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Geelong, Australia

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Winter 2018-2019

I) Summary

Location: Geelong, Australia

Dates: January 6 - January 26, 2019

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

Application Deadline: October 16, 2018 Deadline extended to October 30, 2018!

Financial Aid: PELL, student loans

Scholarships: Chancellor's Global Scholarship (application due October 25, 2018)

Program Fee: $2,325 (estimate, for non-Hunter students) or $1,325 (estimate, for Hunter students, thanks to our exchange agreement with Deakin University).

Program fee includes includes housing, airport transfers, welcome dinner, social activities, excursions, surf lessons, 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.

Students should not purchase flights before the orientation session. Arrival and departure information will be discussed then, and details are subject to change.

Payment Schedule: $350 application fee and deposit is due with the application. $1,975 for non-Hunter students/$975 for Hunter students (program fee balance; estimate) is due November 27, 2018. 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 exchange agreement. There is no Hunter faculty accompanying the students. The program is located at the Geelong Waterfront campus. The Geelong Waterfront campus is right on the seafront in the heart of Geelong, about an hour away from Melbourne. Originally built as wool stores in the 19th century, the buildings have been extensively renovated to feature a beautiful blend of history and modernity.

The stunning Geelong Waterfront is lined with restaurants and cafes with an amazing view of Corio Bay. Take a walk to the Geelong Botanic Gardens or cool off at the enclosed sea baths. Geelong is the second-most populated urban area in the state of Victoria (behind Melbourne) with a population of around 280,000. One of the world's most beautiful coastal drives, the Great Ocean Road, is just half an hour away, complete with famous surf beaches and the occasional whale sighting.

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 educate, 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 site visits beyond the University. Assessment will be based on a class presentation, a fieldwork exercise related to the site visits, and an essay.

Australia Today Sample Syllabus (2017)

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 converted grade is "C" or above. Letter grades for this program will appear on the transcript, but will not count towards the Hunter GPA. If grades convert to below C (C- to F), they will appear on the transcript as F.

IV) Estimated Costs of Attendance

Tuition (3 credits, calculated at the undergraduate, in state rate)
Program Fee

$2,325 (non-Hunter students)

$1,325 (Hunter students)

Not included in Program Fee (estimates):
Airfare $2,000
Meals (own cooking) $300
Visa $25
TOTAL US (estimate)

$5,535 (non-Hunter students

$4,535 (Hunter students)

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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