Winter in OZ/NZ


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Study abroad and earn 15 EdCC credits in sunny Melbourne, Australia and Auckland, New Zealand!

5 weeks in Melbourne, Australia
5 weeks in Auckland, New Zealand
Winter Quarter 
January 3 – March 10, 2019 (approx)
15 college credits


Melbourne is situated in southeastern Australia. It is one of the great livable cities of the world, noted for its diversity, vitality, and sophistication, a center for arts and culture with ready access to the wonders of Australia’s natural history. This makes Melbourne a cosmopolitan, harmonious and dynamic city in which to live and study and Newman College is in an ideal location to enjoy all the activities that the city presents.

In Auckland, New Zealand you will experience Maori culture, New Zealand’s natural attractions and culture. Auckland is perhaps the most vibrant and bustling multi-cultural city in the world with it’s urban environment, beautiful beaches, hiking trails and glistening harbors.

What can I expect from the Program?

Australia and New Zealand (NZ) are unique countries and, because of their distance from
the US, only a lucky few get to visit there. You could be one of the lucky students to enjoy
an Australian and New Zealand study abroad program while earning 15 college credits.
You will spend the first five weeks in Melbourne, which is situated in southeastern
Australia. It is one of the great livable cities in the world, noted for its diversity, vitality,
and sophistication, a center for arts and culture with ready access to the wonders of
Australia’s natural history. The next five weeks will be spent in Auckland, which is
situated on the North Island of New Zealand. Itis the largest city in New Zealand and is
noted for its physical beauty of mountains, harbors and volcanic peaks. Together these
two cities will introduce you to the unique aspects of both Australia and New Zealand.
An experienced Community College faculty member will lead the group and teach the
curriculum along with local faculty members. Local program managers will serve as hosts and advisors to help you become familiar with Australian and New Zealand culture and lifestyle.

Academic Program

Students must carry a three course, 15 credit load, and are expected to fully participate in all activities. Students will take courses in Australian and
New Zealand Life and Culture, the History of Australia and New Zealand; and Biology of
Australia and New Zealand. Experienced Green River College faculty members will lead the group. They will teach the History course and highly qualified local Australian and New Zealand faculty will teach the other courses. Courses will begin in Australia and
continue in New Zealand. Detailed descriptions of the classes can be found in the Application Packet.
These courses are specially chosen to give participants interesting, valuable and relevant
instruction that exposes students to the cultural, history, fauna and geological differences
that make Australia and New Zealand very unique. Much of your time will be spent
learning “hands-on” outside of the classroom and experiencing what you are learning
about. The program is also structured to provide ample time for rest, relaxation and
personal exploration of the uniqueness that Australia and New Zealand have to offer.

Where will I be studying?

In Melbourne you will stay at Newman College, which is part of the University of
Melbourne. The campus is centrally located in the heart of Melbourne, just a few minutes from the center of the city, with easy access to all the city has to offer. There will be the opportunity to go swimming in the warm waters and to explore the tourist sights. Youwill also have a rare opportunity to experience Aboriginal cultural sites and a variety of native animals “up close and personal”.

While in Auckland you will stay in shared housing and take your classes at Unitec
University, one of New Zealand’s top educational institutions. Studying in New Zealand is
very popular with students worldwide and has a large international population,

Accommodation and Meals

While in Melbourne, students will be accommodated in single dorm rooms at Newman
College. These are college dormitories with shared baths and communal eating facilities.
Many lunches are provided in the Dining Hall. In New Zealand, students will live in shared apartments near the Unitec campus where you will have fully equipped kitchens to do your own cooking.


Based on an enrollment of up to 14 participants, the fee per person will be approx $7820, including airfare but not tuition tuition for 15 credits ($514.22 per 5 credits). Not including airfare is approx $6320.

Dates and Deadlines

Program Dates: Jan 3-March 10th APPROXIMATELY 2019

Application Deadline: Oct 19th, 2018


Pre-departure Orientation

Date: TBA

Time: TBA

Location: Green River College

What to Bring: A signed copy of the Student Guidelines, a copy of your passport, flight itineraries, a notepad to take notes, and questions. You should also invite parents, guardians, or whomever you feel should attend with you. Coffee will be provided in the morning and lunch will be included.

Make an appointment with your study abroad advisor and begin the application process!

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