North Central College - Naperville, IL

La Trobe University

La Trobe University in Melbourne, Australia

Fall Term or Full Year

J. Krempp La Trobe Fall 2014

NCC student, Jessy Krempp, studied at La Trobe University during fall 2014 and 2015


Program Overview

Often regarded as the cultural capital of Australia, Melbourne has a population of 5.6 million people from 153 countries. It offers a vibrant and diverse calendar of arts and sporting events each year and is famous for its multiculturalism and the diverse range of food that stems from it.
La Trobe University, located only 8.5 miles from the city center, includes its own Australian Wildlife Sanctuary on a 500-acre campus of beautiful parkland and waterways. Students have access to the curriculum across two colleges, which host 14 specialist disciplinary schools in business and economics, education, humanities and social sciences, allied health and health sciences, psychology and public health, life sciences, molecular sciences, technology, engineering and mathematics. Courses are also offered in a special interdisciplinary Australian Studies program.

Internships are available within the media and/or creative arts.



Junior or senior standing;  GPA 3.0 preferred with substantial coursework in major.



Students are required to complete GLS 277 in the spring term prior to studying abroad in the fall.

Earn 9-15 credits (depending on courses selected) studying at La Trobe Univers. Students may not take classes at both the Bundoora (Melbourne) and Bendigo campuses; they can only take courses at one campus. All grades earned abroad affect your North Central College GPA when transferred back. You cannot take courses pass/fail.                                      

Students have access two colleges, which host 12 specialist disciplinary schools in:

• Humanities and Social Sciences

• Education       

• Business and Economics    

• Allied Health and Health Sciences 

• Psychology and Public Health  

• Life Sciences

• Molecular Sciences

• Technology

• Engineering

• Mathematics

• Courses are also available in a special interdisciplinary Australian Studies program

To explore specific courses and view course descriptions at La Trobe University, please visit their website.

Courses may only be offered certain semesters or times of the school year. Please, read unit (course) descriptions carefully to make sure each course will be offered when you are abroad. For those studying in the fall term, look for courses offered during Session 2.

Note:  Students must have courses pre-approved by North Central College prior to taking them abroad. If students change their course schedules while abroad, they must get this change approved. Some departments only permit students to take a certain number of courses abroad that count toward their major. To ensure that all courses count towards their degrees, students must get their department's approval.


Housing and MealsChisolm College Bedroom

Students live in on-campus residence halls. Most of our students live in Chisholm College (residence hall) on the Melbourne campus. Chisholm is a 2-minute walk to campus and each student has their own room that comes fully-furnished. There are no more than 12 bedrooms on each floor, and the residence hall has multiple common areas including a mini cinema. Students share a kitchen, bathroom, and laundry facilities with other students in the residence hall.

Meals:  Not included in program costs.

To learn about the residences halls at La Trobe University, please visit their accommodations webpage.


Estimated Costs

Students pay North Central College tuition and room and board to the host institution. Students are personally responsible for paying airfare, health insurance, departure tax, books, extra personal travel, and spending money, as these items are not included in room and board fees. North Central College financial aid does apply.

Please note:  Those students studying in Australia are required to purchase Australian national health insurance (Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC)), as well as an Australian student visa in order to particiate in a study abroad program. These costs are not covered in tuition, room and board costs and must be paid by each student.



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Last Updated:  August 2016