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  • Locations: Canberra, Australia
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: AppState applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Summer
Fact Sheet:
Type of Program:
Direct Enrollment
Lodgings, Student housing
Language of Instruction:
Minimum GPA:
College: College of Fine & Applied Arts Credits: 6 credits
Class Standing: Junior, Senior
Program Description:
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Summer Built Environment Program!


The University of Canberra is a young vibrant university with a focus on learning and creativity, as well as creating rewarding opportunities and positive outcomes for its students. UC has students from 80+ different countries worldwide and offers majors spanning 28 areas of study.


The Australian Capital Territory (ACT) is located in the south-eastern region of New South Wales. Canberra is the ACT’s capital city and the federal capital of Australia. With a population of 381,488, it is Australia's largest inland city and the eighth-largest city overall. Canberra has a small-town feel with the cosmopolitan comforts of a capital city, offering top-quality sporting events, festivals, shopping malls, restaurants, bars and live music venues.

From Virtual to Reality

This summer intensive unit offers students the unique opportunity to design and build a small-scale structure for public ‘in-habitation’. Conceived as a dynamic, expansive and contemporary program, the unit content is based on projects related to prevailing cultural themes, and is varied annually

Academic Calendar

  • Summer 2018: June 11, 2018 to June 30, 2018


Students will stay in Canberra on-campus housing during the program and in hotels or hostels during program excursions..

For an overview of housing please visit Canberra’s visiting student Accommodation web page.


Program Costs

Paid to Appalachian State
  Summer 2018
1Canberra Program Fee 3900 AUD ($3100 USD)
2OIED Program Development Fee $200
HTH Worldwide Health Insurance $1.42/day
1The Canberra program fee includes housing, 1-2 group meals, Sydney excursion, course materials, airport transportation, and tuition.
2The OIED Program Development Fee will be placed on students’ accounts upon acceptance by the Education Abroad Office. The fee payment confirms your spot and is non-refundable.

Estimated Additional Costs
Airfare $1500 - $2200
Meals $250 - $400
1Personal Expenses $200 - $500
Local Transportation $50
Visa (for US Citizens TBD
Passport $150
2Personal Travel and Spending $200 - $500
1Personal expenses includes but is not limited to: toiletries, cell phone, emergency funds, laundry, clothing, utilities, basic travel and entertainment, etc.
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. Please visit the Canberra website for additional information about living costs.

Financial Aid

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.


OIED Scholarships
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.


Through a combination of critical research, field trips, expert workshops, iterative explorations, and collaborative project work, students will develop the skills and methods necessary to develop a design from inception to full-scale completion. Centered on agendas related to social benefit, the unit additionally explores the potential of designed interventions as agents for positive social action. Students may receive the following Appalachian course equivalents for this program:
TEC 3728 Design Studio I (3) + TEC 3035/6/7 Field Experience (3) = 6 sh
TEC 3758 Design Studio II (3) + TEC 3035 Architectural Field Experience (3) = 6 sh
Students wising to receive credit for TEC 4738 Design Studio III should speak to the Program Director.

For more information about the Canberra summer course please visit the Canberra website.

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 Apply

Applications 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.

For more information about deadlines and how to apply please visit our Guide Me web page.

Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.