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Destinations! Melbourne & Bendigo, Australia

Fall  Semesters
July 25- December 5 (Exact dates subject to confirmation by LaTrobe University)

Spring Semesters

February 15- July 1 (Exact dates subject to confirmation by LaTrobe University)

Visit the Websites for LaTrobe . . . but note the campus options for Melbourne and Bendigo:

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 LaTrobe 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, LaTrobe'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.


Chicago to Melbourne and return.


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.

Information on the classes* you can take ("subjects" at La Trobe) can be found here:  SUBJECT SEARCH

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

Study Abroad Booklet

Study Abroad & Exchange  (Overview Prospectus)

About La Trobe University

Accommodation information

Accomodation virtual tours

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