Melbourne, Australia

photo Program in Brief
This fall semester program offers students the opportunity to take courses abroad equivalent to LVC major, minor, and general education requirements. Students live and take four courses at Monash University, located 30 minutes outside of Melbourne's city center.

Orientation
There is a mandatory set of pre-departure orientations at LVC for all students planning to participate in the program. Students also attend an on-site orientation at Monash University.

Location
As Australia's second largest city, boasting a population of almost 4 million, Melbourne offers an amazing lifestyle for college students. There is a thriving live music and cultural scene, and close proximity to bayside beaches and adventurous outdoor activities. Sydney and Tasmania are only one hour away by plane.

Housing and Meals
LVC students will attend the Clayton campus at Monash University. Students live in single-room residence halls, and linens are provided. Students are responsible for their own meals. Kitchens are located in each residence hall to prepare your food, or students can eat in one of several cafeterias on-campus.

Academics

On meeting the stated prerequisites, LVC students will individually select four courses from the university's "2nd semester" offerings. Students will earn four credits per course, for a maximum of 16 credits during the semester.

Cost

  • LVC tuition and fees*   
  • LVC room charge

*Institutional aid is limited to a maximum of 33% for the Australia study abroad program. 

Travel, food, and personal expenses are NOT included in these fees. Fees subject to change.  Expect to spend about $1,500** for round-trip airfare.

**LVC will provide a $400 airfare subsidy for all students attending the Australia program.

photo with Koula Dates
Fall semester only

  • Application timetable: Applications should be received by March 15.
  • $25 program deposit is due with application.*
  • Accepted students owe $475 program deposit.*
  • Packet of forms is due by April 15.
  • Fall semester in Australia (approx. 16 credits): Mid-July to mid-November.

*The $500 program deposit will be credited to the student's account in the Business Office for the start of the off-campus semester. The $500 deposit will be forfeited on student withdrawal from the program.

Language of Instruction
English

Eligibility Requirements
Students from any major who are in good academic (3.0 GPA) and social standing may apply.

Group Excursions
A few recommended academic courses offer field trips to appropriate sites in and beyond Melbourne city. Weekend excursions are also offered through the International Office at Monash.