Australia

Australia

The Scripps College list of approved SAGE – Study Abroad and Global Education programs may change in response to students' interests and feedback, faculty, and administrative evaluations as well as changing world events. Study abroad is not without risks and students are advised to carefully choose their study site.

The Scripps Committee on Study Abroad (COSA) has approved the following programs in Australia for our students.

Nota bene: Students "direct enroll" in universities as visiting or non-degree seeking students; nevertheless, they take courses and exams with host institution students. On-site orientation and field trips included.

Brisbane

Academic Program

Instruction consists of lectures, seminars, labs, tutorials, and fieldwork. On-site orientation and fieldtrips included.

  • Reviewed by: A. Zanella, Joint Science Department
  • Fields of study: Full curriculum.
  • Eligibility: 9.0 cumulative GPA; 3-5 courses in major required to take third year courses.
  • Size of the student body: 38000

Living Arrangements

There are limited spaces available in host institution dormitories and a mandatory meal plan. Most study abroad students live in locally rented flats and shop for and prepare their own meals.

Term Dates

  • Fall: early July to late November
  • Spring: early February to late June

Notes

  • Advising Tips: Students may apply through IFSA Butler (http://www.ifsa-butler.org/james-cook-university.html) or through Arcadia University (link above). Students have access to the same university classes and service with either Butler or Arcadia. Housing arrangements, orientation experience and field trips vary depending on which sponsor chosen. Students should consider both options when making their choice.
  • Visa Information: The Australian student visa fee is approximately $625 but the application process is relatively hassle-free. After acceptance, your program will provide you with specifics about the visa required. The embassy site will have information on visa requirements for planning purposes.
  • Budget Planning: For budget planning purposes, click here to view the current cost of living comparison between Brisbane and Los Angeles.

Cairns / Townsville

Academic Program

Instruction consists of lectures, seminars, labs, tutorials, and hands-on fieldwork. On-site orientation and some field trips included.

  • Fields of study: Full curriculum in arts and sciences including marine science, engineering and the study of indigenous cultures (not all departments are at both campuses)
  • Eligibility: 8.5 cumulative GPA (by petition if below 9.0 GPA required by Scripps); 3-5 courses in major required to take third year courses.
  • Size of the student body: 17,000

Living Arrangements

Students on the Cairns campus live in the Student Lodge with one to two meals per day offered. Students receive a stipend from Scripps for the remaining meals. The Townsville campus has housing in one of five residential colleges with three meals per day provided.

Term Dates

  • Fall: Early July to late November
  • Spring: Early February to late June

Notes

  • Advising Tips: Students may apply through IFSA Butler (http://www.ifsa-butler.org/james-cook-university.html) or through Arcadia University (link above). Students have access to the same university classes and service with either Butler or Arcadia. Housing arrangements, orientation experience and field trips vary depending on which sponsor chosen. Students should consider both options when making their choice.
  • Visa Information: The Australian student visa fee is approximately $625 but the application process is relatively hassle-free. After acceptance, your program will provide you with specifics about the visa required. The embassy site will have information on visa requirements for planning purposes.
  • Budget Planning: For budget planning purposes, click here to view the current cost of living comparison between Cairns and Los Angeles.

Melbourne

Academic Program

"Instruction consists of lectures, seminars, and tutorials. On-site orientation and fieldtrips included. "

  • Fields of study: Full curriculum of a comprehensive research university with special options for pre-med students..
  • Eligibility: 9.0 cumulative GPA; 3-5 courses in major to be eligible for third year courses
  • Size of the student body: 30,000

Living Arrangements

Students live in a host institution dormitory with a mandatory meal plan on in the Arcadia student flats where students will shop for and prepare their own meals.

Term Dates

  • Fall: early July to late November - note: this is Semester 2 in the Australian university calendar
  • Spring: early February to late June - note: this is Semester 1 in the Australian university calendar

Notes

  • Advising Tips: Students may apply through IFSA Butler (http://www.ifsa-butler.org/james-cook-university.html) or through Arcadia University (link above). Students have access to the same university classes and service with either Butler or Arcadia. Housing arrangements, orientation experience and field trips vary depending on which sponsor chosen. Students should consider both options when making their choice.
  • Visa Information: The Australian student visa fee is approximately $625 but the application process is relatively hassle-free. After acceptance, your program will provide you with specifics about the visa required. The embassy site will have information on visa requirements for planning purposes.
  • Budget Planning: For budget planning purposes, click here to view the current cost of living comparison between Melbourne and Los Angeles.

Sydney

Academic Program

Instruction consists of lectures, seminars, and tutorials. On-site orientation and fieldtrips included.

  • Fields of study: Full curriculum. Enrollment in fine arts classes requires a portfolio or audition tape.
  • Eligibility: 9.0 cumulative GPA; 3-5 courses in major required to take third year courses.
  • Size of the student body: 33000

Living Arrangements

Students live in host institution dormitories with a full meal plan or with other international students in locally rented flats where they will shop for and prepare their own meals. Students can expect commutes of up to 45 minutes.

Term Dates

  • Fall: early July to late November - note: this is Semester 2 in the Australian university calendar
  • Spring: mid February to late June - note: this is Semester 1 in the Australian university calendar

Notes

  • Advising Tips: Students may apply through IFSA Butler (http://www.ifsa-butler.org/james-cook-university.html) or through Arcadia University (link above). Students have access to the same university classes and service with either Butler or Arcadia. Housing arrangements, orientation experience and field trips vary depending on which sponsor chosen. Students should consider both options when making their choice.
  • Visa Information: The Australian student visa cost is $625. Visa expenses are the responsibility of the student so this should be factored into budget planning. After acceptance, your program will provide you with specifics about the visa required. The embassy site will have information on visa requirements for planning purposes.
  • Budget Planning: For budget planning purposes, click here to view the current cost of living comparison between Sydney and Los Angeles.