IFSA-Butler: Melbourne - University of Melbourne

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What Melbourne has to offer •One of Australia's leading research and higher education institutions in the heart of a cosmopolitan city •A wide range of subject choices, especially in the arts, science, economics and commerce •Interesting and ... read more

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OVERALL RATING 4.3
Based on 7 Reviews
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I learned how to budget finances better. Overall, I definitely thought the experience was worthwhile. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
The experience was worthwhile, and I learned a lot about the fascinating, yet unfortunate history of Australian Aboriginal people. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
I learned that living abroad and traveling is the kind of lifestyle I want to continue living. - Trinity University View Entire Review
I learned how to be much more independent. I also, met people from all over the world and it made me realize how much larger the world actually is. - Trinity University View Entire Review
Past Review Fun Down Under
i learned to be independent. it was definitely worthwhile - Brandeis University View Entire Review
I feel that my time in Melbourne really effected me. I fell in love with the city and the people in it, and am now considering getting my masters degree at University of Melbourne. - Tulane University View Entire Review
It was amazing and the perfect way to indulge myself in a foreign culture and people. - Tulane University View Entire Review
I learned about myself. It was interesting from a psychological point of view to really see how similar cultures are, even when they hold different opinions and believe they are different. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
It was definitely worthwhile. I gained a new perspective on both America's culture and Wellesley's educational system by learning about those of Australia and the University of Melbourne, and I value them both much more now because of that. I also ended up catching the travel fever- I've been considering work, study, and volunte... - Wellesley College View Entire Review
Yes, it was it was great to leave the country and meet new people from all difference backgrounds. View Entire Review
Past Review Melbourne Fun
Australia is not that different from the United States in terms of culture. The people however are more relaxed and seem to enjoy life more and stress out less than people I have met in the northeast. My time there showed me that though work is very important, its also just as important to make time to relax and have fun. I hope... - Wellesley College View Entire Review
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I thought going abroad was the best decision I ever made. I had the most amazing semester and changed/grew in every way possible. It was better than I could have ever hoped for. - Barnard College View Entire Review
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If you're interested in spending a semester in a unique city and attending a top-notch university, give University of Melbourne consideration. The people are lovely, the city has lots to do, and there are also opportunities for academic growth. I have very fond memories of my semester! - Austin College View Entire Review
I felt very independent coming back after taking so many trips with friends. Totally worthwhile. - Columbia University View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with IFSA-Butler: Melbourne - University of Melbourne
June 30, 2016 American In Aussie
I gained a deeper understanding of what it means to be independent, and how to live on your own - Brandeis University View Entire Review
There are all kinds of people, everywhere. The people I've met here taught me a lot of things about people/life/the world. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
From studying abroad I definitely gained a greater sense of confidence in myself and my capabilities. I learned that I can operate in a new environment completely on my own and that making connections with different people and culture excites me. The experience is a pivotal point in my life so far and is one of the most worthwhi... - Brandeis University View Entire Review
Past Review Awesome
Became more independent, self-sufficient, confident, etc. Plus it was super fun, Australians are incredibly friendly! - Brandeis University View Entire Review
I feel that my time in Melbourne really effected me. I fell in love with the city and the people in it, and am now considering getting my masters degree at University of Melbourne. - Tulane University View Entire Review
I am so much more independent now. Before study abroad, I had never been out of the US. But now I've studied in Australia for a semester without knowing anyone I was going with, visited the Great Barrier Reef with a group of new friends, and backpacked through New Zealand for 2 weeks completely on my own. Study abroad was the be... - Trinity University View Entire Review
yes. I loved Whitley and the community I formed here. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
Yes, it taught me more about myself and my goals than continuing at my home university for four years alone. - Providence College View Entire Review
It was amazing! - Barnard College View Entire Review
Past Review
I loved Australia, no questions about that. I learned how to live on my own without ties to a place, and how to establish a life outside of my comfort zones. The world is a huge place, yet I still met a few people who knew others from home. The USA isnt the centre of the world like we sometimes think we are. Each place has stuff... - University of Hartford View Entire Review
Past Review
My ranking is low just again because of International House. However Australia was great. It is so pretty and the traveling is so much fun. - Wellesley College View Entire Review

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What Melbourne has to offer

•One of Australia's leading research and higher education institutions in the heart of a cosmopolitan city
•A wide range of subject choices, especially in the arts, science, economics and commerce
•Interesting and innovative interdisciplinary programs
•An impressive main library and 15 branch libraries in faculties and departments
•On-campus health service, post office, banks, restaurant, cafe, bistro, food cooperative, pharmacy, dental service, hair salon, news agent, bookstore, computer store, travel agent, cinema, theatres, art galleries, and stalls selling fruits, vegetables, clothing and general merchandise
•An energetic atmosphere due to an active student union that sponsors concerts, speakers and cultural events
•Union House, the hub of campus social life and home to many of the 160 clubs and societies
•Great indoor and outdoor athletic facilities, including a mountain lodge

Program Type(s):
Study Abroad
Program Length(s):
  • Fall
  • Spring
  • Academic Year
Instruction Language(s):
  • English
Relevant Study Subject(s):
  • Engineering
  • Animal Sciences
  • Agriculture Business, Agricultural Management
  • Liberal Arts, General Studies
Minimum GPA:
3.0
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IFSA-Butler Scholarships

Any student applying to an IFSA-Butler program can apply for our general scholarship awards, which are $500 for a summer program, $1,500 for semester study, and $2,000 for the full year. We also offer special opportunities such as First Generation College Student scholarships and a Fill the GAP study abroad savings program that matches contributions up to $1,000.

$2,000

Deadlines:
Coincides with program deadlines

Guidelines/Requirements:
Any student who applies for an IFSA-Butler program may apply for a scholarship by completing a scholarship application. This is separate from the general IFSA-Butler program application.

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