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UK Partner: Bluegrass Down Under: University of Newcastle (Education Abroad Network)
Newcastle, Australia (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Academic Year,
Fall,
Spring
Program Sponsor: The Education Abroad Network: Study Australia, Study New Zealand, Study Asia 
Program Dates &
Deadlines:
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Fees and Policies Academic Year,
Fall,
Spring
Fact Sheet:
Experience Type:
Study Abroad
Area of Study:
Accounting, Agriculture, Anthropology, Art History, Asian Studies, Astronomy, Biochemistry, Biology, Business, Business Administration, Business Management, Chemistry, Communication, Computer Science, Creative Writing, Criminology, Dietetics & Human Nutrition, Earth and Environmental Sciences, Ecology, Economics, Engineering, English, Environmental Studies, European Studies, Finance, Gender and Women's Studies, Geography, Geology, History, Hospitality Management and Tourism, International Business, International Relations, International Studies, Journalism, Linguistics, Literature, Marine Science, Marketing, Mass Communications, Mathematics, Media Arts and Studies, Molecular Biology, Peace & Conflict Studies, Philosophy, Physics, Plant and Soil Science, Political Science, Psychology, Religious Studies, Social Policy, Social Work, Sociology, Spanish Language, Statistics, Theater, Urban Studies, Zoology
Course Language:
English
Minimum Language Requirement:
None
Housing Options:
Apartment(shared), Residence Hall
Eligibility:
2-Sophomore, 3-Junior, 4-Senior
Minimum GPA:
2.5
Student Type:
Undergraduate students only
Advisor:
http://www.uky.edu/international/the_team
UK Travel Medical Insurance:
Provided by program partner
Program Description:
1.800.585.9658
 
NEWCASTLE Australia

The Ultimate Study Abroad Experience

Very few places on Earth boast such perfect positioning along the coast. As the only city in Australia with its Central Business District situated both on the beach and the harbor waterfront, Newcastle features a cosmopolitan vibe along some of the continent’s most sought-after real estate. Surfers from around the world regularly descend upon its beaches to participate in one of the world’s top surfing competitions and even for those who don’t know a “barrel” from a “curl,” Newcastle is a laidback paradise for beach-goers. Besides boasting a favorable climate, the city offers students a vibrant nightlife, keeping you active day and night! Take some time to soak in your surroundings with a trip to the lookout at Bar Beach, the city’s highest point and a mecca for hang gliders.

Newcastle Program Highlights

  • Select from the University of Newcastle’s comprehensive academic program, and enjoy the beautiful bush campus
  • Take advantage of our pre-semester trip options to New Zealand’s adventure packed South Island or Australia’s Great Barrier Reef
  • Live with local and other international students in off-campus housing/li>
  • Participate in our Cultural Events Program – designed to introduce you to the local Newcastle scene
  • Comprehensive five-day orientation program in Sydney includes many cultural activities
  • Experience an alternative Spring Break with our optional Thailand tour
  • Experience an Alternative Spring Break with our optional Thailand tour
  • Benefit from the knowledge of our Resident Director staff who introduce you to the local culture

 

 
 
 
The TEAN orientation was nothing short of incredible! It was my first 5 days in Australia, and there was no better way to get adjusted and meet new people. Everyday we did something that I knew was a once in a lifetime experience. From climbing the Sydney Harbor Bridge, to taking a dinner boat cruise past the Opera House, it was all so surreal. Seeing all the famous beaches in Sydney and spending nights exploring Sydney’s bustling streets and bars were only part of why I loved orientation so much. I met friends that I kept in touch with my entire time in Australia. What an amazing way to start off my adventure!
Taylor O'Donnell, Saint Anselm College
 
 
 
1.800.585.9658
 




Academic Credit
Students will earn transfer credit from University of Newcastle. 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 Newcastle. 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
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Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2015 11/01/2014 ** Rolling Admission 02/12/2015 07/05/2015

** 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.