Program Details

Semester in Newcastle offers two 14-week semesters, starting in July and February. The University of Newcastle is well known for academic excellence and innovative teaching, and you’ll find almost anything you’re looking for, whether you want to stay with
Newcastle, Australia
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
Academic Year, Fall Semester, Spring Semester

Program Overview

Program Description:

The University of Newcastle is a highly ranked institution with a stunning, ecologically sustainable campus. Here, you’ll work hard and play hard, experiencing the true Aussie lifestyle. The city of Newcastle has stunning beaches for surfing and swimming, a low cost of living, a favorable climate, and a casual lifestyle. The perks continue: Our Semester in Newcastle is our most affordable program in the Land Down Under. Enjoy your smart investment as you take your studies and social life to the next level. Best of all, you can easily travel to larger cities like Sydney, which is less than three hours away by train.

Setting Description:
A lively port city on a breathtaking stretch of Australia's coastline, Newcastle boasts wonderful beaches for surfing and swimming, a low cost of living, a very favorable climate, and a casual lifestyle—and it's only 2.5 hours from Sydney. It is located in New South Whales, Newcastle is the largest coal exporting harbor in the world. With a population of 350,000, Newcastle offers all the usual city comforts, such as restaurants, cafés, parks and gardens, theaters, art galleries, shopping centers, and nightclubs, while retaining the charms of a smaller beach community. Lonely Planet named Newcastle a Top Ten city in the World in “Best in Travel Guide” in 2011. It is a city full of heritage that is known for its relaxed coastal lifestyle with a blend of imagination, sophistication and culture. Many walks of life call Newcastle home, including artists, sports champions, entertainers, musicians, authors and researchers. The University of Newcastle offers a great study environment – it has
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Program Reviews

Overall Rating


Based on 3 Reviews

  • This changed my life!

    My study abroad experience was more than I could have ever hoped for. It really challenged me and taught me to be independent, while allowing me to see so much of Australia and form so many lifelong friendships. CIS Abroad made everything so easy and

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    Bottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
  • Great experience

    I loved every second of my time in Newcastle. The night life is amazing, the students are welcoming, and the food is delicious! I made so many lifelong friends during my stay and was able to travel all across the country. CIS abroad set up everything

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    Bottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
  • Semester in Newcastle was AMAZING!

    Choosing to study abroad in Newcastle was the best decision I have ever made. The school is conveniently located by the beautiful Australian coast and I got to travel all over the country during my time there. I loved living in Newcastle so much that

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    Bottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend