Study Abroad

Destinations! Melbourne & Bendigo, Australia

Fall  Semesters
July 20 - November 20 (Exact dates subject to confirmation by La Trobe University)

Spring Semesters

February 15- June 25 (Exact dates subject to confirmation by La Trobe University)

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For students who want to experience life in the "the land down under" with its endless beaches, unique flora/fauna, and the rustic Outback!  Your host, LaTrobe University enjoys a worldwide reputation for academic excellence and diversity -- and offers UWSP students two campuses on which to study:  Melbourne and Bendigo.  Melbourne is a world-class city and the La Trobe campus in suburban Melbourne provides a vast array of study options.  For a smaller city and campus, near the Outback but only two hours north of Melbourne, La Trobe's Bendigo campus is also open to UWSP students. 

Standard Application Deadlines: December 1 for the following fall semester and April 1 for the following spring term, although late applications are sometimes taken. Please check with the International Programs Office for information on available positions.

Go to the Applications page to find out how to get an application.


Sophomores, juniors, and seniors from all disciplines. Preference is given to upperclassmen with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above.  Academic fit, maturity, motivation, and preparation are important. Attendance at orientation meetings is required.


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Cost Includes:

  • 20 week academic program
  • Room and board in  Australia (our cost estimates are made using the most economical of the housing options; we find the standard offering to be of high quality and at, or above, the standards at UWSP.)
  • UWSP fulltime tuition for Wisconsin Residents; Minnesota students qualify for reciprocity; (surcharge for other out-of-staters is only $1000)
  • Australian insurance, library access, internship and service learning opportunities, club access, airport transfers, orientation week, etc.
  • UW-System mandatory health/travel insurance

**Plan your budget to cover passport and visa (currently over $500 for Australian visa), airfare, personal break expenses, and class fees for certain courses.

For information on how to book an airline ticket, please click here.



USA to Melbourne and return.  International flights are not included for this program, but the International Programs Office will assist you to buy your ticket.  For information on how to book an airline ticket, please click here.


Select courses* from a wide variety of subject areas while remaining enrolled as a UWSP student. You will be fully integrated into the normal semester courses* at La Trobe University—but an important part of your pre-departure preparation is to work with the UWSP International Programs office to secure UWSP course and credit approvals. Courses in this program may qualify to meet major or minor degree requirements. Contact the International Programs Office to work out your course plan options.

For a list of the undergraduate courses available please click the URL below. In Australia "courses" refers to "majors" and "subjects" corresponds to "courses" at UWSP.
Subject search database (La Trobe catalog): 
Helpful guide to navigate the catalog: Using NEW Subject Search Database_2016_updated (2).pdf 
NOTE: students from the northern hemisphere can sometimes get confused with La Trobe's academic calendar:
Fall Semesters = LTU Semester 2 (July to November)
Spring Semesters = LTU Semester 1 (February to June)


NOTE ON LANGUAGE AND CREDIT POINTS:  "Courses" in Australia refer to students' entire "course of study," i.e. their "major" in U.S. parlance.  Students are only allowed to take 60 "credit points" per semester, which is considered a full load.  UWSP will award 15 credits for the completion of 60 credit points in one semester abroad.  Consult with the UWSP International Programs Associate Director or Director for more information.


Students studying in Melbourne or Bendigo through UWSP should NOT register directly with La Trobe University unless and until directed to do so by the UWSP International Programs Office. Nonetheless, it is VERY helpful to peruse the various La Trobe websites and brochures for information on Melbourne, Bendigo, and LaTrobe University itself.  Here is a good sampling for you: 

About La Trobe University:
“My Life At La Trobe Guide”:-
About Melbourne and Bendigo Campuses: (Choose the Melbourne of Bendigo tab for information about the campus)
Accommodation information 
Choose Melbourne or Bendigo Campus:
Accommodation virtual tours

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