ISA Study Abroad in Melbourne, Australia

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Consistently ranked as the world's most livable city by The Economist, Melbourne, Australia's second-largest city has a population of almost 4.1 million people from as many as 153 different countries. As a result of the gold rush in the state of V... read more

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OVERALL RATING 4.6
Based on 12 Reviews
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Past Review Unforgettable
Any experience in a foreign country for a year will undeniably make you learn a lot about yourself and collect a tonne of experiences, and that was certainly the case for me. In addition, Australia is an incredibly beautiful country with a welcoming culture and kind people, so it's an ideal place for a year abroad. It was all de... - Brandeis University View Entire Review
A big thing I learned was to slow down (the US seems to be the only place that lives at such a fast pace). I learned what other people thought about my home country and now I'm very open to other opinions. This program was worth it! I am so much more aware of what's out there and ready to explore all of it. I am now willing to j... - University of Wisconsin - LaCrosse View Entire Review
I think I became more independent and learned how to travel on my own. It was definitely a worthwhile experience, one that I would never trade. - Tufts University View Entire Review
MOST DEFINITELY. Changed the way I look at life, my major, expanded my horizons and made some of best friends. - DePauw University View Entire Review
You never know what you're gonna experience until you go and experience it. I had this vision of how my study abroad trip was gonna play out and believe me I was not disappointed but only blown away about how much better it was! The traveling was like none other. Snorkeling at The Great Barrier Reef was unforgettable and the oth... - New Mexico State University View Entire Review
Past Review
It was great but it has now shown me how much is really out there so I don't like being back and want to go to another country again. - University of Hartford View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with GlobaLinks Learning Abroad: Melbourne - University of Melbourne
Studying abroad is about more than the physical time spent in another country, but about the skills that a student walks about with from the entire experience. In Australia, a major skill I have gained is the ability to adapt; adapt to new cultures, places, situations. Every person will be in a situation with unexpected changes,... - Colorado State University View Entire Review
It has broadened my outlook on people and culture. I am more accepting now. Australians are some of the most generous and selfless people I have ever met and seeing how they live their lives inspired me to live that way as well. Also, with the business classes and internship that I took I discovered that I want to go into some k... - Hope College View Entire Review
This was my second visit to Australia and it made me want to go to grad school here. I learned a lot from my professors and made some friends that I will never forget. - Berry College View Entire Review
Yes! - Tufts University View Entire Review
Past Review
yes, definitely. - University of Hartford View Entire Review
Past Review
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Consistently ranked as the world's most livable city by The Economist, Melbourne, Australia's second-largest city has a population of almost 4.1 million people from as many as 153 different countries. As a result of the gold rush in the state of Victoria during the 1850's and 60's, Melbourne is the vibrant, cosmopolitan, culinary, financial, and multicultural center of Australia. Often referred to as Australia's culture and sporting capital, Melbourne was the first city in the southern hemisphere to play host to the Olympic Summer Games in 1956 and continues to play host to major international events each year. In more recent years it has been recognized as a UNESCO City of Literature and a major center for street art.

Resting on the Yarra River's banks in Port Philip Bay, Melbourne is comprised of smaller neighborhoods, each with its own personality and attractions, and with an extensive public transportation system you can easily explore them all. Melbourne is known for its maze of gothic laneways that lie behind the city streets, where the venues for food, fashion and art are small, quirky and sometimes hidden. With a city that is brimming with things to do and see and a population that is known for being friendly and inclusive, Melbourne is a city that will instantly feel like home.
ISA Melbourne students can study at La Trobe University of the University of Melbourne.

