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Melbourne Courses – 2021 January Session

Studying abroad can be a more meaningful and invigorating learning experience than at home—both inside and outside of the classroom. You may be more curious and alert than you usually are so use this heightened energy to enhance your studies as well as your cultural and geographical explorations. You may also encounter different teaching styles and course processes; be prepared to adapt and to learn.

Course Information

Students in the Melbourne January program take a one unit course, which is equivalent to 3-4 US credits.

  • Australia Today (1 Deakin unit)

The Australia Today course explores key issues facing Australians today with the goal to develop students' skills for working and communicating in the international context; locate Australia in various global contexts, within the British Empire, Asia, the global economy, politics and international relations; and take an international perspective on diversity and difference in Australian culture and society, through a range of studies of popular culture, sport, settlement, landscape and people.

Course Descriptions

To obtain course syllabi, click on the link(s) below and follow the prompts to specific course information. Please contact the USAC Student Information department if you have difficulty finding the information.

Quick Details

2021 App. Cycle

January session: Open

Trimester 1 (Feb-Jun): Open

Trimester 2 (Jul-Oct): Opens 9/1


Minimum GPA: 2.6

Minimum class standing:

Program Type



Overseas credit

Program Capacity

Semester: 40 students

January: 25 students



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