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The Education Abroad Network (TEAN): University of Wollongong

Wollongong, Australia
Terms offered: 
Fall
Spring
Year (Fall-Spring)
Program Type: 
Credit Type: 
Minimum GPA: 
2.7
Non-UMD Students Eligible to Apply: 
No
EA Advisor: 
Language of Instruction: 
English
1.800.585.9658
 
WOLLONGONG Australia

The Ultimate Study Abroad Experience

With proximity to Sydney, but without the pace and crowds, is Wollongong, with its great laidback beach-side lifestyle. But don't be fooled, it's still big enough to support a slew of bars, restaurants, arts and culture. Sitting beneath the spectacular Illawarra Escarpment, on the shores of the Pacific Ocean, the city is bordered by the Royal National Park to the north and Lake Illawarra to the south. Enjoy this magnificent coastal environment!

Wollongong Program Highlights

  • Select from the University of Wollongong's comprehensive academic program, and enjoy the beautiful bush campus
  • Experience living in the local community in our high-quality, ideally located off-campus apartments
  • Participate in cultural events throughout the semester designed to introduce you to the local scene 
  • Explore the Great Barrier Reef and tropical far north Australia during your comprehensive six-day Orientation Program, with a week of adventure and learning
  • Live in Wollongong, with proximity to Sydney, but with a more intimate, laidback lifestyle by the beach
  • Experience an Alternative Spring Break with our optional Thailand or South Island, New Zealand excursions
  • Benefit from the knowledge of our Resident Director staff who introduce you to the local culture

 


 


 

 
"My study abroad experience was more than I had ever expected. Originally unsure of where to study, Wollongong proved to be a great fit for me. It was the perfect distance from the city and was perfectly centered between the beach and the mountains. I lived with four other Australian students. This housing situation was great--it promoted a positive atmosphere that encouraged students to be active and social through various programs that were offered throughout the semester. TEAN made all of the planning as easy as possible and ensured that I was having a great time no matter where I was or what we were doing."
Katelyn Dombrowski, Lasell College
 
 
 
1.800.585.9658
 

To apply to this program, you must complete two main steps:

  1. Submit a UMD approval application - start by clicking “apply now” at the top of this page. This application allows UMD Education Abroad to approve your study abroad program selection so you may earn credit in a program outside of UMD.
    This application will require you to meet with your EA advisor, who will communicate important details related to participating in this program. If you do not complete this application by the stated deadline, you may not receive credit for your study abroad program and will lose your student status for the time you are not studying at UMD.
  2. Apply directly to the program provider. After receiving UMD approval, you should submit the program application directly to the program sponsor by their deadline. Your program sponsor will determine your official acceptance to a program. You must adhere to the provider's timeline, eligibility standards, and application requirements.

After being accepted to your program, your EA advisor will guide you through the course pre-approval process where you will determine which credits you will fulfill abroad.

UMD partners with TEAN to offer affiliate program options to UMD students in Australia, New Zealand, and Asia. You will maintain your UMD student status while abroad and you will work directly with TEAN program staff as a participant on their program. Your EA advisor will assist you with this process and can answer questions you may have about the application process.

Academics on a TEAN program
All courses on TEAN programs are considered for transfer credit. Field studies, internships, and other experiential courses require explicit approval by exception from your academic advisor or college advising office for credit transfer.

Costs & Billing for TEAN programs
The affiliate program costs apply to this program. UMD students studying on TEAN semester programs will get an $800 discount off of the published TEAN program fee.

As part of your program application to TEAN, you will pay a $500 program deposit and an $350 housing deposit to secure your spot. The remaining TEAN program fees, including housing, will be charged to your UMD student account. You will be able to use any financial aid you receive from UMD towards these charges.

Scholarships for this program are available through the UMD Education Abroad Fund and TEAN Scholarship Funds including the Diversity Scholarship and merit and need-based awards.

Students studying in New Zealand are also encouraged to apply for the New Zealand - Generation Study Abroad Excellence and Travel Award.

Term Year Application Deadline Admission Notification Program Start Program End
Spring 2018 10/15/2017 06/01/2017
Fall 2018 03/15/2018 01/01/2018
Year (Fall-Spring) 2018 03/15/2018 01/01/2018