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University of Newcastle
Newcastle, Australia (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Fall,
Year (SH)
Host University Website: Click to visit
Restrictions: UW-Stout applicants only
Budget Sheets Fall,
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2015 03/01/2015
Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Year (SH) 2015-2016 03/01/2015
Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Spring 2016 10/15/2015 ** 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.

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Fact Sheet:
Language of Instruction: English Minimum GPA: 2.5
Class Eligibility: Junior, Senior, Sophomore Housing Options: Apartments, Off-Campus, Residence Halls
Language Courses Offered: Yes Internships Available: No
Program Description:

University of Newcastle

Program Overview
Program Cost

Program Overview

The University of Newcastle has high academic standards, superb recreational facilities, natural surroundings, award-winning buildings and excellent access to the latest technology. They are ranked as one of the world's top 100 universities for engineering technology and computer sciences (Shanghai Jiao Tong University rankings by field 2007).

Located on a 140-hectare site of natural bush lands, 12 kilometers west of the city of Newcastle, Callaghan campus has a reputation for being one of the most naturally beautiful campuses in Australia. Callaghan is the original campus and the place where the majority (around 16,000) of the students are based.

This campus also has fantastic sporting facilities. The Forum sports complex houses a state of the art 50m indoor heated pool, a 18m climbing wall (the second highest in Australia), a fully equipped gymnasium, two martial arts/aerobics studios and two competition indoor courts for sports such as basketball and volleyball.

This program is sponsored by UW-Platteville. More info here. 


Location: The University of Newcastle is located in Newcastle, a city located on the coast in New South Wales, Australia.  It is a lively port city on a breathtaking stretch of Australia's coastline with wonderful beaches, a low cost of living, a favorable climate and casual lifestyle. It's also about 2 hours from Sydney, the capital of New South Wales.

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Newcastle has a population of 350,000 with a thriving business and commercial sector. It is packed with a selection of restaurants, cafes, parks and gardens, theaters, art galleries, shopping centers and nightclubs. Newcastle is also a popular tourist destination.

A few kilometers south of the city is Australia's largest seaboard lake, Lake Macquarie, scene of many national and international sailing events.  Less than one hour's drive to the north is the impressive harbor of Port Stephens, a popular center for big game fishing, sailing, surfing, and sail-boarding. To the west are the internationally famous wineries of the Hunter Valley, many of them more than a century old. To the south is the beauty and beaches of the Central Coast.

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Please explore UW-Platteville's website for more information. Program participants will take a course of their choosing in Australian history or culture (4 credits) as well as the Cross-Cultural Understanding course (1 credit), equally 13-17 credits for the semester. In addition to the two required courses, students will work with their adviser to choose 2 or 3 courses (select courses offered at the Callaghan Campus).

Cross-Cultural Understanding (ANTH 1010)

This course is designed to help students examine and discuss their own experiences in Australia and discover the aspects of Australian life and culture that underlie them. These experiences are supplemented with group and individual excursions to explore various aspects of Australian culture including politics, philosophy, society, art, education, history, and the media. It is intended to stimulate personal reflection and a cross-cultural perspective. Course consists of lecture, discussion, journal writing, and excursions. Grades are assigned on a pass/fail basis. Text: Maximizing Study Abroad (2004), University of Minnesota (CARLA Press)

Australian Culture Course

For this requirement, students may choose any course offered from the University of Newcastle that has "significant course content" about Australia life & culture. These may include courses in the areas of, for example: history, media studies, social science, art, and literature. See potential courses: Australian Culture Courses.pdf.


Accomodation: Students will live in pre-arranged off-campus housing chosen and approved by the On-Site Program Coordinator. Housing will be provided in self-contained apartments or houses and will typically be furnished and have two to three bedrooms with a lounge, kitchen, bathroom and laundry access. This accommodation will be within easy reach of the University and the city as well as having close proximity to the patrolled and beautiful beaches that form part of the city's attractions. Students prepare most meals at their accommodation, but there are dining options in the city and on campus.

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Passport: Students will need to have a passport study in Australia. The current passport fee is $135. If you already have a valid U.S. passport, be sure to check the dates of validity – your passport must be valid six months beyond your return date.

Visa: Students will need to have a visa to study in Australia. The current visa fee is AUD$550. UW-Platteville's Institute for Study Abroad will assist you with this process.

Travel: Students are responsible for making their own travel arrangements to and from Australia. Depending on the starting and ending date of the term, students may have the option of traveling in Australia before or after the program.

Program Cost

To help you to prepare for your semester abroad the Office of International Education has created semester budget sheets for your reference. These budget sheets are only an estimation and actual expenses may vary depending on changes in currency exchange rates, tuition increases, airfare and personal spending habits. We suggest that you set up a personalized budget to follow for the duration of your program. To view the estimated budget sheet please click here.

We strongly encourage you to print this budget sheet, and set-up a meeting with your financial aid counselor early during the application process to discuss how you will be paying for the program. Students who are eligible for financial aid may use such aid to help pay for all of the costs outlined on the budget sheet. Give your financial aid counselor a copy of the budget sheet for your program so your financial award can be adjusted to take into account the increased costs.


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