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A&M CORPS OF CADETS Only Exchange: University of New South Wales, Australia
Canberra, Australia (Exchange Program) (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Academic Year,
Fall,
Spring
Approved Course Equivalencies Click here to view
Who Can Apply: Texas A&M University applicants only
Texas A&M Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year
Texas A&M
Application Deadline
Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2018 09/15/2017 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students will be immediately notified of approval to participate in this program and be able to complete post-decision (pre-departure) items prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Program Type:
Texas A&M Reciprocal Educational Exchange Program
Academic Area:
Agriculture, Agriculture - Agricultural Economics, Agriculture - Agricultural Leadership, Agriculture - Animal Science, Agriculture - Biochemistry/Biophysics, Agriculture - Biological & Agricultural Engineering, Agriculture - Ecosystem Science & Management, Agriculture - Entomology, Agriculture - Horticulture Sciences, Agriculture - Nutrition and Food Science, Agriculture - Plant Pathology and Microbiology, Agriculture - Poultry Science, Agriculture - Recreation, Park & Tourism Sciences, Agriculture - Soil & Crop Sciences, Agriculture - Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences, All, Architecture, Architecture - Construction Science, Architecture - Landscape Architecture and Urban Planning, Architecture - Visualization, Bush School of Government & Public Service, Business, Business - Accounting, Business - Economics, Business - Finance, Business - Information & Operations Management, Business - International Business, Business - Management, Business - Marketing, Education, Education - Administration and Human Resource Development, Education - Educational Psychology, Education - Health & Kinesiology, Education - Teaching, Learning & Culture, Engineering, Engineering - Aerospace Engineering, Engineering - Biological & Agricultural Engineering, Engineering - Biomedical Engineering, Engineering - Chemical Engineering, Engineering - Civil Engineering, Engineering - Computer Science, Engineering - Electrical Engineering, Engineering - Industrial Distribution, Engineering - Industrial Engineering, Engineering - Materials Science & Engineering, Engineering - Mechanical Engineering, Engineering - Nuclear Engineering, Engineering - Petroleum Engineering, Fine Arts, Fine Arts - Art/Art History, Fine Arts - Fashion Design, Fine Arts - Performance Studies, Foreign Language, Foreign Language - Arabic, Foreign Language - Chinese, Foreign Language - French, Foreign Language - German, Foreign Language - Greek, Foreign Language - Italian, Foreign Language - Japanese, Foreign Language - Korean, Foreign Language - Other, Foreign Language - Portuguese, Foreign Language - Russian, Foreign Language - Spanish, Geosciences, Geosciences - Atmospheric Sciences, Geosciences - Environmental Sciences, Geosciences - Geography, Geosciences - Geology, Health/Medicine, Health/Medicine - Allied Health/Nursing, Health/Medicine - Biomedical Sciences, Health/Medicine - Community/Public Health, Health/Medicine - Health & Kinesology, Health/Medicine - Nutrition and Food Science, Law, Liberal Arts, Liberal Arts - Anthropology, Liberal Arts - Communication, Liberal Arts - Economics, Liberal Arts - English, Liberal Arts - History, Liberal Arts - International Studies, Liberal Arts - Performance Studies, Liberal Arts - Philosophy, Liberal Arts - Political Science, Liberal Arts - Psychology, Liberal Arts - Sociology, Science, Science - Biology, Science - Biomedical Sciences, Science - Chemistry, Science - Mathematics, Science - Physics & Astronomy
Minimum GPA:
3.0
Language courses available:
Yes
Language of instruction:
English
Program Advisor:
Ilana Blumenfeld-Gantz, Meredith Simpson
Classification: Junior, Senior, Sophomore
REEP Program Type:
Departmental Exchange
Program Description:
University of New South Wales, Canberra

 The University of New South Wales (UNSW) Canberra is hosted at the Australian Defence Force Academy. The university has provided high-quality education to the Australian Defence Force (ADF) since the Academy’s opening in 1986. The university/academy combination provides four multi-disciplinary schools in engineering and information technology, business, humanities and social sciences, and physical, environmental, and mathematical sciences, as well as programs of military training. In April of 2012, there were 2,685 students enrolled at UNSW Canberra. 


UNSW Canberra provides the benefits of studying at one of the elite research institutions in Australia, while training and educating the future leaders of the Army, Navy, and Air Force. UNSW Canberra guarantees the knowledge, skills, professional abilities, qualities of character required for officers in the military, and has excelled on national levels as one of Australia’s most respected universities.
 
