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Spend a semester in the Outback at one of Australia's oldest universities! Semester exchange programs allow students the opportunity earn USF college credit from a diverse set of subject abroad, while still paying an equivalent to USF cost. Students are enrolled abroad and take classes, live, and socialize with local British 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.
Tasmania is a stunningly beautiful island of majestic mountains, lush temperate rainforests, wild river rapids, rolling forested hills and white sandy surf beaches. And it is all within less than an hour's drive in any direction. Add to that natural environment two vibrant cities with a wide range of cafés, restaurants, pubs, theatres, cinemas, shopping centers and open-air markets and the best of both worlds can be found all in one place. Outdoor sports are understandably popular in Tasmania, and students explore the island by hiking, biking, and riding in cars and buses. Over one third of the island is National Park and visitors will be able to see wildlife unlike any other on earth.
Hobart is the capital and largest city in Tasmania, yet it is free from overcrowding, traffic congestion, serious pollution and major crime. Situated close to the mouth of the Derwent River and nestled in the foothills of Mount Wellington, it seems that nearly every home, office and classroom has a magnificent view. On Saturdays, open air flea markets offer bargains on almost everything from gifts to food to coffee with friends.
The University of Tasmania (UTAS) was founded in 1890 and is one of the oldest Universities in Australia. There are two main campuses, Hobart and Launceston. Hobart is the largest campus with 13,000 students, and Launceston is the second largest campus with 6,500 students. UTAS generally has the highest completion rate for its international students in Australia. UTAS also prides themselves in their world-class research accomplishments, having 20 centres of excellence and research institutions affiliated with the University.
Being housed on an island state of Australia, the University of Tasmania offers a specialization in marine biology and antartic studies in addition to a wealth of sciences (both physical and social) as well as humanaties, tourism, and communication.
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 also 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 $1.53/daily.
How and When to Pay
Please click here for further details regarding payment.
Health and Safety
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.
The various campuses of UTAS offer residential colleges (dormitory style accommodations) as well as apartment style dorms, shared houses, and can aid in private home placement. See their website for more information: