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Wollongong, Australia

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Application deadline, and cost information.

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Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Dates: Jul 15 – Nov 17, 2018 (18 weeks)
  • Credit: 15 semester hours / 22.5 quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 2.75 Overall GPA

Application Deadline

November 15, 2018
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Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Deadline: November 15, 2018
  • Dates: Feb 24 – Jul 1, 2019 (18 weeks)
  • Credit: 15 semester hours / 22.5 quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 2.75 Overall GPA

Application Deadline

The application deadline has passed.

Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Dates: Jul 15, 2018 – Jul 1, 2019 (50 weeks)
  • Credit: 15 semester hours / 22.5 quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 2.75 Overall GPA

Overview

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Don’t get the wrong idea about this laid-back beachside city – there’s more than surfing happening here. At the University of Wollongong, researchers are fabricating new materials, recreating Neanderthal communication methods, and investigating why an Australian marsupial is extinct. Take cutting-edge classes with some of these fascinating professors, and experience Australia’s one-of-a-kind wonders beyond campus.

Unique experiences

  • Explore the South Coast

    during an epic three-day trip to get close to kangaroos and wallabies, and get a rare introduction to aboriginal culture.

  • Study on a friendly, beautiful beach-town campus

    in easy reach of Sydney.

  • Maximize learning beyond the classroom

    with the help of staff with advanced degrees in experiential education.

  • residents

    300K
  • local patrolled beaches

    17
  • lighthouses

    2

Location & Culture

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On the coast with a dramatic hilly backdrop, Wollongong has superb access to some of the region’s finest natural scenery. Still, you’re not in the sticks. Australia’s tenth-largest city is a cosmopolitan place with lively nightlife, theaters, cinemas, art galleries, and multicultural restaurants. When you need something bigger, Sydney is just an hour-and-half away by train.

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The Culture

EXCURSIONS & ACTIVITIES

  • Hike and rappel in the World Heritage-listed Blue Mountains, where you’ll see scenic waterfalls and some of the more than 400 different creatures that live here.
  • Get your toes wet with a surfing lessons or watch an Australian Football League or Aussie Rules match.
  • Hike a sacred mountain with an insightful aboriginal guide, stay in beachfront cabins surrounded by a stunning national park – it’s all part of a blockbuster three-day excursion to the New South Wales coast.
  • Look for kangaroos, lizards, and wallabies with insights from an Australian bush naturalist, and spot dolphins and whales offshore.

PROJECTS

Internships. We’re happy to help you find an internship that provide hands-on professional experience, but options are limited, so speak up soon!

Daily Life

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  • Campus East

    Campus East is located on the Innovation Campus in North Wollongong, a 10 minute drive north of the main University of Wollongong campus. The FREE ‘Gong shuttle bus stop is only minutes away and makes getting around Wollongong easy. The Residence setting is comfortably spread across large grounds including a number of playing fields. Conveniently, Campus East is only a 5 minute walk to Fairy Meadow swim and surf beach, as well as local shopping, and eating outlets. The FREE ‘Gong shuttle bus makes getting to class on the main campus easy.  CIEE students can choose self-catered units which have up to five bedrooms in each unit. All self-catered units have shared bathroom and cooking facilities. Students here can also access the Campus East dining room where they can purchase meals, snacks and other convenience items.

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  • Kooloobong Village

    From 2018, the vibrant hub that is Kooloobong Village will have a further 800 beds available to students bringing the entire population to over 1200. Set amidst a bushland setting on the edge of Mount Keira, students will be able to access a range of modern facilities such as indoor and outdoor cinemas, BBQ facilities, music rooms, movement space, gamers lounge, activities room and meditation/yoga prayer spaces in addition to study lounges and communal areas. These will complement the existing facilities such as an outdoor pavilion with barbecue facilities, a sound-proof music room, basketball court, games room, seminar rooms and various other communal spaces.  CIEE students have the opportunity to apply to live in self-catered units consisting of four single bedrooms.  All units have shared bathroom, kitchen and living facilities.  There is an IGA supermarket on campus, along with plenty of great coffee shops, swimming pool and sporting facilities all within walking distance.   Kooloobong Village is recognised as the world's first positive residence and is based entirely on the scientific principles of positive psychology, positive organisational scholarship and education.

