On our Semester in Newcastle – University of Newcastle program, study at an excellent university with a stunning, ecologically sustainable campus, and experience the true Aussie lifestyle, complete with local Aussie friends. Fondly referred to as Newy, Newcastle is a port city located in New South Wales, home to roughly 400,000 people. With a beautiful trail to Nobby's Lighthouse, Newy hosts a superb mixture of beaches, historical architecture, and a diverse arts scene, which makes its charm even more apparent.
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You must have at least sophomore standing and at least a 2.5 cumulative GPA. You should consult with your academic advisor and the Office of Global Education as early as possible. Freshman year is not too early to start planning for study abroad. Valpo students can participate in this program without delaying graduation if they plan carefully with their academic advisor.
The application is facilitated online through the Terra Dotta application management software. Upon beginning your application, you will be able to view requirements to complete an application laid out in a to-do list style page. Once an item is complete, a check box will be marked so you can easily identify which items are still outstanding.
Once all items are marked off, you will be able to submit your application. If you have any questions about the application, please contact the office at firstname.lastname@example.org or stop in.
Meeting with Study Abroad Advisor
$75 Application Fee
Read & E-sign Visa Application Responsibility
Submit your Study Abroad Course Planning Worksheet
Electronic Signature Consent
General Academic Recommendation
Academic Advisor Form
Academic Year & Fall semester: March 1 (the semester prior to the term abroad)
Spring semester: October 1 (the semester prior to the term abroad)
Applications will be reviewed by the language department alongside the Office of Global Education staff after the deadline has passed. Once a decision has been made, applicants will be notified via their Valpo e-mail.
Students are welcome to meet with the program advisor at any time to assist with planning. Students are able and encouraged to start planning well before they would complete an application, and it's very common that they are working with study abroad staff a semester, or even a year or two beforehand. It's important for them to understand how study abroad courses will fit into their degree program, and start considering cost and funding information and the initial scholarship search.
Click the "Apply Now" button at the top of this page to begin an application.
Once students are officially accepted, post-acceptance items will also be facilitated through the Terra Dotta software in the same fashion, though additional requirements may be requested via e-mail. It's important to the Office of Global Education's preparation process that students are engaged throughout the process and being mindful of all requirements, shared information, and deadlines.
All study abroad program participants are required to complete pre-departure orientation. This will include a mix of online modules and information as well as meetings to ensure students are as prepared as possible. Of course, students are welcome to meet with their study abroad advisor as many times as they'd like to ensure they are on track and things are clear and to ask questions as they come up.
See the budget sheet above.
Students pay the same tuition and general fee to Valparaiso University for the term(s) abroad. Any scholarships or financial aid apply, except for aid that requires on-campus participation (work-study and some athletic and music scholarships). Room and board will be charged per rates set by CIS.
Start your scholarships & funding search as early as possible so that you are able to plan and ensure you are able to meet any deadlines. Your study abroad advisor can also help you with brainstorming potential resources as well.
Program Contact & Further Information Study Abroad Advising Erin Kunert - Director of Study Abroad Office: Gandhi-King Center, Union 2nd floor
Phone: (219) 464-5333
Study Abroad Advocates: Contact students who have recently participated in the CISAbroad Semester in Newcastle program. Study Abroad Blog: Read about current and past students' experiences abroad!
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Apply for a Passport! Passports need to be valid for at least six months past the program’s end date. As part of the application, students must upload a copy of a valid passport, or a receipt or similar proof that the student has submitted a passport application. Information on how to apply for a passport can be found here.