Semester in Bendigo

Program Information

On our Semester in Bendigo, you will have it all: outstanding academics at La Trobe University's Bendigo campus, a vibrant student community, a walkable city, and easy access to Melbourne and Victoria’s wine country. What really makes Bendigo great is that you'll enjoy urban amenities while experiencing true Aussie living. And the climate is mild year-round. You will experience:

Life in a small city of Aussies – If you’ve always wanted to study abroad in Australia, Semester in Bendigo is perfect; located in a great Australian city, the program has all the amenities of urban life without all the tourists. You may even witness a kangaroo hopping through campus.

Exceptional academics – La Trobe University is one of the best in Australia, and the UK Times named it as one of the top universities in the world.

Unique Adventure Education program – Interested in education, but perhaps something a bit different from the norm? Look no further! Paddle up the Murray River and explore the Outback in Bendigo.

Vibrant campus community – You’ll be living on a campus where each residence hall has its own personality and culture. It’s a great way to really get involved in and acclimated to your new home.

Adventure Orientation – This stellar orientation in Australia will acquaint you with the local Australian culture and get you accustomed to the Aussie way of life.

Highlights and Excursions

If you’ve always wanted to study abroad in Australia, there are many reasons to study on our Semester in Bendigo program. Here are a few of the key highlights that make this program unique.

  • Adventure Orientation 
  • Mid-size student body 
  • Vibrant campus community with active residence halls 
  • Live in a suburban setting, with Melbourne only a few hours away 
  • Robust academic offerings in liberal arts, education, applied sciences, media studies, and more 
  • Unique Adventure Education program

Housing

Housing at Bendigo is on-campus and is self-catered.  Students will either stay in the Terraces or in The Units.

The Terraces consists of 21 houses, each of which holds eight students. Each of the terrace units contains a spacious heated and fully furnished lounge room, a modern and well equipped kitchen, two laundry areas, and two bathrooms. Students will need to provide their own desk lamps, kitchen utensils/crockery, bed lines, blankets, pillows, and their own room heater (if needed). We recommends that students wait until arrival to purchase these materials to share the costs with their housemates.

The Units consist of nine centrally heated units. Each of the units can accommodate up to 12 people, each with a single bedroom. All of the units contain large partly equipped dining/kitchen area, a small mezzanine lounge area, and two bathrooms. There is a fully equipped central laundry facility for all students residing in the Units. The complex offers a Common Room to students which overlooks the tennis courts, and contains a computer room, a group study room, a large lounge room, a small kitchen, and photocopying facilities. Students will need to provide their own desk lamps, kitchen utensils/crockery, bed lines, blankets, pillows, and their own room heater (if needed). CISabroad recommends that students wait until arrival to purchase these materials to share the costs with their housemates.

Regardless of where you stay, the best thing about the Bendigo housing is that kangaroos frequently hop through!

Curriculum

Courses include humanities and social sciences; education; business, law and management; health sciences; science and computing; and engineering.

For a complete list of course offerings, please click here.

Campus Setting

Small city

Average Course Load

3-4 courses (12-16 US credits)

GPA Requirement

2.5/4.0

Language of Instruction

English

Program Dates

Spring 2014*:

Start Date: February 13
End Date: June 27

Fall 2014*:

Start Date: July 11
End Date: November 27

Cost

$15,890*

 

*Cost may change at any time due to the current exchange rates.

Included

  • Ohio University City and Beach Adventure Orientation
  • Full-time tuition and fees
  • Housing
  • Pre-departure and onsite orientation
  • Airport pick-up
  • Medical & accident insurance
  • La Trobe University official transcript
  • Student Union fees
  • Carbon offset of travel & Green Travel Guide

How to Apply

  • Set up an appointment with Frances Weiner, frances@iepabroad.org
  • Fill out the CISabroad Online Application
  • Pay the $200 application deposit*

*This is NOT an extra free, but is a non-refundable deposit applied towards your total program fee. You will be directed to pay this after completing the online application.

Past Students

"One of the best parts of my study abroad experience in Bendigo was meeting Australians and other students from all over the globe. Living with them really changed my view on the world and how I fit into it."

Josh C.