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  • Locations: Brisbane, Australia; Melbourne, Australia; Sydney, Australia
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring, Summer
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  • Restrictions: CatholicU applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Fall, Spring, Summer
  • Dates / Deadlines
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Click here for a definition of this term Program Type: Exchange Areas of Study: Accounting, Art, Art Studio, Communications, Drama, Economics, Education, History, Journalism, Literature, Management, Marketing, Mathematics, Media Studies, Music, Musical Theory & Composition, Philosophy, Politics, Religion, Sociology, Theology
Language of Instruction: English Housing Options: Homestay, Shared Apartment
Minimum GPA: 2.8 Internship Available: Yes
Program Advisor: Haruka Fesi Click here for a definition of this term On-Site Language Course Required: No
Click here for a definition of this term Credits: 15 + Click here for a definition of this term Language Prerequisite: 000 - No language prerequisite
Academic Level: 2. Sophomore, 3. Junior, 4. Senior, 5. Graduate
Program Description:

Australia Sunset

Australian Catholic University


Students get the opportunity to study at the Australian Catholic Univerisity, with campuses in Ballarat, Brisbane, Canberra, Melbourne, Strathfield, and Syndey. More than 16,000 students from over 85 countries participate in ACU's program, providing a unique international focus. Australia is a country of great diversity, with mountains, beaches, desert, and wildlife found nowhere else in the world. Not only will you be able to experience Australia, the fourth happiest country in the world, but you will also become a global citizen.

The Cities

Brisbane: set between the mountains and the sea on the east coast of Australia
Melbourne: Australia's "most livable" city, vibrant, diverse, on the south coast
Strathfield: a suburb of Sydney, students can take classes in both locations
Sydney: Australia's largest city and home to the famed oceanside opera house

Take a musical tour of Australian Catholic University's campuses.


Students take courses from the ACU catalog with other Australian and International students.

Students enroll in 4 courses (units) for a total of 40 ACU credits. Each course taken transfers back to CUA for 3 credits. Leftover credits are given as a course-by-credit free elective. In total, students receive 15 CUA credits for a semester at ACU.

View courses by term and campus.
View course (unit) descriptions.


Brisbane: Students may choose to live in a shared apartment or a homestay.
Melbourne: Students may choose to live in a shared apartment or a homestay.
Sydney: Student may choose to live in a residence hall shared suite or a homestay.

Homestay: Students who choose to live with a host family will have the opportunity to gain a closer understanding of Australian life. Accommodations for the homestay include a bedroom (linen provided), study space, and access to a bathroom, kitchen, and other facilities in the home. Students will also receive breakfast and dinner on weekdays, as well as breakfast, lunch, and dinner on the weekends. Homestays may be between 30 and 60 minutes travel time from the university. 

Shared Apartment: Apartments in Melbourne have double bedrooms, and apartments in Brisbane have single bedrooms with a shared bathroom. Apartments are fully furnished and have a kitchen and shared communal space. Size ranges from two to six students.

Residence Hall: Students in Sydney may choose to live in the Miguel Cordero Residence Hall (MCR) with other Australian and international students. Rooms are suites with single bedrooms and a shared communal space. MCR provides a full range of free social, academic, spiritual, and cultural events every month. Students also have access to nearby sport and gym facilities.

Learn more about living in Australia.


Student Voices

Ask Rebecca Maggiacomo about her time in Sydney, Australia!

Sydney Bridge

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2019 10/01/2018
Rolling Admission 02/08/2019 06/24/2019
NOTE: Suggested Arrival: 2/8/2019; International Orientation Week:2/11-2/15/2019; Exam Period: 6/3-6/16/2019; Semester End Date: 6/23/2019
Fall 2019 03/01/2019 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Academic Year 2019-2020 03/01/2019 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Summer 2019 03/01/2019 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Spring 2020 10/01/2019 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.

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