Australia School

Australia: State of Victoria, Melbourne area, Gippsland Schools

Australia provides students with an opportunity to student teach in small towns and rural areas within close proximity to large urban areas and tourist attractions. Participants will teach in public schools in the Victoria region of Australia.

Costs and Grant Opportunities: 14-week program includes a two-week break. Spring semester only. Students must cover the cost of airfare to Australia, travel within the country, housing and food. Applications are available for a Student Teaching Abroad Scholarship offered through the College of Education, Health and Society. In addition, eligible students can apply for the university airfare grant to defray flight costs.

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Weather:

Program is offered during late summer in the southern hemisphere where it is dry, hot, and sunny.

Cost Comparison:

Expense Oxford Campus Australia
Register for 15 hours undergraduate/12 hours graduate Regular tuition Tuition plus $1200 fee for student teaching abroad (includes $300 edTPA fee)
Housing $500-800 range Approx.$200USD/week to host families
Flight/transportation to and from Oxford Varies per student $2200-$2500 US round trip
Travel while abroad   Approximately $300/month
Food/meal plan Depends on meal plan- approx. $2500/ semester Approximately $1200/semester
Insurance/health care Parent's health plan or student health insurance HTH International Student Insurance- Approx. $10.50/week
Passport/Visa None $100- Passport
$350 Occupational Trainee Visa- additional fee