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La Trobe University
La Trobe University is situated in the northern Melbourne suburb of Bundoora and boasts one of the most attractive university campuses in Australia with over 500 acres of stunning parkland and its own wildlife sanctuary. One of Australia's leading universities, La Trobe is WA accredited and has an international reputation for academic excellence, innovation, and professional preparedness. A complete campus community, La Trobe University offers a diverse and vibrant campus environment to enhance your semester abroad. Located approximately 50 minutes by tram from downtown Melbourne, La Trobe University provides students with the opportunity to achieve an ideal balance between academic and extra-curricular activities.
Cricos Code: 00115M
Fall 1 2021
Mid Jul, 2021 - Mid Nov, 2021
Apr 15, 2021
Forms and Payment Deadline
Apr 30, 2021
60 Credit Points
2.50 Minimum GPA*
- This session is closed and is no longer accepting applications.
Study Abroad Program Description
Students must have a minimum grade point average of 2.50.
MINIMUM ADMISSIONS PREREQUISITES
There is no language prerequisite for this program.
Students must have at least sophomore standing (second year) at their home university at the time of participation.
Comprehensive Advising and Support
Comprehensive Health, Safety, and Security Support
Tuition at the Host University
Bridging Cultures Program
ISA Discovery Model
Official Transcript from the Host University
Professional Development Toolbox
Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
12 - 16
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
18 - 24
- SAMPLE COURSES AND SYLLABI
The courses listed below are only a sampling of courses available; please click the "Complete University Course Catalog Listing" link for the full Course Handbook. Requests for syllabi can be made to the Site Specialist.
- CREDIT CONVERSION
Per La Trobe University's recommendation, 15 credit points = 3-4 U.S. semester credits (4-6 U.S. quarter credits); 20 credit points = 4-5 U.S. semester credits (6-7 U.S. quarter credits).The transcript from La Trobe will reflect La Trobe credit points for each course. Please be in touch with your U.S. university regarding credit transfer for this program.
- COURSE LEVEL RECOMMENDATIONS
ISA offers course level recommendations for the courses listed below. Please note that the course level recommendations are based on La Trobe University subject (course) codes. All La Trobe subject codes consist of a series of three-to-four letter abbreviations detailing the discipline of the subject (such as BUS for Business) and an abbreviation of the course title, as well as a single number. Subject codes that include the numbers 1, 2 or 3 are typically designed for undergraduate students. A code that contains the number 1 is appropriate for students in their first year of studies, 2 second year, and 3 third year. Subjects designed for the second and third year of studies are recommended as upper division. These ISA recommendations are intended to facilitate the determination of course equivalencies by advisors and credential evaluators at participants' U.S. home institutions.
- COMPULSORY MODULES Please note that La Trobe requires all international students to enroll in 2 compulsory modules: Academic Integrity Module and Indigenous Cultural Literacy for Higher Education. These classes are pass/fail and no credit will awarded.
To locate available courses (subjects) at La Trobe University:
1) Click on the 'Go To Course Search' button below to view the La Trobe Course Handbook
2) Click on 'Browse all ____ Subjects" according to current academic year on the left-hand side
3) Use the 'Ctrl + F' search function to search course titles for keywords
4) Click on course titles of interest, and a subject description will become available.
5) Make sure the course level is level 1, level 2 or level 3
6) Under 'Subject Outline", check the 'Available to Study Abroad Students' line for a 'Yes'
7) Click "Subject Particulars" for prerequisite information
8) Click "Subject Options" tab for information on when the course will be offered
Note: Make sure course of interest is offered at the Melbourne Campus, and is offered during either Semester 1 (U.S. Spring Semester) or Semester 2 (U.S Fall Semester).
Semester 1 subjects are offered between February - June term
Semester 2 subjects are offered between July - November
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- Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.
