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UK Exchange: University of Canberra (ISEP Exchange)
Canberra, Australia (Exchange Program) (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Fall,
Spring
Homepage: Click to visit
Program Sponsor: ISEP 
Program Dates &
Deadlines:
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Restrictions: UK applicants only
Fees and Policies Fall,
Spring
Fact Sheet:
Experience Type:
Study Abroad
Area of Study:
Advertising, Architecture, Biology, Business, Business Administration, Communication, Community and Leadership Development, Computer Science, Creative Writing, Design, Dietetics & Human Nutrition, Early Elementary Education, Earth and Environmental Sciences, Economics, Education, Elementary Education, Engineering, Geography, Graphic Design, Historic Preservation, Information Technology, Integrated Strategic Communication, Interior Design, International Studies, Journalism, Landscape Architecture, Law, Library & Information Science, Management, Marketing, Medicine, Nursing, Psychology, Secondary Education, Sports Management
Course Language:
English
Housing Options:
Residence Hall
Eligibility:
2-Sophomore, 3-Junior, 4-Senior
Minimum GPA:
2.75
Student Type:
Undergraduate students only
Advisor:
Laurence Tuccori
UK Travel Medical Insurance:
Provided by program partner
Approved for VA Benefits:
Previously Approved
Program Description:
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University of Canberra


Program Snapshot
The University of Canberra is beautifully situated between the heart of the nation’s capital and the beauty of Australian bush land and native wildlife. Known for strong programs in Law, Business, Sport, International Studies and Design (just to name a few), UC offers fantastic opportunities to many. Students will enjoy the benefits of living in the capital city full of events and festivals, along with a range of activities & programs planned specifically for them by the UC Study Abroad Office- buddy program, orientation lake cruise, city scavenger hunt, surf camp and much more!


Location
The university campus is beautifully situated between the heart of the nation’s capital and the beauty of Australian bush land and native wildlife. Students can easily walk to the movie theatre, bowling alley, restaurants, bars, fresh food markets, supermarkets, and a major shopping mall or take a 15 minute bus ride to Canberra's city center (departing every 5minutes!). The city's lively nightlife of pubs, clubs and live music rubs shoulders with national and local arts, culture and politics, and the city comes to life each year during its numerous festivals. Some of Australia's most important political and historical buildings and tourist attractions are located in Canberra. Bush land reserves, lakeshore and cycling/jogging trails are just moments away from the university for those craving the great outdoors and kangaroos are regularly seen on campus!

PROGRAM TYPE
ISEP Exchange: Semester placements only

ISEP-Exchange for US students.

Program Dates
Academic year: February to December; Semester 1: February to June; Semester 2: August to December. Midterm dates: June-August.
Please note that this site observes the Southern Hemisphere academic calendar. If you want to study for a full-year in the southern hemisphere, consider starting your program at the beginning of their academic year in February or March. Some institutions offer annual rather than semester courses. For southern hemisphere programs, ISEP benefits do apply during the recess between semesters (June-July), whereas they do NOT apply between the end of one academic year and the beginning of a new academic year (December to February).
Please note: We do not recommend students to start in the midterm as there will be limited units available.


For priority consideration, applications for the following semester should be received before February 15 and September 1 unless otherwise noted. 

 

Fast Facts
Canberra, Australia (pop. 340,000)
Student Enrollment: 10,000
Language of instruction: English
University Home Page
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Course Information
Past Courses Taken at University of Canberra

Programs
Education (Early Childhood, Primary, Middle School, Secondary, Community Education); Communications (Journalism, Media and Multi Media Productions, Public Relations, Creative Writing, Advertising, Marketing Communications, Media Studies, Arts, International Studies); Health (Human Nutrition, Midwifery, Nursing, Psychology, Sports Management, Sports Media, Coaching Science); Business & Law (Commerce, Economics, Management, Business Administration, Tourism Management, Building and Construction Management, Law, Justice Studies); Science (Forensic, Medical, Human Biology, Environmental, Science); Design (Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Industrial Design, Graphic Design, Interior Design, Interior Architecuture, Cultural Heritage, Cultural Heritage Conservation, Urban and Regional Planning); Information Sciences and Engineering (Business Informatics, Information Technology, Software Engineering)

Academic Notes
Students may study at both the undergraduate and graduate level. Students must study a full-time load of twelve credit points; usually four subjects. Participants are eligible to enroll in any subject offered by UC as long as course prerequisites have been met. Students may select to study core subjects related to their degree or elective subjects. Students will need to have their UC subjects pre-approved by their home universities if they wish to receive credit for their semester overseas.