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Wollongong, Australia

Where You'll Study

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    CIEE WOLLONGONG

     

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    CAMPUS EAST WOLLONGONG

     

  • C

    KOOLOOBONG VILLAGE WOLLONGONG

     

What People are Saying

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    Clementine, Ursinus College, Spring 17
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What you need to know

The program details

Established in 1997, this program lets student work toward their major while they get to know students from Australia and other countries, and join a melting pot of cultures on campus.

University of Wollongong. Rated among the top 2% of universities worldwide, University of Wollongong welcomes international students from more than 140 countries. Its impressive curriculum runs from humanities and creative arts to IT and business. The university also offers exciting options for nursing and health sciences majors. Pre-med and nursing students, can fulfill major requirements with health policy, nursing, chemistry, and biology courses.

Students choose from courses in arts, commerce, creative arts, education, engineering, health and behavioral sciences, informatics, law, and science, and are encouraged to enroll in at least one course focusing on Australian content or lending Australian perspective in their area of interest. Courses are taught in English by University of Wollongong faculty.

Academics

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Academics

  • CLASS FORMAT

    Participants enroll directly in host university courses and take classes with Australian and other international students. A typical class requires two or three hours of lectures and one or two hours of tutorials or seminars each week. Science-based subjects require an additional three hours of laboratory classes weekly.

  • ACADEMIC CULTURE

    Australian professors expect self-motivated, independent work from students. American students need to adapt to this style and take initiative in classes that do not provide continuous assessment throughout the semester. The university academic year runs from mid-February through mid-November. Session I, from mid-February to late June, corresponds to the U.S. spring semester (known as the University of Wollongong autumn session). Session II, from mid-July to mid-November, corresponds to the U.S. fall semester (known as the University of Wollongong spring Session). Students who are here in the U.S. fall semester finish exams in mid-November. Students in the U.S. spring semester finish exams in late June. The program is offered both semesters and consists of a one-week orientation, 13 weeks of classes, a one-week, mid-semester break, a one-week study period, and a two-week final exam period. The academic year program consists of two consecutive semesters and may follow the U.S. academic year (Session II and Session I) or the Australian calendar year (Session I and Session II).

  • GRADING

    Assessment is based on essays, project reports, midterm, tutorial/seminar participation and performance, and practical and final exams. Australian universities use this seven-point grading system: high distinction (HD) 85-100%; distinction (D) 75-84%; credit (C) 65-74%; pass (P) 50-64%; pass terminating or pass conceded (PT/PC) 45-49%; fail (F) 0-44%; and technical fail (TF) no mark. TF is given when a student fails to meet an appropriate assessment level that is required to pass that subject. Grades are converted to a U.S. grading scale.

Eligibility

  • OVERALL GPA

    Students need to have a GPA of 2.75. Students with lower GPAs might be accepted, please contact us to learn more.

Curriculum

Program Credit

  • Total credit, semester: 15 semester/22.5 quarter hours
  • Total credit, year: 30 semester/45 quarter hours
  • Credit per course: 4-5

Students take three or four courses totaling 24 University of Wollongong credit points per semester.

Note: This course listing is for informational purposes only and does not constitute a contract between CIEE and any applicant, student, institution, or other party. The courses, as described, may be subject to change as a result of ongoing curricular revisions, assignment of lecturers and teaching staff, and program development. Courses may be canceled due to insufficient enrollment.

Spring 2018 Courses

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UNIVERSITY OF WOLLONGONG

There are nine faculties at the University of Wollongong. Students may choose a program of study comprising subjects from one or more of the faculties. The subjects listed here are a representative sample of study areas available. A range of subjects (“units”) is available within each area of study. Classes normally meet for 13 weeks. Science students can expect to spend more time in classes and labs. Not all subjects/units are available every semester. Students should consult the University of Wollongong website at www.uow.edu.au/handbook for course details under “subject descriptions.”

