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Study abroad programs in Australia for a Summer, Semester or Year

I chose to study abroad in Australia because it has always been a country that has fascinated me with its culture and geography. All of my expectations were surpassed once I arrived, and every day in Australia presented me with a new experience or surprise. Living independently and being thousands of miles from home also helped me gain a better perspective on how I fit in with the world, and gave me a taste of what city living is like.

-Randy Gowat, studied abroad at the University of New South Wales

What are my study abroad options?

There are a wide range of options for study abroad programs in Australia to suit your personal goals as well as your budget. Before selecting your option, check first with your study abroad office to learn more about their "approved" study abroad programs. Studying on an approved program will help ensure that your financial aid and credits will transfer.

Students can choose between three types of study abroad programs:

Most study abroad programs in Australia are organised through a partnership between your home institution and an Australian university (direct enrolment or exchange) or they are facilitated through a program provider.

Direct Enrolment

Enrol directly at an Australian institution for a semester or full academic year. This is a good option for independent students who would like to design their own study abroad program and fully immerse themselves in an Australian institution. Be sure to get approval from your study abroad office, registrar and financial aid office before proceeding.


Swap places with an Australian institution for a semester or year. Exchange is a very cost-effective option, as you'll continue to pay your tuition fees at your home institution. Ask your study abroad office whether they have exchange relationships with Australian institutions.

Program Providers

Program providers offer extra services like pre-departure orientations, help with visas, cultural excursions and support in Australia. Most providers will charge a fee for these services. However, for students who need guidance, program providers will look after logistics.

Last updated: Tuesday, 13 June 2017 10:21:22 AM

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