Melbourne, 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


Program Calendars

Melbourne, Australia | 2018 January Session

Program Deadlines
September 1, 2016 Application Opens, Early Admission Period Begins
September 15, 2017 Early Admissions Period Ends ($500 confirmation deposit is non-refundable)
October 15 Application Closes (Late application may be possible - contact USAC)
November 15 Balance Due Deadline
December 1 Cancellation Deadline (no refunds)
Program Dates
January 5 - 6, 2018 Departure from US
January 6 - 7 Arrival in Melbourne
Move into housing
January 8 Mandatory welcome orientation | Program introduction | Library visit
Courses begin
January 14 Optional activities: Learn to Surf
January 26 Courses end
Program end date
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.

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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