Study Abroad Center, 3224 Memorial Union, (515) 294-6792
Semester in Australia - Deakin University
Why Deakin University?
Here are a few reasons why you should consider a semester abroad at Deakin:
#1 Deakin has won the University of the Year Award twice.
#2 Melbourne is ranked as one of the world's best cities to live in based on safety, public transportation, weather, recreational activities, and diversity.
#3 Deakin has 3 great campuses to choose from: Burwood, Warranambool, and Geelong.
Melbourne is the country’s cultural and sports capital, where you can join the masses cheering on the players at an Aussie Rules Football Grand Final and then spend the evening at the theatre, opera, or a night club. It is renowned for its music and cultural festivals, quality restaurants, entertainment venues, beautiful parks and gardens, and its excellent shopping. The city produces some of the most innovative art, music, cuisine, fashion, performance, design, and ideas in the country.
This study abroad program offers undergraduate students the opportunity to study for a semester or a year at Deakin University. All ISU study abroad students must be enrolled as a full-time student. Students can take 3-4 classes at Deakin, which is the equivalent to 12-16 ISU credits.
1 Deakin class = 4 ISU credits
Deakin is a good match for business, kinesiology, biology, journalism, psychology, and architecture majors. Of course, Deakin offers a wide variety of classes across many disciplines and these mirror programs at Iowa State. For more information on possible classes, please see the Course Handbook
To determine how transfer courses are applied to specific degree requirements in your major/minor, speak with your academic advisor. Should you need further assistance or approval from your college regarding any transfer credit issue, contact the college advisor listed here:
Transfer Credit Contacts
Where will I live?
Each campus (Burwood, Geelong, or Warranambool) offers accommodation. The residences are fully furnished, with single bedrooms. Some students choose to live off-campus, and assistance with finding apartment or homestays is provided through the University Housing Service on all campuses.
Students can research on-campus housing options online: Deakin Accommodation
The ISU (non-exchange) Program Fee for Fall 2017 is $6,400 for 3 courses and $8300 for 4 courses. Exchange spots are offered to in-state, Iowa residents, but the number of exchange spots is variable and extremely limited. Exchange spots are also awarded on a first-come-first-serve basis (based on the date when you submit your initial application). An exchange spot offers a reduced program fee. If exchange spots are not available, of course you may study abroad at Deakin, but you will pay the regular/non-exchange program fee.
Exchange and Regular Program Fees include tuition, fees, and ISU’s CISI insurance. The ISU Program Fees do not include airfare, housing, food, and all other additional expenses. For more detail, select the term next to "Budget Sheets" at the top of this page.
Deakin University invites all study abroad students to go on a two-day beach excursion (prior to orientation) where students will get to know each other and learn how to surf.
Melbourne is a multicultural melting pot with cuisines from around the world. Seek out the authentic Italian food and excellent gelato on Lygon Street!
To learn more about the Deakin program, contact Anne Grevstad-Nordbrock in the Study Abroad Center. She is happy to meet with you and answer your questions. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org