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    1. 1. Think global… study at Melbourne. Presenters: Krista Northup, Regional Manager (North America) Kristen Radka, Student CRICOS Provider Code: 00116K
    2. 2. What comes to mind when you think of Australia ?
    3. 3. But how about…
    4. 4. Facts about Australia: <ul><li>3 million sq. miles – landmass equivalent to the continental US </li></ul><ul><li>Population 20 million – roughly the size of NY </li></ul><ul><li>Highly multicultural </li></ul>
    5. 5. And by the way…
    6. 6. Location <ul><li> </li></ul>A.K.A. “Melbun uni”                                                                             
    7. 7. The University of Melbourne <ul><li>Established in 1853, we are Australia’s second oldest University </li></ul><ul><li>Student Population: 45,000 total </li></ul><ul><li>- International students: 27% </li></ul><ul><li>Students from N. America: 8% </li></ul><ul><li>Canadians ~1.2% , USA ~5% </li></ul><ul><li>Located within walking distance of the city of Melbourne (one of the world’s most liveable cities), students will find a vibrant, multicultural urban experience including cultural activities, sporting events, outdoor cafes, and great restaurants </li></ul>
    8. 8. Why University of Melbourne <ul><li>Partnerships with leading universities globally for academic, research and student exchange </li></ul><ul><li>Option for student exchange – a minimum of 800 Melbourne Abroad Scholarships will be awarded each year (from 2009) </li></ul><ul><li>Consistently ranked among the leading universities in the world </li></ul><ul><li>High profile and globally significant research permeating all aspects of </li></ul><ul><li>teaching and learning </li></ul><ul><li>Award winning and high profile staff drawn from around the world </li></ul>
    9. 9. <ul><li>We offer a wide range of undergraduate and graduate degrees in the following study areas: </li></ul><ul><li>> Arts and humanities > Business and commerce </li></ul><ul><li>> Design, technology, engineering and environments </li></ul><ul><li>> Education </li></ul><ul><li>> Law </li></ul><ul><li>> Health sciences </li></ul><ul><li>> Science </li></ul><ul><li>> Music, visual and performing arts </li></ul>Study Options
    10. 10. The Melbourne Model <ul><li>The University offers six New Generation degrees that offer curriculum shaped by the Melbourne Model: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Bachelor of Arts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bachelor of Biomedicine </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bachelor of Commerce </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bachelor of Environments </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bachelor of Music </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bachelor of Science </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Opportunity for internships, study abroad and participation in industry projects, our degrees offer students the chance to explore a range of interests before committing to particular career path. </li></ul><ul><li>The depth component of the new generation degrees enables students to develop detailed and rich knowledge, skills and understanding in specific disciplines through the study of sequences or majors of subjects from their first through to their third year. </li></ul><ul><li>The breadth component enables students to choose 25% of their subjects from disciplines that stand outside their core studies </li></ul>
    11. 11. Student Support International Student Services (ISS) Experienced staff can provide ongoing advice, support, assistance and referrals in all matters including visa, academic, personal, family and emergency issues Programs and services include: > Pre-departure briefings > Arrival services > Housing and accommodation > Welcome and orientation program sessions > Language support and professional development programs for spouses of International students > Cultural tour of campus (Parkville) for parents of commencing students > An emergency point of contact for parents and family overseas > Compatriot lunches > The Final Year, What’s Next?
    12. 12. Student Support Students also have access to: > Language and Learning Skills Unit > Counselling Service > University Health Service > Overseas Student Health Cover > Career services
    13. 13. Careers and Employment > Specialist international careers consultants available for counselling and resume review services > Internationally focused ‘Preparing for work’ seminars > Employer recruitment campus visits – over 100 employers each year > The University’s job vacancy site has over 49,000 graduate vacancies and internship opportunities (2007)
    14. 14. Admissions Info <ul><li>Academic year: February to December </li></ul><ul><li>Independent style of learning </li></ul><ul><li>Australian higher education system is highly regarded and internationally recognised </li></ul><ul><li>University entry is competitive and academic standards are high </li></ul><ul><li>Students directly out of HS need to submit academic transcript, SAT or ACT, plus have 3 AP’s with a score of 3 or higher </li></ul><ul><li>Apply online: </li></ul>
    15. 15. How much will it cost? <ul><li>Tuition: ranges from AUD$19,900-AUD$30,000/year </li></ul><ul><li>Favorable exchange rate: US$1 buys AUD$1.42 (about 70% of total cost) </li></ul><ul><li>Estimated cost of living is AUD$18,00 a year - Capital cities like Melbourne are typically more expensive than regional centers </li></ul><ul><li>Average accommodation costs: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Homestay: US$75-$185 per week </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hostels and guesthouses: US$55-95 per week </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Shared rental accommodation: US$50-$240+ per week </li></ul></ul>
    16. 16. Where do I live? <ul><li>Residential colleges </li></ul><ul><li>Homestay </li></ul><ul><li>Apartment </li></ul><ul><li>RMIT Village </li></ul>
    17. 17. What is there to do?
    18. 18. The City of Melbourne
    19. 19. Krista Northup Regional Manager, North America [email_address] 415- 956-0552 x 107 CRICOS Provider Code: 00116K
    20. 20. © Copyright The University of Melbourne 2006 CRICOS Provider Code: 00116K