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Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2018 Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Summer I 2018 Rolling Admission 05/23/2018 07/21/2018
Summer II 2018 Rolling Admission 06/13/2018 08/11/2018
Fall 2018 Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.

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Program Description:

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Program Overview

Students may intern for 8 weeks in Australia. Internship placement occurs in a variety of cities and placement is available in the arts, business, communication, environmental studies, health, hospitality/tourism, performing arts, and sport and exercise science. Because English is the native language in Australia, our partner is confident that placements for most majors can be accommodated. Prior to your placement, you will do a brief interview to describe your goals and objectives.

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Location

Placements are available in multiple cities throughout Australia. City placement is largely contingent upon the type of internship sought by the student. If a student has a preference for a certain city, they may express it during their interview.

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Academics

Academic Eligibility
2.5 GPA, Good Academic Standing. 

Academic Program
Our partner organization is able to place students in 14 different sectors including general business, environmental studies, performing and visual arts, tourism and travel, health, education, and fashion. A full list of available sectors can be viewed online.

Academic Credit
Students must arrange to earn credit through their department prior to beginning the internship. Most academic departments have an internship or independent study course that they may award credit for when students complete these types of opportunity. Please discuss the process of earning credit with your study abroad specialist prior to applying.

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Cost & Financial Aid

Cost
To access the complete program budget published at the top of this page, click here for summer I and here for summer II.  Students should bring a copy of the program budget when they meet with their financial aid advisor to discuss funding for study abroad.

Scholarship
Students are encouraged to check with their individual college and department to see if scholarships for study abroad may be available. Please also view our scholarship page on the website for additional funding opportunities.

Financial Aid
Students eligible for federal or state financial aid may use their awards for studying abroad. After a student has been accepted to the program, they must complete required paperwork with WMU Financial Aid to apply financial aid to the program costs. It is the student's responsibility to complete the paperwork prior to departure and to maintain compliance with financial aid regulations while studying abroad (i.e., remain enrolled full-time). *Non-WMU students must apply for financial aid through their home university.

Note: Disbursement of financial aid may not coincide with the start date of the program abroad, so plan ahead! Some out-of-pocket costs may occur prior to receiving financial aid for the semester, such as the program commitment fee, passport, airfare, immunizations, visa or residence permit fees (if applicable). These costs vary by program and WMU Study Abroad specialists are available to answer questions about the program budget. 

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Housing

Students will be housed in apartments near modern conveniences and public transportation. Students expect a commute of 30-45 minutes, depending on their internship placement.

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Itinerary

Summer I: 5/23 - 7/21/2018
Summer II: 6/13 - 8/11/2018

Tentative itinerary subject to change.

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Additional Resources

Contacts:
Joseph Rasich
Study Abroad Specialist
2425F Ellsworth Hall
(269) 387-5890
joseph.rasich@wmich.edu

Host Institution Information (external links)
ISA

Country Information (external links)
Lonely Planet - Australia
Department of State Information
Country Specific Information - Australia
Culturegram - Australia
StudentsAbroad

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