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UK Partner: Bluegrass Down Under: Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (Education Abroad Network)
Geelong, Australia; Melbourne, Australia (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Academic Year,
Fall,
Spring
Homepage: Click to visit
Program Sponsor: The Education Abroad Network: Study Australia, Study New Zealand, Study Asia 
Program Dates &
Deadlines:
Click here to view
Fees and Policies Fall,
Spring
Fact Sheet:
Experience Type:
Study Abroad
Area of Study:
Accounting, Advertising, Architecture, Biochemistry, Biology, Chemistry, Chinese Language, Computer Science, Creative Writing, Criminology, Economics, Education, Engineering, English, Environmental Studies, Film, Finance, Fine Arts, French Language, Geology, German Language, Graphic Design, Greek Language, History, Hospitality Management and Tourism, Integrated Strategic Communication, International Business, International Relations, International Studies, Italian Language, Japanese Language, Journalism, Literature, Management, Marketing, Mass Communications, Mathematics, Media Arts and Studies, Molecular Biology, Physics, Plant and Soil Science, Political Science, Pre-Health, Psychology, Public Health, Sociology, Spanish Language, Statistics, Theater
Course Language:
English
Minimum Language Requirement:
None
Housing Options:
Apartment(shared)
Eligibility:
1-Freshman, 2-Sophomore, 3-Junior, 4-Senior
Minimum GPA:
2.5
Advisor:
http://www.uky.edu/international/the_team
Program Description:
1.800.585.9658
 
MELBOURNE Australia

The Ultimate Study Abroad Experience

Intelligent, creative, uber-cool and multi-cultural. Whether you're exploring the hidden laneway bars or catching a tram to school, Melbourne is full of character. This city produces some of the best art, music, food, fashion, performance, design and ideas in the country. But itís not all sophisticated culture, Melbourne is also considered the sporting capital. Study Abroad in Melbourne and weíll show you this city's fabulous locals-only secrets!

Melbourne Program Highlights

  • With four universities available, select an academic program and campus setting to suit your needs
  • Take advantage of our pre-semester trip options to New Zealand's adventure packed South Island or Australia's Great Barrier Reef
  • Experience living downtown in our high-quality, ideally located off-campus apartments
  • Participate in our Cultural Events Program – designed to introduce you to the local Melbourne scene
  • Live in Melbourne, known as Australia's most live-able city, with its charming café culture and cool nightlife
  • Comprehensive five-day orientation program in Sydney includes many cultural activities
  • Experience an Alternative Spring Break with our optional Thailand tour
  • Benefit from the knowledge of our Melbourne Resident Director staff who introduce you to the local culture

 

 
 
 
I would highly recommend studying abroad using The Education Abroad Network (TEAN) to anyone who has the opportunity. TEAN provided an amazing orientation in Sydney; as well as an extremely helpful Resident Director in Melbourne who took us to local spots and events around the city and surrounding areas; exceptional housing; and opportunities to take pre and mid semester trips. My five months in Australia were some of the best months of my life and the best semester I have had while at university.
Kate Hilby, University of Iowa
 
 
 
1.800.585.9658
 




Academic Credit
Students will earn transfer credit from Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT). 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 RMIT. 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 The Education Abroad Network (TEAN) For the TEAN application, click the "Homepage" link at the top of this page. 

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.
  • TEAN Partner offers additional scholarships for participation on this program. Please visit the UK EA website for TEAN Partner Scholarships for more information. 
  • UK Students qualify for an automatic $1200 program fee reduction. See the Fees and Policies link above for more information.
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 Embassy 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
EA Advisors assist students according to academic major. To find your EA Advisor visit EA Contact Us

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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
Academic Year 2015-2016 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.