IFSA-Butler Engage Australia: University of Adelaide

Adelaide, Australia
Term
Fall, Spring
Language of Instruction

English

Language Prerequisite

None

Finance Options
Scholarships, grants, financial aid, monthly payment plan, credit card payments and more!
Application Deadlines:
  • Fall: March 1
  • Spring: November 15
Min. GPA for Consideration:
2.5
Typical Credit Load:
15

About Engage Australia: Adelaide

The University of Adelaide is located right in the heart of the city of Adelaide, which was recently called "Australia's best kept secret" thanks to its great weather, never-ending festivals, food and wine culture and affordability. The university is one of Australia's oldest, with "Harry Potter style" sandstone buildings with abundant STEM offerings.

Engage Australia: Adelaide Benefits

  • Engage in a cost-conscious program with an optional internship.
  • IFSA-Butler's exclusive Exploring Community & Culture course will deepen your appreciation for Aussie culture and give you a behind-the-scenes look at your city that you could never learn in a classroom or see on a tour bus
  • Focus exclusively on your selected track or choose courses in other departments
  • Abundant STEM offerings allows you to find courses that will keep you on track for graduation
  • Gain real-world skills with an optional internship that will enrich your experience and boost your resumé

The IFSA-Butler Difference

Your success is our success! Whatever your goals, our approach is carefully designed to help you achieve them.
You will experience challenging, rewarding coursework in the highest quality classes, while receiving the academic support you need.
More than a tourist in a foreign country, you will engage in the community, build competencies, and develop yourself as a citizen of the world.
Our programs and practices reflect the value we place on diverse perspectives and are designed to support a variety of learners.
Round out your classroom experience with hands-on opportunities like internships, directed research, student teaching, community-based learning or volunteering, and cultural excursions.
You will have academic and personal mentors to assist with program choice, application, travel, cultural acclimation, language acquisition, class registration, academic issues, health and safety, and everything in between.

Academics at Engage Australia: University of Adelaide

Courses
To explore University of Adelaide courses, open the University of Adelaide online course catalog

Students on this program will have the following curriculum:
Students on the Engage Adelaide program will typically take the Exploring Community & Culture (C&C) course, in addition to three university courses or one university course and an internship. Most university courses are worth 3 Adelaide units (4 U.S. semester credit hours). Internships and some science courses at Adelaide are worth 6 Adelaide units (8 U.S. semester credit hours). If you do an internship or take a course with 6 units, you will take the C&C course, the 6 credit course or internship, and one more university course. 

Please review all your syllabi and course materials when you are registering for classes (both pre-arrival and on-site). Certain classes may have a one-off lab or field trip fee that is disclosed in the syllabus or first meeting of class. You will be responsible for these fees, whether they are billed and paid by IFSA-Butler or billed to you.
Course Restrictions
As an IFSA-Butler student, you are entitled to enroll in undergraduate courses for which you are qualified and in which space is available. Course descriptions in the online course catalog (see above) include prerequisites you must fulfill in order to enroll in each course.
For each course that you list on your preference form, be sure to check the following:
  • When determining which courses to take, please bear in mind that the Australian academic system is an intensive, three-year program.
  • First-year (1000-level) courses are appropriate for departments in which you have little or no prior experience.
  • Second-year (2000-level) courses will be equivalent to advanced sophomore or junior-level U.S. courses.
  • Third-year (3000-level) courses will be equivalent to senior-level U.S. courses.
  • Fourth-year (4000-level) courses and higher are part of a postgraduate degree (Masters or Ph.D.). You are not eligible to take these courses as an undergraduate study abroad student. 6. Remember, in Australia, U.S. fall semester = semester 2 and U.S. spring semester = semester 1. Be sure to select courses for the correct semester you are studying abroad.
Experiential Learning

Exploring Community and Culture
Set yourself apart from other students studying abroad with IFSA-Butler's Exploring Community & Culture (C&C) course. This course is exclusive to IFSA-Butler and are an embedded component of every Engage program. C&C offers you the exciting chance to experience your host city in a way most visitors never can. It is designed to take study abroad to another level. While abroad, do you want to do what locals do? Go where they go? See your new culture and environment through their eyes? The C&C core course helps the unfamiliar place become familiar and gives you a behind-the-scenes look at Australia and your host city that you could never learn in a classroom or see on a tour bus. This course is worth 3 U.S semester credit hours and focuses on helping you develop strong skill sets through direct, local engagement with your host city, including team building, intercultural communication and critical analysis. It provides the opportunity to learn about what makes Australia and its communities unique, and how and where you fit in. You'll meet regularly with your instructor and other Engage Australia students to undertake discussions, special excursions and presentations. In addition, you will choose from a variety of activities through which you will engage with your host campus and community, taking your very local experience in Australia to another level.

