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Destinations! Melbourne/Bundoora, Australia

Fall  Semesters
July 25- December 5 (Exact dates subject to confirmation by LaTrobe University)

Spring Semesters

February 15- July 1 (Exact dates subject to confirmation by LaTrobe University)

UWSP Course Equivalents:
There are a variety of classes at Macquarie University approved for UWSP course credit.  This list does change, but the most recent chart can be accessed HERE​.

 For students who want to experience life in the "the land down under" with its endless beaches, unique flora/fauna, and the rustic Melbourne is a world-class city—and an excellent base for studying Australia and the South Pacific. Your host, LaTrobe University enjoys a worldwide reputation for academic excellence and diversity.

Standard Application Deadlines: December 1 for the following fall semester and April 1 for the following spring term, although late applications are sometimes taken. Please check with the International Programs Office for information on available positions.

Go to the Applications page to find out how to get an application.


Sophomores, juniors, and seniors from all disciplines. Preference is given to upperclassmen with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above.  Academic fit, maturity, motivation, and preparation are important. Attendance at orientation meetings is required.


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Cost Includes:

  • 20 week academic program
  • Room and board in  Australia(Our cost estimates are made using the most economical of the housing options; we find the standard offering to be of high quality and at, or above, the standards at UWSP.)
  • UWSP fulltime tuition for Wisconsin Residents; Minnesota students qualify for reciprocity; (surcharge for other out-of-staters is only $1000)
  • Australian insurance, library access, internship and service learning opportunities, club access, airport transfers, orientation week, etc.
  • UW-System mandatory health/travel insurance

**Plan your budget to cover passport and visa (currently over $500 for Australian visa), airfare, personal break expenses, and class fees for certain courses.

Participants who opt for the GLOBAL LEADERSHIP SYMPOSIUM pay an additional $550 (Australian Dollars) to participate. Details can be had at:


Chicago to Sydney and return.


Select courses from a wide variety of subject areas while remaining enrolled as a UWSP student. You will be fully integrated into the normal semester courses at La Trobe University—but an important part of your pre-departure preparation is to work with the UWSP International Programs office to secure UWSP course and credit approvals. Courses in this program may qualify to meet major or minor degree requirements. Contact the International Programs Office to work out your course plan options.

The most up-to-date information on our partner institution can be found at: (in Progress)
  and information on the classes you can take (units in Australia) can be found here:  (in Progress)

For a list of the undergraduate courses available please click the URL below.   In Australia "courses" refers to "majors" and "units" corresponds to "courses" at UWSP. (in Progress)


Students studying in Sydney through UWSP should NOT register directly with La Trobe University unless and until directed to do so by the UWSP International Programs Office. None-the-less, it is VERY helpful to peruse the various La Trobe webs sites and brochures for information on Sydney and Macquarie University itself.  Here is a good sampling of you: (in Progress -- information to be added soon)

Study Abroad & Exchange brochure:

Study Abroad & Exchange information:

About La Trobe University:
Accommodation information:
Accomodation virtual tours:

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