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  • Locations: Warrnambool, Australia
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: UW-Whitewater applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2023 03/15/2023 ** Rolling Admission 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.
Program Description:

UW-W Partnership

Deakin University
Winter School - Australian Studies

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  • Minimum 2.6 GPA
  • At least sophomore standing at the time of participation
Program dates
Session 1: July 9 - 27, 2018
Session 2: August 6 - 24, 2018

Students can only attend one session, not both.                                   
Application deadline UWW: April 1, 2018
Deakin: June 8, 2018


Students will enroll in 1 course, AIX290 Australia Today, through the winter school program.  Participants will study current debates, issues and concerns of contemporary Australian society and culture.
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The course aims to develop student's skills for working and communicating in the international context and locates Australia in various global environments such as economy, politics and international relations. Through a range of studies like popular culture, settlement, landscape and people, this program will provide a global perspective on diversity and difference in Australian culture and society.

Class times:
Students are expected to be in class or studying during the following times: 10am to 3pm on most days, although some classes will extend to 5pm. Field trip days will begin earlier depending on the mode of transport and location.

Assessment: Class paper and participation 10%, field report 30%, major essay 40%, in-class test 20%

Study topics:
  • Australian History  
  • Australia's Environment
  • Australian Cultural Life
  • War and national identity
  • Indigenous Australia
  • Australia and Asia
  • Multicultural Australia
  • Australian Exceptionalism?
  • Gender relations
  • Australia's Futures

Two sessions are available in 2018:
  • July 9-27
  • August 6-24


Students will be housed on the Deakin-Warrnambool on-campus housing.  For more information on housing, please visit Deakin-Warrnambool housing website:

Program fee for the Deakin Winter School includes accommodation costs (see estimated program chart below).

Student Life and Surroundings

Deakin's Australian Studies Winter School program will be hosted on the Warrnambool campus. Wrapped in the spectacular beauty of the Great Southern Ocean, Warrnambool offers a unique lifestyle blend of nature and wildlife, breathtaking landscape, whale-watching, arts and culture and a welcoming community. Surrounded by beaches and the Hopkins River, the campus is located just three hours from Melbourne. There is a train stop conveniently located on campus, allowing you to reach local towns and the capital city with ease. The University is an integral part of Warrnambool and the surrounding region, and is closely engaged with community and industry.

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Cost of Attendance

UW-W financial aid can be used on this program.  UW-W and external study abroad scholarships are available.

Estimated Cost of Attendance

Program budget below reflects anticipated, estimated costs for either session 1 or 2:
Deakin Winter School program fee* (3,300 AUD) 2,545
Application/Administration Fee 225
Contingency Fee 50
CISI Insurance 17
Subtotal $2,837
Passport/Passport Photos 150
Australian Student Visa* (140 AUD) 108
Round-Trip Airfare 2,000
Meals 375
Personal/Miscellaneous 525
Subtotal $3,158
Total $5,995

*AUD⇔ USD exchange rate taken on 12/26/2017.  Rates subject to change. 


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