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Melbourne, Australia Project Center
Melbourne, Australia (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: B term,
D term
Restrictions: WPI applicants only
Budget Sheets: B term,
D term
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
B term 2015-2016 10/06/2014 01/12/2015 TBA TBA
D term 2015-2016 10/06/2014 01/12/2015 TBA TBA

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Fact Sheet:
Program Term:
B Term, D Term
Project Opportunities:
IQP
Director:
Holly Ault
Center Highlights:
International, Urban
Housing:
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:

aussieLocation

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.

Projects

Projects in Melbourne involve outreach to the Australian public on topics in science, technology, and society. Projects typically focus on disabilities, fire protection, education, and the environment.

Project Examples

Assisting people with disabilities - Creating a framework for adapting educational programs for student visitors with disabilities at Zoos Victoria

Fire safety - Exploring and recommending more effective bushfire warning and response systems and policies

Water sustainability - Drafting policy recommendations for implementing and communicating a plan to reduce household water consumption using domestic smart water meters

Resources

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