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  • Locations: Australia or, New Zealand
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
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  • Restrictions: Furman applicants only
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
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The application period for this program has not started.
Fact Sheet:
Program Type: Affiliate Language of Instruction: English
Faculty Director or Program Advisor: Nancy Georgiev - Study Away Office Areas of Study: Accounting, African-American and African Diaspora Cultures, Ancient Greek and Roman Studies, Anthropology, Art, Asian Studies, Biology, Business Administration, Chemistry, Chinese, Chinese Studies, Classics, Communication Studies, Computer Science, Computing and Applied Mathematics, Earth and Environmental Studies, Economics, Education, English, English for Speakers of Other Languages, Environmental Studies, Film Studies, French, Geography, German, German Studies, Health Sciences, History, Information Technology, Japanese, Japanese Studies, Latin American Studies, Linguistics, Math, Mathematics, Mathematics-Economics, Middle East and Islamic Studies, Military Science, Music, Music Education, Neuroscience, Philosophy, Physics, Political Science, Poverty Studies, Pre-engineering, Pre-law Studies, Pre-medical Studies and Health Care, Psychology, Religion, Science Education, Sociology, Spanish, Sustainability Science, Theatre Arts, Urban Studies, Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies
Type of Course Credit: Transfer credit Applicable Financial Aid: Federal Aid, State Aid
Housing: Apartment, Dormitory/ Residence Hall, Host Family/ Home Stay
Program Description:

INTERNATIONAL STUDIES ABROAD

Become a student at a university in either Australia or New Zealand

Fall or Spring Semester


OVERVIEW

International Studies Abroad (ISA) allows students to enroll in a semester or academic year program in one of thirty high quality universities in Australia or New Zealand. Students select classes from a broad range of subjects, study alongside local students, live on or near campus, and participate in campus activities of interest. Specific details of the program vary by the university in which the student enrolls.

Please note that the academic calendar in Australia and New Zealand is different than the Furman academic calendar, and students will need to plan accordingly.
 

Approximate Fall Semester Dates Approximate Spring Semester Dates
Australia
Approximately July 1 - November 1
Australia
Approximately February 01 - June 30
Exceptions:
Bond University (Australia)
~Late August - Mid-December

International College of Management, Sydney (Australia)
~Late May - Mid-December
Exceptions:
Bond University (Australia)
~Early January - Late April

International College of Management, Sydney (Australia)
~Early February - Mid- May
New Zealand
Approximately June - Mid November
New Zealand
Approximately February - June

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Classes are available in most academic majors and students are able to speak directly with a ISA representative to find which of the schools offered within Australia and New Zealand best fit their individual course needs. Each university's course catalog is available via the ISA website, and students are encouraged to search for the classes they intend to take, print out the course descriptions, and discuss them with their Furman academic adviser(s).

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

All students are welcome to apply for this program, but preference will be given to students whose applications provide evidence of academic and personal relevance, an eligible GPA (check the ISA website for each university's prerequisites), and a general understanding of the ISA program.  Interviews with the Furman University campus adviser for ISA will be scheduled after the application deadline.

Students must first be approved through Furman to participate in ISA, and must also apply directly to the program. Students will not be accepted to any ISA program in Australia or New Zealand without the approval of Furman University.

MEALS AND ACCOMMODATION

Meals: Meal options vary based on the institution, but most will have a campus meal plan, local grocery stores, or on-campus restaurants.
Accommodation: Students will have the option to live in a residence hall (primary option), off-campus apartment, or homestay, depending on the institution.

HEALTH AND SAFETY

Insurance: ISA includes comprehensive international health insurance through HTH Worldwide, political security and natural disaster evacuation coverage with DRUM, and the Basic ISIC (International Student Identity Card) for all Semester programs.

COST

Semester Expenses ISA Semester
*Program Fee $12,000- $18,500
Housing fee with meals $3,800-$9,500
Airfare ~$2200

*tuition, health insurance, travel arrangements and aiport pick-up, on site staff, and more.

FURMAN BILLING
All students will be billed by Furman for the cost of the program. Students are not responsible for paying published costs for Furman tuition, room, or board during their semester away and will only be responsible for the billed amount of their ISA semester. Note that once students are accepted by Furman, they will be responsible for paying a $500 administrative fee to Furman University.  When students initiate an application with ISA, they must be ready to pay a deposit directly to ISA which will be applied to their semester fees. This deposit is the only program fee that will be paid directly to ISA. All other semester payments will be billed through Furman.

FINANCIAL AID

Students are eligible to use Federal and State Aid towards the cost of the program. Furman aid will not be applied to the program cost.

ISA offers more than $400,000 a year in student scholarships through its partner 501(c)(3) called the Foundation for Global Scholars. All participants are eligible to apply for this additional aid, and each term over 100 students receive a monetary award of $1,000 or more to offset the cost of the programs.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE

Students will submit both a study away application for Furman University and a separate application for ISA.  Students may work on both applications simultaneously; however, ISA will not accept a Furman student until the student has undergone the Furman application process and been approved by Furman to participate in an ISA program. Since an application fee is due upon initiation of the ISA application, it may be in the best interest of students to wait until they have received approval from Furman. The ISA application is due later than the Furman deadline. Students are responsible for applying to ISA by the appropriate application deadline.

Students are welcome to contact ISA directly at any time with specific questions about choosing a program or destination. 

Once students have been accepted by ISA to a specific university, students must submit a Transfer Course Authorization Form to the Registrar at Furman in order to be pre-approved to receive credits for the classes he or she will take abroad. Please contact the Registrar at Furman regarding specific questions about this form. 

ISA CONTACT

Erin Gant | Regional Director of University Relations
ISA (International Studies Abroad) | 1112 W Ben White Blvd | Austin, TX 78704
Phone: 512-480-8522 | Fax: 512-480-8866 | egant@studiesabroad.com
ISA on Facebook | ISA on Twitter | www.studiesabroad.com

FURMAN CONTACT

Nancy Georgiev
Associate Director
Rinker Center for Study Away and International Education
nancy.georgiev@furman.edu
 


This program is currently not accepting applications.