Study for a Semester or Year in Australia!
La Trobe University was created in 1967 with an enrollment of 552 students. It has since grown to more than 30,000 students on 8 different campuses. ISEP Exchange students are able to study on the Melbourne campus outside of downtown Melbourne.
Located in the south-east of Australia, Victoria is Australia’s most densely populated state. Sitting at the head of Port Phillip Bay Melbourne offers everything one might expect from a major metropolitan city and is often referred to as Australia’s cultural capital.
Students looking to study abroad at La Trobe should first check with our office to see if any spots are open on the Appalachian La Trobe exchange program. Students who are not accepted to participate on the ISEP La Trobe exchange program are able to apply to participate on the Appalachian La Trobe program as a fee paying student. The major different between these two programs is how fees are structure. On the ISEP Exchange program students pay Appalachian tuition and fees plus the ISEP Full Exchange Fee. On the Appalachian La Trobe fee paying program students will be billed the La Trobe tuition fee costs in place of Appalachian tuition and fees. Non-resident students should check to see if the ISEP Direct cost will be less than Appalachian out of state tuition rates.
- Fall Semester: Late July to Late November (Semester 2 in Australia)
- Spring Semester: Late February to Late June (Semester 1 in Australia)
Students participating on the ISEP La Trobe exchange program will be placed in housing that ISEP has negotiated with La Trobe. More information can be found on the ISEP La Trobe web page.
Students participating on the ISEP Exchange program option will pay the ISEP Full Exchange Program Fee to Appalachian and will not pay housing or meal costs to La Trobe.
Program CostsPaid to Appalachian State
|App Tuition & Fees||based on your residency|
|Housing and Meals||ISEP Full Fee|
|1OIED Program Development Fee||$200|
Estimated Additional Costs
|ISEP Application Fee||$100|
|ISEP Placement Fee||$325|
|Airfare||$1600 - $2000|
|Additional Meals||$100 - $200|
|1Essential Living Expenses||$800 - $1000|
|Books and Materials||$200 - $400|
|Local Transportation||$150 - $300|
|Visa (for US Citizens)||$535|
|Appalachian Student Health Insurance||$1110|
|Estimated Total Additional Expenses|
|2Personal Travel and Spending||$1000 - $2000|
2Personal Travel and Spending amounts will vary by student and will be affected by how often a student goes out, travels, and the items they purchase.
Please note that non-billable costs are estimates only and will be affected by personal spending habits, currency fluctuations, etc. Prices listed in USD unless otherwise noted.
Students are encouraged to start planning for their study abroad program costs well in advance. Please use the Student Financial Planning Worksheet to help estimate your anticipated expenses and your anticipated financial resources. When planning for estimated additional costs students are encouraged to research currency conversion rates.
The majority of financial aid and scholarships can apply to semester and year-long study abroad programs. For more information please visit the Office of Student Financial Aid web page.
Each semester OIED offers a variety of different scholarship opportunities for students. Scholarship awards range from $250 to $2000.
Benjamin A Gilman Scholarship
The Gilman Scholarship Program application is open to U.S. citizen undergraduate students who are receiving Federal Pell Grant funding at a two-year or four-year college or university to participate in study and intern abroad programs worldwide.
Fund for Education Abroad
Applicants from groups underrepresented in study abroad and those destined for non-traditional locations are given preference, in an effort to make the demographics of U.S. undergraduates studying abroad reflect the rich diversity of the U.S. population.
For information about additional scholarships please visit our External Scholarships web page.
For an overview of La Trobe’s majors please visit the subject web page. From this page you will be able to find listings of majors and the campuses they are offered on. To find the individual course offerings please visit the Handbook web page. From this page click on the Undergraduate link and then on the subject area links. To find the Bendigo course listings click on the Bendigo campus link. When searching for courses please be sure to take note that the semesters are reversed in Australia (Fall in the US is semester 1 in Australia and Spring in the US is semester 2 in Australia).
Students should also review the La Trobe Courses and Subjects website before searching for courses.
All students are expected to maintain at least the equivalent of a full time course load according to Appalachian State and the host university while abroad (whichever is greater). Students participating on the La Trobe program will be required to enroll in 60 La Trobe credits per semester. For more information about study abroad enrollment policies, credit approval, and credit and grade conversions please visit the Academics section of our website.
How to ApplyApplications are accepted on a rolling basis and some programs may fill up before the listed deadline. Each year applications for Fall, Spring, and Summer will open up on August 1st. Once open the deadline will be listed below and an Apply Now button will be available at the top and bottom of this page. Most applications will have a 2 part application process so students are encouraged to complete their OIED application well before the listed deadline.
Students applying to an ISEP program should complete the ISEP application while also completing the Appalachian application.
For more information about deadlines and how to apply please visit our Guide Me web page.
|Term||Year||App Deadline||OIED Approval Date||Start Date||End Date|
|Fall Semester||2019||02/15/2019 **||Rolling Admission||TBA||TBA|
|Spring Semester||2020||09/16/2019 **||Rolling Admission||TBA||TBA|
** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.