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Students seeking a unique campus experience and the excitement of Melbourne, one of Australia’s most vibrant cities, will feel right at home at Monash University. As one of the top-ranked universities in the country, not to mention the world, the curriculum is varied and challenging while the opportunities for campus involvement are immense. Students can also take advantage of all that Melbourne – regularly named the world’s most liveable city – has to offer, from its creative community to famous cafe culture.
Study at a university ranked in the top one percent of world universities – 73rd in the world – according to the Times Higher Education World University Rankings (2015–2016)
Enjoy the Melbourne lifestyle. Voted the world’s most liveable city four times running, Melbourne will captivate you with its charming café culture and cool nightlife
Experience living on campus in dorm housing with local and international students
Participate in our Cultural Events Program – designed to introduce you to the local Melbourne scene
Explore the Great Barrier Reef and tropical far north Australia during your comprehensive six-day Orientation Program, with a week of adventure and learning
Experience an alternative Spring Break with our optional Thailand or New Zealand excursion
Appreciate access to TEAN’s Melbourne-based Resident Director and other in-country staff for continued support throughout the semester
Students have the option to take a three course load for a discounted tuition rate.
TEAN’s exclusive “Welcome Abroad” Orientation Program takes place in Cairns in the north of Australia famous for its tropical setting and access to the Great Barrier Reef – what better way to start the semester than a week full of adventure, including scuba diving and snorkeling on the largest coral reef system in the world? Your Australia Orientation is designed to set you up for a successful semester by introducing you to the local culture and academics while also getting to know your soon to be friends and having an exciting journey in the process. On the final day of Orientation, students travel to their host city where they are met by their local TEAN Resident Director and introduced to their housing and local area.
Students attending Monash have the option to live in on-campus housing or in the city in purpose-built student accommodation, close to all the action, and commute by public transport to campus.
Throughout your semester you will meet with the Melbourne Resident Director for informal discussions and excursions. Our staff is readily available and able to assist you with any academic, social or cultural issues that you may face during your time abroad.
About Monash University
- Established in 1958, the university is ranked in the top 100 universities in the world and sixth in Australia by the QS World University Rankings.
- Monash’s Clayton campus is the biggest and main campus of the University, located 13 miles from the city center or a 45-minute commute by public transport. The Caulfield campus is only six miles from the city center and within easy reach of Melbourne’s cool inner suburbs. A free shuttle bus service operates between these campuses.
- The Clayton campus is a traditional self-contained campus that features a wildlife preserve, cinema, sport facilities, eateries and the main halls of residence. The Caulfield campus is a modern campus that houses the Faculty of Art and Design. Monash University has the energy of a bustling large university with a cosmopolitan flavor. Note: Monash has eight campuses throughout Melbourne and Victoria. TEAN students usually attend the Clayton or Caulfield campuses. (Clayton is the largest.)
- The Monash Business School is Australia’s only research-intensive business school with triple crown international business accreditation (AACSB, EQUIS and AMBA).
- Monash is ranked in top 50 universities in the world for: communication and media, psychology, sociology, accounting and finance, business and management, economics, chemistry, chemical engineering and education based on the QS World University subject rankings.
Academic Departments and Schools at Deakin are divided into ten academic divisions: Art, Design and Architecture; Arts; Business and Economics; Education; Engineering; Information Technology; Law; Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences; Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences and Science.
Courses are available in the below disciplines. For detailed instructions on how to find and select courses, and a list of popular courses see our course selection instructions. Students enroll in 3 – 4 courses per semester (between 18 and 24 Monash credits), which usually transfers as 12 – 16 U.S. semester credits.
|Communications & Media||
|Humanities & Social Sciences||
|Visual & Performing Arts, and Design||
- 3.0 GPA. Students with a slightly lower GPA may be admitted on a case-by-case basis. Contact TEAN for more information.
- Minimum sophomore standing at a four-year institution at the time of participation.
Events & Excursions
Activities / Immersion
Our local staff arrange various activities during the semester designed to help immerse you in the local culture. These activities are included in your semester program. In addition, if you have a specific interest or hobby, your Melbourne-based TEAN Resident Director will be able to point you in the right direction. Below are examples of previous activities arranged for students. Note that activities change each semester.
In addition to the TEAN-organized events, to make sure you don’t miss out on any opportunities, our local staff send out frequent emails letting you know what is happening in Melbourne. Ranging from community events to music festivals, we tap you into the local culture right from the start.
Melbourne walking tour
Included within the first few weeks after arriving in Melbourne, we walk and jump on trams all over the city, clueing you into the local secrets. Melbourne’s city center is made up of winding bylanes, and it’s here where you find unique cafes, bars, restaurants and galleries. We’ll also explore Melbourne’s urban villages, ending the day in an iconic locals-only venue for dinner. This day will set you up with the knowledge you need to make the most of your time in this great city.
