Faculty-led Program in Australia - Winter

This course is designed to provide students with a hands-on learning experience to enhance their knowledge and capability of working in a culture different from their own. In addition to studying the Australian business environment and culture, students will get hands-on experience with the ecological and natural environment in Australia. This entails things such as sailing on the Great Barrier Reef, viewing kangaroos and wallabees, seeing koalas at the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, spending time on some of the nicest beaches in the world at Surfers Paradise, and exploring world cities such as Sydney and Brisbane. Students will not only learn how to conduct business in Australia, but will also gain an appreciation for Australian culture and some of the most beautiful landscapes in the world.

Dates & Deadlines

App Deadline: September 15, 2024*
Program Dates: December 31, 2024 to January 15, 2025

Program has reached maximum capacity. Therefore, the Study Abroad Center is no longer accepting applications for this program at this time. If you are interested in this program, please fill out the waitlist form below and you will be contacted if a spot becomes available:

Faculty-Led Program Waitlist

Course Leaders

Andy Anderson, Professor

Department: Management
Phone: 319-273-6417
E-mail: john.r.anderson@uni.edu
Campus Address: CBB 252

Dr. Anderson teaches Global Supply Chain Management courses in UNI’s Wilson College of Business. Originally from Boone, Iowa, he is an avid traveler and has been to more than 35 countries around the world. Dr. Anderson is fluent in Mandarin Chinese and lived in China for over four years. While an undergraduate student at UNI (20 years ago), Dr. Anderson studied abroad in Australia. Studying abroad changed his perspective on life. He hopes to facilitate new ways of thinking about the world for all participants throughout this study abroad experience.

Yi Cheng, Internaional Advisor & SDJU Liaison

Department: Wilson College of Business Professional Distinction Operations
Phone: 319-273-6202
E-mail: yi.cheng@uni.edu
Campus Address: CBB 5

Yi is the international student advisor in the Wilson College of Business. She is originally from China, but has lived in the US with her husband (Dr. Anderson) since 2013. Yi is an avid traveler having visited more than 25 countries across the world. She is also an excellent cook of many international cuisines. Most recently Yi started a farmer’s market stand called “The Bing Ladies” at the Cedar Falls Farmers Market. Yi also runs a highly successful business which engages in strategic sourcing and new product development.

Program Costs

Estimated Program Cost: $6,971

*estimated total cost of participation, actual amount depends on type of housing accommodation selected, actual airfare purchase price, personal spending habits, and other factors

Estimated Total Program Cost$6,971
Estimated U-bill Charges$6,184
Estimated Out-of-Pocket Costs$787


Estimated Budget Sheet

Cost of Studying On Campus at UNI*

*per semester, estimated, will vary per person

Tuition & Fees$4,864
Room & Board$4,824
Personal Expenses$878

Source: https://admissions.uni.edu/cost-aid

Pending Updates for UNI 2024-2025

‌Eligibility Requirements to Study Abroad

The Study Abroad Center reserves the right to determine participants' eligibility to study abroad. Students must have a completed study abroad application, including supportive recommendation form(s). Additionally, students must meet all of the following in order to be eligible to study abroad:

  • Have a cumulative 2.5 GPA or higher at the time of application and maintain this cumulative GPA prior to departure and throughout the study abroad process
  • If your cumulative GPA is lower than 2.5, submit the following to the Study Abroad Center (103 East Bartlett):
    • Letters of reference from two academic contacts (e.g. academic advisor and former or current professor) supporting your pursuit of study abroad. If you are attending a faculty-led study abroad program, one of the letters must be from a course leader. However, if the program has two course leaders, only one of the letters can be from one of the course leaders.
  • Must be over the age of 18 years old
  • Must meet the course prerequisites (participation in the program is dependent upon meeting these)
  • Must be in good standing with the university
  • UNI's partner institutions may require additional eligibility requirements to be met, these vary from institution to institution. Please consult with the Study Abroad Center staff to discuss these additional requirements, if applicable. 
  • Applicants traveling to a region of a country or a country with an overall Travel Advisory Level 3 (Reconsider Travel) or 4 (Do Not Travel) will not be eligible.