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Fact Sheet:
Apartment, Dormitory
Minimum GPA:
Class Standing:
2 - Sophomore
Courses Offered:
Biology, Business, Computer Science, Engineering, Management, Social Sciences/Sociology, Sociology
Type of Program:
Direct Enrollment, Study Center
Language of Instruction:
Language Requirement:
0 - none
Education Abroad Adviser:
Karyn Comeau
Internship Available:
Non-Penn State Students:
Global Programs Scholarships:
Diversity Grant-in-Aid, Grant-in-Aid
Program Description:
  Global Penn State Education Abroad Header with three photos

Arcadia: Brisbane, University of Queensland

International Office


Minimum Credits 

Students are required to enroll in a minimum of 6 credits as per host institution and Penn State full time registration requirements.

Maximum Credits 

A full time course load at Arcadia is 8 credits, which is equivalent to 16 credits at Penn State.  Most courses at Arcadia are worth 2 credits which is equivalent to 4 credits at Penn State.

Grade Conversion Scale for Penn State and Arcadia
Penn State Grade Arcadia Grade

*Program Note: All grade and course values are converted by Arcadia to the U.S. system. The grade and credit conversions are subject to change at the discretion of Arcadia.

Course Equivalency Process

All students are required to complete the course equivalency process independently.  Students need to complete this process once they have arrived abroad and finalized their course schedules. 

Academic Calendar

Review the Academic Calendar for your program. Be cautious while choosing dates to book flights. Always check with your host institution or your program provider before booking. Semester start dates may not account for mandatory orientations before commencement of a program, and you may not know your semester end date until you receive you finals schedule while abroad. Final examinations cannot be administered at Penn State.


Refer to the Budget Sheet on the program page for information about costs.

Contact Information

Refer to the Education Abroad staff webpage to locate your Education Abroad Adviser’s Contact Information.

In Case of Emergency

In case of emergency, get help first. Then, contact the Emergency Personnel at Arcadia .  Students will receive more information on site regarding emergency procedures at their location. 

Students can also contact University Police at 814-863-1111 to be put in contact with Education Abroad staff after hours and are encouraged to review the Emergencies Abroad page on the Global Penn State website

Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2016 09/15/2015
Rolling Admission 02/12/2016 06/26/2016
NOTE: Start date marks arrival in host country. End date marks departure from program housing.
Fall 2016 03/01/2016
03/15/2016 07/10/2016 11/20/2016
NOTE: Start date marks arrival in host country. End date marks departure from program housing.
Academic Year 2016-2017 03/01/2016
03/15/2016 07/10/2016 06/25/2017
NOTE: Start date marks arrival in host country. End date marks departure from program housing.
Spring 2017 09/15/2016
Rolling Admission 02/14/2017 06/25/2017
Fall 2017 03/01/2017 03/15/2017 TBA TBA
Academic Year 2017-2018 03/01/2017 03/15/2017 TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.

Indicates that deadline has passed