Fall: July - November
Spring: February - June
This program, offered through the Lasallian Study Abroad Consortium, LaSalle University, and St. Mary’s College, provides you with the opportunity to spend either the Fall or Spring Semester studying at Deakin University in Melbourne, Australia. Deakin is a progressive and academically rigorous university with a student population of over 32,000, making it one of the largest in Australia. The students are distributed amongst a number of campuses in the state of Victoria, each with its own character and strong sense of community. In 1995-6 and again in 1999-2000, Deakin received the University of the Year Award from the Good Universities Guide of Australia.
Depending on your lifestyle and academic requirements, you have the option of either studying at Deakin University’s Burwood campus in the bustling eastern suburbs of Melbourne or at their campus in the breezy coastal town of Geelong. Currently, 12,000 students attend Deakin's ultra-modern Burwood campus in Melbourne, while 13,000 students pursue degrees at the more traditional Geelong campus.
The Burwood campus in Melbourne is only a 45-minute tram ride from the city center. Commonly referred to as the "Cultural Capital of Australia" and home to dozens of universities, Melbourne offers arts, culture, and nightlife of a world-class city while being easily accessible to the beach in an hour or other destinations in Australia via plane, train, bus, or car.
The Geelong campus appeals more to students who want to study in a cozier University town. Adjacent to campus lies a student village full of shopping, restaurants, and entertainment, and a bit further down the road, students can continue their classroom discussions on the beach with surfboard in hand. Geelong is about an hour away from Melbourne’s city center by train.
While studying at Deakin, you will take three or four courses in the subjects of your choice. The university has a wide variety of subjects and departments, which make easy for you to find coursework to satisfy major, minor, elective or general education requirements. The subjects offered at Deakin include:
- Australian Studies
- Business & Management
- Communication & Media
- Environmental Sciences
- Information Technology
- Politics & International Relations
- Social Work
Credit-bearing internships may also be available in the fields of History, Business, Social Work, Sociology, Journalism, Media Arts, Public Relations, Drama, Policy Studies, Graphics, Visual Arts, and Environmental. These are arranged by Deakin and would count as one of the three to four required courses.
You will be housed on-campus in single-person rooms in the residence halls during your time at Deakin University. In Melbourne, the Burwood Student Village is located within walking distance of the campus as well as the local shopping center. The units have a communal lounge, bathroom, laundry facilities, and kitchens stocked with basic cooking utensils. In Geelong, the residence halls are located on campus and have furnished rooms with communal lounge areas, bathrooms, and kitchens. The rooms at both campuses have internet access.
If you are participating during the spring semester and choose to study at the Burwood campus, you may also opt to stay off-campus in a nearby privately owned residence hall. The International House provides shared kitchens and furnished single rooms, including a small refrigerator, direct dial telephone, and internet access.
For the current program charge amount, please check the Budget Sheets above or contact the Study Abroad Office. The program charge includes Lewis tuition, housing, on-site orientation, medical insurance, and a mandatory $300 Lewis Study Abroad fee.
The program charge does not include airfare, passport and visa fees, meals, supplies, and personal expenses.
Program charges are based on costs of the prior year, as well as projections for the current and coming years. Inflation and fluctuating exchange rates make it difficult to state a fixed cost. Lewis University, therefore, reserves the right to adjust program fees and the right to cancel or alter programs and courses.
To be eligible, you must be a Lewis student with at least a 3.0 GPA who has Sophomore, Junior, or first semester Senior standing or will have that standing when you participate.
Please click on the Application Process link in the left column to learn more about the application process and what other materials are required. If you are ready to apply, then click on the Apply Now button.