University of Newcastle
Fair, 64 F
Tue - Mostly Sunny. High: 71 Low: 49
Wed - PM Showers. High: 61 Low: 51
Distance to Cedar Falls: 8952 miles
Fields of Study
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The University of Newcastle provides international students with the perfect combination of lifestyle and learning. Set in bushland just minutes away from spectacular beaches, waterways and forest, the University is well known for its academic excellence and research programs. Today about 30,000 students study at the University of Newcastle with over 6,000 international students from more than 80 countries. Students choose from 150 courses of study offered by 6 Faculties (Colleges).
The University of Newcastle has one of the best campuses in Australia. Its 300 acres of natural bushland - complete with Australian wildlife - at the city's edge offers you peace and quiet: the perfect prerequisites for successful study. Central to the university life is the University Union. The Union houses a wide range of facilities such as cafeterias, coffee shops and bars, bookshop, credit union, gift and stationery shops and a hairdresser. There are also two banks, a travel agency and a clinic with doctors and dentists on call.
On campus students have access to a state-of-the-art sports complex, which includes an indoor Olympic-sized swimming pool, an 60 ft climbing wall (one of the highest in Australia), two indoor basketball courts, two martial arts/aerobics studios, fully equipped weight and exercise rooms and an adjoining Health Education Center.
For international students two weekend field trips are organized each semester by International Office staff at your own expense. Desinations vary but may include a weekend canyoning and bushwalking in the Blue Mountains or a day visit to Sydney.
The semester program begins with a week long Orientation Program that prepares students for the academic and cultural experience ahead. All Study Abroad and Exchange students are free to study nearly any course offered? by the University of Newcastle (from Aboriginal Studies to Teaching).
- Free to participate and no exams
- Students participate in volunteer experiences, on and off campus
- They attend inspirational seminars and meet renowned speakers
- Students receive an iLEAD Completion Certificate
There are 3 main areas of participation required to complete the short iLEAD program:
1. Participate in three Skill Building Lectures
2. Participate in two International Leaders Series (ILS) speaker events
3. Accumulate 20 iLEAD points through activities such as volunteering internal or external to the University
In addition, students that join iLEAD will be able to participate in the 'Out & About Table' for activity points. The table is set up during the week in high traffic locations around campus, working and communicating with students and staff, promoting overseas opportunities, and other iLEAD activities.
To find out more about the program, please see: http://www.newcastle.edu.au/students/study-abroad/ilead/
The Iowa Regents Semester in Australia is offered both Spring and Fall semesters. The academic year begins in February and ends in November at and is divided into two 14 week semesters with a five week break between each. Semester breaks are in April and October, with dates varying slightly each year.
An enrolment and orientation program for international students is held before the commencement of each semester.
Accommodation & Meals
Accommodation is not included in the program cost, however both on and off-campus accommodations are available (but not guaranteed) to all program participants.
The University of Newcastle offers four different residential houses, with each house offering different meal plans from self-catering to full meal plans. Students may request a specific hall depending on their dietary needs and/or preferences.
95 rooms- single and double occupancy
When filling out an application for on-campus housing, students should indicate their preference of residence halls.
The University of Newcastle offers services to assist students finding off-campus accommodation. This includes staff advisors and a comprehensive search database.
The Program Fee for the Iowa Regents Semester in Australia is $7,500. The program fee will vary above or below that mark any given semester depending upon the exchange rate. UNI participants will be charged a study abroad fee ($375 per semester, $500 per academic year) in addition to the program fee.
The program fee includes: Tuition and the Overseas Student Health Insurance required by the Australian Government. Also included are on-campus pre-departure advising and services, pre-departure orientation, and on-site orientation.
Program Fee does not include: room and board, travel documents, transportation, insurance, books and supplies and personal expenses.
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