Future Students - International

Australian Studies Summer School

January 5-24, 2014

Australian Studies Summer School offers you the chance to satisfy your intellectual and cultural curiosity about one of the world’s most diverse, friendly and harmonious cultures.

This unit will provide you with the cultural orientation skills, information and experiences, analyses and interactions which will inform, entertain and heighten your understanding of Australia today. 

Join us in the world's  most livable city (please note the program has moved to Melbourne for the 2014 summer)

Deakin's Burwood campus at Melbourne is a tram ride from the centre of the world's most livable city.

Students will stay in newly constructed residences on campus that will allow easy access to class and on-campus activities. All the students will be staying in the new resdiential halls, providing a collegiate and well supported experience with all the modern conveniences. Students will spend up to a week in the beautiful coastal city of Geelong engaging in cultural activities that will focus on the coastal surrounds (bushwalking, learning to surf) and will offer a new experiential component of the program focusing on social welfare, human justice and education.

Location highlights

The Summer School  program includes:

  • Melbourne Immigration Museum
  • Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) (Melbourne's home of sport) 
  • Narana Aboriginal Centre
  • Australian Centre for the Moving Image
  • Free Learn to surf lessons and rainforest hike on the world famous Great Ocean Road

Program closes on Thursday 24 January 2014. Accommodation is available until Saturday 25 January 2014.

Contact details:
Australian Studies Summer School
Ph: +61 3 9244 6963

Start the program off with a Welcome dinner at  a great eating place right in the heart of the city.
Meet friendly staff and Australian students.

Your program study Topics include:

Australian history, Landscape and settlement, Australia in film, The ANZAC legend: War and National Identity, Aboriginal settlement and unsettlement, Australia and Asia, Multicultural Australia, Australia: A distinctive democracy, The Lucky Country?, Sporting Nation: Sporting culture, Gender relations, Global Australia

The Learn to Surf and visit the famous Great Ocean Road 

The Great Ocean Road, voted by Conde Nast Traveller magazine as the top 'must do' great drive of the world.

This coastline is truly a spectacular sight marked by one 'kodak moment' after another.

Join the fun activities:

  • Learn to surfing lessons,
  • See Australia's most famous surf beach, Bells Beach.
  • Sightseeing along the Great Ocean Road
  • Rub shoulders with the locals at the local pub or cafe
  • Experience the best the city has to offer
  • Relax on the beach 
  • Hang out with your new friends

Coastal Victoria in January can be sunny and hot. The average maximum temperature in January is 35 degrees Celsius (95F), however nights can get cool, so bring a lightweight jacket. If we're lucky we will have lots of summer sun and balmy weather. In terms of packing, bring clothes for both the sun and bush walks, and any activities that you are choosing to participate in. Summer clothes, hats and sunscreen, bathers, towel, a fleecy top or light jacket.

The Learn to Surf and Great Ocean Road visit is on Saturday the first week of the program and includes transport and a learn to surf lesson.

All you need to know before you arrive

Information on accommodation, airport pick-up, visas, cost of living, travel within Australia, grades and emergency contacts is available in
our pre-departure guide.

The total price for the program is approx AUD$3350* and includes

• Tuition* (subject to minimal change)
• Accommodation and Welcome Dinner
• Airport transfers from Tullamarine Airport Melboure to Geelong
• Textbooks
• Train travel to and from Melbourne city
• All Museum tours

A deposit of $AUD900 is required to secure your place on the program by November 22 2013.

The program does not include food, personal expenses and travel costs between the campus and accommodation. The distance from the accommodation is up to 1.5 km from the campus and can be accessed by walking or by the local bus service.

Please note: The  Learn to Surf and Great Ocean Road vist is complimentary.

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