IFSA-Butler University of Wollongong Partnership

Wollongong, Australia
Term
Fall, Spring, Year
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 15
  • Spring: October 15

YEAR OPTIONS: Students interested in calendar or academic year-long options should contact IFSA-Butler for deadlines, fees and more.

Min. GPA for Consideration:
2.7
Typical Credit Load:
16

About University of Wollongong Partnership

Wollongong, where the mountains meet the sea. One of the closest campuses to the beach, UW offers some of the best opportunities meet Australians, as most students at other campuses tend to commute. An hour and a half train ride from downtown Sydney, Wollongong is a large, yet affordable city.

University of Wollongong Partnership Benefits

  • Live and learn on an ecologically designed campus in the foothills of the Mt. Keira rainforest and overlooking the Pacific Ocean
  • The gorgeous, hilly coastal city is close to neighboring city Sydney
  • Excellent academics in a friendly, supportive and smaller university environment known for innovative approaches to teaching, learning and research
  • Ranked in the top 2 percent of world universities according to the Times Higher Education World University and QS World University Rankings
  • On-campus amenitites include pubs, cafes, restaurants, bank, bookstore and general store, plus a recreation and aquatic center
  • Enjoy concerts, movies, plays and art exhibitions without leaving campus and try new activities like surfing, scuba diving, self defense or dance

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 University of Wollongong Partnership

Courses
For a listing of class offerings, check out the Univeristy of Wollongong online course catalog and select "Undergraduate" of the proper year to view available courses. 

The number of courses you take depends on the credit value of the courses you select. At the University of Wollongong, a full course load consists of 24 University of Wollongong points per semester or 48 University of Wollongong points per year, for a total of 15-16 Butler University U.S. semester credit hours per semester. 

4 UOW points = 2.5 U.S. semester credit hours
6 UOW points = 4 U.S. semester credit hours
8 UOW points = 5 U.S. semester credit hours

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.
Special Curriculum Options

Study themes
IFSA-Butler and the University of Wollongong have partnered together to offer students exciting Study Themes opportunities. Study themes incorporate volunteer opportunities, academic projects and other practical applications in a number of areas, including:

  • Australian and Indigenous Studies
  • Creative Writing
  • Digital and Creative Arts
  • Engineering
  • Information Technology and Information Systems
  • International Relations and Business in Asia
  • Landscape, Environment and Ecology of Australia
  • Medical and Health Sciences
  • Media Culture and Communications
  • Pre-Law
  • Psychology
  • Public & Indigenous Health
  • Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • Sustainability Studies

The study themes also incorporate a variety of practical field study such as volunteer opportunities and academic projects. If you are interested in a study theme, inform your IFSA-Butler program advisor

Course Restrictions
Please find below restrictions or additional information about courses at Wollongong:
  • Faculty of Arts: must meet prerequisites
  • Faculty of Creative Arts: 200 level and above are restricted to students majoring in the relevant study area
  • Faculty of Commerce: must meet prerequisites
  • Faculty of Education: study abroad students cannot take these courses — EDPP102, EDPP201, EDPP301, EDPP403, EDPD101, EDPD105, EDPD204, EDPS202, EDPD206, EDPD304, EDPD306, EDPD404, EDPD406, EDPD401, EDPD402, EDCM201, EDUP 235, EDUP 234
  • Faculty of Engineering: must meet prerequisites Nursing subjects are restricted to students who are nursing majors at their home university
  • Faculty of Informatics: must meet prerequisites
  • Faculty of Law: must meet prerequisites
  • Faculty of Science: must meet prerequisites
Experiential Learning
INTERNSHIP
UWO offers a Commerce Internship (COMM390). This internship is designed for students undertaking a business/commerce major and provides an opportunity for students to integrate and apply their knowledge in a workplace setting. Students will receive credit for this course and be placed at a local business in the Wollongong area. There is an additional fee of approximately $2,000 for this course. The application process will require an interview upon arrival.
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 University of Wollongong Partnership
Accounting Advertising Anatomy/Physiology Arabic Architecture and Design Art Education Art History Asian Studies Biochemistry Biology Business Chemical Engineering Chemistry Chinese 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 Science/Studies European History European Studies Exercise Science/Kinesiology Film Production Finance Food Science/Nutrition French Genetics Geology German Health Studies History Hospitality & Tourism Human Resources Human and Child Development Indigenous Studies Industrial Engineering Information Technology Italian Japanese Journalism Law/Legal Studies Management Management Information Systems Marine Science Marketing Materials Engineering Mathematics Mechanical Engineering Media/Multimedia Studies Mining Engineering Nursing Philosophy Photography Physics Political Science Public Relations Public/Global Health Religious Studies Secondary Education Sociology Spanish Special Education Statistics Telecommunications Theater/Drama Theology Women and Gender Studies

Housing & Meals

Housing Type
Residence Hall/Dormitory
Meals
Most meals included
Details
Wollongong students will live in one of two catered (17 meals per week) residential colleges located about 15-20 minutes from campus, Weerona College or International House. Both colleges house students in double bedrooms with shared bathroom facilities.

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
June 22, 2018
Non-refundable Program Deposit
$500
Tuition
$13,100
Housing
$6,175
Estimated Personal Costs
Flight
$1,800
Visa
$420
Residence Permits
$0
Start-up Costs
$200
Books
$150
Meals
$715
Commuting
$570
Phone/Internet
$150
Misc
$200
Laundry
$170
Entertainment
$1,425
Independent Travel
$2,000
Total Estimated Personal Costs
$7,800

Fall 2018

Program start date
July 9, 2018
Program end date
November 16, 2018
Non-refundable Program Deposit
$500
Tuition
$13,250
Housing
$6,025
Total Program Fee
$19,275
Estimated Personal Costs
Flight
$1,800
Visa
$420
Start-up Costs
$180
Books
$150
Meals
$700
Commuting
$570
Phone/Internet
$130
Misc
$200
Laundry
$170
Entertainment
$1,425
Independent Travel
$2,000
Total Estimated Personal Costs
$7,745

Year

YEAR OPTIONS: Students interested in calendar or academic year-long options should contact IFSA-Butler for deadlines, fees and more.