An international panel rated Melbourne "the world's most livable city." It is known for its elegance in grand architecture and tree-lined boulevards. As a multi-cultural city, Melbourne is home to more than one hundred different nationalities. A wide variety of cultural activities can be enjoyed in Melbourne, such as the Australian Ballet, the Victorian State Opera, and the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra. Nature sites, ranging from beaches to rainforests, are all within a short distance from the city. Melbourne is home to one of the world's best natural seaports. Students can take a quick train from Melbourne and find a wide array of beaches and a vast bay. Melbourne has an excellent public transport system; trams (trolley cars), trains, and buses are many and frequent, so the city and surrounding areas are easily accessed. You can even take a train direct to the Melbourne Cricket Ground and enjoy a day of Aussie Rules Football or Cricket (depending on the season).
La Trobe Univesity has one main campus, and two smaller ones. Despite its large size, La Trobe is personal and friendly. La Trobe University has excellent sports and cultural activities on campus. The campus is culturally diverse and offers many opportunities to students wishing to experience multi-cultural Melbourne. LaTrobe also has a wildlife park on campus. Please note that Semester 1 at La Trobe is typically from February-June and Semester 2 is from July-November. For additional information about this university, please visit the La Trobe University website.
This program has a limited number of exchange positions available. While all SUNY students are able to participate in this program as fee paying students, the exchange opportunity is open only to SUNY Oswego applicants. Students awarded the exchange will see their program differential reduced (see budget sheet for more details). While early applications are strongly encouraged, a decision is not made until the deadline to allow for all to apply. To apply for the exchange position, complete the Exchange Scholarship Application.
Please note: The application deadline for students wishing to be considered for an exchange position is earlier than the listed deadline. All application materials, including the Exchange Scholarship Application, are due one month prior to the posted deadline. For Fall programs, this deadline is March 1. For Spring programs the deadline is September 15. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact the program coordinator.
Costs (budget sheet)
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All students participating in this program are covered by the SUNY full health and accident insurance (https://www.geobluestudents.com) as well as medical evacuation and repatriation insurance.
National Health Insurance
In addition, students on this program must be enrolled in their host country's mandatory health insurance.
Students currently receiving financial aid can use their aid for overseas study, and may, in some cases, have their awards increased. Students not currently receiving financial aid may be eligible. Those interested in financial aid for this program should contact the financial aid office on their home campus.
Late applications are accepted on a space-available basis. Please contact our office at firstname.lastname@example.org for further details.
A non-refundable deposit of $250, applicable to the program cost, must be paid within 14 days of acceptance to the program in order to secure program participation. Any deviation from program requirements must be requested in writing and authorized by the Director of International Education and Programs before the final payment date.