- Perth, Australia
- Program Type:
- Study Abroad
- Degree Level:
- Fall Semester, Spring Semester
- Program Description:
- The Study Abroad at Curtin University welcomes you to choose Perth, Western Australia for your study abroad experience!
You can study at Curtin for one or two semesters in the fall, spring or full academic year.
Curtin allows study abroad students to choose from a wide range of courses to suit all majors.
The Curtin Study Abroad programs focuses on integration with Australian culture, social activities, and maximizing your experience abroad!
Students are registered full-time, which is equivalent to 4 subjects. Students can choose from a wide variety of courses across all of the faculties and academic department at Curtin. We encourage Study Abroad students to choose our special "Australian Studies" course which allows you to experience select cultural events such as art galleries, museums, sporting events and more!
- Setting Description:
- Perth is a city of growth, success and possibilities. Recent years have seen the benefits of our resources boom flow into every part of our lives, from education to transport, and tens of thousands of people have come to see the natural beauty of Western Australia and enjoy its year-round sunshine. The new international airport, along with the Perth Arena and expanding city rail network, riverside developments and beach-fronts are shaping Perth into Australia’s western gateway for tourism and investment. Research conducted in Perth is respected globally, reaching new horizons in medicine and health sciences, agriculture, chemistry, geology, metallurgy, engineering, astrophysics, renewable energy and environmental management. Our artists, musicians and actors are familiar to the world. Your study experience here will not only provide you with learning, but also the possibility to be part of the growing academic and professional network which will guide the future of our city.
- Tuition for 2016 is $9,830 Australian Dollars. On top of this, students should expect a weekly budget of: Rent - $160-$220 Utilities - $20 Food - $100 Health Insurance - $8 Public transport - $20 Other (clothing, entertainment) - $100 *this is a guide only **in Australian dollars
Based on 2 Reviews
- Study Abroad at Curtin University: Kalgoorlie Campus07/11/17
I have always wanted to travel to Australia, and I found the best way to fulfill my dream was to do a study abroad program. Studying mining engineering in my 3 year, I did not have much of a choice but to study at the Kalgoorlie campus. The town is medium-small
sized with what most consider not much to do. However, I had the best time in this town. The people were so nice, most of the professors wanted you to succeed, and there were many opportunities to network and make connections with people in the industry. The Kalgoorlie campus has a lot of traditions behind it, and the time spent there is definitely what you make out of it. The only downside to studying on this campus is that all the activities Curtin University has for the students is at the Bentley campus. You can still participate in the activities on the Bentley campus and go on the trips planned for the international students; however, you have travel all the way to Perth in order to participate in the activities and trips.read moreBottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
- My Semester at Curtin University10/14/15
My name is Christina. I am from Richmond, Virginia and I am currently on exchange at Curtin University. This is my third year studying Kinesiology, Psychology and Religious Studies. I just turned 21 and celebrated my birthday by flying to Australia;
which is something I have been dreaming about doing since the fifth grade. Ten months before I embarked on this journey I started meeting with the amazing study abroad advisor at my university. This was when I realized how easy the process was to actually move to another country and study there, sounds crazy I know. Well once I get excited about something there is no slowing me down. I went through a few headaches planning my semester but now I am here. From the moment I got here I have been so pleased with my choice to come here. In the first week alone I was able to pet wild Kangaroos, I went to a wildlife park and saw Koalas, I went for a drive through the vast vineyards of Swan Valley, and walked around the amazing city center of Perth complete with the beautiful scenery at Kings Park. Not only was I enjoying the area but the classes I chose to take were amazing as well. There are so many resources on campus to use that it makes the work that comes along with university a lot more manageable as well. Since I have been here I have had the chance to also play on social sports teams such as beach volleyball and ultimate Frisbee. I have also joined the Curtin Leadership Center which offers seminars and volunteer opportunities. I even learned how the art of Hula dancing and Tahitian dancing at the Curtin gym. Curtin always has amazing activities to join in on as well; with weekly events at the campus Tav and constant activities on campus such as free food, multicultural week, and live entertainment. I have had amazing experienced with my on campus accommodation as well. It feels like a tight knit community and I have made amazing friends through the activities that they host as well. There are almost weekly movie nights which is a great way to come together and unwind from school stress. Outside school activities I have been on camping trips. The most recent of which I attempted to learn how to waterski, which is harder than it looks. I have explored the amazing beaches that Perth has to offer. Also I have had the experience of visiting the renowned Perth Royal Show and attempted to understand Australian Football at the WAFL (Western Australian Football League) Grand Final. Once I started traveling I couldn’t stop. I traveled to Bali Indonesia for a school holiday and enjoyed discovering the beautiful island. This trip is actually really affordable from Perth, another reason I am very lucky to be here. I am also travelling to Nepal and Thailand; taking more advantage of the cheap travels! Once I got here I enjoyed Australia and Curtin so much that I decided to extend my study from a semester to a year. Over the next semester I get to enjoy here I am planning to travel Australia and just keep meeting more people and gaining more experiences. All in all the experience I am having here is shaping me into a more understanding person. I will always remember this year and the amazing times, and the amazing people I have met along the way.read moreBottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend