University of Notre Dame Australia
The University of Notre Dame is the only private Catholic University in Australia, and home to more than 11,000 students. The core curriculum is similar to that of CUA, and students have an entire course selection at their disposal. Fremantle is a historic and vibrant port city on the western coast of Australia. A university town, 'Freo' gives you the intimacy of a small city while also being conveniently connected by commuter rail to the much larger city of Perth. Fremantle is known for its diverse array of cuisine, fishing, and beautiful beaches. Students arrive in February, the middle of Australia's beautiful summer.
Students have the opportunity to stay in the student resident halls, with each residence having its own computer laboratory with 24 hour internet access. Shared bathroom and kitchen facilities are provided. Students also have the option of home stays with local families to assist in integration into Australia culture.
As classes tend to be more difficult than a standard undergraduate course in the States, students are recommended to take four classes (12 credits) for resident credit, though those who are up for the challenge make take five (15 credits). All study abroad students have the opportunity to study units that have a strong Australian focus with field trips attached. For more information, you may wish to review the Academics
section of the UNDA Fremantle unit website. Bear in mind that Semester One is equivalent to the U.S. spring semester, and Semester Two is equivalent to the U.S. fall semester.
For details on the academic calendar, please see the UNDA Pre-Departure Guide
Exchange Scholar programs at The Catholic University of America provide an immersive international experience for a limited number of highly qualified students. This exclusive opportunity enables students to study at a select group of prestigious universities worldwide. Exchange partner schools are selected on the basis of mission, academic excellence, dedication to internationalization, and a commitment to research.