Some courses have prerequisites. Students wishing to enroll in such courses must either meet the specified prerequisites or have approval from the head of the relevant academic unit to enroll. In general, evidence of successful completion of a course or courses reasonably similar in content and level at the home institution will satisfy the prerequisite requirement. It is possible that some subjects may not be available to study abroad students due, for example, to enrollment pressures from students in tightly structured programs or with limited places in laboratory classes.

Arts/Humanities
Aboriginal Studies
Asia-Pacific Studies
Australian Studies
Communication and Media Studies
Community, Culture, and Environment
English
European Studies
Gender Studies
History
International Relations
Languages (Chinese, French, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Spanish) 
Philosophy
Politics
Postcolonial Studies
Science, Technology, and Society
Sociology
War and Society Studies

Business and Commerce
Accountancy
Business
Business Information Systems
E-Commerce
Economics
Employment Relations
Finance
Hospitality/Events/Tourism

Creative Arts/Performance
Creative Writing
Graphic Design and New Media
Music and Sound
Theater and Performance
Visual Arts

Earth and Environmental Sciences
Ecology
Environmental Science
Geography
Geology
Land and Heritage Management
Resource and Environmental Studies

Education
Physical and Health Education
Primary Education
Secondary Education
The Early Years (Zero to five)

Engineering
Civil
Computer
Electrical
Environmental
Materials
Mechanical
Mechatronics
Mining
Telecommunications

Health Sciences
Community Health
Exercise Rehabilitation
Indigenous Health
Medical Science
Nursing
Nutrition/Dietetics
Population Health
Psychology

OPTIONS FOR NURSING AND HEALTH SCIENCES MAJORS

Study abroad is an ideal way for students to learn about cross-cultural and international perspectives affecting today’s global society from a health perspective. The University of Wollongong offers courses in health policy, nursing, chemistry, biology, and others, that pre-med and nursing students can take to fulfill major requirements. To learn more about these opportunities, visit the University of Wollongong website.

Human Resource Management
International Business
Management
Management—Health
Marketing
Public Relations
Supply Chain Management

Information Technology
Computer Engineering
Computer Science
Digital Systems Security
Information Systems
Information Technology
Internet Science and Technology
Multimedia and Game Development
Network Systems and Management
Software Engineering

Law
Bachelor of Laws
Mathematics
Finance

Mathematics
Statistics

Media/Communication Studies
Media and Cultural Studies
Journalism

Science
Biology
Biotechnology
Chemistry
International Science
Marine Science
Medical Radiation Physics
Medicinal Chemistry
Nanotechnology
Nuclear Science
Photonics
Physics

FALL 2018 COURSES

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UNIVERSITY OF WOLLONGONG

There are nine faculties at the University of Wollongong. Students may choose a program of study comprising subjects from one or more of the faculties. The subjects listed here are a representative sample of study areas available. A range of subjects (“units”) is available within each area of study. Classes normally meet for 13 weeks. Science students can expect to spend more time in classes and labs. Not all subjects/units are available every semester. Students should consult the University of Wollongong website at www.uow.edu.au/handbook for course details under “subject descriptions.”

Some courses have prerequisites. Students wishing to enroll in such courses must either meet the specified prerequisites or have approval from the head of the relevant academic unit to enroll. In general, evidence of successful completion of a course or courses reasonably similar in content and level at the home institution will satisfy the prerequisite requirement. It is possible that some subjects may not be available to study abroad students due, for example, to enrollment pressures from students in tightly structured programs or with limited places in laboratory classes.