Internship
You can gain practical experience in addition to your courses in Australia with an internship. Various internships are available at placements in businesses, nonprofit organizations, government offices and community volunteer centers in Adelaide. Internships are unpaid but are worth 8 U.S. semester credits in Adelaide (replacing two classes). Internship applicants must have a 3.0 GPA and placements may be subject to a successful interview upon arrival. If a student does not receive a placement upon arrival, another course can be easily added during registration.
 

Transcripts
After you return to the U.S., IFSA-Butler will send a Butler University transcript to your home university and to your permanent address. The transcript reflects the courses taken, credits attempted, and grades earned during your term abroad. This service is included in your study abroad program at no additional cost
Subjects offered at Engage Australia: University of Adelaide
Accounting Advertising Aeronautical/Aerospace Engineering Agriculture Anatomy/Physiology Animal Science / Wildlife Management Anthropology Architecture and Design Art History Asian Studies Biochemistry Biology Biomedical Science Biotechnology Botany/Plant Science Business Business Law Chemical Engineering Chemistry Chinese Civil Engineering Classics Communications Computer Science Computer/Software Engineering Creative Writing Cultural Studies Earth Science Ecology Economics Electrical/Electronic Engineering Elementary Education English English Literature Entrepreneurship and Innovation Environmental Engineering Environmental Health Environmental Science/Studies Equine Studies European History Film Production Finance Food Science/Nutrition French Genetics Geography Geology German Graphic Design Health Administration/Management Health Studies History Hospitality & Tourism Human Resources Immunology Indigenous Studies Information Technology Japanese Journalism Law/Legal Studies Management Marine Science Marketing Mathematics Mechanical Engineering Media/Multimedia Studies Mining Engineering Museum Studies Music Performance Music Studies Nursing Petroleum Engineering Pharmacy/Pharmacology Philosophy Physics Political Science Public/Global Health Secondary Education Sociology Spanish Statistics Telecommunications Veterinary Studies/Science Viticulture and Oenology Women and Gender Studies

Housing & Meals

Housing Type
Apartment/Flat
Meals
Self-catered
Details
All Engage Adelaide students will be housed in four-to six-person apartments at Urbanest, located just a short walk from campus. Each student will share a twin bedroom and bathroom, and each apartment has its own kitchen and living area. All meals are self-catered.

The IFSA-Butler Team

IFSA-Butler has a dedicated team and staff who are here to help every student prepare and be ready to achieve their goals at every step of the way.

Program Advisor

Finance Advisor

Resident Director

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Resident Director, Australia

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Academic Affairs Director

Dates and Fees

Spring 2018

Program start date
February 13, 2018
Program end date
July 1, 2018
Non-refundable Program Deposit
$500
Tuition
$13,925
Housing
$4,050
Estimated Personal Costs
Flight
$1,900
Visa
$420
Residence Permits
$0
Start-up Costs
$100
Books
$225
Meals
$1,800
Commuting
$110
Phone/Internet
$200
Misc
$150
Laundry
$150
Entertainment
$1,125
Independent Travel
$2,500
Total Estimated Personal Costs
$8,680

Fall 2018

Program start date
July 9, 2018
Program end date
November 17, 2018
Non-refundable Program Deposit
$500
Tuition
$13,975
Housing
$4,000
Total Program Fee
$17,975
Estimated Personal Costs
Flight
$1,900
Visa
$420
Start-up Costs
$100
Books
$225
Meals
$1,700
Commuting
$100
Phone/Internet
$170
Misc
$150
Laundry
$150
Entertainment
$1,070
Independent Travel
$2,500
Total Estimated Personal Costs
$8,485