Spring 2020 deadline extended! Please apply by November 10.
On our Semester in Newcastle – University of Newcastle program, you’ll 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 home to roughly 400,000 people. Newy is a port city located in New South Wales with a beautiful trail to Nobby's Lighthouse. It hosts a superb mixture of beaches, historical architecture and diverse arts scene, which makes its charm even more apparent.
You must have at least sophomore standing and at least a 2.5 cumulative GPA. You should consult with your academic advisor and the OIP as early as possible.
Freshman year is not too early to begin your inquiries about study abroad. Almost all Valpo students can participate in this program without delaying graduation if they plan carefully with their academic advisor.
The deadline for Spring and Spring Break programs is October 1st and for Fall and Academic Year programs is March 1st. After the deadline, the Office of International Programs Study Abroad staff will review applications. Once a decision has been made, applicants will be notified via their Valpo email. Then, please apply for your program's application as listed on the 'Homepage' link at the very top.
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 Information Study Abroad Advising Cherelle Dunn- Study Abroad Coordinator Office: Gandhi-King Center, Union 2nd floor
Phone: (219) 464-5333
Contact Cherelle with administrative questions about application, registration, program cost, etc.
Emma VanLoon - Senior Program Coordinator-Australia Programming
Phone: (413) 582 0407, ext. 5019
*Online chat calls are welcome - book an appointment here: https://evanloon.youcanbook.me/
Additional Links & Information: Learn More!
Don't miss upcoming Study Abroad Fairs to learn more about our programs, including this one! OIP Study Abroad hosts two fairs per year ahead of each application cycle. Current fair information is below.
August 28th from 10:30 am - 3:00 pm in the CCLIR Community Room: Featuring Spring and Spring Break programs January 31st from 10:30 am - 3:00 pm in the CCLIR Community Room: Featuring Fall and Academic Year programs
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!
*****Check out our Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter for more fun info and photos of our current students and past students abroad!
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.