Arts/Humanities
Aboriginal Studies
Asia-Pacific Studies
Australian Studies
Communication and Media Studies
Community, Culture, and Environment
English
European Studies
Gender Studies
History
International Relations
Languages (Chinese, French, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Spanish) 
Philosophy
Politics
Postcolonial Studies
Science, Technology, and Society
Sociology
War and Society Studies

Business and Commerce
Accountancy
Business
Business Information Systems
E-Commerce
Economics
Employment Relations
Finance
Hospitality/Events/Tourism

Creative Arts/Performance
Creative Writing
Graphic Design and New Media
Music and Sound
Theater and Performance
Visual Arts

Earth and Environmental Sciences
Ecology
Environmental Science
Geography
Geology
Land and Heritage Management
Resource and Environmental Studies

Education
Physical and Health Education
Primary Education
Secondary Education
The Early Years (Zero to five)

Engineering
Civil
Computer
Electrical
Environmental
Materials
Mechanical
Mechatronics
Mining
Telecommunications

Health Sciences
Community Health
Exercise Rehabilitation
Indigenous Health
Medical Science
Nursing
Nutrition/Dietetics
Population Health
Psychology

OPTIONS FOR NURSING AND HEALTH SCIENCES MAJORS

Study abroad is an ideal way for students to learn about cross-cultural and international perspectives affecting today’s global society from a health perspective. The University of Wollongong offers courses in health policy, nursing, chemistry, biology, and others, that premed and nursing students can take to fulfill major requirements. To learn more about these opportunities, visit the University of Wollongong website at www.uow.edu.au/content/groups/public/@web/@unia/documents/doc/uow074860.pdf

Human Resource Management
International Business
Management
Management—Health
Marketing
Public Relations
Supply Chain Management

Information Technology
Computer Engineering
Computer Science
Digital Systems Security
Information Systems
Information Technology
Internet Science and Technology
Multimedia and Game Development
Network Systems and Management
Software Engineering

Law
Bachelor of Laws
Mathematics
Finance

Mathematics
Statistics

Media/Communication Studies
Media and Cultural Studies
Journalism

Science
Biology
Biotechnology
Chemistry
International Science
Marine Science
Medical Radiation Physics
Medicinal Chemistry
Nanotechnology
Nuclear Science
Photonics
Physics

Scholarships

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Scholarships & Grants

Last year, we awarded more than 1,000 scholarships per term for a total of $5 million, helping more students get on planes and live their dreams in faraway places than any other organization.

Students who apply to this program are eligible for the following scholarships and grants:

  • Ping Scholarships for Academic Excellence
  • Global Access Initiative (GAIN) Grants
  • CIEE Gilman Go Global Grant

To be considered, submit the CIEE Scholarships & Grants application within your CIEE program application. Learn more at the Scholarships & Grants section of our website.

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Dates, Deadlines & Fees

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Dates, Deadlines & Fees

You get more for every dollar when you study abroad with CIEE, because our high-quality programs include everything from excursions to insurance. There are no hidden charges, and no disappointing surprises when you arrive.

YOUR FEE INCLUDES:

  • Tuition
  • Housing
  • Advising before you depart to set goals and answer questions
  • Optional on-site airport meet-and-greet
  • Full-time program leadership and support in your host city
  • Field trips and cultural activities
  • Overnight excursions
  • Insurance and other travel benefits, with CIEE iNext

To help you budget, keep in mind that students are responsible for the cost of international airfare, local transportation, books and supplies, visas, and personal expenses. In addition, ask your college or university study abroad advisor if your school charges additional fees for study abroad.

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Fees & Housing

Fall 2018 18 weeks Jul 15, 2018 Nov 17, 2018
$21,850
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Program Fees

CIEE offers the most student support of any provider in its program fee, including an airport greeting, full-time leadership and support, orientation, cultural activities, local excursions, pre-departure advising, and CIEE iNext travel insurance with benefits.

Participation Confirmation = $300 *

Educational Costs = $14,531 **

Housing = $6,600 ***

Insurance = $419 ****

Total Fees = $21,850

Estimated Costs

Students are responsible and manage costs related to travel, meals, books, and personal expenses. Below are estimates for consideration.

