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


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 a variety of courses offered on campus that semester. You will take classes from Australian professors,  and with Australian classmates and other international students. When you have finished your semester, you will be able to say that you truly experienced life in another culture.

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


Your housing is arranged with the help of Murdoch University in six-eight bedroom apartments in the Murdoch University Village, The village is located a short 3 minute walk away from the campus academic buildings. 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.

Students can choose courses in a number of disciplines including Social Science, Business, Computer Science 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.

  • 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.



Below you will find more information on program costs:  Fall 2017  and Spring 2017

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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.

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

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

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. 

The international office also will hold excursions for reduced rates and those experiences will allow you to explore the surrounding Perth area.

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!

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
Spring 2018 04/03/2017 04/04/2017 TBA TBA
Calendar Year (SH) 2018 04/03/2017 04/04/2017 TBA TBA
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