Skip to content
Programs : Brochure
This page is the brochure for your selected program. You can view the provided information for this program on this page and click on the available buttons for additional options.
*Brisbane, Australia - Fairfield Students
Brisbane, Australia (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Fall,
This program is currently not accepting applications.
Courses Approved: Click here to view
Restrictions: Fairfield applicants only
Budget Sheets Fall,
Fact Sheet:
Language of Instruction: English Housing Options: Apartment
Minimum GPA: 2.80 Class Eligibility: Junior, Senior, Sophomore
Credit Type: Fairfield Credit External Students: Yes
Internships: Yes Service Learning: No
Academic Area: Art History, Asian Studies, Australian Studies, Communication, Computer Science, Drama, Economics, Education, English, History, Human Resource Management, Information Systems and Operations Management, International Business, Internship, Literature, Management, Marketing, Music, Performing Arts, Philosophy, Psychology, Religious Studies, Science, Visual Arts, Women's Studies Language Requirement: Any
Program Description:

Brisbane Brochure


Brisbane is the capital of Queensland and is Australia's third largest city. Lying at the heart of the most diverse and popular vacation region in Australia, Brisbane has a desirable subtropical climate with moderate winters and pleasant summers. The city's imposing skyline rises above the Brisbane River to reveal a vibrant cosmopolitan center. The city has much to offer with its scenic river walks, gardens and wildlife parks.  Excellent public transportation allows students to explore nearby cities, beaches and islands.


Upon arrival, all students will participate in a comprehensive orientation program to help familiarize them with their local surroundings, discuss health and safety as well as acquaint them with university and program resources. 


Students will attend classes at Australian Catholic University (ACU) which offers a variety of subject areas, a low faculty-to-student ratio, and comprehensive student support.  Students are required to take 4 content courses for a total of 16 credits.  All participants will have the opportunity to replace one of their courses with a for-credit internship.

Fairfield University, a Jesuit institution, is a fully accredited university and member of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges.  All students will receive a Fairfield University transcript with letter grades.


Students studying at ACU Brisbane will be abroad from February-July. Medical-surgical theory and clinical will be part of the required curriculum in Brisbane. In addition, students complete an online module and a competency test, and continue in the traditional nursing progression with some minor curricular adjustments.


Internship opportunities are available to all students for 4 credits. This opportunity provides practical work experience and insight into the Australian workplace in a variety of professional fields.

Located in a bustling city center, students live in comfortable, modern apartments with a common kitchen and living space located 40 minutes from campus.  Apartments are fully furnished and equipped with bedding, towels, cooking utensils, dishes, and Wi-Fi access.

•           Tuition
•           Housing
•           Airport pick-up and transfer
•           Comprehensive orientation
•           Onsite student support with 24-hour emergency assistance
•           Cultural excursions
•           Insurance, including full medical coverage and medical emergency evacuation

This program is open to all sophomore, junior, or senior students who are in good academic and social standing at their home institution and who can certify a grade point average of at least a 2.8 or higher on a 4.0 scale. This program is competitive and applicants are expected to exhibit a high level of maturity, independence, and seriousness of purpose.

This program is open to all Fairfield University Nursing students who have successfully completed the spring semester of the sophomore year, have an overall GPA of at least 3.0, and are recommended by their faculty advisor and dean. Students must also have a GPA of 3.0 or better in the sciences, with no repeated core science courses. In addition, students must have a minimum average grade of B- (80) in all nursing courses at the midpoint of the fall semester of junior year. Full-time undergraduate students enroll in liberal arts, healthcare and professional nursing courses in an international setting in the spring of the junior year. While abroad, students will be required to complete selected ATI subject area tests. This program is competitive and applicants are expected to exhibit a high level of maturity, independence, and seriousness of purpose. If you have any Nursing related questions, please contact Dr. Joyce Shea.


Non-Nursing Students:
Arrival: 2/10/2016
Departure: 6/27/2016

Nursing Students:
Arrival: 2/10/2016
Clinical Placement: 5/23/16 - 6/3/2016
Departure: 6/27/2016

The Trustees of the University reserve the right to change tuition rates and make additional changes whenever necessary.

Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Arrival Date Departure Date
Spring 2017 02/01/2016
03/01/2016 TBA TBA
Year 2016-2017 02/01/2016
03/01/2016 TBA TBA

Indicates that deadline has passed
This program is currently not accepting applications.