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  • Locations: Bathurst, Australia
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
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  • Restrictions: UNCW applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Fall
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2021 10/01/2020 ** 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.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Language of Instruction: English Program Type: Exchange, Study Abroad
Provider: Direct Partner Field of Study: Aboriginal Studies, Accounting, Agriculture, Biology, Business, Chemistry, Communication Studies, Computer Science, Criminology, Earth Science, Education, Engineering, Environmental Science, Exercise Science, Geography, Health Science, History, Human Resources Management, Information Technology, Journalism, Literature, Management, Marketing, Mathematics/Statistics, Nursing, Psychology, Recreation and Tourism, Religion/Theology, Social Work, Sociology, Sports Science, Theater/Drama
Minimum GPA: 2.5 Class Standing: Junior, Senior, Sophomore
Advisor: Katrena Henderson
Program Description:
AustraliaCharlesSturtUniv
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Program Description

The University
Charles Sturt University (CSU) has campuses located in four cities in the heart of New South Wales: Albury-Wondonga, Bathurst, Port Macquarie, and Wagga Wagga. The university offers more than 400 courses in the disciplines of agriculture, arts, commerce, education, health studies, and science. Past participants have praised the CSU program as providing an authentic Australian experience within a friendly and comfortable environment, complete with kangaroos hopping across campus.  The newest campus, Port Macquarie, is located midway between Sydney and Brisbane and boasts 18 beaches in the area.

The Surrounding Area
CSU campuses are situated in New South Wales, which is Australia’s most populous state. Its central location in the southeastern part of the country places it in close proximity to Sydney and the nation’s capital of Canberra. The campus locations are abundant with wildlife, and you may expect to see kangaroos or wallabies hopping across campus. The institution is also convenient to the nearby Snowy Mountains, a great place to ski and hike, as well as the Blue Mountains, which provide great scenery and outdoor opportunities.

Location 1..................................... Albury-Wondonga, Australia
City Population ..............................................................100,000

Location 2..................................................... Bathurst, Australia
City Population ................................................................32,000

Location 3............................................Wagga Wagga, Australia
City Population ................................................................60,000

Location 4........................................... Port Macquarie, Australia
City Population ................................................................76,000


Student Life
CSU is well-known for its state-of-the-art resources and facilities. Students have access to dining rooms, supermarkets, shops, post office, bank and medical center. A vibrant social atmosphere is fostered at the university. There are many clubs and associations to help widen students’ interests and the student union often organizes bands and themed nights. Depending on which campus you select, on-campus recreational facilities may include a swimming pool, gymnasium, numerous sporting fields and courts and a world-class equestrian center.


Eligibility 

  • Degree-seeking student
  • At least sophomore standing at time of participation
  • Good judicial standing
  • 2.50+ GPA at time of application
  • Must be at least 18 years of age at time of participation

Academic Details

Students accepted into the UNC Wilmington education abroad program with Charles Sturt University will receive credit toward their degree requirements for most majors. Areas of study available include allied health and sciences, biology, biomedicine, business, chemistry, communications, computer science, criminal justice, drama, education, English, environmental studies, equine studies, history, journalism, natural resource and environmental management, psychology, religion, social sciences, social work, sports and recreation, and wine sciences.

 At Charles Sturt, classes are called subjects and majors are called courses.  A typical course load is three or four subjects per semester.  This is equivalent to 12-15 UNCW credit hours. Please make an appointment with the education abroad advisor for Australia to discuss Charles Sturt's subject offerings and credit transfer process.   

Housing

UNCW students may live in a variety of on-campus, university-managed facilities ranging from residence halls to flats to bungalows. In addition, off-campus housing arrangements may be obtained through the Accommodation Office. Students have accommodation options that offer meal plans (catered) or no meal plans (non-catered).  Accommodation is priced weekly and costs are stated in Australian dollars (AU$).  


Program Dates

As with all Australian schools, Charles Sturt follows the southern hemisphere calendar. 

Fall Semester Dates (this is Australia's Spring term or Semester 2)​

Late July to Late November

Spring Semester Dates (this is Australia's Fall term or Semester 1)
Mid February to Late June

Financial Details

Program Cost
This program is available as Exchange or as Study Abroad: 

  • Exchange - This means you pay your regular tuition and fees to UNCW, and your room and board costs abroad.
  • Study Abroad - This means you pay your tuition, fees, room and board abroad. 

With each option, there will be additional costs for international airfare, passport, visa, health insurance, and local transportation.  Please meet with the education abroad advisor for Australia to discuss your program budget and to determine which option is best for you. 

Financial Aid and Scholarships
Federal and state financial aid may be applied towards this program. Even if you are normally ineligible for financial aid, you should submit a financial aid application (FAFSA). You may find that you are eligible for additional funding. 

UNCW students may also apply for a UNCW Education Abroad Grant and additional study abroad scholarships. Grant applications and additional information are available at www.uncw.edu/ international/abroad/aid/.


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