  


Location

UNSW Canberra is located at the Australian Defence Force Academy (ADFA) in southern Australia's city of Canberra. Canberra is Australia’s largest inland city, and the country’s capital. Canberra’s warm to hot summers occur during the months of November to February, while its cool to cold winter occurs during the months of June to September. The city’s wheel-and-spoke pattern, designed by architect Walter Burley Griffin, provides excellent means for travel by car or bus, but makes it difficult to navigate the city by foot.
 
The Australian capital is filled with national landmarks and museums, including the National Museum of Australia, the National gallery of Australia, the Australian War Memorial, and the Parliament House of Australia.
 
 
For more outdoor options, Canberra’s Lake Burley Griffin is popular during the summer months, and provides excellent means of participating in various activities such as paddle boating, kayaking, rowing, sailing, and canoeing.
 
Travel in Canberra is accomplished primarily by bus or car, both of which are accessible at UNSW Canberra. Many Canberra residents are fond of utilizing bicycles as a mode of transportation to navigate the carefully and intricately planned streets of the city.


Eligibility Requirements
  • This program is limited to students in the Corps of Cadets by pre-selection only - please contact Meredith Simpson BEFORE beginning an application
  • Have a classification of Junior or Senior by beginning of exchange; can be a Sophomore at the time of application
  • Have a minimum 3.0 G.P.A.
  • Proficiency in English
  • Must obtain a student visa if necessary
  • Be a TAMU student for at least one semester prior to application
  • Attend TAMU for at least one full semester after the exchange
  • Provide official transcripts from all college-level institutions attended
 
Students can choose to study abroad during
·        Spring Semester (February to June)
 
UNSW Canberra classroom

Courses

One of the benefits of participating on an exchange program is the wide range of course selection available to students. A list of all courses offered in the undergraduates program at UNSW can be found at the UNSW Undergraduate Programs Webpage.  Before attending UNSW Canberra as an exchange student, all courses that the student plans to take abroad must be approved by the student’s home university.

Housing

UNSW Canberra provides cadets at the ADFA with private, functional accommodations. Each corridor of four individual rooms contains a shared bathroom and laundry facilities. Each on-campus accommodation building holds a common recreation area, telephones, refrigerator, microwave, television, stereo, and computers.
 
Cadets follow a concise schedule throughout the day, during which they partake in physical as well as educational training. They also have the option of joining recreational activities such as sports, bands/musical opportunities, and various extra-curricular clubs. Check out the info on Life as a Cadet at UNSW Canberra!
 
 Cadet accomodation

Costs

One of the benefits of participating in a reciprocal exchange is their affordability. Overall costs are comparable to studying in College Station with the main difference in costs coming from travel related expenses and the exchange rate. Please keep in mind that because you are enrolled at A&M, your regular tuition and fees will be paid at A&M just as if you were taking classes on campus. Additionally, students will be provided with the necessary information for them to make arrangements for all other expenses.
 
As soon as you decide to participate in a study abroad program, you will want to look into the funding available. Texas A&M Scholarships designated specifically for study abroad include: The Study Abroad Fellowship and the International Education Fee Scholarship. Also, many academic colleges and departments offer scholarships for students studying abroad. Additional information can be found at the Study Abroad Programs Office Funding webpage.

Aggies in Australia
 
Helpful Links
 
UNSW Canberra Homepage
Australian Defence Force Academy Homepage
UNSW Canberra International Students Webpage
UNSW Canberra Undergraduate Programs
UNSW ADFA Undergraduate Studies Guide
UNSQ and AFA Guide to Studying
UNSW Canberra Life as a Cadet
UNSW Canberra Accommodations
ADF YouTube Channel
Study Abroad Programs Office Scholarship and Funding webpage
External Scholarship and Funding options
Travel Guide Canberra, Australia  
Currency Converter

 
Thoughts from a Former Exchange Student

“I decided to study abroad as a means of diversifying my professional skills, not to mention my career opportunities. Studying abroad is one of the best ways to broaden one's awareness of the complex issues surrounding this new international/global era in which we live. It helped me perfect my language skills and gain knowledge of the political, social, and economic issues the world faces today. Furthermore, I believe the personal experiences I gained will help me to be a better leader to welcome challenges, and to challenge the status quo."

Former Texas A&M Exchange Student
 

Contacts

For detailed information about the exchange program at University of New South Wales, Canberra, students should contact Ms. Meredith Simpson in the Office of the Commandant.

For more information from the Study Abroad Programs Office, please contact Ilana Blumenfeld-Gantz
.