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  • Locations: Baton Rogue, Louisiana, United States;
  • Program Terms: Trimester 1, Trimester 2, Year Long (T1-T2), Year Long (T2-T1)
  • Restrictions: Deakin applicants only
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Language of Instruction: English Credit Weighting: 4 Credit Points
Credit Type: Undergraduate Deakin Faculty: Faculty of Arts & Education, Faculty of Business & Law, Faculty of Health, Faculty of Science, Engineering & Built Environments
Program Type: Exchange Scholarships Available: No
Minimum Entry Requirement: 60 Trimester 1 =: Semester One
Trimester 2 =: Semester Two Click here for a definition of this term GCP Points: 60
Click here for a definition of this term Exchange Category: Red
Program Description:

University

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About:

LSU FootballLouisiana State University (LSU) is located on more than 2,000 acres of the southern part of the city near the Mississippi River and is the flagship institution of the state of Louisiana. It’s considered to be in the top tier of the best national US universities and offers academic excellence, affordability and a vibrant student life in America’s jazz-filled south.

With a relatively small but beautiful campus in Baton Rouge, there is a strong student focus and plenty to do. You can walk around the lakes, visit the theatres, galleries and museums on campus, or enjoy some of the 400 student organisations. LSU also has one of the most successful athletic programs with a live tiger as the official mascot, Mike VI, who resides in his on-campus habitat across from Tiger Stadium.
 
There are more than 235 academic fields of study through 10 colleges and schools – you can study everything from architecture to mass communication and the coast and environment. Students have the opportunity to conduct hands-on research, become engaged with the community and learn from a world class faculty.

 

Recommended Programs:

  • Business
  • Exercise Science 
  • Engineering
 

Did you know?

A law in this state makes it illegal for a person to “gargle” in a public setting.

Location Profile

Location Profile
About Louisiana

LouisianaLouisiana is a southeastern U.S. state on the Gulf of Mexico. Its history as a melting pot of French, African, American and French-Canadian cultures is reflected in its Creole and Cajun cultures. The largest city, New Orleans, is known for its colonial-era French Quarter, raucous Mardi Gras festival, jazz music, Renaissance-style St. Louis Cathedral and wartime exhibits at the huge National WWII Museum.
Baton Rouge – or “red stick” after a cypress pole the local Native Americans once used to define their hunting boundaries – is the capital of Louisiana and home to more than one million people. It’s a sprawling city just an hour away from majestic New Orleans, which is famous for its Creole culture, jazz and Mardis Gras. 
 

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 easy going 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:

LSU - Course Catalogue
LSU - Class Schedule 
Please use the course catalogue to search for units available at the host University.
 

How Many Units?

Assumption 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.
At Assumption a full time study load is considered to be a minimum of 12 credits, Student MUST study 4 units.

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.



This program is currently not accepting applications.