Oceania

Australia
Australia
New Zealand
New Zealand
Australia
Australia
New Zealand
New Zealand

For programs in Australia and New Zealand, students enroll directly into selected universities offered through the College of Global Studies at Arcadia University or the Institute for Study Abroad at Butler University.

Academically, these institutions follow more of an independent-study approach. Courses are taught in English at all Australian institutions, and students have access to the wide variety of subjects offered by the universities.

Many institutions require a cumulative GPA of 3.0 for admission. In regard to credits, students must ensure that their combination of courses will translate into 15 or 16 Harvey Mudd College semester credits. Students are housed in residence halls or student apartments.

Note that the Australian fall semester begins in March (with most programs beginning in February) and ends in June. The Australian spring semester begins in July and ends in November.

Australia

 Cairns and Townsville
Program Sponsor Arcadia CGS and IFSA Butler
Program Name James Cook University
Program Type Direct enrollment
Location Cairns and Townsville each have fewer than 175,000 people, providing fun yet relaxing environments.
University Size 3000 (Cairns)/11,000 (Townsville)
Languages English
Fields of Study Full curriculum, all STEM majors
Academics Students enroll in four classes totaling 16 units. Participants will take classes at either of the two campuses in tropical north Queensland and will benefit from JCU’s smaller class sizes and accessible teaching staff. Due to its location near the Great Barrier Reef, JCU’s main research includes marine sciences, biodiversity and sustainable management of tropical ecosystems.
Program Eligibility 2.8 GPA
Housing Students live in university residence halls or student apartments.
Terms Fall (mid July to late Nov.); spring (mid Feb. to mid June)
Did you know … Cairns is a popular travel destination for foreign tourists because of its tropical climate.
Adelaide
Program Sponsor IFSA Butler
Program Name University of Adelaide
Program Type Direct enrollment; participants take classes with local and international students
Location The campus is located in the heart of Adelaide, a city in the state of South Australia. As a small university town, Adelaide is known for its friendliness, cultural scene and lower cost of living.
University Size 25,000
Languages English
Fields of Study Full curriculum, all STEM majors
Academics Students enroll in four classes totaling 16 units.
Program Eligibility 3.0 GPA
Housing Students live in student apartments.
Terms Fall (mid July to late Nov.); spring (mid Feb. to early July)
Did you know … South Australia is known for its numerous cultural festivals.
Melbourne
Program Sponsor Arcadia CGS and IFSA Butler
Program Name University of Melbourne
Program Type Direct enrollment
Location This urban university is located in the heart of Melbourne, known as the arts capital of Australia. With over 4 million people, Melbourne is a large, exciting city close to the beaches and mountains.
University Size 47,000
Languages English
Fields of Study Full curriculum, all STEM majors
Academics Students enroll in four classes totaling 16 units.
Program Eligibility 3.0 GPA
Housing Students live in university residence halls or student apartments.
Terms Fall (early July to late Nov.); spring (mid Feb. to late June)
Did you know … For three years in a row, Melbourne has been ranked the world’s most liveable city by the Economist Intelligence Unit’s (EIU) Global Livability Survey.
Brisbane
Program Sponsor Arcadia CGS and IFSA Butler
Program Name University of Queensland
Program Type Direct enrollment
Location The University of Queensland is located in the city of Brisbane, population 2 million. For such a large city, Brisbane retains the charm and friendliness of a small town.
University Size 48,000
Languages English
Fields of Study Full curriculum, all STEM majors
Academics Students enroll in four classes totaling 16 units and take classes at one of four campuses throughout Brisbane.
Program Eligibility 3.0 GPA
Housing Students live in university residence halls or student apartments.
Terms Fall (mid July to late Nov.); spring (mid Feb. to late June)
Did you know … Brisbane was named Australia’s coolest city and in 2007 was nominated as one of the Top 5 International Music Hotspots by Billboard.
 Sydney
Program Sponsor Arcadia CGS and IFSA Butler
Program Name University of New South Wales
Program Type Direct enrollment
Location Known as Australia’s most international campus, UNSW is just four miles from the center of Sydney and a 20-minute walk to the beach.
University Size 52,000
Languages English
Fields of Study Full curriculum, all STEM majors
Academics Students enroll in four classes totaling 16 units. The university’s chemistry, computer science, engineering and math departments are some of the top ranked in the world.
Program Eligibility 3.0 GPA
Housing Students live in university residence halls or student apartments.
Terms Fall (mid July to late Nov.); spring (mid Feb. to mid June)
Did you know … According to the 2013 Engineers Australia report, UNSW graduates and staff make up 25 percent of the top 100 influential engineers in Australia.
Sydney
Program Sponsor Arcadia CGS and IFSA Butler
Program Name University of Sydney
Program Type Direct enrollment
Location This urban university is located near the heart of the city near the central business district. With a population of 4.5 million, Sydney offers distinct neighborhoods with their own individual cultures and lifestyle.
University Size 51,000
Languages English
Fields of Study Full curriculum, all STEM majors
Academics Students take three to four classes totaling 16 units. The university’s biology, engineering and physics departments are highly ranked.
Program Eligibility 3.0 GPA
Housing Students live in university residence halls or student apartments.
Terms Fall (mid July to late Nov.); spring (mid Feb. to early June)
Did you know … University of Sydney’s business school is the only one in Australia to have AACSB accreditation for both accounting and finance.
Perth
Program Sponsor Arcadia CGS and IFSA Butler
Program Name University of Western Australia
Program Type Direct enrollment
Location The university is located about three miles from the city center.
University Size 25,000
Languages English
Fields of Study Full curriculum, all STEM majors
Academics Students enroll in four classes totaling 16 units. In addition to the various disciplines, the marine environment of Western Australia is a biodiversity hotspot with up to 80 percent of its fish, invertebrates and other organisms found nowhere else in the world.
Program Eligibility 3.0 GPA
Housing Students live in university residence halls or student apartments.
Terms Fall (mid July to late Nov.); spring (early Feb. to late June)
Did you know … Perth receives more hours of sunshine than any other capital city in Australia.

