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About the University of Southern Queensland
University of Southern Queensland is Australia's 12th largest university. The University is constantly updating its teaching facilities and methods of course delivery to students both in Australia and overseas. Almost 1,000 international students from more than over 80 nationalities study on campus. The University of Southern Queensland has five Faculties: Arts, Business, Education, Engineering and Surveying, and Sciences.
University of Southern Queensland is located in the city of Toowoomba, 90 minutes drive west of Queensland's capital city, Brisbane. Toowoomba is Australia's second largest inland city and voted twice to be the best city to live in Australia. In addition, students are able to study on USQ's Fraser Coast campus which is located on the Queensland coast at Harvey Bay, a short flight or a three-hour drive from Brisbane.
The Brockport Program at the University of Southern Queensland offers you the opportunity to:
Live and study in a city with a unique educational environment,
Receive instruction in classes, seminars and tutorials from members of the faculty at the University of Southern Queensland,
Choose (and be guaranteed - before you leave the US) the coursework you want/need from an almost limitless variety of disciplines,
Total integration with Australian students,
Improve your writing and research skills tremendously.
Your experience at the University of Southern Queensland will:
Introduce you to Australian society and the Australian educational system,
Make you a better student,
Expand your outlook on the world,
Build your self esteem and self confidence,
Enhance your career prospects.
At the University of Southern Queensland you will:
Live with Australian students in modern, superior [single bedroom/adjoining suite] University of Southern Queensland-owned accommodation,
Receive a comprehensive on-site orientation to study at the University of Southern Queensland that will maximize the benefits of your semester/year of study,
Have the benefit of an on-going program of field trips, excursions, and social events through USQ,
Enjoy the security of a complete package of academic and non-academic support services.
Housing & Orientation
Many students choose to live in University housing on campus in one of the residential colleges. College life saves the students the effort of cooking, cleaning and other household chores while trying to adjust to a new environment and making new friends.
Each student is provided with their own room which is fully carpeted and furnished with a bed, bedspread, pillow, blankets, sheets, pillow cases, writing desk, chair, table lamp, book case, cup board, electric heater, power points, natural ventilation and light, and electric lighting. The rooms are cleaned and fresh bed linen is supplied weekly. Rooms come with either private or shared bathroom facilities.
Each college also has several common rooms where students can relax and spend time socializing with one another. The common rooms are variously equipped with television sets, video recorders, refrigerator, refreshment facilities, a table tennis table and a billiards table.
Coin operated washing machines and dryers, irons and ironing boards are provided in each building. Alternative privately operated quality accommodation is available within walking distance of the campus.
In addition to the residential colleges, participants have the option of living off-campus in USQ's Student Village.
The Student Village is located within a 5 minute walk to campus and is across the road from a small shopping center. Each unit includes 3 or 4 single-study bedrooms with a study area, dining room, lounge and laundry. Units are fully furnished and equipped with a television set, heater, and lounge suite supplied with the latest kitchen appliances and utensils. All units are cleaned once a week and bed linens are provided.
An orientation program specifically for international students, including study abroad and exchange students is conducted by USQ during the week prior to the commencement of classes in both semesters. Issued covered including settling in to life in Toowoomba, culture shock, accommodation, health insurance, clubs and societies, email access, study skills, weekend trips, and social events.
Fees for the Brockport University of Southern Queensland Program
Tuition (at Brockport and at University of Southern Queensland in most Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences programs*)
Program acceptance fee
Australian Health Insurance
Pre-departure Orientation Materials
On-site orientation upon arrival at the University of Southern Queensland
Brockport's Study Abroad Office Services
DOES NOT INCLUDE:
Various campus-specific fees** (college fee, technology fee, etc.)
Airfare to and from Australia
The cost (and items included in the cost) as listed on the website are subject to change and should be considered estimates. Final budget sheets will be mailed to the student prior to departure and usually upon acceptance.
As a very rough guide, a participant in the Brockport University of Southern Queensland Program will need to budget approximately $300 to $400 AUSTRALIAN DOLLARS per month, to pay for daily local travel, textbooks and other school supplies, entertainment, meals and other necessities.
This estimate does not include the purchase of clothing; travel in Australia outside of the excursions/field trips organized by the program.
The group flight will cost participants approximately $1,800 (depending on departure/return dates, the point of origin of any connecting flights in the US, etc.)
The actual amount that you will spend depends heavily on your style of living, and will vary with each individual's personal spending habits, entertainment preferences and travel choices.
Financial aid applies towards fees.
*Participants taking Engineering or Science classes will be billed a higher program fee.
**Varies depending on the SUNY campus at which the participant pays tuition.
Students must study a minimum of three units. Each unit is worth one (1) credit point. Students can choose units from: Arts, Business, Humanities, Information Technology, Engineering and Surveying, Sciences, and Teaching and Education.
Study abroad students are required to take a full course load of 3-4 courses per semester. Students will select their course areas prior to their departure.
Participants in the Brockport University of Southern Queensland Program will select (prior to departure) courses available to study abroad students at the University of Southern Queensland. All instruction in the Brockport University of Southern Queensland program is by the University of Southern Queensland faculty.
Participants in the Brockport University of Southern Queensland Program are examined in the same manner (and to the same standard) as their Australian counterparts and classmates. The majority of courses in which they will enroll are examined formally at the end of the semester and in order to be awarded credit, participants must take--and pass--the examination at the end of the study period in question.
Spring 2013: Start: 2/1813 End: 6/24/13
Fall 2013: Start: 7/8/13 End: 11/8/13
Fall Semester: March 1st (est.)
Spring Semester: November 1st (est.)
Dates / Deadlines:
** 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.