Aussie Rules Football match
There is no sporting event that gets the sports-mad Victorian more vocal than the Aussie Rules Football match. Australian Rules football began in Victoria in the 1850s, predating American football, rugby and soccer. It’s not like other football types, the best explanation is to experience a game yourself. We see a game between two local rivals, and sample a local culinary favorite – the meat pie! It’s the hot dog equivalent of the Australian spectator sporting experience.
Local original live music
Melbourne is known for its local, live music scene and excellent intimate venues. We make sure students get to experience becoming part of a local crowd by heading to a show of an Australian band at an incredible venue. If you have a music genre preference, let your local staff know and we’ll try to accommodate your request – or at least give you some recommendations to check out on your own!
During the semester, you’ll be busy with class and exploring your local area on the weekends. With this in mind, TEAN encourages students to get to know Australia better or travel to even more exotic destinations with excursions organized during school breaks. Participating in these excursions will depend on your program dates and semester abroad.
South Island, New Zealand
New Zealand’s South Island offers some of the most magnificent natural environments this planet has to offer and is home to some of the world’s most extreme adventure sports! From the Southern Hemisphere’s highest (and original) bungee jump, to jet boating through ravines, whitewater rafting raging rapids and hiking glaciers, you won’t be bored or disappointed! This excursion is usually offered as a mid-semester break excursion.Read More
Take advantage of Australia’s ideal location in the South Pacific and explore exotic Asian destinations. With TEAN’s exclusive nine-day excursion to Thailand, you’ll find yourself bathing elephants in a river, learning to cook Thai food, visiting exotic temples and spending the evening with hilltribe villagers. With the culture of the north and the beaches of the south, this excursion, usually offered during mid-semester break, is not to be missed.
TEAN has a rolling admissions process. We recommend submitting your application anytime from June for Spring applications, and from January for Fall applications. Late applications may be considered. Contact TEAN if the application deadline has passed.
|Spring Deadline||Nov 18|
|Fall Deadline||April 21|
|Application Deadline||Nov 18|
|Date of Departure||Feb 2|
|TEAN Orientation||Feb 4||Feb 9|
|University Orientation||Feb 14||Feb 17|
|Classes Begin||Feb 27|
|Semester Break||April 14||April 21|
|Classes End||May 26|
|Study Period||May 29||June 2|
|Exam Period||June 5||June 23|
|Program Ends||June 24|
|Date of Departure||July 10|
|TEAN Orientation||July 12||July 17|
|Housing Move-In||July 17|
|University Orientation||July 18|
|Classes Begin||July 25|
|Semester Break||Sept 26||Sept 30|
|Classes End||Oct 21|
|Study Period||Oct 24||Oct 28|
|Exam Period||Oct 31||Nov 18|
|Program Ends||Nov 19|
Fees & Inclusions
- Tuition and services: $14,270*
- Housing (on campus): $4,810
*Students have the option of taking 3 courses (opposed to 4) for a discount of up to $2,250 – pending approval from their home university.
- Full tuition
- Guaranteed, pre-arranged, on-campus student housing
- Overseas health insurance, plus evacuation and repatriation insurance
- Services of local Resident Directors
- Six-day Orientation Program with some meals, excursions, accommodations and transportation
- Cultural events scheduled throughout the semester
- Wireless internet access in all housing
- Access to pre-arranged and affordable cell phone packages
- Access to unique and exciting optional excursions which may include New Zealand, Thailand and other places
- Access to competitive airfares and pre-arranged flight itineraries
- Extensive pre-departure counseling and information packets
- University and course selection advice
- Official academic transcripts from host institution
- Credit approval and transfer assistance
- Help with student visa preparation
- Financial aid transfer planning
- Airport pickup and reception in Melbourne
- Arrival Welcome packet containing important local contact details and information
- Melbourne Farewell Dinner at conclusion of program
- Host university orientation
What’s Not Included
- International airfare ($1,900)
- Domestic airfare in US ($500)
- Student visa ($475)
- Books ($365)
- Meals during the semester ($2,000)
- Airport transfer at the end of the semester ($50)
*Numbers are estimated based on previous student experience and budget. Actual amounts will vary depending on student.
In addition to the current financial aid you receive, you may want to consider one of our many scholarships. Each year we award thousands of scholarship dollars to qualified program participants, including a full ride scholarship for a Fall or Summer program. Refer to our Scholarships information for details.
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"I learned so much about myself, about life, and about the kind of future I want to have."
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Rose St Artist Market
Open every Saturday and Sunday, the Rose Street Artist Market in Fitzroy is where you will go to find the best in Melbourne’s independent art and design. Ranging from homewares, clothing, jewellery, art and all things in between, Rose Street is the place to go for something unique and handcrafted.
