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Australia, Perth
Perth, 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:

     


THE PROGRAM
The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire has been sending students to Murdoch University since 2004. Join the wave of students headed to Western Australia!

As a UW-Eau Claire student at Murdoch, you will be immersed in the life of an Australian university student. You can choose from all courses offered on campus 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
Perth, the capital of Western Australia, has a population of 1.74 million people, more hours of sunshine than any other Australian city, and 50 kilometers of beaches. The lifestyle encourages both study and social activity.

Murdoch is located 25 minutes by bus from the center of Perth, and 10 minutes from the port city of Fremantle. With a student population of 18,000, students experience a campus slightly larger than Eau Claire but the community provides individualized attention, close staff/student collaboration, and good access to support facilities such as computer labs, and the library. Check it out at http://www.murdoch.edu.au/Future-students/International-students/.

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HOUSING & MEALS
Your housing is arranged with the help of Murdoch University in six-eight bedroom apartments in the Murdoch University Village, http://www.murdochuv.com.au/. 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 Social Science, Business, Technology and Humanities. To learn about eligibility requirements, academic offerings, and the academic calendar; click here:  Academics - Perth. **Please note the semester dates for both terms, as they are different than the normal American semester.
 

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

PHOTO GALLERY
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STUDENT LIFE
To get involved at Murdoch, join the Murdoch Guild of Students. There are over 80 clubs and societies (sporting, cultural, and intellectual) in the Guild.  Past students have participated in African Drumming, Belly Dancing, the Gamelan Orchestra, and many others.

STUDENT EXPERIENCE
I didn’t know anyone going into it, but I made some of my best friends there! This experience really opened my eyes and gave me a new appreciation of all the different cultures and all the beauty that is out in this world. It was truly an experience of a lifetime, and it opened up many more opportunities for my future. –Casey, Fall 2012

This experience was challenging but enriching. It was a great experience to see a different part of the world and compare and contrast to my home life. - Kaitlin, Fall 2013

EXPLORE AUSTRALIA!
Each semester Murdoch University offers a Northwest Outback Excursion.  This optional 10-day camping expedition takes you to the dolphins at Monkey Mia in the Shark Bay World Heritage Area, Ningaloo Reef, home to some 500 species of fish, and the spectacular gorges of Karijini National Park. 

An on-campus travel agent can help you plan your individual adventures.  From going "Down South" to  the surfing beaches, "Up North" to the Outback, or flying to Sydney, there are 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 02/02/2015** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
 
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