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The Education Abroad Network (TEAN): University of Newcastle

Newcastle, Australia
Terms offered: 
Fall
Spring
Year (Fall-Spring)
Program Type: 
Credit Type: 
Minimum GPA: 
2.5
Non-UMD Students Eligible to Apply: 
No
EA Advisor: 
Language of Instruction: 
English
1.800.585.9658
 
NEWCASTLE Australia

The Ultimate Study Abroad Experience

Very few places on Earth boast such perfect positioning along the coast. As the only city in Australia with its Central Business District situated both on the beach and the harbor waterfront, Newcastle features a cosmopolitan vibe along some of the continent’s most sought-after real estate. Surfers from around the world regularly descend upon its beaches to participate in one of the world’s top surfing competitions and even for those who don’t know a “barrel” from a “curl,” Newcastle is a laidback paradise for beach-goers. Besides boasting a favorable climate, the city offers students a vibrant nightlife, keeping you active day and night! Take some time to soak in your surroundings with a trip to the lookout at Bar Beach, the city’s highest point and a mecca for hang gliders.

Newcastle Program Highlights

  • Select from the University of Newcastle’s comprehensive academic program, and enjoy the beautiful bush campus
  • Live with local and other international students in off-campus housing
  • Participate in cultural events throughout the semester designed to introduce you to the local Newcastle 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
  • 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

 


 


 

 
"I would describe my experience abroad in two words: life changing. My experience was so amazing that I now want to come back to Australia and live there for a few years. It was everything I hoped for and more. I believe that the TEAN experience is different from all others because of how it was structured. Everything about TEAN was professional, yet personal at the same time. I think that TEAN students come back with more cultural awareness and different world views because of the cultural events that TEAN holds. TEAN encourages their students to travel and experience different things. Remember it's not weird it's just different."
Emma Van Loon, University of Rhode Island
 
 
 
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.

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