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Curtin University
Perth, Australia (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Academic Year,
Fall,
Spring
Homepage: Click to visit
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2018 05/11/2018 05/11/2018 TBA TBA
Academic Year 2019 05/11/2018 05/11/2018 TBA TBA
Spring 2019 10/15/2018 10/15/2018 TBA TBA
Fact Sheet:
Level:
Undergraduate
Language Requirement:
None
Language of Instruction:
English Program Advisor: Leslie Johnson
Type of Credit:
Transfer
Open to non-UF students:
No
Program Type: Non-UF Program
Program Description:
                                                                           Night - Perth

About the Program
Students can directly enroll at Curtin University, a large research university of 50,000 students, ranked among the best in Australia. With over 10,000 international students studying at Curtin University, you will experience a unique international and cross-cultural learning environment, sharing the campus with students from more than 105 countries.

Perth is ideally situated for those who want to experience the unique opportunities of Western Australia, from hiking or horse riding in the Karri and Marri forests, diving at Ningaloo Reef and Rottnest Island, surfing at Margaret River, or joining Curtin Volunteers! in one of their programs serving a remote Aboriginal community. 

Courses & Academic Focus
Students will take four courses at Curtin University, chosen from an extensive range of subject areas. One of the courses available to students, Community Service, includes an internship (typically in the not-for-profit sector) designed to facilitate engagement with Australian culture and society. As a major research university, the curriculum serves most majors and minors but areas of particular strength include the physical and natural sciences, architecture, computer science and mathematics, anthropology, and journalism.
 
Note, this is a large university and students will often enroll in classes that have 100-200 students. The faculty assume that students are independent learners and while they are accessible to students needing assistance, the onus is on the student to seek help when appropriate.

Grading standards are rigorous and tend to weigh heavily on one or two exams rather than being distributed over a larger number of small assignments. For more information go to: http://international.curtin.edu.au/study-areas.htm


ACADEMIC FOCUS
Due to the wide range of courses offered at Curtin University, this program can accommodate students from almost all disciplines. The program is particularly recommended to students interested in architecture, Australian and Aboriginal studies, computer science, geoscience, mathematics, physics, theatre, and writing (journalism).   

Eligibility
This program is open to all sophomore, juniors and seniors in good academic and standing with a minimum GPA of 3.0.

Accommodation
Students live in residence halls on campus, usually with other international students. In most residences, students have their own bedroom in a 6 or 8-bedroom self-contained apartment. Students cook for themselves in the shared kitchen and/or eat at one of the many campus cafeterias.

Just across the road from the campus, students can buy groceries or visit restaurants and fast food venues. Campus residences (except for one residence hall) have phones and internet access (although there is a fee). Check out this link to see the different residence hall options: 
http://housing.curtin.edu.au/on_campus/where/

Excursions
Upon arrival students will participate in an extended orientation, including a wide range of activities and tours where you will get to know fellow students and become familiar with the campus and with the region. Students are encouraged to seek out opportunities to immerse themselves in campus life and the local culture, including campus clubs (Curtin has over 80 international, religious, academic, sporting and special interest clubs and societies), taking part in community service activities and excursions through Curtin Volunteers!, and participating in campus events and activities. Optional excursions to a variety of locations are available for an additional fee