Melbourne, Australia

Melbourne is known for its cosmopolitan atmosphere incorporating fantastic art and music, comforting cafes, and lively sporting events. I took advantage of these opportunities as often as possible.

Natasha Monga
University of Nevada

Participant in Melbourne, Australia


Program Calendars

Melbourne, Australia | 2017-18 Trimesters 1, 2 & 3: Feb – Feb

Program Deadlines
September 1, 2015 Early Admission Period Begins
September 15, 2016 Trimester 1 Position Hold Refund Deadline | Regular Admission Period Begins
October 15 Application Deadline
November 15 Balance Due Deadline
February 2, 2017 Cancellation Deadline (no refunds)
February 15 Trimester 2 Position Hold Refund Deadline
Trimester 3 Position Hold Refund Deadline
May 1 Trimester 2 Balance Due Deadline
June 11 Triemster 2 Cancellation Deadline (no refunds)
September 15 Triemster 3 Balance Due Deadline
October 8 Trimester 3 Cancellation Deadline (no refunds)
Program Dates
February 17, 2017 Departure from the US (If you choose to arrange your own housing upon arrival, you should arrive at least 2 weeks prior to orientation)
February 19 Arrival in Melbourne
February 20 - 22 Optional Beach Welcome Program (free of charge)
February 23 - March 3 Mandatory on-campus orientation
March 6 Trimester 1 courses begin
April 10 - 18 Vacation period
May 26 Trimester 1 courses end
May 29 - June 2 Study period
June 5 - 16 Trimester 1 final examinations
July 10 Trimester 2 courses begin
August 14 - 20 Vacation period
September 29 Trimester 2 courses end
October 2 - 6 Study period
October 9 - 20 Trimester 2 final examinations
November 6 Trimester 3 courses begin
December 25, 2017 - January 7, 2018 Vacation period
February 2, 2018 Trimester 3 courses end
February 5 - 7 Study period
February 8 - 16 Trimester 3 final examinations
Program end date coincides with date of last final exam
Open return Students establish their own date of return

See Ready to Apply for additional information about the application process and Money Matters for more details regarding payment and cancellation deadlines.

USAC reserves the right to make adjustments to fees or deadlines at any time. If a program fills earlier than anticipated, USAC may move up the position hold payment deadline date to secure students’ placement in the program.

The host university may update program dates and/or field trips at any time; these changes are often outside USAC’s control as dates are set by the host university. USAC does its best to estimate these dates ahead of time and to keep it as up-to-date as possible. Many times, updated calendar dates are included in your host university acceptance letter. We update these as quickly as possible and as often as needed; refer back to this calendar for the most current dates.

Quick Details



2018 App. Cycle

January Session: Open

Trimester 1 (Feb-Jun): Open

Trimesters 1 & 2 (Feb-Oct): Open

Trimester 2: Opens 9/1


Minimum GPA: 2.6

Minimum class standing:

Program Type



Overseas credit

Program Capacity