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  • Locations: Norfolk VA, United States
  • Program Terms: Trimester 1, Trimester 2, Year Long (T1-T2), Year Long (T2-T1)
  • Restrictions: Deakin applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Trimester 2 2018 25/01/2018 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
NOTE: Applicants will be notified of acceptance within 2-4 weeks after the application deadline.

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Deakin Faculty: Faculty of Arts & Education, Faculty of Business & Law, Faculty of Health, Faculty of Science, Engineering & Built Environments Program Type: Exchange
Language of Instruction: English Credit Weighting: 4 Credit Points
Credit Type: Undergraduate OS Help Available: Yes
Minimum Entry Requirement: 60 Trimester 1 =: Spring
Trimester 2 =: Fall
Program Description:

University

Old Dominion University


About:

Old Dominion UniversityOld Dominion University is located in the City of Norfolk in the metropolitan Hampton Roads region of coastal Virginia. The region is the crossroads of many of the events that shaped America - the very first European settlers in the "New World," the American Revolution, and the Civil War. The marks of those experiences make the city and the region a rich place to explore.
 
ODU is a dynamic public research institution where students will feel welcome in a campus community that represents a rich heritage of cultures, races and beliefs from across America and over 100 countries around the world. On one of the most diverse campuses in Virginia, there is no end to the fascinating mix of stories you'll hear, people you'll meet, and the interests you'll share. Those interests are reflected in over 300 student organizations that provide students an opportunity to expand their growth and learning through leadership, service, and socializing with a diverse group of peers. 

 

Recommended Programs:

  • Arts & Letters
  • Commerce
  • Science
  • Health Science
  • Engineering
 

Did you know?

Virginia is known as "the birthplace of a nation".

Location Profile

Location Profile
About Virginia

Old Dominion UniversityThe Commonwealth of Virginia is steeped in history and tradition. It's the birthplace
of America, where English settlers established the first permanent colony in the
New World in 1607.

From then on, Virginia has played a lead role in nearly every major American drama, from the Revolutionary and Civil Wars to the Civil Rights movement. While soaked in history, change the markers of change are coming including a vibrant art scenes, a slew of buzzy new restaurants and microbreweries, and marketing campaigns spotlighting outdoor adventures – like new cycling and paddling trails – and not just stodgy history. (Source)

 

About the United States of America

America is the birthplace of LA, Las Vegas, Chicago, Miami, Boston and New York City – each a brimming metropolis whose name alone conjures a million different notions of culture, cuisine and entertainment. Look more closely, and the American quilt unfurls in all its surprising variety: the eclectic music scene of Austin, the easygoing charms of antebellum Savannah, the eco-consciousness of free-spirited Portland, the magnificent waterfront of San Francisco and the captivating French Quarter of jazz-loving New Orleans. Each city adds its unique style to the grand patchwork that is America. (Source)

When you continue your studies in the U.S., you are making a choice to broaden not only your educational opportunities, but your cultural experience, as well. Whether you attend a small, private college in a small town or a university situated in the middle of a large urban area, most universities offer a variety of student clubs and organizations to match the wide array of student interests. (Source
 

Credit Information

Credit Information

Course Catalogue:

Old Dominion University - Course Catalogue
Please use the course catalogue to search for units available at the host University.

 

How Many Units?

Old Dominion University operates with the US Credit System. 3 - 4 US Credits is equal to 1 Deakin credit therefore 12 - 16 US Credits is equal to 4 Deakin credits. In the United States, students MUST study a full time study load which is considered to be 4 units (a total of 16 US Credits).

A minimum of 6 (8 is recommended) Deakin credits are to be included in your study plan per trimester that you are applying for and for each university preference.

E.g. If you are applying for two trimesters and for two different universities? You would bring 6-8 units for T1 for each university and then 6 - 8 units for T2 for each university. A total of 12-16 units.

Credit Equivalences and Levels
Country 1 Deakin Credit point Full Time Course Load
USA, Canada and Latin America 3 - 4 Credit Point 12-16 Credits
Europe 7.5 ECTS 30 ECTS
UK 15 Credit 60 Credits
Asia Varies Varies 
New Zealand 15 Credits 60 Credits
 
 

Cost and Funding

Cost and Funding

Although costs can vary greatly depending on location and lifestyle, most returned exchange students indicate that a semester of exchange costs approximately AUD$15,000. Students are responsible to budget appropriately for their program and are encouraged to factor unpredictable events, such as currency fluctuations in to their budgets.

Students participating in the student exchange program will be expected to pay for their own:
  • Airfares
  • Passport and visa costs
  • Accommodation
  • Meals
  • Daily living expenses including text books
  • Personal/ Travel expenses
  • The Deakin University Travel Insurance Policy provides cover for approved international travel for the length of your international program, including a maximum of 10 days leisure travel either immediately before or after the study component (or combination thereof), at no charge. While Deakin Travel Insurance is provided to all staff and students, this policy may not be accepted by some of our overseas exchange partners and it may be necessary for you to take additional health cover at the host institution. You will need to arrange additional travel and health insurance for any travel occurring outside of your formal exchange study period.
  • Any other incidental costs. 
Funding Options

OS- HELP loans
Overseas Student HELP loans (OS-HELP) are provided by the Commonwealth government to eligible HECS-HELP students undertaking various international experiences for credit.  This loan is added to your HELP debt.
The following link will provide more information on the OS-Help

Youth Allowance and Austudy
If you are currently receiving Youth Allowance or Austudy you can continue to receive payments while studying overseas. If you are on one of our short-term programs, so long as you have a full time study load for the year, your payments will continue while you are overseas. If you are accepted for exchange, you should make an appointment with Centrelink to discuss your plans.

The following link will provide more information on the Youth Allowance or Austudy
 

Helpful Links

Important Notes

Important Information

Before you apply, please make sure you have completed all exchange application steps as outlined on the Deakin Abroad website.


Eligibility criteria:

Exchange Programs are available to all Deakin students, including international, postgraduate and off-campus students.

To be eligible to apply for an Exchange Program:
  • Undergraduate students must have completed at least 8 credit points toward their current Deakin degree. 4 Credits for Prior Learning can be counted towards this requirement.
  • Postgraduate students must have completed at least 4 credit points towards their Deakin degree
  • You must return to at least 1 credit point to complete at Deakin after your Exchange Program
  • You must study a full-time load while on exchange
  • You must have a Weighted Average Mark (WAM) of 60 or above. Some discretion may be applied to this requirement for students with a WAM of between 55-60 at the time of application and will be advised to meet with a Language and Learning Adviser. Applicants with a WAM below 55 will not be considered. 
  • You must have received faculty approval prior to submitting your exchange application

Duration:

Students may apply for a Trimester or Year-long Exchange Program, starting either Trimester 1 or Trimester 2.