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  • Locations: Newcastle, Australia
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Calendar Year, Fall, Spring
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  • Program Sponsor: Center for International Studies 
  • Dates / Deadlines
Fact Sheet:
Advisor:
Candice Snowden
Fields of Study:
Anthropology, Architecture and Design, Art, Art History, Asian Studies, Biochemistry, Biology, Building & Construction Technology, Business, Chemistry, Communication, Communication Disorders, Criminal Justice, Culture, Ecology, Economics, Education, Engineering, English, Environmental Sciences, Film Studies, Geography, History, Hospitality & Tourism Management, Journalism, Legal Studies, Marine Studies, Mathematics, Music, Philosophy, Physics, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, Theater
Language(s) of Instruction:
English
Program Provider:
CIS
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Housing:
Apartment, Residence Hall
In Classes With:
Host Country & International Students
Minimum Class Standing:
2nd Sem Sophomore
Minimum GPA:
2.5
Classification of Credits Available:
Full-time
Program Description:

 

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Program Information:
The University of Newcastle is a highly ranked institution with a stunning, ecologically sustainable campus. Here, you’ll work hard and play hard, experiencing the true Aussie lifestyle. The city of Newcastle has stunning beaches for surfing and swimming, a low cost of living, a favorable climate, and a casual lifestyle. The perks continue: Our Semester in Newcastle is our most affordable program in the Land Down Under. Enjoy your smart investment as you take your studies and social life to the next level. Best of all, you can easily travel to larger cities like Sydney, which is less than three hours away by train.


Enjoy all of this and more:

  • Wide range of courses in the STEM fields
  • 6,000 international students from more than 80 countries
  • Great location: 20 minutes to the beach, 2.5 hours to Sydney by train
  • Extensive academic, social, and sport facilities on campus and an outdoorsy vibe
  • Easy access to mountains, national parks, beaches, and rainforests

Location:
Newcastle is a lively port city on a breathtaking stretch of Australia's coastline. The city has wonderful beaches for surfing and swimming, a low cost of living, a very favorable climate, and a casual lifestyle. You'll find miles of walking paths along the stunning coast, where spotting a dolphin or whale is common. Located in the same state as Sydney (less than three hours away by train), you'll have easy access to explore another of the country's most impressive cities—and beyond.

The Lonely Planet named Newcastle a top ten city in the world in the Best in Travel Guide in 2011. With a population of 350,000, Newcastle offers all the usual city comforts, such as restaurants, cafés, parks and gardens, theaters, art galleries, shopping centers, and nightclubs. At the same time, it retains the charms of a smaller beach community. The city's heritage as a coal port is still evident, but over the past few decades Newcastle has become a thriving, sophisticated city know for its relaxed, coastal lifestyle. The University of Newcastle has played a large role in this transformation.

A few miles south of the city is Australia's largest seaboard lake, Lake Macquarie, scene of many national and international sailing events. Less than an hour's drive north is the impressive harbor of Port Stephens, a popular center for big-game fishing, sailing, surfing, and windsurfing. To the west are the internationally famous wineries of the Hunter Valley, many of them more than a century old. And to the south are the beautiful beaches of the Central Coast. The oceanic climate of the region offers warm summers and mild winters. It’s no wonder Newcastle is a popular destination for study abroad students.

 
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CIS, the Center for International Studies is a UMass approved partner program.  Please visit the CIS website for information on programs.  CIS provides affordable study abroad options with comprehensive support services in a number of locations around the world. 

Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year UMass/IPO Application Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2018 05/01/2018 ** Varies 07/19/2018 12/01/2018
Spring 2019 10/01/2018 10/01/2018 02/14/2019 06/29/2019
Calendar Year 2019 10/01/2018 10/01/2018 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.