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UK Exchange: Charles Sturt University
Bathurst, Australia; Wagga Wagga, Australia (Exchange Program) (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Academic Year Alt.,
Fall,
Spring
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Program Dates &
Deadlines:
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Restrictions: UK applicants only
Fees and Policies Academic Year Alt.,
Fall,
Spring
Fact Sheet:
Experience Type:
Study Abroad
Area of Study:
Agriculture, Biology, Business, Chemistry, Communication, Education, Equine Science, Graphic Design, Health, International Studies, Journalism, Management, Mathematics, Media Arts and Studies, Microbiology, Nursing, Photography, Social Work, Theater, Visual Arts
Course Language:
English
Minimum Language Requirement:
None
Housing Options:
Apartment, Guest House, Residence Hall
Eligibility:
2-Sophomore, 3-Junior, 4-Senior
Minimum GPA:
2
Student Type:
Undergraduate students only
Advisor:
Laurence Tuccori
UK Travel Medical Insurance:
Purchase required (via EA at UK)
Approved for VA Benefits:
Previously Approved
Program Description:
Charles Sturt University
Bathurst & Wagga Wagga, Australia

Program Overview
Charles Sturt University is a regional university with a network of campuses located throughout New South Wales. Exchange students from UK can attend the campuses in Bathurst and Wagga Wagga. CSU offers smaller class sizes, a hands-on approach to applications, easy access to teachers, and an opportunity for an authentic Australian "Outback" experience!

Charles Sturt University, along with most universities in Australia, follows the academic calendar typical in the southern hemisphere. Semester 1 (the equivalent of University of Kentucky's spring semester) is from February through June. Semester 2 (the equivalent of University of Kentucky's fall semester) runs from July to November.

UK students participating on this program in spring semester 2015 will receive an automatic scholarship in the amount of $1000. This award will be applied to your UK student account.

Highlights
  • A wide range of course offerings in the colleges of arts, business, education, and science
  • Academic strengths include media and communications, agriculture, vetinary science, visual and performing arts, education, and library information studies
  • Experience Australian culture living alongside Australian and other international students
Eligibility
This program is open to undergraduate students from all academic disciplines..

Academic Credit
Students will earn transfer credit from Charles Sturt University (CSU). 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 CSU. 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.
Housing & Meals
Charles Sturt University offers residence halls, apartments, or shared apartment settings called "guest houses" for students. All housing options are located within close proximity to campus. Kitchen and eating areas are available with all three housing options. The cost of housing is typically paid to the host institution upon arrival. 

Student Life
CSU’s well-equipped and proactive Student Services organization provides students with frequent events on campus, a student representative council and counseling. International Student Support Officers are on campus to help you with arrival assistance and orientation, and they continue to provide support throughout your stay. There are numerous student organizations, including sports, creative arts, academic, religious, political and other special interest clubs. In addition to sporting team opportunities, several CSU campuses offer the use of a free gym.

Learn more about living in Australia.

Required Applications
Students must complete two applications to participate in this program - one to UK Education Abroad and one to CSU. Students will be notified by the UK Exchanges Coordinator (see below) on how to access the CSU application AFTER their UK application has been approved. 

Applications will be reviewed as they are received so early application is recommended as all available places may have been filled before the final deadline.

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 create a larger financial aid package.
  • Many financial aid packages (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.
  • UK students participating on this program in spring semester 2015 will receive an automatic scholarship in the amount of $1000. This award will be applied to your UK student account.
     
 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 and have a passport valid for at least 6 months from the anticipated date of return. 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
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.