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Studying in Australia

Intercultural Communication
(CO2051 / CO3051)

Prerequisites for CO2051: 1000-level CO class, EN 1011/1015, F.Y. Studies (or permission of instructor)
Prerequisites for CO3051:  same as for CO2051 plus EN 1021 & 3 2000-level courses at a C or above (or permission of instructor)

May 19-June 11, 2016
We expect this program to run again in summer 2018

Check out the Australia blog!

Pair this program with studying in Japan.

Headshot of Liza Burns smilingProgram Director: Liza Burns 

Headshot of Geoff Burgess smilingAcademic Director: Geoff Burgess 

Primary goal: to study how values, attitudes, and assumptions are reflected in aspect of Australian education, media and immigration practices

  • Explore Australia's diverse rural, urban, and coastal landscapes around the city of Brisbane in Queensland
  • Study how language (verbal and nonverbal) shape modern and traditional cultures
  • Participate in everyday life in both urban and island environments, including a week-long homestay with local families
  • Renew awareness of American values and practices
  • Explore the traditions and cultures of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait communities
  • Visit historical and natural sites for perspective on cultural heritage and modern development
  • Experience Australia's unique wildlife (i.e. koalas, kangaroos, dolphins)

Special considerations:

  • Flights to and from Australia are l-o-n-g (almost 24 hours from New York). Your program will start while you are still experiencing jetlag.
  • Weeklong homestay (2 students/home, individual rooms)

Syllabus for CO 2051/3051


Country Handbook

Travel Information

Cost for the trip is $6,500* and includes:

  • 3-credit course
  • Group flights
  • In-country transportation
  • Field trips and housing
  • All breakfasts, and some dinners & lunches

Price does not include individual spending money.

Limited financial aid is available; contact Michael Mertes, Director of Financial Aid.

* Discounts for students who enroll in multiple summer study abroad programs. Pair this program with studying in Japan for a 6-week/6-credit, Pacific Rim experience.

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