CANZPS encourages Georgetown students to study abroad in Australia and New Zealand. Georgetown has five formalized exchange/study abroad programs in Australia and New Zealand. However, study abroad is also possible at other universities in Australia and New Zealand, provided students complete the proper paperwork and work through the Office of Global Education. CANZPS has contacts at these universities and in their Washington, DC offices who can help you in the process. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for these contacts.
See the links below for both Georgetown programs and other universities with which CANZPS has relationships and encourages study abroad. A GPA of 3.0 is generally required for study abroad for a semester or academic year.
The University of Melbourne is one of the largest universities in Australia with its main student campus at Parkville, a village-like precinct just a mile north of Melbourne's city center. In order to successfully complete the program, students must finish 50 points which translate into 15 Georgetown credits and 5 course equivalents.
Located in Kensington, a suburb of Sydney, the University of New South Wales is famous for its strength in the social sciences, fine arts, and business course work. Georgetown considers a full courseload at the University of New South Wales to be 24 credits per semester (generally 4 courses). Students successfully completing 24 credits will receive 15 Georgetown credits and 5 course equivalents.
Only two miles southwest of the center of Sydney, the University of Sydney is Australia's oldest and largest university. The main campus, stands on a 72-hectare site and has several renowned modern buildings, such as the Fisher Library, Australia's largest university library. A full load at the University of Sydney is between 22-24 credits per semester (typically 4 courses). Courses at the University of Sydney vary in the amount of credits awarded -- though some classes may be worth 12, others are worth only 2 credits. Students successfully completing 22-24 credits will receive 15 Georgetown credits and 5 course equivalents.
Student who cannot find an academically appropriate program through Georgetown may petition their dean to receive credit for a non-Georgetown program. Potential institutions for non-Georgetown overseas programs in Australia:See also ANU's information on study abroad and Australian National Internships Program, which is open to visiting international students.
Founded in 1883, the University of Auckland is consistently ranked among the world's top research universities and is New Zealand's largest university. Eight faculties of the University of Auckland offer a comprehensive range of research-based study programs, including a Maori studies program which offers students an opportunity to study a language and culture unique to New Zealand. Georgetown considers a full courseload at the University of Auckland to be 60 points (credits) per semester or 4 courses. Students successfully completing 60 points will receive 15 Georgetown credits and 5 course equivalents.
Potential institutions for non-Georgetown overseas programs in New Zealand: