Host Institution(s)
Contact Information
Melinda Massaro Ingersoll
Director of Study Abroad Programs
1900 W. Olney Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19141
phone: 215-951-1948
fax: 215-951-5009
Lasallian Study Abroad
Lasallian Study Abroad
Lasallian Study Abroad
Lasallian Study Abroad


Fall semester
Spring semester

Link to Third Party:

Unique Aspects of Program:
After you've settled into your accommodation either on or off campus, we head off down to the beach on Monday morning with Deakin International office crew and a bunch of Australian students who have studied abroad themselves. We travel along the Great Ocean Road, voted by 'Conde Nast Traveller' magazine as the number one out of 20 'must do' great drives of the world. This coastline is truly one 'kodak moment' after another. The area includes the world-famous Twelve Apostles, the Otways rainforest and Australia's most famous surf beach, Bells Beach, on the Surf Coast.

We base ourselves for three days, two nights in the resort town of Lorne. Days are spent in a range of activities like surfing lessons, hiking through the temperate rainforest and sightseeing along the Great Ocean Road. In the evenings you'll be able to rub shoulders with the locals at the Lorne night spots. Or you can do nothing at all, it's up to you ... relax on the beach or hang out at one of Lorne's many cool cafes with your new friends. This really is a time to relax and soak up the ambience of this wonderful country!

The program also features sessions on making the most of your time in Australia, from how best to meet Aussies to tips on traveling in Australia.

On the third day, you return to your campus of study with a bunch of new mates, Australian and international, who will no doubt become your support network for the semester that awaits you.

Country and/or City Information:
The Melbourne campus at Burwood is Deakin's thriving metropolitan campus, attracting more than 12,000 undergraduate and postgraduate on-campus students. The campus is located in Melbourne's eastern suburbs, about 45 minutes by tram from the city centre. It is noted for its modern architecture and facilities, which include the Icon Art Gallery, excellent teaching and learning facilities, several busy cafés, restaurants and bar, campus shop and bookshop, as well as a gymnasium and other sporting facilities. The Melbourne campus offers courses in commerce, law, nursing, teacher education, disability studies, park management and sports science.

Geelong campus at Waurn Ponds is a historic port city, around one hour by car or train from Melbourne. It is Victoria's second largest city, with a population close to 200,000 people.

The Geelong campus, built in the 1970s, is Deakin University's foundation campus. It is set on a large site of more than 300 hectares with landscaped gardens, extensive lawns and many trees.

The Geelong campus is the second largest campus of the University, with around 13,000 enrolled students. While many students studied in the traditional on-campus mode, around 7000 chose to study in the off-campus mode. Campus facilities include Peter Thwaites Lecture Theatre (LT1), library, computer labs, dining room, shops and bank. Sporting facilities such as the tennis courts, ovals and the KD Stewart Centre which houses squash courts, basketball courts and a gymnasium are all within a short walking distance from the Residences. A daily bus service operates from the University to the city and surrounding areas. At the Geelong campus undergraduate degrees are available in arts, commerce, education, journalism, engineering, law, police studies, science, computer science and social work.

Admission Requirements:
2.8 GPA, open to students who are sophomore, juniors, and seniors.

Courses Offered in:
Faculty of Arts- Anthropology, Arabic Languages & Middle Eastern Studies, Asian Studies, Australian Studies, Chinese, Criminology, Cultural Studies, Dance, Drama, History, Indonesian, International Relations, Journalism, Linguistics, Literary Studies, Media and Communication Studies, Media arts (Photography, Film, Multimedia), Philosophy, Politics, Public Relations, Sociology, Visual Arts, Women's Studies.

Faculty of Business and Law
Accounting, Business Information Systems, Commercial Law, Economics, Finance, Hum Resources Management, International Business, Law, Management, Marketing, Sports Management.

Faculty of Health and Behavioral Sciences- Disability Studies, Exercise Science/Kinesiology, Food Science and Nutrition, Nursing, Psychology, Social Work.

Faculty of Science and Technology- Architecture, Biology, Biomedical Science, Biotechnology, Chemical Science, Engineering, Environmental Science/Management, Forensic Science, Information Technology, Marine Biology, Mathematics, Wildlife Biology and Conservation, Wine Science.

Internships- Business, Enviromental Science, Graphic Design, Journalism, Media Arts, Media Communications, Performing Arts (Dance & Drama), Policy Studies, Public Relations, Social Work, Sociology, Visual Arts.

On-campus accommodation
Accommodation is available in student residential villages at the Geelong campus at Waurn Ponds, the Warrnambool campus and the Melbourne campus at Burwood. Each resident is housed in single room accommodation and has phone and computer access. Bedrooms are furnished, heated and carpeted. There are shared bathrooms, kitchens, laundry and recreational areas. The colleges have a common room with meeting rooms, kitchen, television area and a large open space for social events.

Private off-campus accommodation
Additional off-campus accommodation for students studying at Deakin's Melbourne and Toorak campuses may be available at the privately managed International House. For more information, go to

If you are a student at one of the US Lasallian universities or colleges, you will remain enrolled at your school and pay tuition and program fees there. Tuition is based on your campus tuition rates and may include an additional surcharge depending on the program. Contact the person on your campus responsible for study abroad.

Scholarship Information: N/A

Academic Calendar:
Fall Semester - August through December
Spring semester - January through May

Application Deadline:
March 1st for Fall
October 1st for Spring

Application Details:
Must complete Lasallian Consortium application and the Deakin University application. Students can download the PDF at Students will need to submit with their application: a copy of their passport, an official
transcript, and two passport photos.