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Australia, Lismore
Lismore, Australia (Exchange Program)
Program Terms: Calendar Year (SH),
Fall,
Spring
Program Dates & Deadlines: Click here to view
Restrictions: UW-Eau Claire applicants only
Fact Sheet:
 GPA:
2.75 Language of Instruction: English
Year in School: May apply as freshman; must have at least soph. standing by program begin Academic Pre-requisites: None
Program Description:
Lismore, Australia

THE PROGRAM
The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire has been sending students to Southern Cross University in Lismore since 1995. Hundreds of students have studied on the program to date.

As a UW-Eau Claire student at Southern Cross, you will be immersed in the life of an Australian university student. You can choose from all courses offered at SCU  that semester. You will take classes from Australian professors, with Australian classmates. When you have finished your semester, you will be able to say that you truly experienced life in another culture.

THE LOCATION 
With a population of 45,000 the city of Lismore is set in an area of unsurpassed natural beauty. Lismore is only half-an-hour drive from the beaches at Ballina and 45 minutes from Byron Bay, Australia's most eastern point. Located to take full advantage of both rain forest and the ocean, the city is the administrative center of the region. You will find the lifestyle relaxing, friendly, and mentally stimulating.

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HOUSING & MEALS
You will live in campus housing in a six bedroom co-ed apartment. Recreational facilities and organized social events are available, and a strong effort is made to house international and Australian students together. You'll cook your own meals in the apartment kitchens or eat at one of several campus cafeterias.

ACADEMICS
Students can choose courses in a number of disciplines including Humanities, Computing, Criminal Justice and Management. To learn about eligibility requirements, academic offerings, and the academic calendar; click here:  Academics - Lismore. **Please note the semester dates for both terms, as they are different than the normal American semester.

COST
Below you will find more information on program costs: Fall 2015Spring 2015 , and Calendar Year 2015

 

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES
  • Meet with a peer adviser about the program. Check the link to see which programs have peer advisers this semester.
  • Schedule a general advising appointment with CIE staff by calling 715-836-4411.
  • Get some video advice from past peer advisers about study abroad. Scroll down
  • View online info session “First Steps to Study Abroad”.

 

                                                 
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PHOTO GALLERY
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STUDENT LIFE 
SCU has two organizations that help students get involved with life on campus and in the community. The Unilife office runs trips, organizes cultural events, sporting events, and coordinates volunteer opportunities. SCU also has a vast number of student clubs that are run through the Lismore External & Undergraduate Student Association (LEXUS). Check out your options at http://scu.edu.au/students/index.php/50/

STUDENT EXPERIENCE
Studying at SCU-Lismore has been the greatest time of my life. You are so close to so many beautiful places; 40 minutes away from Byron Bay and only 2 hours from Brisbane. There are so many amazing opportunities to have and friends to make! -Taylor, Spring 2013

Studying abroad will be by far the best experience in your college experience and will profoundly change you as an individual. Why wouldn’t you want to immerse yourself in a new culture and make friends with people around the world? – Taylor, Spring 2013

EXPLORE AUSTRALIA!
SCU helps you experience the different faces of Australia through classes and organized trips. Many students opt to take the Outdoor Education class which includes camping field trips in the area around Lismore.  Each semester, SCU also offers low-cost trips for international students.  Past trips have included Fraser Island, an outback excursion, and a surfing safari. 

An on-campus travel agent can help you plan your individual adventures. From the night life of the Gold Coast to the rugged wilderness of Central Australia, there are travel opportunities for all budgets.


HOW TO APPLY:
To apply, read the application instructions on the How to Apply Page. Then return to this program brochure page, and click the 'apply now' button at the top of the page.




Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2015 11/17/2014 11/18/2014 TBA TBA
 
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