New Zealand

Auckland
Program Sponsor Arcadia CGS and IFSA Butler
Program Name University of Auckland
Program Type Direct enrollment
Location This urban university is located in the heart of Auckland. With 1/3 of New Zealand’s population, Auckland is known as a cosmopolitan and multicultural city.
University Size 40,000
Languages English
Fields of Study Full curriculum, all STEM majors
Academics Students enroll in four classes totaling 16 units.
Program Eligibility 3.0 GPA
Housing Students live in university residence halls or student apartments.
Terms Fall (early July to mid Nov.); spring (mid Feb. to early June)
Did you know … Auckland has 265 days of sunshine per year.
Christchurch
Program Sponsor Arcadia CGS and IFSA-Butler
Program Name University of Canterbury
Program Type Direct enrollment
Location The university is located on the scenic South Island in Christchurch, home to 350,000 residents. Christchurch is known as the Garden City due to its beautiful parkland and garden surroundings.
University Size 16,500
Languages English
Fields of Study Full curriculum, all STEM majors
Academics Students enroll in four classes totaling 16 units. The university boasts a number of field stations for the study of marine science and geology.
Program Eligibility 3.0 GPA
Housing Students live in university residence halls or student apartments.
Terms Fall (mid July to late Nov.); spring (early Feb. to late June)
Did you know … The award-winning Christchurch Botanic Gardens feature one of the finest collections of exotic and native plants found in New Zealand.
Dunedin
Program Sponsor Arcadia CGS and IFSA Butler
Program Name University of Otago
Program Type Direct enrollment; participants take classes with local and international students
Location This South Island university’s main campus is located in Dunedin, a city of 120,000 people. Though small, this university town has a strong sense of student community and amenities akin to those of a larger city.
University Size 22,000
Languages English
Fields of Study Full curriculum, all STEM majors (except engineering)
Academics Students enroll in four classes totaling 16 units. The university’s biological sciences department is highly ranked.
Program Eligibility 3.0 GPA
Housing Students live in university residence halls or student apartments.
Terms Fall (late June to early Nov.); spring (early Feb. to mid June)
Did you know … The University of Otago is only an hour’s drive from outdoor areas and scenic activities.
Wellington
Program Sponsor Arcadia CGS and IFSA Butler
Program Name Victoria University of Wellington
Program Type Direct enrollment; students take classes with local and international students
Location The university is in the North Island city of Wellington, the cultural and political heart and capital of New Zealand. Wellington is a compact, vibrant city with a population of 400,000.
University Size 22,000
Languages English
Fields of Study Full curriculum, all STEM majors
Academics Students enroll in four classes totaling 16 units. Classes are located at any of four campuses.
Program Eligibility 2.7 GPA
Housing Students live in university residence halls or student apartments.
Terms Fall (early July to mid Nov.); spring (mid Feb. to early July)
Did you know … The most common occupational group in Wellington is “professionals.”