TRANSCRIPT DETAILS
Transcripts are sent to ISEP and then immediately released to the student's home institution if there are no outstanding financial obligations. Semester 1 transcripts are sent in June. Semester 2 transcripts are sent in January. Full year transcripts are sent as per the final semester.

Language Notes
REQUIREMENTS FOR NON-NATIVE ENGLISH SPEAKERS TAKING COURSES IN ENGLISH:
ISEP Language Proficiency Report may be substituted for official score? No
TOEFL: 79 iBT/ 550 PBT/ 213 CBT
Institutional TOEFL accepted? No
IELTS: 6.5
Other tests accepted: Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE); Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic)
English as a Foreign Language courses available? No
Additional comments: Citizens from accepted English speaking countries will not need to provide additional proof. For more information please see: English Language Requirements

Note: The host institution ultimately determines your proficiency level and course eligibility.

Special ISEP Application Instructions
In addition to completing the ISEP Exchange, students will also be required by the University of Canberra to submit an additional application found at Study Abroad & Exchange. Do not fill in the housing section as ISEP has special arrangements. ISEP applications missing the additional Canberra application will result in delays in student placement, ISEP therefore recommends that applicants enclose the Canberra application with their ISEP application.

Hints for Researching Courses
REMEMBER that this site operates on the Southern Hemisphere calendar! Be sure to search for courses using the correct semester parameters: Southern hemisphere SM1 (NH SM2) is February – July; Southern hemisphere SM2 (NH SM1) is July – November.

From the Courses and Units page, you may:
Search by key word/unit/course name
Use the search engine on the left side of the page to search by Course (= degree program) or Unit (= individual course)

Search by faculty
Click on the link "Courses and Units Website" on the right side of the page. Now click on the link to any school of interest to browse the units (= courses) offered within that school. For a course description, click on any unit title.

Undergraduate students should refrain from selecting units marked "G" or "PG" as these denote post graduate level units.
 


Housing and Meals
ISEP Exchange students live on campus in single rooms in the Arscott House. Exchange students will receive a meal stipend which they can use to eat at the cafeteria.

ESTIMATED PERSONAL EXPENSES
You are responsible for all of your personal expenses including: fees not required of all participants (e.g. computer, language, science lab fees), books, local transportation, entertainment, etc. The amount below is provided as a guide; the actual amount needed will vary depending on courses and personal habits. Your personal expenses per month, including books, are estimated at:
ISEP Exchange: AUD$500-600 for transport, PO box, internet, laundry, and phone.

Orientation
The University of Canberra provides incoming ISEP students with a week long Orientation upon arrival. The following information is covered: -- enrollment/registration/timetables -- how to access support services -- health issues --housing issues -- travel issues -- university clubs, societies, and activities -- Social activities -- local site seeing trips

ARRIVAL DETAILS
Students will be met at their point of arrival in Canberra if they complete online pickup request. Please contact the your ISEP coordinator for more information.

Student Activities
The Study Abroad and Exchange Office organises special trips for study abroad and exchange students throughout the semester in order to familiarize international students with Canberra and the surrounding regions. Special trips may include learning how to surf, beach trip, Sydney excursions and a visit to the Blue Mountains. These weekend adventures provide opportunities to pat kangaroos and cuddly koalas, bond with other students and learn the Australian way of life.

UC holds various events throughout the semester, these include music festivals and concerts, live music, comedy shows and themed social events, including Residents (Ressies) Ball, and on campus sports. Students are also able to purchase cheap tickets to watch Australian football, and support the University of Canberra Brumby’s rugby team.

Community Engagement (Internships, Service-Learning, Volunteering, etc.)
Canberra offers on-campus employment opportunities. It is also very possible that students can find casual work on-campus or nearby. To view a list of opportunities, students should visit Career Services in the Student Centre soon after their arrival for the best chances.

