Immerse yourself in a 4-week summer study experience at one of Australia’s most naturally beautiful campuses, the University of Newcastle, Callaghan campus.

Newcastle is a research-driven University and is ranked in the top 200 universities globally. We have some of the most qualified educators and scholars in the country who can help you boost your educational journey. The academic knowledge you’ll gain through our program will be sure to enhance your current degree.

The city of Newcastle is ranked in the top 10 cities in the world based on its livability, close proximity to beautiful beaches, and laid-back culture. It’s a thriving city on a breathtaking stretch of Australia’s coastline and is well known as a safe and friendly place to live.

You will be warmly welcomed upon arrival and have the opportunity to authentically experience Australian lifestyle and culture at our beautiful bushland campus and nearby attractions.


Enhance your studies at a university ranked in the world’s top 200 universities and top 5 in the world for promoting a more sustainable future

Select 1 course from 4 comprehensive academic programs that best suits your needs during this 4-week program

Experience living in one of the world’s top 10 cities surrounded by beautiful beaches, national parks, and in a vibrant coastal city with restaurants, cafes, and pubs

Student accommodations are in close proximity to the university campus, public transport, and Newcastle’s best attractions

Get acquainted with your new home quickly through our orientations and cultural events during your program

Access ongoing support from TEAN’s Newcastle-based Resident Director and other in-country staff throughout your program

Program Details


You will be invited to an orientation and welcome session on your first day at the University of Newcastle. We will provide you with all the necessary information, including student support, facility access, Wi-Fi details, and any other services required to set you up for a successful summer program.


Students will be housed in partially-equipped accommodations within close proximity to the University Campus. With an ensuite twin share room apartment, you’ll have access to kitchen and laundry facilities. Located close to public transport, you’ll have easy access all that Newcastle has to offer, including beautiful beaches, tourist attractions, shopping, cafes, restaurants, and vibrant nightlife. Newcastle is a very safe city full of friendly locals that will make you feel at home during your stay.

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 Newcastle 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.

Meet the Team


About The University of Newcastle

  • Established in 1965, the University of Newcastle’s campus hosts more than 37,000 students including approx. 6,000 international students.
  • The university is ranked as one of the world’s top 200 universities and is known for making a global impact.  They are also ranked top 5 in the world for their initiatives in Partnering for a Sustainable Future
  • The university is working towards being carbon neutral by 2025 and is recognized globally by the QS World University rankings.
  • Set in a natural bushland setting, close to some of Australia’s most beautiful beaches, the campus is situated approximately seven miles west of the city and is easily accessible via train, bus or bike from the city center.
  • Students will be able to access approximately 100 student social clubs and fully equipped gym along with an Olympic sized swimming pool.
  • Its Business School is AACSB accredited.


The University of Newcastle is located in Newcastle on the East coast of Australia, just under 2 hours north of Sydney. The Newcastle airport is nearby for easy access to other major cities in Australia. Our Newcastle Callaghan Campus is approximately 7 miles west of the city center and the Newcastle City Campus is situated in the center of Newcastle CBD within close proximity to the beautiful white sand beaches. The university offers free shuttles between its Newcastle campuses, and shuttles from Newcastle Callaghan to nearby local shops.

Newcastle is well-known for its vibrant culture, spectacular coastline, affordability of living, and is considered a safe and friendly place to live.



You can select 1 course for the summer program.
One course equals 10 units at The University of Newcastle, which typically transfers as 3-4 U.S. credits.

College of Human and Social Futures

TOUR3003 – Destination Marketing (incl. field trip) Destination differentiation is critical in the fiercely competitive and highly dynamic global tourism market. Effective destination marketing requires strategies that are both responsible and innovative. This course explores how sustainable tourism principles inform the marketing strategies of real world destinations. The course features a fieldwork component for students to learn directly from the experiences of destination marketing practitioners. Drawing on this knowledge, students will develop a marketing mix for a destination that balances the demands of visitors with the needs of host communities and the broader environment.

