Program Details

Orientation

TEAN’s exclusive “Welcome Abroad” Orientation Program takes place in Cairns in the north of Australia famous for its tropical setting and access to the Great Barrier Reef – what better way to start the semester than a week full of adventure, including snorkeling on the largest coral reef system in the world? Your Australia Orientation is designed to set you up for a successful semester by introducing you to the local culture and academics while also getting to know your soon to be friends and having an exciting journey in the process. On the final day of Orientation, students travel to their host city where they are met by their local TEAN Resident Director and introduced to their housing and local area.

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Housing

Students studying at La Trobe University live on campus within a vibrant residential community of local and international students. The co-ed dorms with men and women living in adjacent rooms include fully furnished, single bedrooms with shared bathrooms. Students can also access common spaces, like a large lounge, recreational rooms, indoor games area, barbecue, study rooms, library, health sciences study room, and coin-operated laundry facilities. Rent, utilities, WiFi, and bed linens are also included.  Housing is available with either a partial meal plan providing daily breakfast and dinner or a self-catered (no meal plan) option.


TEAN Staff

Our team works with you start to finish through the study abroad process. Our programs staff will help guide you through the application process to go abroad, then upon arrival in Australia, you will meet our team who will provide assistance during your time in-country. Throughout your semester you will meet with the Melbourne Resident Director for informal discussions and excursions. Our staff is readily available and able to assist you with any academic, social, or cultural questions or issues that you may face during your time abroad.

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University

About La Trobe University

  • Founded in 1967, La Trobe has grown to be one of the country’s leading universities, including a top public university in Melbourne, with six campus locations spread throughout the state of Victoria.
  • La Trobe is rated in the top 50 QS World Rankings for sports-related subjects, top 100 in nursing and archaeology, and top 250 in accounting and finance.
  • La Trobe’s main campus is located just outside downtown Melbourne, giving students various public transit options to travel between the campus and the central business district.
  • Emphasizing its two core values – excellence and inclusivity – the university hosts more than 7,000 international students each year.

Location

La Trobe University is located in Melbourne’s northern suburbs and is 45 minutes away from the city center via public transport. Visit the Google Maps link below to see the campus location.

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Courses

Courses

Courses are available in the below disciplines. For detailed instructions on finding and selecting courses and a list of popular courses, see our course selection instructions. Students enroll in 3-4 courses per semester (45-60 credits), which usually transfers as 12-16 U.S. semester credits.

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Discipline
Subject Area
Business
  • Accounting
  • Advertising
  • agribusiness
  • Business Administration / Management
  • Economics
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Event Management
  • Finance
  • Hospitality
  • Human Resources Management
  • International Business
  • Logistics Management
  • Management
  • Management Information Systems
  • Marketing
  • Sports Management
  • Tourism
Communications & Media
  • Cinematography
  • Creative Writing / Professional Writing
  • Film / TV Studies (Theory)
  • Journalism (Broadcast)
  • Journalism (General)
  • Media Studies
  • Media/Multimedia
Education
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Education
  • Special Education
  • Teaching English as a Second Language
Engineering
  • Engineering, Civil
  • Engineering, Industrial
Environment
  • Ecology
  • Environmental Management
  • Environmental Science
  • Natural Resources Management
  • Sustainable Resource Management
Health
  • Dietetics
  • Disability Studies
  • Family Studies (Health)
  • Food Science
  • Health Science (General)
  • Kinesiology / Exercise Science / Athletic Training / Human Movement
  • Nutrition
  • Nursing
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Pharmacy
  • Physical Therapy / Physiotherapy
  • Public Health
  • Rehabilitation Services
  • Speech Pathology
Humanities & Social Sciences
  • Anthropology
  • Archaeology
  • Criminology/Criminal Justice
  • Development Studies
  • Family/Human Studies (Humanities)
  • Gender Studies
  • History
  • Law
  • Linguistics
  • Literature
  • Peace and Conflict Studies
  • Philosophy
  • Political Science
  • Pre-Law
  • Psychology
  • Public Policy
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
International Studies
  • Aboriginal Studies
  • Asian Studies
  • Australian Studies
  • Chinese Language / Studies
  • French Language / Studies
  • Greek Language / Studies
  • International Relations
  • Italian Language / Studies
  • Japanese Language / Studies
  • Southeast Asian Studies
  • Spanish Language / Studies
Science
  • Agriculture
  • Agronomy and Crop Science
  • Anatomy
  • Animal Science
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology
  • Biomedical Science
  • Biotechnology
  • Botany/Plant Biology
  • Cell Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Computer and Information Science
  • Epidemiology
  • Forensic Science
  • Genetics
  • Information Technology
  • Mathematics
  • Microbiology
  • Molecular Biology
  • Neuroscience
  • Physics
  • Pre-Veterinary Medicine
  • Statistics
  • Zoology
Visual, Performing Arts & Design
  • Art
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Theatre Studies

Eligibility

Eligibility

  • 2.5 GPA to apply
  • Open to high school seniors and gap year and first year students.

