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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

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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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