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University of Melbourne (CASA)


Program terms: Fall, Full Academic Year, Spring
Restrictions: Vanderbilt applicants only
Type of Program: Direct University Enrollment
Costs: Budget Sheets
Academic Calendar: Extends into Summer Months
Key Dates:
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This program provides undergraduates with the opportunity to live and study in Melbourne, Australia, which often ranks as the most liveable city in the world. The University of Melbourne (UniMelb as it’s known) is a globally top-ranked university and is located within walking distance of downtown- a.k.a. the CBD- as well as the trendy neighborhood of Fitzroy. Melbourne is known for its diverse and artsy culture, filled with cool cafes, hidden laneways, and amazing cuisine. Along with the vibrant urban culture, students also have access to beaches and sporting matches at ‘The G’, Melbourne’s giant cricket ground.

Students have full access to Melbourne courses (called 'subjects' at Melbourne) provided they meet the necessary pre-requisites. In addition to the student life on campus, CASA students will explore Melbourne and Australia's rich culture through special excursions.

What is CASA?

CASA is a consortium of leading comprehensive research universities including Vanderbilt University, Brown University, Columbia University, Cornell University, Dartmouth College, Harvard University, Johns Hopkins University, Northwestern University, Trinity College Dublin, the University of Melbourne, and the University of Pennsylvania. CASA focuses on offering rigorous, high-quality study abroad opportunities in select locations around the world.

For more information, visit program homepage.

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Housing: Apartment (alone), Apartment (shared)
Minimum GPA: 3
Language of Instruction: English
Language prerequisite: N/A
Additional prerequisites: N/A
Costs: Budget Sheets
Student contacts: Peer alumni

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