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Melbourne, Australia Project Center
Melbourne, Australia (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: B term,
D term
This program is currently not accepting applications.
Restrictions: WPI applicants only
Estimated Expenses: B term,
D term
Fact Sheet:
Project Opportunities:
Holly Ault
Center Highlights:
International, Urban
Housing Type:
Shared apartments
Program Preparation:
1/6 PQP in the term preceding departure, Country-specific orientation, ID 2050 in the term preceding departure
Program Eligibility:
All majors eligible, Good academic standing (not on academic warning or academic probation), Sophomore at the time of application
Program Description:


Melbourne is the second largest city in Australia and the capital of the state of Victoria. Located on Australia’s southeast coast, the seaside city offers a rich array of culture, history, and entertainment. Melbourne has consistently been voted as “the world’s most livable city,” and it’s easy to see why—the city is known for its parks, gardens, and beaches, as well as many popular arts festivals, sporting events, and fine dining establishments.

Melbourne is also a gateway to exploring the diversity of Australian life, as it is located a short distance from mountains, deserts, mining towns, and extensive parklands and wildlife reserves.


Project Types: Informal STEM education, energy and environment, community development, disabilities, fire safety
Project Examples:

  • Community development - Implementation of Information Technology after school programs for Banksia Gardens Community Centre
  • Informal STEM Education – Developing the 2050 interactive exhibit at the CERES Environmental Park
  • Fire safety - Exploring and recommending more effective bushfire warning and response systems and policies
  • Environment - Drafting policy recommendations for implementing and communicating a plan to reduce household water consumption using domestic smart water meters


Student travel website from the Bureau of Consular Affairs, U.S. Department of State

Country-specific page from the U.S. Department of State

Country-specific travel health information from the Center for Disease Control

Dates / Deadlines:
Term Acad Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
B term 2014-2015 08/03/2014
08/15/2014 10/23/2014 12/17/2014
D term 2015-2016 10/06/2014
01/12/2015 TBA TBA
D term 2014-2015 01/12/2015
Rolling Admission 03/12/2015 05/07/2015
D term 2016-2017 10/05/2015
01/11/2016 TBA TBA
B term 2016-2017 10/05/2015
01/11/2016 TBA TBA

** Indicates 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.

Indicates that deadline has passed
This program is currently not accepting applications.