About Sydney The Campus Orientation Academics Visa Application Deadlines Fees Cancellation Insurance
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 caters to all tastes with its buzzing cultural and social scene, and outdoor lifestyle centered on scenic river walks, gardens and wildlife parks. Excellent public transportation allows students to explore nearby cities, beaches and islands.
Australian Catholic University (ACU) consists of seven campuses spread out across the country. The Brisbane Campus (McAuley at Banyo) has more than 5,200 students, including over 400 international students. ACU is Australia's leading Catholic university and is supported by more than 2,000 years of Catholic intellectual tradition. As a member of the International Federation of Catholic Universities, ACU is devoted to communicating truth in every field of knowledge through teaching and research, as well as promoting the dignity of all people and the common good.
Students will have a comprehensive orientation upon arrival at ACU. Information regarding course registration, student safety, sports clubs and societies, student health, library services, etc. will be provided. Students will also be given a city and campus tour.
These units have been developed to enhance your own studies and provide a unique perspective on Australian and international society and culture. Each unit has at least 25 hours of face-to-face teaching, including classes and fieldwork.
Units to be offered in 2018 are:
- Australian Drama - PERF207
- Planet Earth: An Introduction - GEOG100
- International Business - BUSN201
- Psychology and the Law - LAWS211
- Self and Community: Exploring the Anatomy of Modern Society - UNCC100
- Please note that units that do not attract sufficient enrollments will not be offered.
Unless you are intending to stay in Australia for more than 3 months, most students will require a visitor visa to enter Australia for the ACU School. The Electronic Travel Authority (subclass 601) visa allows you to study and to stay for up to three months. Some passport holders from certain countries are eligible to apply for a visa online. In this case you will need to pay a service fee of AUD$20.
Students are responsible for obtaining all necessary documentation and for applying for their own visa.
Students applying to study abroad at ACU must have a minimum GPA of 2.8 as well as meet the remaining Fairfield University study abroad approval requirements. This program is competitive and applicants are expected to exhibit a high level of maturity, independence, and seriousness of purpose.
Brisbane: June 25 - July 6
In order to participate in this program, each student must complete the following steps (preferably in this order):
After the initial application has been processed by the Study Abroad Office, students will receive an e-mail regarding their application status and instructions on the next steps.
- Attend information session (required)
- Meet with academic advisor
- Meet with study abroad advisor
- Attend accepted students’ meeting (required)
- Meet with academic advisor again
- Attend course approval clinics
- Attend pre-departure meeting (required)
Application Deadline: February 1
Program Balance: March 1
Program cost for the summer 2018 Fairfield program will be available shortly. The entirety of this payment will be due to Fairfield by March 1. Payment instructions are listed in each application.
After the program balance deadline, students who withdraw are subject to a cancellation fee.
The amount of the cancellation fee will be determined by the Fairfield University Office of Study Abroad after a review is conducted of the non-refundable expenses that have already been incurred. These direct non-refundable expenses will begin to incur as soon as commitment is made to the study abroad program; they may include tuition, housing, and orientation fees. The cancellation fee may be as high as $5,000 or more.
All participating students are automatically enrolled in Cultural Insurance Services International (CISI) health insurance for the duration of their study abroad program. This insurance is included in the program fee, and there is no additional cost to the student. This coverage should not replace your primary insurance.
Fairfield University requires that all travel done independently from the program be registered with CISI for emergency purposes. Independent travel can be registered by logging into individual CISI accounts. Students will be able to log-in once insurance cards are issued (within a month of departure).
To view detailed information regarding the Fairfield University Office of Study Abroad program agreement with CISI, please see the following CISI website.
If you have additional questions regarding this matter, please feel free to contact our office.
The Trustees of the University reserve the right to change tuition rates and make additional changes whenever necessary.