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Study Abroad in Newcastle, Australia

Very few places on Earth boast such perfect positioning along the coast. As the only city in Australia with its Central Business District situated both on the beach and the harbor waterfront, Newcastle features a cosmopolitan vibe along some of the continent’s most sought-after real estate. Surfers from around the world regularly descend upon its beaches to participate in one of the world’s top surfing competitions and even for those who don’t know a “barrel” from a “curl,” Newcastle is a laidback paradise for beach-goers. Besides boasting a favorable climate, the city offers students a vibrant nightlife, keeping you active day and night! Take some time to soak in your surroundings with a trip to the lookout at Bar Beach, the city’s highest point and a mecca for hang gliders.

Newcastle Program Highlights

  • Select from the University of Newcastle’s comprehensive academic program, and enjoy the beautiful bush campus
  • Take advantage of our pre-semester trip options to New Zealand’s adventure packed South Island or Australia’s Great Barrier Reef
  • Live with local and other international students in on-campus housing
  • Live in Newcastle, just two hours from Sydney, which features a lower cost of living than other major urban areas, an amazing climate, and many outdoor pursuits
  • Comprehensive five-day orientation program in Sydney includes many cultural activities
  • Experience an alternative Spring Break with our optional Thailand tour

Don’t leave Newcastle without...

  • Swimming and sunbathing at all of the city’s chill beaches, including Nobby’s Beach and Mereweather Beach
  • Rewarding yourself after an exhilarating afternoon in the surf with a heaping helping of Scottie’s chips
  • Trying your hand at a game of cricket with your new friends at Fort Scratchley
  • Spending a lazy Saturday exploring the cafes of Darby Street
  • Taking to the road for a trip to the famous Hunter Valley vineyards
  • Grabbing some friends for a BBQ along the Harbour Foreshore

Student Experience in Newcastle

Newcastle is a great city right on the east coast, and its location is perfect to travel to Sydney (only about two hours by train) and airfare was so reasonably priced that you can jet off to experience pretty much any other city you want during the weekend! When I visited Sydney I was in awe of its beauty, but felt a sense of comfort when returning to Newcastle; Sydney was a bit too big and overwhelming for me personally, but Newcastle is the perfect not-too-big and not-too-small size. It has so many pockets of different neighborhoods with bars, restaurants and shops, but is also small enough that you can occasionally run into someone you know.
Melissa Paradis, University of Kansas

If Melissa's experience sounds enticing, request more information now about studying abroad in Newcastle.
Or check out our Newcastle Program Orientation / Introduction to Australia based in Sydney.

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