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Winter 2017-2018

I) Summary

Location: Melbourne, Australia

Dates: January 6 - January 25, 2018

Credits Offered: GEOG 383.97 - 3 CREDITS (CUNY tuition is not included in the program fee)

Application Deadline: October 19, 2017 Deadline extended! We will accept new applications (pending space availability) until November 6, 2017.

Financial Aid: PELL, student loans

Scholarships: Chancellor's Global Scholarship

Additionally, 12 scholarships of approximately US$500 available to Hunter students ONLY. No separate application needed. The exact scholarship amount will be calculated at the time the balance payment is due and will be based on the current exchange rate.

Program Fee: $2,250 (estimate) includes housing, airport transfers, surf lessons and a rainforest hike, cultural activities, teaching materials and international health and travel insurance. TUITION and AIRFARE are NOT included in the program fee. All students are responsible for arriving at their study abroad location by the first day of the program; this may mean flying a day or two before.

Payment Schedule: $350 application fee and deposit is due with the application. $1,900 (program fee balance; estimate) is due November 28, 2017. Payments must be made with certified check or money order. NO CASH, PERSONAL CHECKS OR CREDIT CARDS.

Students are responsible for meeting the payment deadline regardless of funding source, i.e. Macaulay Opportunities Fund, loans, or any other type of financial aid. Late fees will be applied to all delayed payments (see Education Abroad Application Instructions and Policies).

II) Program Description

This program is offered by Deakin University, with whom Hunter College has a semester and academic year-long reciprocal tuition agreement. There is no Hunter faculty accompanying the students. The program is located on the beautiful Melbourne Burwood Campus. Melbourne is the capital and most populous city (population 4.077 million) in the state of Victoria, and the second most populous city in Australia. Melbourne is the world's most liveable city for the sixth year running according The Economist's global liveability survey. Often referred to as the "cultural capital of Australia", Melbourne is the birthplace of cultural institutions such as Australian film (as well as the world's first feature film), Australian television, Australian rules football, the Australian impressionist art movement (known as the Heidelberg School). It is also a major centre for contemporary and traditional Australian music.

The aim of the course is to satisfy students' curiosity about one of the world's most diverse, friendly and harmonious cultures. It will provide the cultural orientation skills, information and experiences, analyses and interactions which will inform, entertain and heighten participants' understanding of Australia today. It will be achieved through a series of presentations and readings on everything from Australian history, politics and geography to an engagement with key social and political issues - Indigenous rights, gender relations, inequality, multiculturalism, national identity and Australia's place in the world - while also exploring myths and popular cultures. Students will attend presentations and participate in small group discussions of the materials. They will also venture on field excursions beyond the University. Assessment will be based on a class presentation, a fieldwork exercise related to the excursion, and an essay.

Previous Session Syllabus: Australia Winter 2014-15 Syllabus 

III) Prerequisites & Credits

Pre-requisites: One 100-level social science course (GEOG, ANTHC, SOC, PSYCH, POLSC, HIST)

Credits & Grades: Students in this program may receive 3 credits. Note: Students will only receive credits if their grade is "C" or better. Letter grades for this program will appear on the transcript, but will not count towards their Hunter GPA.

IV) Estimated Costs of Attendance

Tuition (3 credits, calculated at the undergraduate, in state rate)
Program Fee $2,250
Not included in Program Fee
Airfare $2,000
Meals (own cooking) $300
Visa $25
TOTAL US (estimate)

V) Further Inquiries

Education Abroad Office, Room E1447
Office Hours: 9:30am - 5:30pm Mon-Fri
Phone: (212) 772-4983
Fax: (212) 772-5005

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