Support & Funding
Funding Your ISA Program
As an ISA participant, you have the opportunity to apply for scholarships and grants that can be applied directly to assist with your study abroad programs. ISA offers over $1,000,000 in scholarships and grants each year. To see what opportunities are available, you may visit the Scholarships and Grants page. Please note that some programs, including remote learning opportunities, are not eligible for scholarships.View all Funding Options
Living in ISA Melbourne housing will give you the opportunity to interact and engage with local Australian and International Students alike and experience aspects of the Australian lifestyle that are often overlooked by visitors. All ISA Housing options are within walking distance to your university or are conveniently located close to public transit routes. While there are differences between accommodation in Australia and the U.S., with an open mind and a drive for exploration, you’ll soon discover that the experience of living in another culture can be both educational and rewarding.
Housing is provided on all ISA programs in Australia at an additional cost. Costs vary according to accommodation selected and session, but ranges from $4,500-$5,800, without meals, and starts at $6,100 with partial meal plan (estimated and subject to change). We strive to match your housing preferences with our available accommodation; however, housing preference requests cannot be guaranteed.
Dorm with Partial Meals
Students studying at La Trobe University the opportunity to live on-campus within a vibrant residential community alongside local and international students. Students will be placed in fully furnished, single bedrooms with shared bathrooms. Co-ed with men and women living in adjacent rooms. A partial meal plan is included for residents providing breakfast and dinner daily. Common rooms include a large lounge, recreational rooms and indoor sports area (table tennis, pool), BBQ facilities, study rooms, library, and health sciences study room, which are all accessible to residents. Rent, utilities, wireless internet, and bed linens are included in the housing price. Coin operated laundry facilities are available on-site.
Dorm Without Meals
Students studying at La Trobe University the opportunity to live alongside local and international students in an independent community on campus. Students are placed in fully furnished, self-catered, single bedrooms with shared bathrooms and kitchens. The dorms are co-ed with men and women living in adjacent rooms. Common rooms include kitchen facilities, a library, Student Development Centre, Global Lounge, Modern Fitness Centre, BBQ areas, Health Sciences Centre, Personal Development Centre, Student Club Room, and meeting and study rooms which are all accessible to Menzies residents. Rent, utilities, wireless internet, and bed linens are all included in the housing price, but kitchen supplies are not provided. Coin operated laundry facilities are available on-site.
Students may opt to secure housing independent of the ISA program. By choosing to opt out of ISA housing, you are solely responsible for researching, reserving and paying for all fees, deposits and rent directly to your independent housing agency. Please be sure to confirm that you have Home University approval to pursue Independent Housing during your ISA Program.
THERE’S MORE TO DISCOVER WITH ISA
Cairns + Bridging Cultures Orientation
<p><span style="background-color: #ffffff; color: #282523;">From scuba diving to chilling with koalas, ISA’s exclusive Orientation Excursion is one exciting and educational introduction to the land down under. Taking place in the northern city of Cairns, famous for its tropical atmosphere and access to the Great Barrier Reef, the Australia </span><span style="background-color: #ffffff; color: #282523;">Orientation is designed to set you up for a successful experience abroad by acquainting you with the local culture, allowing time to get to know your soon-to-be-friends and having a memorable journey in the process. Our in-country staff will be there to personally guide you through orientation sessions and all the unique activities – including snorkeling in the Great Barrier Reef and exploring the ancient Daintree Rainforest – planned for the week, all you have to do is show up ready for an adventure!</span></p>
Great Ocean Road
Tick this classic Australian adventure off your bucket list and travel along the rugged Victorian coastline of the Great Ocean Road. Experience the natural beauty of the iconic 12 Apostles rock formations and take in scenic views of the sea on this sightseeing day trip, where you'll also get the chance to see koalas and other native species in the wild.
Cultural Activities in Melbourne
<p>The ISA on-site team encourages you to explore the city and culture of Melbourne. The team facilitates this by offering a robust calendar of events that showcases what makes Melbourne special. </p> <p>These activities vary each term, and previous offerings have included Queen Victoria Night Market, AFL game, Melbourne Museum, Royal Botanical Gardens and Shrine of Remembrance, and well as visits to St Kilda and Brighton Beach</p>