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Language of Instruction: English Click here for a definition of this term Minimum GPA Requirement: 3.0
Housing Option: Apartment, Student Residence Click here for a definition of this term Areas of Study: African American and African Studies, Agricultural, Environmental and Development Economics, Animal Sciences, Anthropology, Architecture, Art, Arts and Sciences, Biochemistry, Biology, Biomedical Engineering, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Chemistry and Biochemistry, Civil, Environmental and Geodetic Engineering, Classics, Communication, Comparative Studies, Computer Science and Engineering, Dance, Department of Educational Studies, Department of Teaching and Learning, Design, Earth Sciences, East Asian Languages and Literatures, Economics, Education and Human Ecology, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Engineering, English, Environment and Natural Resources, Evolution, Ecology, and Organismal Biology, Film Studies, Food Science and Technology, Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences, French, Geography, Germanic Languages and Literatures, History, History of Art, Humanities, International Studies, Italian, Jewish Studies, Landscape Architecture, Law, Linguistics, Materials Science & Engineering, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology (MCDB), Music, Near Eastern Languages and Cultures, Philosophy, Physics, Plant Pathology, Political Science, Psychology, Slavic and East European Languages and Cultures, Social and Behavioral Sciences, Sociology, Statistics, Theatre, Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies
Click here for a definition of this term Rank/Class Status: 1-First-year Student, 2-Second-year Student, 3-Third-year Student, 4-Fourth-year Student Click here for a definition of this term Program Type: Third Party Provider
Click here for a definition of this term Academic Credit: Credit Evaluation Required Click here for a definition of this term Program Features: Research
Click here for a definition of this term Ohio State Program Contact: Rebecca McMunn Click here for a definition of this term International Component: In-person
Program Description:

University of Melbourne

Program Overview

University of Melbourne, founded in 1853, is a member of the prestigious Group of Eight and is one of Australia’s top universities.

It is an elite research university dedicated to discovery and innovation, evidenced by its affiliation with 100 research centers and institutes. 

Today’s student body of 48,000 (13,000 of whom are international, from 130 countries) had its origins a century and a half ago in its original facilities, situated in parkland, with four professors and sixteen students. Contemporary University of Melbourne, which is divided into eleven academic units,  is a popular study abroad choice in the heart of the city, with state-of-the-art facilities, easy access to all urban amenities, and a friendly, multicultural vibe.

Melbourne offers a vast array of subject choices, with over 400 on offer in 40 departments. The university offers special “breadth” courses open to all students outside a major, for maximum flexibility. It is also known as one of the best Australian universities for pre-med studies. Additionally, the Victorian College of the Arts (VCA) is a top school for art, photography, music and dance, and the university's business school is AACSB-accredited.

Special Academic Opportunity: Service Learning - If you’re studying at Melbourne for more than one semester, Community Volunteering for Change includes an 80-hour placement in a non-profit organization as well as pre- and post-placement seminars with Melbourne faculty. 

Ivy-covered facades of sandstone characterize some of the campus’ historical architecture, and the main campus at Parkville is a local tram ride away from all the rich history and culture of one of the world’s most livable cities. The student body expresses its diversity and interests in the more than 200 clubs and societies you are encouraged to join. 

Parkville is a city-within-a-city, with twelve libraries, gyms, shopping, and a seasonal farmers market, in close proximity to hospitals, research institutes and a wide range of industry.  

WHY ARCADIA?

Arcadia is a nationally recognized leader in higher education, offering exceptional study, research and internship experiences for students from colleges and universities across the US. Our unique combination of customized, diverse academic programming and comprehensive support allows students to explore new worlds, get to know themselves, boost their resumes for future job opportunities and graduate school, and experience the incredible growth and shifts in perspective that a culturally immersive experience can deliver.

Please check our website for dates and the latest program information.

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Ohio State Program Contact

Rebecca McMunn
Would you like to schedule an appointment? Click here to request one.
McMunn.8@osu.edu


Courses and Credits 

The Arcadia University of Melbourne program offers courses taught in English in a variety of subjects. For a summary of courses available to students, please see the Arcadia catalogue at studyabroad.arcadia.edu

Each course a student takes abroad, regardless of the grade received or how course credit counts toward degree requirements, must:
  • Be approved via the credit evaluation process; students are strongly encouraged to do this prior to submitting their applications.
  • Transfer back to the student’s Ohio State record.
  • Be completed for graded Ohio State credit. This grade will be factored into the student’s GPA.
Completion of the credit evaluation process does not guarantee the availability of the course abroad. Students are encouraged to have multiple back-up courses approved. Students who cancel their participation for failure to secure approval for desired course work will be subject to the cancellation policy

Admitted participants are required to register themselves in the temporary study abroad placeholder course, ARTSSCI 5797.  Further instructions will be provided upon admission to the program.


Eligibility

In order to be eligible to apply for this program, students must meet Arcadia's program specific requirementsOIA's General Eligibility Requirements and Conditions for Participation. All students will also be required to participate in on-campus pre-departure orientations organized by the Office of International Affairs.

Students may not graduate during the same term in which they are participating on a third party provider/direct enroll program.

Application instructions
Applicants are required to submit TWO applications: 
1. OIA education abroad application (start at the "Apply Now" at the bottom or top of this page);
2. Arcadia application. 

IMPORTANTBoth applications must be submitted by the Ohio State application deadline.  


Passports

Passports are required for every Ohio State study abroad program. For many study abroad destinations, passport information is required to apply for an entry visa (as early as 6 months prior to departure). For information about applying for a passport, go to travel.state.gov.


Program Costs

Students will pay the Arcadia program fee directly to Arcadia. A waiver of tuition for Ohio State students that participate on university-approved third party provider or direct enroll programming is in effect until June 30, 2021. The Arcadia program fee includes tuition, housing, excursions, and in-country orientation.

If students withdraw or become ineligible any time 11 days after the acceptance notification from OSU, they will be held responsible for a $200 cancellation fee. Please refer to OIA's Cancellation Policy.

Please note that upon application, a $150 application fee will be assessed. The application fee will be refunded only if the applicant is not accepted or a written request to withdraw the application is submitted prior to the application deadline. Both the OIA and Arcadia applications must be submitted by the Ohio State deadline. The Arcadia application can be found at studyabroad.arcadia.edu. All Arcadia application materials must be submitted directly to Arcadia.


Scholarships

Students should begin researching funding opportunities before they have been accepted into a study abroad program. Grants and Scholarships deadlines may occur before the study abroad program application deadline.

Please review Arcadia’s scholarship page for additional funding opportunities.

Students who receive or are eligible to receive a Federal Pell Grant are encouraged to apply for the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program. This program is Gilman eligible. Interested students should first verify their existing award package and make an appointment with Student Financial Aid as needed.  After researching the scholarship, students wishing to apply for the Gilman International Scholarship should be in touch with the listed education abroad coordinator to begin working on a competitive application.


Notices

U.S. Department of State: travel.state.gov (travel advisories/country-specific safety information) 
Centers for Disease Control: cdc.gov/travel (pre-travel health guidance) 

Ohio State reserves the right to change without notice any statement contained herein, concerning but not limited to rules, policies, tuition, fees, curricula and courses. In the event of a change to an existing U.S. Department of State Travel Advisory, CDC Travel Health Notice or other risk designated criteria, the Office of International Affairs reserves the right to cancel any program prior to departure or while in progress. Discrimination against any individual based upon protected status, which is defined as age, ancestry, color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, HIV/AIDS status, military status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status, is prohibited.

Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.

This program is currently not accepting applications.