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Study Australia Resident Directors

Throughout the program, Study Australia's Resident Directors will provide on-going support services via informal house meetings, weekend excursions and by generally making themselves available to assist students with other academic, social or cultural issues. Resident Directors are experienced professionals in the study abroad field.

David Platt, Director of Global Service Learning and Resident Director, Perth

Dave has worked extensively in service-learning and community engagement both in Australia and in the United States with a significant focus on developing community partnerships and creating dynamic learning experiences for students. He currently teaches courses in Community Development and Human Rights at both the University of Notre Dame Australia and Curtin University of Technology. A native of Massachusetts, Dave has resided in Perth, Australia, since 1997. He earned a BA from the University of Notre Dame and an MA from the University of Portland.

Favorite Destinations: Kathmandu, Nepal; Wanaka, New Zealand; Istanbul, Turkey

Study Australia-Sponsored Semester Activities

  • Weekend and spring break trips
  • Sporting Events with local Resident Director

Internet and Mobile Phones

Internet access and local phone service is included for all Study Australia Premier housing.

Want to stay connected from the moment you hit the ground in Australia? With Study Australia, you can pre-arrange your Aussie mobile phone and will be issued your new number for distribution to friends and family before leaving. Phones are collected upon arrival in Sydney.

Living Life as a Local in Perth

  • Swimming and sunbathing at one of many local and easily accessible Perth beaches.
  • Perusing the funky bargains at the Fremantle Markets.
  • Sailing and windsurfing on the Swan River.
  • Outdoor dining, fine coffee and people-watching along Cappuccino Strip in Fremantle.
  • Enjoying bike paths, wildflowers and spectacular views of the Swan River in Kings Park.
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