Events & Excursions

Activities / Immersion

Our local staff arrange various activities during the semester designed to help immerse you in the local culture. These activities are included in your semester program. In addition, if you have a specific interest or hobby, your Melbourne-based TEAN Resident Director will be able to point you in the right direction. Below are examples of previous activities arranged for students. Note that activities change each semester.

In addition to the TEAN-organized events, to make sure you don’t miss out on any opportunities, our local staff send out frequent emails letting you know what is happening in Melbourne. Ranging from community events to music festivals, we tap you into the local culture right from the start.

Melbourne walking tour

Included within the first few weeks after arriving in Melbourne, we walk and jump on trams all over the city, clueing you into the local secrets. Melbourne’s city center is made up of winding bylanes, and it’s here where you find unique cafes, bars, restaurants and galleries. We’ll also explore Melbourne’s urban villages, ending the day in an iconic locals-only venue for dinner. This day will set you up with the knowledge you need to make the most of your time in this great city.

Aussie Rules Football match

There is no sporting event that gets the sports-mad Victorian more vocal than the Aussie Rules Football match. Australian Rules football began in Victoria in the 1850s, predating American football, rugby and soccer. It’s not like other football types, the best explanation is to experience a game yourself. We see a game between two local rivals, and sample a local culinary favorite – the meat pie! It’s the hot dog equivalent of the Australian spectator sporting experience.

Local original live music

Melbourne is known for its local, live music scene and excellent intimate venues. We make sure students get to experience becoming part of a local crowd by heading to a show of an Australian band at an incredible venue. If you have a music genre preference, let your local staff know and we’ll try to accommodate your request – or at least give you some recommendations to check out on your own!

Program Dates

APPLICATION DEADLINES

TEAN has a rolling admissions process. We recommend submitting your application anytime from June for Spring applications, and from January for Fall applications. Late applications may be considered. Contact TEAN if the application deadline has passed.

Spring Deadline Nov 1
Fall Deadline April 15

PAYMENT DEADLINES

Your signed program contract and full payment for the program are due by the program deadline. Please note we do have options for using financial aid and enrolling in a payment plan if you cannot make full payment by the payment deadline. You can find more information about funding your program here

Spring Payment Deadline Nov 15
Fall Payment Deadline TBD

Fall 2022

Depart the US Early July
Arrive in Australia July 11
TEAN Orientation July 11 – 15
University Orientation July 18
Classes Begin July 19
Semester Break Aug 29 – Sept 2
Classes End Oct 14
Study Period Oct 17 – 20
Exam Period Oct 21 – Nov 4
Program Ends Nov 5

*These dates are tentative. Final dates will be released closer to departure.

Spring 2023

Depart the US Mid Feb
Arrive in Australia Feb 13
TEAN Orientation Feb 17
University Orientation Feb 20
Classes Begin Feb 27
Semester Break April 10-14
Classes End Late May
Study Period May 29 – June 1
Exam Period June 17
Program Ends June 18

Fees & Inclusions

Fall 2022

  • Tuition and program fees: $12,495*
  • Housing (on campus): $4,795-$6,250

*Tuition for 4 courses. Students are permitted to enroll in 3 courses but there is no tuition discount.


Spring 2023

  • Tuition and program fees: TBD
  • Housing (on campus): TBD

*Tuition for 4 courses. Students are permitted to enroll in 3 courses but there is no tuition discount.


