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Language of Instruction:
IELTS 6.0 or equivalent
1 Credit Point
AIX290 - Australia Today
6 - 26 January 2019
Applications open September 2018!
Deakin University has a passion for international education and we invite
you to participate in our Summer School program!
You will study unit AIX290 - Australia Today at the Geelong Waterfront campus (to be confirmed). This short program is designed to provide an insight into historical and contemporary elements of Australian society. Students will delve into the
country's history, politics, culture, landscape, settlement and indigenous
Our Geelong Waterfront Campus is right on the seafront - in the heart of Geelong, about an hour away from Melbourne. Originally built as wool stores in 19th century, the buildings have been extensively renovated, creating a modern, impressive campus.
The stunning Waterfront is lined with restaurants and cafes with an amazing view of Corio Bay. Take a walk to the Geelong Botanic Gardens or cool off in the summer at the enclosed sea baths.
Geelong is the second-most populated urban area in the state of Victoria (behind Melbourne), with a population of about 180,000 people. One of the world's most beautiful coastal drives, the Great Ocean Road, is just half an hour away complete with famous surf beaches and the occasional whale sighting.
The Australia Studies Summer School studies current debates, issues and concerns of contemporary Australian society and culture. It focuses on the interests of international students, providing knowledge for work and study in Australia.
The unit aims to develop students' skills for working and communicating in the international context and locates Australia in various global environments such as economy, politics and international relations. Through a range of studies like popular culture, settlement, landscape and people, this program will provide a global perspective on diversity and difference in Australian culture and society.
Students are expected to be in class or studying during the following times: 10am to 3pm on most days, although some classes will extend to 5pm. Field trip days will begin earlier depending on the mode of transport and location.
Assessment: Class paper and participation 10%, field report 30%, major essay 40%, in-class test 20%
Australian Cultural Life
War and national identity
Australia and Asia
Cost and Funding
The total cost of the program is AUD$4,200 (cost may be subject to change). A deposit of AUD$500 is required by 5 Nov 2018 to secure your place on the program. Your fees include:
Airport transfers from Melbourne’s Tullamarine Airport upon arrival
Welcome dinner in the heart of Geelong
Visits to Melbourne Immigration Museum, Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI) and Melbourne’s home of sporting events – Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG).
Learn to Surf lesson on Australia’s beautiful surf beaches
Bushwalk on the world famous Great Ocean Road
Social events with friendly Deakin staff and students
Fees do not include flights, the social program, food and personal expenses. Participants are responsible for their own visa requirements.