Meals not included in program fee = $600

International Airfare = $2,070

Local Transportation = $150

Books & Supplies = $250

Visa Fees = $535

Personal expenses = $3,000

Other = $73 ††

Total Estimated Costs = $6,678

Financial Aid

CIEE offers the most grants and scholarships of any study abroad organization, including $5 million/year in travel grants, merit-based scholarships, MSI grants, Gilman matching grants, and Pell matching grants.

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This breakdown has been prepared from the program budget for the purpose of calculating eligibility for financial aid. During the course of program operations, actual figures may vary. It should not, therefore, be used as a basis for calculation of refunds. CIEE reserves the right to adjust fees at any time.

Students required to study on CIEE programs through a School of Record will be charged a $500 administrative fee in addition to the Program Fees listed.

* non-refundable

** direct cost of education charged uniformly to all students

*** based on housing choice, may include stipend for meals.

**** includes mandatory Australian insurance

round-trip based on U.S. East Coast departure

†† Housing Application Fee

Academic year 2018-2019 50 weeks Jul 15, 2018 Jul 1, 2019
$42,085
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Program Fees

CIEE offers the most student support of any provider in its program fee, including an airport greeting, full-time leadership and support, orientation, cultural activities, local excursions, pre-departure advising, and CIEE iNext travel insurance with benefits.

Participation Confirmation = $300 *

Educational Costs = $27,914 **

Housing = $13,200 ***

Insurance = $671 ****

Total Fees = $42,085

Estimated Costs

Students are responsible and manage costs related to travel, meals, books, and personal expenses. Below are estimates for consideration.

Meals not included in program fee = $1,200

International Airfare = $2,070

Local Transportation = $300

Books & Supplies = $500

Visa Fees = $535

Personal expenses = $6,000

Other = $146 ††

Expenses during break = $3,900

Total Estimated Costs = $14,651

Financial Aid

CIEE offers the most grants and scholarships of any study abroad organization, including $5 million/year in travel grants, merit-based scholarships, MSI grants, Gilman matching grants, and Pell matching grants.

See Scholarships

This breakdown has been prepared from the program budget for the purpose of calculating eligibility for financial aid. During the course of program operations, actual figures may vary. It should not, therefore, be used as a basis for calculation of refunds. CIEE reserves the right to adjust fees at any time.

Students required to study on CIEE programs through a School of Record will be charged a $500 administrative fee in addition to the Program Fees listed.

* non-refundable

** direct cost of education charged uniformly to all students

*** based on housing choice, may include stipend for meals.

**** mandatory Australian insurance

round-trip based on U.S. East Coast departure

†† Housing Application Fee

Spring 2019 18 weeks Nov 15, 2018 Feb 24, 2019 Jul 1, 2019
$22,450
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Program Fees

CIEE offers the most student support of any provider in its program fee, including an airport greeting, full-time leadership and support, orientation, cultural activities, local excursions, pre-departure advising, and CIEE iNext travel insurance with benefits.

Participation Confirmation = $300 *

Educational Costs = $15,131 **

Housing = $6,600 ***

Insurance = $419 ****

Total Fees = $22,450

Estimated Costs

Students are responsible and manage costs related to travel, meals, books, and personal expenses. Below are estimates for consideration.

Meals not included in program fee = $600

International Airfare = $2,070

Local Transportation = $200

Books & Supplies = $300

Visa Fees = $535

Personal expenses = $3,000

Other = $73

Total Estimated Costs = $6,778

Financial Aid

CIEE offers the most grants and scholarships of any study abroad organization, including $5 million/year in travel grants, merit-based scholarships, MSI grants, Gilman matching grants, and Pell matching grants.

See Scholarships

This breakdown has been prepared from the program budget for the purpose of calculating eligibility for financial aid. During the course of program operations, actual figures may vary. It should not, therefore, be used as a basis for calculation of refunds. CIEE reserves the right to adjust fees at any time.

Students required to study on CIEE programs through a School of Record will be charged a $500 administrative fee in addition to the Program Fees listed.

* non-refundable

** direct cost of education charged uniformly to all students

*** based on housing choice, may include stipend for meals.

**** includes mandatory Australian insurance

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