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Spend a semester in the Outback studying in one of the most culturally diverse countries in the world!
Semester exchange programs allow students the opportunity to earn USF college credit from a diverse set of subjects abroad, while still paying an equivalent to USF cost. Students are enrolled abroad and take classes, live, and socialize with local and other international students, gaining a truly enriching experience and in-depth cultural immersion for one to two semesters.
Exchange programs are the most competitive and students are encouraged to begin the application process early to better focus on their personal statement and gather the needed recommendations.
Located in the "Top End," or the Northern Territory of Australia, Darwin offers a unique perspective to students seeking to study in Australia. Heavily influenced by it's location deep in the tropics and closer to Indonesia than to Sydney, Darwin offers a very special experience. Darwin is warm year-round and experiences rainfall similar to that of Florida, including an active wet season-- it is the only region of Australia not currently under drought restrictions.
Charles Darwin University is founded on 50 years of delivering tertiary education to the Northern Territory. Formed in 2003 through a union between the Northern Territory University, Alice Springs- based Centralian College, NT Rural College in Katherine, and the Menzies School of Health Research, Charles Darwin University offers a fresh approach to training, education, research and knowledge application. With around 19,000 students Charles Darwin University is the Northern Territory's major tertiary institution. The University offers a broad range of courses and study options for students in higher education and vocational education and training, and is fast gaining a national and international reputation for excellence in both teaching and research.
As the only institution of higher education in the whole of the Norther Territory, CDU offers a diverse and extensive range of courses. From research-based biology and chemistry, to graphic arts, to technical / trade skill, CDU is a focal point for academic pursuits.
Please note: In Australia, your major is called your "course" and your classes are called "units."
The exchange program cost is based upon in-state tuition rates for a full-time course load. Out-of-State and International students pay the same rate for the purposes of study abroad programs.
Not included in this cost:
Housing abroad (arranged with and paid to host school)
Additional travel or medical insurance
Any transportation fees
Passport and Visa fees
Any additional or personal expenses
In addition, students are expected to pay Emergency medical insurance in the amount of $50/month.
Health and Safety
Medical Insurance and Travel Documentation
USF provides program participants with sickness/accident and emergency medical evacuation insurance valid for the dates of the program. Those who will travel independently, either in advance of the program or after the program ends, must ensure that they have insurance coverage valid outside the U.S.
Every program participant MUST have a passport, valid six months from the date of travel. Students are responsible for their own immigration documents.
Students are encouraged to sign up for on-campus housing after being accepted by CDU. Most student reside in the North Flinders International House, though other options are also available.