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Study Abroad

Melbourne: Monash University

Program Type: Tuition Exchange

University

Monash University was established in 1961 and has become the largest and most international of all Australian universities. Located primarily in the city of Melbourne in the region of Victoria, the location provides an excellent opportunity for travel around Australia. Its six campuses, with an enrollment of over 40,000 students, are situated throughout the Victoria province. Most of the campuses are located in and around Melbourne, although the Peninsular campus is situated by the sea. Each campus offers excellent student recreational facilities and the highest educational standards. The university’s overall size allows for a vast breadth of course offerings.

Australian History

The original inhabitants of Australia are the native Aboriginals that arrived to the island country around 400,000 years ago. It wasn’t until the 17th century that Dutch Explorers found this land and claimed it for Great Britain. This land was founded as a penal colony for criminals who could not be held in Great Britain because of prison overcrowding. The native Aboriginals and the new settlers faced my oppositions, especially the destruction of the Aboriginal culture through the conversion to Christianity. The numbers of the Aboriginal people began to drop steadily as more and more settlers landed on the shores of Australia, looking for mainly gold. During the 1960’s, the Aboriginal people were finally able to claim citizenship underneath Australian law, and women gained the right to vote in 1896, the first country to do so. In present day Australia, the culture of the Aboriginal people is still thriving today, and the culture divides between the English and the Natives have become permeable as time has come.

Faculty

Classes will be taught by MU faculty members. Student advising is done by the Education Abroad Office.

Living Arrangements

The cost of housing and meals is the responsibility of the student. The International Office at Monash will provide instructions on applying for housing.  

The university has Halls of Residence at Clayton and Gippsland and rented rooms and apartments in the communities surrounding all campuses. Halls of Residence at Clayton also service students at Caulfield campus.

Rooms at Clayton are single occupancy with shared bathroom facilities. Limited cooking facilities are available. Linen is changed weekly. Rooms at Gippsland are clustered around common living areas. Some rooms are equipped with telephones. On both campuses tutors provide academic and personal support.