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  • Locations: Newcastle, Australia
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: Center for International Studies 
  • Budget Sheets: Fall, Spring
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Fact Sheet:
Program Type:
Language of Instruction:
Class Status:
2-Sophomore, 3-Junior, 4-Senior
Term of Study:
Fall, Spring
Housing Options:
Apartment, Dormitory
Minimum GPA:
Subjects Offered:
Business/Management, Education, Engineering, Fine or Applied Arts, Health Sciences, Humanities, Math/Computer Science, Other Fields of Study, Physical/Life Sciences, Social Sciences
Internship/Service Learning:
Internship, Service-Learning
Study Abroad Advisor: Nicole Hughes
Program Description:


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Program Description:
The University of Newcastle offers students the perfect combination of lifestyle and learning. Set in superb bushland (wooded land) and close to spectacular beaches, waterways, and forests, the university is well- known for its academic excellence and innovative teaching. Enjoy all of this and more:


  • Learn in the center of town - The main Callaghan campus lies about four miles from the center of the city of Newcastle on 345 acres - a site that has gained international recognition for practicing ecologically sustainable principles.
  • Enjoy modern facilities - For learning, you will find an array of libraries, computer centers, and a learning-assistance center. In terms of recreation, you will have access to the Sports Forum and Aquatic Center - complete with a pool, fitness center, and more.
  • Low-cost program in an awesome city - This is one of our most affordable programs in Australia and Newcastle boasts a laid-back atmosphere and casual lifestyle. It is the perfect place to study abroad!

The average credit load will be between thirty to forty Newcastle "units" - three to four subjects (equivalent to twelve to sixteen U.S. credits). You can choose from subjects in a range of areas including Australian studies, business, creative arts, cultural studies, education, engineering, environmental science, health, and general sciences (biology, chemistry, physics). Additionally, the Valpo Cultural Diversity requirement and Christ College seminar credit is automatically fulfilled by participating in this program. Click this link to find the full Newcastle University Course Catalog. 

All students should consult with their academic advisor regarding course planning. Any course equivalencies must be approved by the corresponding Valpo department head (i.e. History Department will need to approve any history course taken abroad in order to transfer the credit back to Valpo).

Student Life:
During this program, you will take part in a four-day adventure orientation that will prepare you for the culture shock you might encounter. This adventure orientation starts at the Great Barrier Reef, heads to Sydney, and then ends in Newcastle. Use this opportunity to network with other CISabroad students that you will be studying alongside all semester. 


  • On and off-campus housing available
  • Study at a top university in Australia
  • Lower cost of living compared to other cities
  • Enjoy CISabroad Adventure Orientation to Great Barrier Reef and Sydney
  • It is easy to meet both locals and other international students
  • Excursions to must-see Australian sites are included in the program price
Program dates for Fall 2017 have not officially been determined. Dates listed will serve as an estimate until official dates are released. Please note: Australian fall semester starts in mid-July and ends mid-November. 

Participants can live on campus in suite-style housing or off campus for a more independent lifestyle. Here are your housing options:

On-Campus Residence Hall
  • Single room with shared bathroom and kitchen
  • Fully-furnished and equipped for cooking
  • Laundry facilities
  • Internet
Off-Campus Apartment
  • Single room with shared bathroom
  • Fully-furnished and equipped for cooking
  • Centrally-located in the city
  • Laundry facilities
  • Internet
Application Requirements and Deadlines: 
Applicants must have at least a sophomore standing. 

Applicants to this program have 2 applications to complete: Valpo and CISabroad.
  • The Valpo deadline to apply for the Fall 2017 program is March 1, 2017. Click the Apply Now button at the top of this page to begin the Valpo application. 
  • The CISabroad deadline to apply for the Fall 2017 program is May 1, 2017. Click here to start the CISabroad application. 
Cost Information:
Please refer to the budget sheet above.

Students pay the same tuition and general fee they pay every semester at Valpo. All financial aid (except work-study and some on-campus aid) applies to this program. Be sure to meet with your Financial Aid Advisor to determine the exact cost. Housing for the program is paid to Valpo at a flat-rate equivalent to the lowest rate of housing at Valpo - currently the amount is $3,500 for the semester. Tuition, general fee, and housing will be posted to Student Accounts as they would be for a typical semester at Valpo. 

Out of Pocket Expenses

Students will be responsible for purchasing their own airfare. Flights will be discussed at length during orientation. 

The estimate for spending money will vary greatly depending on personal spending habits. Personal expenses include personal items, additional personal travel, meals, shopping, and other activities. The estimate found on the budget sheet is based on average spending. Students should consider their individual spending habits when estimating their personal expenses for the program. 

Program Contact Information:
Nicole Hughes - Study Abroad Advisor
Office: Gandhi-King Center, Union 2nd floor
Phone: 219-464-5923
Book an Advising Appointment:

Apply for a Passport:
Passports need to be valid for at least 6 months past the program's end date. Information on how to apply for a passport can be found here
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