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University of Wollongong
Wollongong, Australia (Exchange Program) (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms:
Program Terms: Academic Year,
Calendar Year,
Fall,
Spring
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Restrictions: BSU applicants only
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Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2022 03/01/2022 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Academic Year 2022-2023 03/01/2022 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Spring 2023 10/01/2022 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission notification. Applicants will be notified of acceptance and be able to complete post-decision materials as admission decisions are made.
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Language of Instruction:
English Program Type: Exchange
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Prior Language Study Required:
None
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Minimum GPA:
3
Language Courses Offered: None
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Academic Subject:
Anthropology, Business, Communication, Computer Science, English, Health Sciences, Natural Resources, Political Science, Psychology
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AACSB accreditation options available:
Yes
Program Description:
Program Description:
Student Exchange Study in Australia at University of Wollongong
 
 
What is the program about?
This program offers Ball State University students the opportunity to study and experience life at one of the top ranked universities in the Australia, University of Wollongong in New South Wales, Australia. University of Wollongong is a research-intensive university with an outstanding reputation for its learning environments across a broad range of disciplines.
 
 
Where does the program take place?
Wollongong, Australia
Informally referred to as "The Gong", Wollongong is a coastal city in Australia, 50 miles south of Sydney along the Grand Pacific Drive. Surfing beaches and rock pools line the coastline. Trails encircle the forests and rocky cliffs of Mt. Keira in the Illawarra mountain range, which frames the city. To the north, hang gliders launch from Bald Hill. South lie the Buddhist temple of Nan Tien and Lake Illawarra, a large lagoon with boating and fishing facilities. Wollongong's population of 295, 669 make it the third largest city in New South Wales after Sydney and Newcastle, and the nineth largest city in Australia.
 
The city is never more than roughly six kilometers at its widest but stretches over forty kilometers from South to North. Its growth was limited by mountains, which are not so much high as steep, and the sea. The Illawarra includes a whole chain of coastal towns, from Kiama and Shellharbour in the south to Bulli, Austinmer, and even up to Stanwell Park in the north. Wollongong also includes a large Mediterranean (Macedonian, Serbian, Bosnian, Croatian, Italian, Hungarian, Greek, Turkish, Portuguese, Spanish), Indian and Asian population which has left its mark on the city and means there is a great range of food and entertainment options.
 
The University of Wollongong (UOW) has an enrolment of over 35,969 students across all campuses (including over 13,500 international students from 143 countries), and consistently ranks among the top 2% of universities in the world. The main campus is located on the New South Wales coast, 3 km from the centre of Wollongong and offers a comprehensive range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses. The courses are offered across four faculties comprising the Faculty of Business and Law, the Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences, the Faculty of Science, Medicine and Health and the Faculty of Humanities, Social Sciences and Arts. Altogether, nearly 36,000 students attend classes along with around 2000 staff on the Wollongong campus. Apart from the extensive teaching and research buildings, the campus includes student residences, conference facilities, food halls, cafes, restaurants and bar, conferences facilities, indoor sports centres and gymnasium, Olympic-standard swimming pool and sports fields.
 
 
When does this program take place?
NOTE: Seasons are reversed in the Southern Hemisphere and University of Wollongong semesters are labeled opposite of Ball State University.
 
Autumn Session (BSU Spring Semester) late February to Mid July
Spring Session (BSU Fall Semester) Mid-July to Mid November
 
 
What is the program content?
Exchange students at Wollongong take classes alongside Australian and International students. Wollongong has a wide variety of courses to choose from in many disciplines including; Business, Social Sciences, Law, Humanities and Arts and the Sciences.
 
All courses are referred to as "subjects” and typically, Ball State students take four subjects while abroad.
 
 
What is the student accommodation?
On-campus apartment-style student residences accommodations in a multicultural environment are provided. Each resident is housed in a single room and has phone and computer access. Bedrooms are furnished, heated and carpeted. There are shared bathrooms, and meals are fully catered.
 
 
What is included?
All exchange students attending University of Wollongong pay Ball State tuition and student fees. Tuition and fee rates are based on residency. Airport pick-up, accommodation assistance and onsite orientation are included in the program fee.
 
Round-trip airfare, accommodation, meals and living expenses are paid out of pocket by the student but can be factored into the cost of attendance sheet for financial aid purposes. Other costs include US passport, insurance, and spending money.
 
 
Is financial assistance available?
Students can apply for scholarships through the Rinker Center for Global Affairs. Information about these scholarships as well as the online scholarship application can be found on the Study Abroad website here.
 
In addition, students should consult with the Ball State University Financial Aid Office to determine available aid for this program.
 
 
Number of placements available?
Six semester placements per year (three academic year placements)
What are the eligibility requirements?
Any major
Sophomore standing minimum at time of participation
Full-time student status at time of participation
Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above
 
 
Is a passport and visa required?
Yes. U.S. and non-U.S. citizens need a valid passport both to enter other countries and to return to the United States. If you already have a passport, make sure it is valid until at least six months after your return date. If you must apply for or renew a passport, APPLY EARLY, since a minimum of four to six weeks is usually required for processing. During peak travel seasons, more processing time is required. Passport forms are available at many federal and state courts, probate courts, some county/municipal offices and some post offices. They can also be downloaded from the Web.
 
A visa is required. A visa is official permission granted by the authorities of a country where you will study or travel that allows you to enter and remain in that country for a specific purpose. The visa itself is frequently a stamp in your passport, not a separate document. You will need a passport before applying for a visa and the passport plus visa process may take several months, so start early. It is your responsibility to inquire about visa requirements for all countries you plan to visit while abroad; this includes countries that you plan to visit before or after your study abroad program. If you are not a U.S. citizen, consult the embassy or consulate of the countries you will visit to learn their document requirements. If you are a BSU international student, also visit the Rinker Center to obtain a signature on visa documents to permit re-entry to the United States. See visas for more information.
 
 
How do I apply?
Step 1 – Click on "Apply Now"
Step 2 – Complete the online application through BSU
 
 
Application deadline:            
Autumn Session (UOW): October 1
Spring Session (UOW): March 1
 
 
Who can I contact for more information?
Email:  studyabroad@bsu.edu

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