La Trobe University
La Trobe University in Melbourne, Australia
Often regarded as the cultural capital of Australia, Melbourne has a population of 3.5 million people from 153 countries. It offers a vibrant and diverse calendar of arts and sporting events each year. 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.
Program Duration: 17 weeks (early/mid June - early/mid November)
Two La Trobe Campuses:
• Primary campus with about 24,000 students (8,600 international)
• 30-45 minutes NW of Sydney Harbro
• Connected by underground train to Sydney Harbor
• More in the outback
• 1.5 hours (95 miles) from the Melbourne campus
• 4,930 students
Internships are available
Junior or senior standing; GPA 3.0 preferred with substantial coursework in major
Earn 8-12 credits (depending on courses selected). 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 to the curriculum across five faculties:
• Humanities/Social Sciences
• Business, Economics, and Law
• Health Sciences
• Science, Technology, and Engineering
• 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; by getting all courses pre-approved, this ensures that these courses will count towards their degrees.
Housing and Meals
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.
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.