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Canberra: Australian National University
Canberra, Australia (Exchange Program)
Program Terms: Fall,
Spring
Homepage: Click to visit
Program Dates &
Deadlines:
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Restrictions: PSU applicants only
Budget Sheets Fall,
Spring
Fact Sheet:
 Housing:
Dormitory
 Minimum GPA:
3
 Class Standing:
3 - Junior
 Courses Offered:
Art, Asian Studies, Biology, Business, Engineering, Fine Arts, Forestry, Government/Poli-Sci, Humanities, Language, Music, Natural Sciences, Psychology, Sciences, Social Sciences/Sociology
 Type of Program:
Exchange
 Education Abroad Adviser:
Elizabeth Shuman
 Internship Available:
Yes
 Non-Penn State Students:
No
 Global Programs Scholarships:
Diversity Grant-in-Aid, Grant-in-Aid
 Grad/Undergrad:
Undergraduate
Program Description:

ANU is one of the most highly regarded universities in Australia. According to the QS 2012 World University Randkings, ANU was ranked top in Australia and in the top ten in the world in seven disciplines: Philosophy (6 in the world), History (7), Earth and Marine Sciences (8), Environmental Science (9), Geography (9), Linguistics (9), and Politics and International Studies (10). ANU also ranked above all other Australian universities in Sociology (14 in the world), Modern Languages (18), Mathematics (19), and Economics (27).

Because of its location in Canberra, Australia's capital, there are a number of opportunities for students to interact with lawmakers and politicians during the semester. ANU institution offers a large selection of courses, with strengths in business, government and political studies, psychology and sociology, forestry, natural sciences, fine arts, and Asian studies. To find more information about specific courses, use the on-site course catalog.

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 what the host institution considers to be a full-time load (generally, the equivalent of 12-15 Penn State credits). 2 PSU credits = 3 ANU.

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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 must take a minimum of 12 credits/18 ANU (Australian National University Credit Points) per semester; students can take a maximum of 15 credits/24 ANU. 

To see what kind of credit students in past semesters have received for courses taken on this program, visit the Canberra 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.

Housing and Meals
You will live in a residential college, where you will be responsible for providing your own meals.

Housing costs in Australia can vary significantly between the different residential colleges and off-campus options.  Students are responsible for researching the different housing opportunities in order to choose their best option.  See the notes section of the budget sheet for more details on the varying costs.

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.


Explorers in Gorge CavesThe 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.

For 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 Elizabeth Shuman, 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.

Visit the How to Apply section of our website for more information.



Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2014 09/15/2013 
**
Rolling Admission 02/07/2014 05/30/2014
 NOTE: International Student Orientation: February 10 - 14, 2014; Students may arrive as early as February 7 or 9, 2014. Classes begin February 17, 2014 and conclude May 30, 2014. Final exam schedule to be determined.
Fall 2014 01/20/2014 
03/15/2014 07/21/2014 10/31/2014
 NOTE: Dates above do not include the mandatory orientation, once the orientation dates are set the above dates will be update.
Spring 2015 05/01/2014 06/30/2014 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