What’s Included

  • Full tuition (4 courses) 
  • Guaranteed, pre-arranged, on-campus student housing
  • Overseas health insurance, plus evacuation and repatriation insurance
  • Services of local Resident Directors
  • Five-day Orientation Program with some meals, excursions, accommodations and transportation
  • Cultural events scheduled throughout the semester
  • Wireless internet access in all housing
  • Access to pre-arranged and affordable cell phone packages
  • Access to competitive airfares and pre-arranged flight itineraries 
  • Extensive pre-departure counseling and information packets
  • University and course selection advice
  • Official academic transcripts from host institution
  • Credit approval and transfer assistance
  • Help with student visa preparation
  • Financial aid transfer planning
  • Airport pickup and reception in Melbourne
  • Arrival Welcome packet containing important local contact details and information
  • Melbourne Farewell Dinner at conclusion of program
  • Host university orientation

What’s Not Included

  • International airfare ($1,800)
  • Domestic airfare in US ($500)
  • Student visa ($450)
  • Books ($365)
  • Meals during the semester ($2,500)
  • Airport transfer at the end of the semester ($50)
  • Travel insurance ($350)
  • Travel and personal expenses ($1,500 – 2,500+)

*Numbers are estimated based on previous student experience and budget. Actual amounts will vary depending on student.

Scholarships

TEAN Scholarships

Apply for TEAN scholarships – starting at $1,000 – for the chance to receive money specifically for studying abroad. Each year we award thousands of dollars in need- and merit-based scholarships, diversity scholarships, a full ride scholarship and more. Visit our scholarships page for details!

We Love Melbourne

Ange Hart

Resident Director - Melbourne

Melbourne Tip
Browse up Chapel Street

Chapel Street runs the length of a number of suburbs but it is the end that runs through Windsor, Prahran, South Yarra and Toorak that are the most interesting. Grab a coffee and start at Windsor Station, then walk north through Prahran past funky café’s, cool hip restaurants, vintage clothing stores and bars full of locals. As you make your way through South Yarra and Toorak, the vibe changes to include fancy restaurants, an art house cinema, boutique designer stores and plenty of locals sipping on lattes.

Molly Laycob

Corporate Social Responsibility Manager

Melbourne Tip
Little Italy

Right next to the University of Melbourne in the heart of Carlton is Lygon Street, Melbourne’s Little Italy. Lined with pizzerias, pasta bars, café’s and gelato stores, Lygon Street is worth a visit if you want some hearty Italian food. Walking up Lygon Street, restaurant hosts will entice you in as they share their menu, however the Italian loving locals will all agree that Tiamos is the place to go.

Q&A

What inspired you to pursue your masters degree in Sustainability?
My mom instilled me in from an extremely young age that the natural environment, along with all of the wild species that call it home, are the most important pieces to our ecosystem and that we should respect them deeply. Thankfully, after an academic career based around environmental science, one buzzword kept coming back into my life that encompassed everything that I stood for – sustainability – and I jumped at the opportunity to pursue a masters degree in a field that combines the preservation of our natural environment while also factoring in the needs of human beings.

In what ways is study abroad tied to sustainability?
Studying abroad gives students an opportunity to live their life in an environment which differs from the one in which they were raised. Some students may find themselves in situations where they are very pleased with the pro-environmental initiatives in their host country…or shocked by the lack of. It is an opportunity to understand the reasonings behind the host country’s practices and either take those green initiatives back home with them or to educate yourself more on the obstacles that the host country is facing that perhaps is keeping them from taking their next steps towards a sustainable future.

What are some small and big ways students can Choose Earth while abroad?
The beauty of sustainability is that small-scale efforts are the building blocks to large-scale changes and there are plenty of ways that students can make green choices while studying abroad including; choosing public transportation or walking, using reusable water bottles, grocery bags and utensils instead of single-use items, turning off lights, air conditioning and electrical appliances while not in your housing, making an effort to eat locally-produced foods that are in-season and taking your own reusable food container when ordering food to go, offsetting your airline carbon credits and ensure that any animal or nature preserve visits outside of TEAN’s planned activities are legitimately ethically sound places and not tourist traps that harm animals or the natural environment – do research online and ask around.

What is your favorite travel quote?
“Take only memories, leave only footprints” is a quote that I live by while traveling. To me, fully taking in and appreciating a moment so that I have a solid memory of a trip is more important than any picture or souvenir. It is important to not leave any human impressions on the natural environment that you explore while abroad so future generations of all species can live in harmony with the land.

If you were going to study on a TEAN program tomorrow, where would you go?
I would definitely choose one of the New Zealand programs. I have a huge admiration for the country’s sustainability initiatives and how they are moving at such a fast rate towards cutting their carbon footprint – they are a great example for other countries to follow! I also want to experience its spectacular natural settings and landscapes.

From the Blog

@TEANabroad

Dec 07

Australia Internship

International work experience is more important than ever and one of the best ways to make the leap into working abroad is by completing an internship in Australia – a longtime leader in the health, sports and technology industries. Offering a range of internship opportunities throughout the country, TEAN works tirelessly to connect students with highly relevant placements in every trade from finance, to environmental conservation, to even sports medicine. While Sydney is a popular destination as an international business hub, other cities throughout the country also provide a variety of internships suited to meet nearly every degree or interest.