Profile
The University of Canberra (UC) is a highly regarded regional university located in Australia’s capital city. With a current enrollment of approximately 10,000, UC is a vibrant campus, home to a close-knit community of local, interstate and international students.

Lectures are held in purpose-designed, modern lecture theatres fully equipped with multi-media facilities. For each lecture, students attend a tutorial (small, interactive study group supervised by a tutor) where they discuss the lecture and receive personal assistance from teaching staff.

Student welfare is a priority at UC, with facilities in place to assist students both academically and personally. The Students" Association also provides a wide range of social activities, clubs and societies to help students’ involvement in campus life. Study abroad students have a dedicated student advisor in the International Office.
 





Academic Credit
Students will earn transfer credit from University of Canberra. For all successfully completed courses, the credit hours, course title and course equivalency will be indicated on the UK transcript. Students must complete the coursework during this program according to the established guidelines by University of Canberra. The grades earned will be important to progression in future academic endeavors, including graduate or professional school; however the grades earned will NOT be indicated on the UK transcript. For more information visit the UK Education Abroad Academic Credit website.
  • PRIOR to participating on this program, students must complete an Academic Approval Form (AAF). The AAF indicates how the course will be used, or course equivalency, once they are transferred back to UK. Instructions on how to complete the AAF are included in application materials. 
  • Upon completion of the term abroad, the transcript should be sent to the UK Education Abroad office. Once received, Education Abroad staff will facilitate the transfer of credits to UK. 
  • All students will be enrolled in ISP 599: Study Abroad (1 credit hour) at UK during their term abroad. 
Required Applications
Students must complete two applications to participate in this program - one to UK Education Abroad and one to ISEP. For the ISEP application, contact the UK EA advisor (see contact information below). 

Scholarships & Financial Aid
Students are strongly encouraged to explore multiple funding opportunities for programs abroad. There are numerous opportunities available based on area of study, program type, length and country of destination. Smaller scholarships can often be "stacked" together to help fund education abroad.
  • Usually, financial aid (scholarships, loans and grants) used for on-campus study can be applied to education abroad programs. Students who qualify for financial aid should consult with UK Financial Aid as soon as possible to identify possible financial aid opportunities.
  • UK Education Abroad Scholarship - a campus wide selection committee awards needs-based scholarships to UK students in amounts of $750, $1,000 & $1,500. The deadline to apply is March 1 for Summer/Fall programs and October 1 for Spring/Winter programs. 
For more information about scholarship and funding resources, please visit the UK Education Abroad Financial Aid & Scholarships website. 

Program Costs
Costs and cancellation policies vary by program. Please see the "Fees and Policies" information page (the link is in the program header at the top of this website). Be sure to consider the associated UK costs, program specifications, and related travel expenses. 

Passport & Visa Requirements
Participants must have a passport valid for at least 6 months after the expected date of return to the U.S. The Wildcat Passport Acceptance Facility in the UK Student Center, accepts U.S. passport applications. For more information about U.S. passport applications, please visit the U.S. Department of State website. 
  • U.S. passport holders must obtain a visa for entry into Australia. Please consult the Australian Government immigration website or your Education Abroad Advisor for more information. Students should pay careful attention to the amount of time required to obtain a visa. It is strongly suggested that students work with a visa expediting service, such as A Briggs or VisaHQ to obtain the visa.
Health & Safety Abroad
All participants of this program will be enrolled in Travel Medical Insurance for the duration of the program. Participants wishing to travel before or after the official program dates are strongly encouraged to purchase additional coverage for the extended travel dates. Please see the UK Education Abroad Health & Safety website for more information.

All students will participate in UK pre-departure orientation activities. Students will often participate in orientation activities upon arrival in the host country as well. In addition to pre-departure orientations, students will have access to on-going orientation resources during and after their program to maximize the intercultural and intellectual learning potential at each phase of the education abroad experience. Students are strongly encouraged to independently research their host country. Participants should consider the history, current politics, social media outlets, tourism boards, etc. 

For More Information
For additional information about the program, please contact:
EA Peer Ambassadors, Education Abroad Resource Center, 315 Bradley Hall - Walk ins are welcome Monday-Friday 9am - 5pm
Mr. Laurence Tuccori, EA Exchanges Coordinator, laurence.tuccori@uky.edu

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Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2015 04/01/2015 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

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