College of Engineering, Science and Environment

EXSS2030 – Sport, Exercise and Performance Psychology (incl. field trip) Sport, Exercise and Performance Psychology is a fundamental element in empowering learning, well-being and athletic performance of different individuals and teams. This course introduces students to various fundamental constructs that impact on adherence, participation and performance in sport, exercise and physical activity. The content provides a basic overview of key concepts that help to recognize, explain and interpret human behavior within sport, exercise and physical activity settings. The course will provide students with an ability to recognize the broad and inter-linked influences that psychological factors have within sport, exercise and physical activity settings. Students will need to demonstrate an ability to interpret and modify such factors to enhance one’s performance and wellbeing. By the end of this course, students will develop sound understanding of key concepts in Sport, Exercise and Performance Psychology and will be able to identify and apply evidence-based behavioral techniques needed to increase exercise adherence, improve health and fitness, and performance needs.
ENVS2006 -Ecology and Management of Wildlife (incl. field trip) Wildlife around the world are increasingly heading toward extinction. One method governments use to avert this extinction crisis is to create threatened species recovery plans that outline what we know about a species and how we can keep it alive into the future. This course will develop your understanding of the ecology and management of wildlife via the creation of a species recovery plan. Students will work in groups to identify why recovery plans are important, and then to collect the information necessary on their chosen taxa to compile a recovery plan. In doing so, students will develop skills on species identification and survey methods to ensure they can make appropriate recommendations in their recovery plans. Students will summarise published data on their focal species and related taxa to generate sections of their recovery plan on the species ecology and evolutionary history, unique adaptations, threatening processes and fully costed management solutions.
CHEE2935 – Resource and Energy Optimisation (incl. field trip) This course introduces you to the concepts of sustainability and cleaner production as applied in an industrial context. The course explores the potential role of engineers in the development of sustainable technologies, with a focus on energy and resources. Process impacts including atmospheric pollution and water use are also considered in addition to greenhouse gas emissions from a variety of energy technology types. Quantitative tools to optimize chemical processes are outlined to increase resource use efficiency.



  • Minimum GPA of 2.0/4.0 or equivalent
  • University students or other institution of higher education are eligible to participate
  • Provide evidence of English language proficiency if English is not your first language

Events & Excursions

Events & Excursions

In addition to the TEAN-organized events, the University of Newcastle also offers a varied social program throughout your stay, including a welcome and graduation ceremony and fun day activities near the city of Newcastle.

Program Dates


Summer Deadline March 17


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.

Summer Payment Deadline March 31

Summer 2023

Program Start June 12
Program End July 7

Fees & Inclusions

Summer 2023

  • Tuition and program fees for 1 course: AUD 6,800

What’s Included

  • Full tuition (1 course) 
  • Guaranteed, pre-arranged, off-campus housing 
  • Activities
  • Wireless internet access in off-campus housing & host institution campus
  • Official academic transcripts from host institution
  • Host university orientation & graduation
  • Completion certificate from host intuition
  • Opal Card offer AUD20

What’s Not Included

  • International airfare ($1,800)
  • Student visa ($450)
  • Meals during the semester ($2,500)
  • 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.

We Love Newcastle

Andrea Ciotti

Resident Director - Newcastle

Newcastle Tip
Fish and Chips

Swell at Nobby’s Beach has some of the best fish and chips in town paired with fantastic views to watch surfers catching waves. You can also take a surf lesson yourself!

Laura Carroll

Resident Director - Sydney & Wollongong

Newcastle Tip
Rent a Bike

Want to ride a bike? Find “Dan the Bike Man” and he’ll rent you one for the semester. He is a local legend – really – everyone knows him and his crazy love for bikes. As a relatively flat city, a bike is a great way to get around Newcastle.


What do you do for TEAN and what is the best part of your job?
I am the New South Wales Resident Director working with students who study in Sydney, Newcastle and Wollongong. The best part of my job is watching students grow throughout their study abroad experience!

What should be on every student’s bucket list for a semester in Australia?
There are so many things to pick from!! My absolute favorite thing I have done in Australia was go to Rottnest Island in Western Australia. It is one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever seen. There are no cars on the island, so you rent bikes and ride around beach hopping. There are amazing snorkeling spots, great beaches to lay out and the quokkas are the absolute cutest!

What are some must-do activities for every Sydney study abroad student?
Everyone should do the Coogee to Bondi Coastal Walk. If you do that and love it, then check out the Spit to Manly Coastal Walk. It’s a bit longer but so beautiful! You can also take the ferry to Manly Beach then, once you get to Manly Beach, walk up to Shelly Beach and go snorkeling. I also recommend heading to Newtown for some of the best vegan food around as well as great shopping and nightlife, wandering through Sydney’s amazing markets, like theGlebe and Marrickville markets, and seeing if there are any shows or concerts you’re interested in while you’re in Sydney – there are some really cool old theaters here!

Besides Sydney, what are some of your favorite places in Asia Pacific?
I loved Thailand for its culture – the people were so lovely, the food was amazing and seeing elephants is hard to beat! Of course, the beaches are gorgeous and I loved all the fun shopping too. I would highly recommend visiting Thailand while students are living in Australia. It’s very affordable and it’s so close!

What is the best meal (or food) you’ve had while traveling abroad?
When I was in Bali, I tried this jackfruit curry dish in Ubud. It was unbelievably delicious and the texture was amazing. This introduced me to cooking with jackfruit, which is now a weekly staple at my house. All the food in Bali was so fresh. I loved how you could buy tempe and tofu wrapped in banana leaves on the side of the road!

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