Dec 07 A biker rides down a main street in downtown Melbourne, home to RMIT's urban campus

RMIT University

RMIT University’s modern architectural design accents the lively streets of Melbourne. Often considered the world’s most liveable city, participants can’t help but feel energetic in this urban campus. With an assortment of comprehensive courses, emphasizing on technology and design, and the best parts of Melbourne at your feet, you’ll find it easy to settle into your new routine. Students participating in our RMIT University program live in high quality, fully furnished student apartments a short walk from campus.

Dec 07 A group of students walk toward a large, ornate building on University of Sydney's campus

University of Sydney

The University of Sydney boasts a beautiful campus with grassy courtyards and dramatic sandstone buildings in the middle of the city’s most artistic neighborhood. Featuring a multitude of courses covering a variety of subjects, the university is also considered one of the top three universities in the country. Students have the added option of completing a professional internship, to further boost their education and resume, and access to guaranteed living arrangements in our high-quality apartments.

Dec 07 The exterior of the rear of Macquarie University's library at sunset

Macquarie University

Macquarie University offers participants the opportunity to enjoy the bustling nature of international Sydney and also the more relaxed, local feel of the city’s suburbs. Located in North Ryde featuring a sprawling campus just a short train ride away from Sydney’s Central Business District, students live in our downtown accommodations or an on-campus apartment. With a variety of courses to choose from – the university is ranked in the top 120 universities in the world in nine subjects – and a schedule that allows for semester break excursions, Macquarie students benefit from both local interactions and global experiences.

Dec 07 People sitting in lawn chairs enjoying the outdoor area of University of Newcastle's student center

The University of Newcastle

As one of Australia’s most naturally beautiful campuses, the University of Newcastle’s Callaghan campus is a great fit for students seeking an engaging learning environment combined with opportunities for outdoor exploration. Here, participants will challenge themselves in the classroom, benefiting from a wide variety of course offerings, while exploring a city that features five kilometers of waterfront attractions. Located two hours from Sydney, Newcastle is also just a short distance from the Lower Hunter Valley, a region famous for its wineries and national parks.

Dec 07

University of Queensland

With its laid-back yet cosmopolitan vibe, sub-tropical Brisbane is home to The University of Queensland (UQ). Ranked in the top 50 universities in the world, UQ offers students comprehensive programs in a wide range of subjects. TEAN students can take advantage of the city’s ideal location and climate. Outdoor activities, such as visits to pristine islands, golden sandy beaches, mountains, and rainforests, are from one hour’s drive away. With an on-site Resident Director, optional excursions to Thailand or the iconic Great Barrier Reef, and a lively and liveable city to call home, studying abroad at UQ gives students the full package.

Dec 07 The front entrance to James Cook University in Townsville, Australia

James Cook University (JCU)

The James Cook University (JCU) Townsville campus is situated amongst the Northern Queensland rainforests and provides the perfect entry point to exploring the stunning Great Barrier Reef. With strong biological and environmental science curricula, the university offers students plenty of hands-on experience while being surrounded by a diverse array of natural flora and fauna on campus.

Nov 13

University of Canterbury

Christchurch is home to the second oldest university in New Zealand, the University of Canterbury, widely respected for its academic excellence in teaching and research. Participants enjoy access to a wide spectrum of course offerings, as the university is highly ranked for civil engineering, education, accounting and history among other disciplines, along with an unbeatable base for exploring some of the world’s most thrilling landscapes, including the South Island’s stunning Southern Alps and majestic Fjordlands. Students find it easy to meet similarly-minded explorers in their apartment-style university housing.

Nov 10 Four TEAN interns pose excitedly dressed up in nice clothes

New Zealand Internship

Replete with natural wonders, interns in New Zealand will experience more than the beauty of the country’s many landscapes. Inventor of the bungee jump, home to the largest geothermal power source and the first country to give women the right to vote, New Zealand has pioneered incredible advancements in engineering, agriculture, environmental sustainability and social justice. An internship in New Zealand allows interns to experience firsthand the ingenuity and creativity that has made this country a global innovator and is an ideal location for creative minds seeking a cutting edge professional landscape particularly in the fields of engineering, architecture, veterinary science, ecotourism and adventure recreation. While Auckland is a popular destination as a business hub, other cities throughout the country also provide a variety of internships suited to meet nearly every degree or interest.