What is your role? Tell us a little about what you do at TEAN?
My role at TEAN is a mix of marketing and in-country responsibilities since I am based in the Asia Pacific region. I oversee and help implement TEAN’s marketing strategy – everything from social media to print brochures – and since I am currently based in Chiang Mai, Thailand, I oversee our Thailand program welcoming students while they’re here. I also help with our programs in other countries in the region as needed.
Tell us about your experience traveling and living in Asia Pacific?
I was born and raised in Australia, studied abroad in the U.S. and now live in Thailand. I have spent time working and travelling in New Zealand, China and throughout Southeast Asia including Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, Myanmar and Singapore. Australia is an easygoing country to live where people work hard, but also play hard, with an active outdoorsy lifestyle year round. The natural beauty of New Zealand astounds me with every visit. But it’s the beautiful culture of northern Thailand that has kept me in Chiang Mai since 2012.
What has been some of the highlights to date during your time living in Chiang Mai?
Being a naturally inquisitive person with a career in international education, I developed a restlessness to live somewhere with a culture that was different to my own. Northern Thai culture is completely different. Even after living here for a number of years, I experience or see something that challenges me and/or satiates my sense of curiosity every day. I feel I have learned more life lessons in my few years in Chiang Mai than I did in my previous 30-something years in Australia and am grateful to live in a place that continues to inspire and challenge me – instead of being stuck in a predictable routine – every day is still an adventure!
What should every student not leave Chiang Mai without doing?
Most people will work through a bucket list of experiences that goes with exploring a new place (and you can find some of these in my 10 Free Things to Do in Chiang Mai blog post). But the best experiences that everyone looks back on are rarely the items you’ve checked off your list. It’s the everyday interactions with your favorite fruit smoothie vendor and the surprising conversations you have with your new Thai friends, when you realize that fundamentally we are much more similar than we are different, that will stand out in your memory.
What resources are available at TEAN to students who are unsure of where they want to study abroad?
TEAN staff have a lot of experience living throughout Asia Pacific and will take the time to answer your questions. We all want students to make decisions they are comfortable and satisfied with so you won’t find anyone at TEAN giving you a hard sell. We want happy students on our programs who made the right decision for them! In addition to staff, TEAN’s Global Ambassadors are TEAN alumni willing to answer your questions. You can also get a very visual idea of the experience abroad by looking at TEAN’s Instagram account featuring student photos from all our locations.
Resident Director - Melbourne
Browse up Chapel Street
Chapel Street runs the length of a number of suburbs but it is the end that runs through Windsor, Prahran, South Yarra and Toorak that are the most interesting. Grab a coffee and start at Windsor Station, then walk north through Prahran past funky café’s, cool hip restaurants, vintage clothing stores and bars full of locals. As you make your way through South Yarra and Toorak, the vibe changes to include fancy restaurants, an art house cinema, boutique designer stores and plenty of locals sipping on lattes.
What is your role at TEAN?
I’m the go to guy for Melbourne! My role involves looking after all the students who come through Melbourne, be that for semester programs, internships or our short terms programs. I arrange all their logistics but also help them engage in Melbourne culture by taking them to various events during their time here and making sure they sample plenty of Melbourne’s coffee!
What do you think makes Melbourne a great city for students to study abroad?
I think that no matter what you’re into, you can find it in Melbourne. It caters for the sports mad, the music lovers, the art aficionados, the film geeks, the theatre nerds, the foodies, the adventurous nature lovers, and of course those obsessed with coffee. People ask me where they can get the best coffee in Melbourne and I honestly cannot tell them. 99% of the cafes you go to will serve you a delicious brew – we’re spoilt for choice.
What should be on your bucket list for a study abroad semester in Melbourne?
Go to the footy! Aussie Rules Football is unlikely anything you will ever see. It’s such a fast paced, dynamic, high scoring game and if you go to a match at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (the MCG) you will have a great time. I’d also recommend going to a music festival, going to see some theatre (we have so much of it in Melbourne) and visiting Lygon Street, Melbourne’s Little Italy for some hearty Italian food.
What’s your favorite venue in Melbourne?
Ponyfish Island. It’s a cool little bar that sits in the middle of the Yarra River underneath a bridge. So cool, and so very Melbourne
What local tips would you give to someone who visiting Melbourne for the first time?
Explore off the grid. Melbourne is a well planned city, the centre is a giant grid so you can’t get lost. But the downside to this as a tourist or someone new to the city, is that you may not veer off the grid – and that’s where Melbourne comes alive. Melbourne’s laneways and alleys have some of the best cafes, bars and boutique stores that you would never discover if you stayed on the grid. Like I always tell TEAN students, “If it’s not up a staircase or down a laneway, it’s not worth going to.”