Deakin University | Australia

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IE3 Global facilitates an academic study abroad program wherein students from IE3 Global’s partner institutions in Oregon can visit Deakin University, and vice versa. This program allows for students to direct enroll in undergraduate courses in several subject fields and is suitable for students from most majors.

Deakin University is located on the southeastern tip of Australia and has campuses in three different locations. Each campus offers a unique study and lifestyle opportunity.

The Burwood campus is located in a suburb of Melbourne, and offers students the opportunity to experience life in a multicultural urban environment with a population close to that of Los Angeles. Some consider Melbourne to be the country’s cultural and sports capital. Another campus is located in the bayside city of Geelong. Geelong has a population of 180,000 and is located about an hour train ride from Melbourne and about 15 minutes from the beach. The Warrnambool campus is located at the western end of the Great Ocean Road and is three hours from Melbourne by train. Warrnambool has a population of approximately 33,000 and offers a smaller town experience. An OSU student in Natural Resource Management recently attended Deakin’s Warrnambool campus. Click here to hear about his experience at this small, but friendly university campus, and see the natural beauty which surrounds it.

Quick Facts:

  • Deakin was awarded the QS Top Universities 5 Star Rating for Excellence in 2013 and was ranked among the world’s top 200 universities.
  • With three different campuses, the Deakin program offers a wide variety of disciplines and courses.
  • Deakin takes pride in the fact that their courses have been developed to be relevant, practical and are often the result of their research on current and emerging world issues. Courses are offered in unique areas such as biotechnology, architecture, business, chronic illness, natural resource management, fisheries and wildlife, exercise science and nutrition, and forensic science.

Deakin University is on a semester system, which they also refer to as Trimesters or Study Periods. Students are eligible to study for a semester or an academic year on this program. It is important to remember that because Australia is below the equator the seasons in Australia are reversed from the seasons in the Unites States. Australian students also start their academic year in the fall, but fall for Australia begins in February.

Program Duration:

  • Summer/Fall: early July – late October
  • Summer/Fall/Winter/Spring: early July – mid June
  • Winter/Spring: late February – mid June
  • Winter/Spring/Fall: late February – late October

Each semester is comprised of 12 weeks of teaching, with a one-week break in the middle of the semester and a one-week study period before exams.


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