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· DIRECT · University of the Sunshine Coast
Maroochydore, Australia (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms:
Program Terms: Academic Year,
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Estimated Costs: Academic Year,
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Language of Instruction: English Program Type: Direct
Minimum GPA: 2.5 Academic Level: Junior, Senior, Sophomore
About the Program:
About the Program:

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University of the Sunshine Coast is already proving to be one of our most popular destinations. And who wouldn't want to study in a place named after sunshine? If you are a student of business, education, science, or social studies, why not spend a semester Down Under at USC?

University of the Sunshine Coast students receive a high quality educational experience, while enjoying the relaxed lifestyle that the Sunshine Coast offers. The university offers a friendly and supportive campus environment, access to highly qualified teaching staff, personal attention, and modern technology and facilities that include immersive educational environments, interactive learning technology, and hands-on simulation labs. Onsite facilities also include USC’s award-winning library and art gallery, as well as shops, cafes and a sporting precinct.

About Queensland, Australia

Located close to the cities of Maroochydore and Noosa, USC is just a short distance from renowned surf beaches, hinterland forests, and next to the Mooloolah River National Park. Families of wild kangaroos also call the campus home and the Sunshine Coast is only about one hour by car from Brisbane, a major metropolitan city. The famous Australian Zoo, home of Steve Irwin, The Crocodile Hunter, is also right next door to USC. Its beautiful scenery, warm climate, friendly people and a safe, relaxed atmosphere are all along the 65 kilometers of beaches that's called the Sunshine Coast.

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  • Academics

    USC is a regional university with approximately 3,500 students and 400 staff. A smaller university means smaller class sizes and a friendly campus. The university is comprised of three departments or "faculties" -Arts and Social Sciences; Business; and Science, Health and Education. As a study abroad student, you have access to all facilities, resources and student support services on campus and enjoy an extensive activity and orientation program.

    Notes about the Language of Instruction
    Courses are taught in English.

    Tips for Researching Courses
    You are able to register for any course in which you have the proper prerequisites completed. Course descriptions and a syllabus for most classes are available at the links below. You may want to also participate in an unpaid internship in your field for credit.

    » Course descriptions and syllabi
    » Course and program overview

    Some courses for this program have already been approved for course equivalency at NDSU. If a course that you want to take is not listed on this page or has been approved for something other than what you want to use it for, you can still complete the course plan to obtain alternative course equivalency approval. The course plan will automatically show as part of your study abroad application after you are accepted to the program.

  • Dates

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    Because this university is located in the Southern hemisphere their standard academic year starts in the spring, lasting from late February to November. See the USC Academic Calendars page for more details.
    • 2017 NDSU Fall Semester (USC Semester 2): Mid-July to mid-November
    • 2018 NDSU Spring Semester (USC Semester 1): Late February to late June
  • Costs

    The cost for this NDSU direct program are the tuition and fees charged by the institution abroad. You are responsible for the additional costs for the application and course fees, airfare, and other living expenses. Estimated costs for the program can be accessed at the top of this page by clicking on the approprate term.

    Financial aid and scholarships can be applied toward the costs for this program. See the financial aid and scholarships page for more information.

    » Academic Year Costs
    » Fall Costs
    » Spring Costs

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Spring 2019 10/01/2018 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** This program follows a 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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