The University of Canberra is beautifully situated between the heart of the nation's capital and the beauty of Australian bush land and native wildlife. Known for strong programs in Law, Business, Sport, International Studies and Design (just to name a few), UC offers fantastic opportunities to many. Students will enjoy the benefits of living in the capital city full of events and festivals, along with a range of activities & programs planned specifically for them by the UC Study Abroad Office- buddy program, orientation lake cruise, city scavenger hunt, surf camp and much more!
Canberra, Australia (pop. 340,000)
Language of instruction: English
Student Enrollment: 10,000
The university campus is beautifully situated between the heart of the nation's capital and the beauty of Australian bush land and native wildlife. Students can easily walk to the movie theatre, bowling alley, restaurants, bars, fresh food markets, supermarkets, and a major shopping mall or take a 15 minute bus ride to Canberra's city center (departing every 5minutes!). The city's lively nightlife of pubs, clubs and live music rubs shoulders with national and local arts, culture and politics, and the city comes to life each year during its numerous festivals. Some of Australia's most important political and historical buildings and tourist attractions are located in Canberra. Bush land reserves, lakeshore and cycling/jogging trails are just moments away from the university for those craving the great outdoors and kangaroos are regularly seen on campus!
ISEP-Direct academic year or semester programs
ISEP-Direct site for students from all member institutions.
Academic year: February to November; Semester 1: February to June; Semester 2: August to November. Midterm dates: June-August. Please note that this site observes the Southern Hemisphere academic calendar. If you want to study for a full-year in the southern hemisphere, consider starting your program at the beginning of their academic year in February or March. Some institutions offer annual rather than semester courses. For southern hemisphere programs, ISEP benefits do apply during the recess between semesters (June-July), whereas they do NOT apply between the end of one academic year and the beginning of a new academic year (December to February-March).
Please note: We do not recommend students to start in the midterm as there will be limited units available.
(Early Childhood, Primary, Middle School, Secondary, Community Education); Communications
(Journalism, Media and Multi Media Productions, Public Relations, Creative Writing, Advertising, Marketing Communications, Media Studies, Arts, International Studies); Health
(Human Nutrition, Midwifery, Nursing, Psychology, Sports Management, Sports Media, Coaching Science); Business & Law
(Commerce, Economics, Management, Business Administration, Tourism Management, Building and Construction Management, Law, Justice Studies); Science
(Forensic, Medical, Human Biology, Environmental, Science); Design
(Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Industrial Design, Graphic Design, Interior Design, Interior Architecuture, Cultural Heritage, Cultural Heritage Conservation, Urban and Regional Planning); Information Sciences and Engineering
(Business Informatics, Information Technology, Software Engineering)
Housing and Meals
Students live in single rooms with shared facilities in on-campus student residences. Housing is not available for families or couples. The ISEP-Direct program in Australia does not include meals. Detailed information about the University Villages at the University of Canberra can be found on the following website: http://www.canberra.edu.au/residences
The Study Abroad and Exchange Officer organises special trips for study abroad and exchange students. Seasonal trips may include learning how to surf, bicycling, rock climbing and trips to the wineries, and other events may be organised to tailor student's interests. More information can be found from the following website: http://www.canberra.edu.au/study-abroad/at-uc/intl-students/living-at-uc/activities
Weekly events are organised to keep the campus humming as well as large annual events that attract huge crowds from all over the city and interstate.
- Market Days - Ressies Sport - Ressies Ball - Band Nights
The University of Canberra (UC) is a highly regarded regional university located in Australia's capital city. With a current enrollment of approximately 10,000, UC is a vibrant campus, home to a close-knit community of local, interstate and international students.
Lectures are held in purpose-designed, modern lecture theatres fully equipped with multi-media facilities. For each lecture, students attend a tutorial (small, interactive study group supervised by a tutor) where they discuss the lecture and receive personal assistance from teaching staff.
Student welfare is a priority at UC, with facilities in place to assist students both academically and personally. The Students" Association also provides a wide range of social activities, clubs and societies to help students' involvement in campus life. Study abroad students have a dedicated student advisor in the International Office.
programs allow students to participate in reciprocal exchanges with students at ISEP member institutions worldwide, while paying their home university tuition. Students attending US universities that are ISEP-Exchange members are eligible to apply for these programs at other international ISEP-Exchange member universities. Chances of placement vary by location.
programs allow students to enroll directly in a host institution abroad, instead of exchanging places with another student. Chances of placement are typically excellent for qualified applicants and some sites offer special academic programs and excursions. Students attending US universities that are either ISEP-Exchange members or ISEP-Direct members can participate in ISEP-Direct programs abroad.
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