Melbourne, Australia

Also in Australia


I decided to study abroad because I wanted to get new experiences and I love to travel. Also, in my future, I want to be a traveling physical therapist, so it seemed like a great fit. Australia has the leading physical therapists coming out right now, and their health system is great.

Participant in Melbourne, Australia


Activities for Melbourne, Australia

USAC students are completely integrated, making it possible to participate in university- and community-organized activities in Geelong, Melbourne, or Warrnambool. At the university, activities include playing with the sports teams, participating in the performing arts, or joining one of the many student clubs. Local associations offer sports activities such as surfing, sailing, Australian Rules Football, snow skiing, golfing, or hiking in the bush. The DUSA (Deakin University Student Association) at all campuses offers subsidized day, weekend, and mid-semester trips to explore different regions of Australia. Past trips have included dolphin swims, horseback riding, and Great Ocean Road trips. Some of the activities and events that are held each year include band competitions, parties, balls, free food days, exam breakfasts, concerts, and lots lots more. For local activities, you will want to be sure to get on the “What’s on?” for Melbourne, Geelong, or “the Bool” to keep up with all the events.

Study Abroad Club

A student-led club for incoming and outgoing exchange students who get together over the trimester for field trips, for example to the snow or beach, and for social nights out in the city. Membership is 10 AUD and lasts for the whole trimester or two. This is a great way for students to meet local students.

Volunteering for Credit

Students also have the option of volunteering in the community and gaining credit towards their degree in our new Volunteering for Credit unit.

January Session Optional Activities

During the January Session, the Buddy program offers you the opportunity to mix with Australian students learn more about what life is like in Australia. Fun activities include: tour to Great Ocean Road, Melbourne sight-seeing, Cricket at the MCG, Australian Open Tennis, Bellarine Peninsula Wine Tour, You Yangs Ranges Hike, Anglesea Golf Club kangaroo spotting, Australia Day Party, BBQ at Eastern Beach, trivia night, barefoot lawn bowls, and karaoke night.

You are also encouraged to participate in the opportunities listed below.

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2017-18 App. Cycle

Trimester 2 (Jul-Oct): Open for late application

Trimester 2 & 3 (Jul-Feb): Open

2018 App. Cycle

January Session: Open

Trimester 1 (Feb-Jun): Open

Trimesters 1 & 2 (Feb-Oct): Open

Trimesters 1, 2 & 3 (Feb-Feb): Open


Minimum GPA: 2.6

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Overseas credit

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