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CIEE: University of Wollongong, Arts and Sciences
Wollongong, Australia (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Academic Year,
Fall,
Spring
Homepage: Click to visit
Restrictions: PSU applicants only
Budget Sheets Fall,
Spring
Fact Sheet:
Housing:
Apartment, Dormitory
Minimum GPA:
3
Class Standing:
3 - Junior
Courses Offered:
Accounting, Art, Asian Studies, Biology, Business, Business/Management/Finance, Chemistry, Communications, Computer Science, Computer Science Engineering, Creative Writing, Culture, Ecology, Economics, Education, Engineering, English, Environmental Studies, Gender Studies, Geography, Geology, Graphic Design, Health Sciences, History, Hospitality Studies, International Relations, Journalism, Language, Law, Management, Marketing, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Media, Nursing, Philosophy, Physics, Political Science, Politics, Psychology, Public Health, Sciences, Sociology, Statistics, Theatre, Tourism
Type of Program:
Study Center
Language of Instruction:
English
Language Requirement:
0 - none
Education Abroad Adviser:
Whitney Longnecker
Internship Available:
No
Non-Penn State Students:
No
Global Programs Scholarships:
Diversity Grant-in-Aid, Grant-in-Aid
Grad/Undergrad:
Undergraduate
Program Description:

This institution offers a large selection of courses, with strengths in liberal arts, business, health and behavioral sciences, education, engineering, and sciences. Information about the range of units (classes) for this program can be found at the CIEE website and at the University of Wollongong course handbook under "Subject Descriptions." You will take regular courses with local students at this institution. Course registration takes place during your on-site orientation period, so enrollment in particular courses cannot be guaranteed in advance of arrival. You may enroll in any courses for which space is available and for which you meet the host institution's requirements or prerequisites.You must take at least the equivalent of 15 Penn State credits, per CIEE requirements. To learn more about the student experience, read the CIEE University of Wollongong Blog.

Students on CliffEducation Abroad Credits
You will receive credit for all academic courses taken at this institution, and all of your grades from abroad will count toward your Penn State cumulative GPA. You may not take any courses overseas of a Pass/Fail basis. Students will take 15 credits/22.5 Quarter Hours. 1 Quarter Hour = 0.3 PSU credit.

To see what kind of credit students in past semesters have received for courses taken on this program, visit the CIEE Wollongong Course Equivalency List*. Keep in mind you will need to complete the course equivalency process once you have been accepted to your program and after you have completed your registration abroad. To obtain specific instructions on this process visit our Course Equivalencies page. Students may not fulfill GHA (General Health and Activity) general education requirements abroad. To learn how the courses on this program can work into your individual degree audit, meet with your academic adviser.

There are a few themed areas of study at the University of Wollongong available for study abroad students. More information can be found here: Public Health & Indigenous Health, Medical and Health Sciences, and Psychology.

*The University Office of Global Programs is committed to making its websites accessible to all users. As such we are currently developing a new course equivalency database which will launch in Academic Year 2014-2015. In the meantime if you require an accessible version of the course equivalency information provided for this program please contact educationabroad@psu.edu.

Housing and Meals
Your housing will be arranged by CIEE. You will live in a local apartment, or private house for students outside the university. Students will receive a food stipend, but should budget extra funds for meals.

Program Costs
For more information on program costs, please be sure to review the Budget Sheets listed above. These budget sheets include information on costs that are billable to the bursar bill, as well as estimated additional costs. Costs vary by program, so it is important to review this information carefully.
Please note that tuition rates above may vary depending on major and class standing.    


Financial Aid & Scholarships
Penn State students studying through Education Abroad can use most components of their existing financial aid packages toward the cost of study abroad. This may include federal and state grants, VA educational benefits, federal student loans, and University scholarships and grants. Notable exceptions include work-study awards and some athletic scholarships.

The University Office of Global Programs also administers a number of grants and scholarships. Eligibility is based on academic excellence and/or financial need. There is also funding available for study abroad programs in diverse locations and for students from diverse backgrounds. In most cases, applicants should have a current year FAFSA on file with the Office of Student Aid. Funding opportunities may also be available through Penn State academic departments. For detailed information on financial aid and scholarship opportunities and application procedures, please see Funding Study Abroad.

Kangaroo at sunsetFor More Information
For more information about this program and education abroad at Penn State, we encourage you to meet with our Peer Advisers. These study abroad returnees can explain program options, give an overview of the education abroad process, as well as provide information about his/her program.  Students at University Park can also contact their International Coordinator within their college.  If you're not at University Park, students at Commonwealth Campuses can contact their Campus Global Representative.

To learn more about the specifics of this program, schedule an appointment with the education abroad adviser for this program.

For the inside scoop on life in a foreign country, be sure to check out the GeoBlogs of Penn State students currently studying abroad.

How to Apply
If you would like to participate on this study abroad program, you will need to apply to Penn State Education Abroad by clicking on the "Apply Now" button at the top of this page. You must complete the following materials in your application:

  • Education Abroad Questionnaire
  • 2 academic recommendation(s)
  • Signature documents
Visit the How to Apply section of our webstie for more information.

Please note that you will also be instructed to complete an application with CIEE as a part of your Penn State application. Applications open approximately one year before the program term begins.



Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2014 09/15/2013
**
Rolling Admission 02/24/2014 06/28/2014
Academic Year 2014-2015 01/20/2014
03/15/2014 TBA TBA
Fall 2014 01/20/2014
03/15/2014 07/21/2014 11/20/2014
Spring 2015 09/15/2014
**
Rolling Admission 01/01/2015 01/02/2015
NOTE: NOTE: Please note: The dates listed above are not the actual dates of the program. At a later date your program dates will be provided to you. Should you have any questions, please follow up with your Education Abroad advisor.

** 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