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Sydney: University of Sydney

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Large, urban campus. Highly ranked university. Internships for credit available. Bates approves regular semester only (not Early Start/Early Depart). City of 5 million. Residential Colleges the best housing option. Total enr: 59,000.

Course selection: "Unit"= U.S. course; search the Unit catalog. Course load = 4 units (24 points) per semester. "Sport and Learning in Australian Culture" is considered as a 100-level course. At least half the course load above the first year level.

Yungaburra: SFS - Tropical Rainforest Studies

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Rainforest management and restoration in the Wet Tropics rainforests of Far North Queensland. Research project, remote. Prior biology courses required.

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Environmental Studies Opportunity to study and work hands-on in rainforest management and restoration.

Townsville: James Cook University through IFSA

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Best for Bio and ES students. Near small city and coast. Access to Great Barrier Reef. IFSA program costs $5,000+ extra (not addressed by Bates financial aid). Many students have positive evaluations of IFSA services: pre-departure info; on-site orientation; day and weekend excursions; on-site support staff. Total enrollment: 11,000; number of Americans: 400
Search the Course Catalog. Course selection: 12 units per semester; at least half the course load above the first year level. All courses that may be taken at the first year level count as first year courses. Subject = US course. Level 1 = Bates 100 level; Levels 2, 3 = 200 level and above.

Townsville: James Cook University

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Best for Science and ES majors. Located outside Townsville, a regional city on the coast. Hot, tropical setting that provides access to Great Barrier Reef.  Courses with significant field work. Housing in residential colleges. Early app required to get good housing choice. Total enrollment: 17,000; # of Americans: 400.
Search the Course Catalog. Course selection: 12 units per semester; at least half the course load above the first year level. All courses that may be taken at the first year level count as first year courses. Subject = US course. Level 1 = Bates 100 level; Levels 2, 3 = 200 level and above.

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Marine Biology: Courses with significant field work; close to Great Barrier Reef

Sydney: University of Sydney through IFSA

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Large urban setting; Bates approves regular semester only (not Early Start/Early Depart). IFSA program costs $5,000+ extra (not addressed by Bates financial aid). Many students have positive evaluations of IFSA services: pre-departure info; on-site orientation; day and weekend excursions; on-site support staff. Total enrollment: 50,000; # of Americans: 640
Search the course catalog. Unit = US course. "Sport and Learning in Australian Culture" is considered as a 100-level course. Course selection: 24 points per semester; at least half the course load above the first year level.

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Film Studies: At Sydney College of the Arts; studio program in film and digital art. Portfolio required.

Perth: University of Western Australia

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Quality university, beautiful site on water, easy access to outdoor activities, dynamic city. Residential colleges best housing option. Total enr.: 21,000; # of Americans: 140.
Search the Course Catalog. Course selection: Unit = US course. 24 points per semester. At least half the course load above the first year level. Level 1 = Bates 100 level; Levels 2,3 = 200 level and above.

Hobart: University of Tasmania

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Two sites on Tasmania Island, with Hobart more attractive. Smaller university; Aboriginal Studies; Marine and Antarctic Studies. Hobart is a smaller city in an attractive natural setting; many outdoors options in Tasmania's national parks. Lower cost option. Housing in Residential Colleges. Total enrollment: 15,000; # of Americans: 120.

Search the Course (Unit) catalog. Course selection: Unit = US course. 50 points per semester; at least half the course load above the first year level. Level 1 = Bates 100 level; Levels 2,3 = 200 level and above.

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Studio Art: Tasmanian School of Art; portfolio required.

Brisbane: University of Queensland through IFSA

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Large university in attractive, tropical, suburban site. One hour from coast. On-campus housing difficult to obtain. Lots of American students. IFSA program costs $7,000+ extra (not addressed by Bates financial aid). Many students have positive evaluations of IFSA services: pre-departure info; on-site orientation; day and weekend excursions; on-site support staff. Total enrollment: 38,000; # of Americans: 800
Search the Course Catalog. Course selection: 8 units per semester; at least half the course load above the first year level. Level 1 = Bates 100 level; Levels 2, 3 = 200 level and above.

Brisbane: University of Queensland

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Large university in attractive, tropical, suburban site. One hour from coast and beaches. On-campus housing in residential colleges and a new on campus housing option; need to apply early. Total enr.: 54,000; # of Americans: 75.
Search the Course Catalog. Course selection: 8 units per semester; at least half the course load above the first year level. Level 1 = Bates 100 level; Levels 2, 3 = 200 level and above. Courses with significant fieldwork

Melbourne: University of Melbourne through IFSA

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Large university; adjacent to dynamic city, quality academic program. Studio Art; Dance. IFSA program costs $9,000+ extra (not addressed by Bates financial aid). Many students have positive evaluations of IFSA services: pre-departure info; on-site orientation; day and weekend excursions; on-site support staff.
Search the Course Catalog. Course selection: "Subject" = US "course." 50 points per semester. Level 2 and 3 = Bates 200 level (perhaps 300 level). Level 4 = Bates 300 level. "Australia Now" is considered a first year level course; Credit not awarded for courses in Faculty of Education designed primarily for study abroad students.
Total enrollment: 40,000; # of Americans: 400

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