Programs in Melbourne include:


  • Academic Year: Courses with Locals in Multiple Disciplines

  • Semester / Trimester: Courses with Locals in Multiple Disciplines

  • Summer: Edge of the Outback (La Trobe University)

Program Type(s):
Study Abroad
Program Length(s):
  • Fall
  • Summer
  • Spring
  • Academic Year
Instruction Language(s):
  • English
Language Requirement(s):
  • English
Relevant Study Subject(s):
  • Accounting
  • Animal Sciences
  • Architecture
  • Banking and Finance Law
  • Biological and Physical Sciences
  • Business
  • Communication and Media Studies
  • Computer and Information Sciences
  • Cultural Studies
  • Ecology, Evolution Biology
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Environmental Science
  • Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies
  • Film, Video, Photographic Arts
  • Health Sciences General
  • History
  • Journalism
  • Marketing
  • Natural Resources, Conservation
  • Psychology
  • Social Sciences
  • Visual and Performing Arts
  • Zoology, Animal Biology
  • Legal Studies
Minimum GPA:
2.5
Year Founded:
1990
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International Studies Abroad / ISA Scholarships

The ISA Diversity Scholarships aim to encourage students of a broader cultural make-up to participate in ISA programs by offering funds to assist with the expenses of studying abroad. The scholarship amounts to USD 14,000 in awards and is to be used towards ISA programs.

2 x $1,000 for Summer Programs; 3 x $2,000 for Fall Programs; 3 x $2,000 for Winter/Spring Programs

Deadlines:
Summer: February 28th Fall: April 30th Winter/Spring: October 30th

Guidelines/Requirements:
• Be accepted to an ISA study abroad program or an applicable ISA Internship or Service-Learning program. • Have at least a 3.00 cumulative GPA. • Be enrolled in second or third year of undergraduate education at a U.S. university/college at time of ISA program participation. **Please refer to the ISA scholarship page for more information on guidelines/requirements.

In pursuit of its goals of enhancing cultural awareness and providing students with the independence and language skills necessary for the workplace, The Dr. Carlos E. Castañeda Memorial Scholarship seek to help those who may not otherwise be able to study abroad. As a testament to his early struggle and lifelong pursuit of academic excellence, ISA offers USD 58,000 annually in scholarships to be used towards ISA programs in memory of Dr. Castañeda. The Dr. Carlos E. Castañeda Memorial Scholarship are both merit and financial need-based scholarships that assist students from affiliated universities with the expenses of studying abroad. Scholarship awardees will have the opportunity to participate in the Correspondent Internship, which gives students the chance to add content to ISA’s Student blog. The student may also be given an opportunity to be part of ISA’s offices abroad based on the need of the particular office.

12 x $2000 for Fall Programs; 12 x $2,000 for Winter/Spring Programs; 2 x $2,500 for (Fall-start) Year Programs; 2 x $2,500 for (Spring-start) Year Programs

Deadlines:
Fall (and Fall-start): April 30th Winter/Spring (and Winter-start): October 30th

Guidelines/Requirements:
• Be accepted to an ISA study abroad program or an applicable ISA Internship or Service-Learning program. • Attend an ISA-affiliated university. See our list of Affiliated Universities for more information. • Have at least a 3.25 cumulative GPA. • Have completed at least one year of college level foreign language or the equivalent. (Courses must appear on official transcript.) • Be enrolled in second or third year of undergraduate education at a U.S. university/college at time of ISA program participation. • Be on financial aid. FAFSA Student Aid Report (SAR) and home university Award Letter/form required. **Please refer to the Eligibility Requirements and Application for more information on eligibility, scholarship availability, and application instructions.

ISA offers USD 8,000 worth of scholarships annually dedicated to the memory of Michaela Farnum. Michaela was a junior studying International Business and Spanish at Seattle University and was a participant in the ISA program in Chile. Her experience was tragically cut short when she lost her life in a hiking accident in the mountains of La Campana National Park in Chile. ISA hopes that this scholarship will help aspiring study abroad students and will do so in memory of Michaela who only began to realize her dream of study abroad. The scholarship is both merit and financial need-based scholarships for the study abroad expenses for the summer term of the student awardees

8 x $1,000 for Summer Programs

Deadlines:
Summer: February 28th

Guidelines/Requirements:
• Be accepted to an ISA Summer study abroad program or an applicable ISA Internship or Service-Learning program. • Have at least a 3.25 cumulative GPA. • Have completed at least one year of college level foreign language or the equivalent. Courses must appear on official transcript. • Be enrolled in second or third year of undergraduate education at a U.S. university/college at time of ISA program participation. • Be on financial aid. FAFSA Student Aid Report (SAR) and home university Award Letter/form required. **Please refer to the ISA scholarship page for more information on guidelines/requirements.

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