, entertainment and shopping facilities and a relaxed lifestyle. Both are located close to the Great Barrier Reef, in tropical North Queensland. 
    • Northern Queensland makes the perfect base for outdoor recreational activities including rainforest hiking, mountain biking and snorkelling and scuba diving on the reef.
    • The Townsville Campus has around 13,000 students, while Cairnes has over 4,000 students. 
    • Both campuses boast a variety of field trips, student clubs and support associations. 
  • Deakin University Melbourne Burwood CampusGeelong Waurn Ponds Campus, Geelong Waterfront Campus, Warrnambool Campus
    • All of Deakin's campuses are located in region of Victoria, in south-eastern Australia. Victoria has welcomed people from around the world. Some of the world's best beaches make Victoria the ultimate study and travel destination
    • The Deakin Welcome Program allows study abroad students to join Australian students for a three day excursion and explore the area. The welcome program could include surfing lessons, lawn bowling, AFL games and more. 
    • The Melbourne Burwood Campus, as well as the Geelong campuses are between one to one and a half hours away from downtown Melbourne. The Warnambool campus is approximately three hours away. 
    • The Melbourne and Geelong campuses are the largest campuses, with the most amenities, while the Warnambool campus is set in a quintessential Australian beach-side town and features specialist studies in aquaculture and marine biology. 



  • The academic year in Australia is the reverse of the USA. Available both spring and fall terms:
    • Early February to mid-June or
    • Early July to mid-November

Additional Requirements and Recommendations 

  • Required minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0
  • It is highly recommended that students take TCCA 230 (Intercultural Communication: Global Perspectives).


  • With many options, with or without meal plans, students apply for accommodation online and arrange payment with the University directly.


Other Information


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