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January 3-24, 2013
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 at the beautiful Geelong Waterfront campus
The name ‘Geelong’ is derived from ‘jillong’, the Aboriginal word for bay, which means ‘a place of the sea bird over the white cliffs’.
Geelong, waterfront city, offers a diverse range of food, wine, cultural and recreation attractions and a colonial history evident in the city’s 100 National Trust-listed buildings. Geelong is also the major gateway to the Bellarine Peninsula and Great Ocean Road. Geelong is just 50 mins by train to Melbourne’s CBD
The Summer School (664 KB) program includes:
Program closes on Thursday 24 January 2013. Accommodation is available until Friday 25 January 2013.
Australian Studies Summer School
Ph: +61 3 9244 6963
Start the program off with a Welcome dinner at 'The Edge', a great eating place right in the heart of the Waterfront precinct.
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:
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 5 and includes transport, activities and meals.
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
• 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 30 2012.
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.