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ISA: Griffith University, Australia (Third Party)

The Program

ISA, a non-profit organization, directly enrolls you into Griffith University for a semester or year abroad.  Griffith University has established a reputation as one of the nations leading tertiary institutions, with campuses positioned in Queensland’s fastest growing area, the Brisbane-Gold Coast corridor.  The University caters for more than 26,000 students, which includes more than 4000 international students from over 75 nations.  It has more than 3000 staff.

Griffith University originated at Nathan, a suburb located on Brisbane’s south side. There are now campuses on the Gold Coast, Mt Gravatt and Logan, in addition to the Brisbane City campuses at Southbank, Australia’s largest music school, the Queensland Conservatorium, and the Queensland College of Art.

The University is committed to excellence in teaching, learning and research. It offers flexible degree programs and multidisciplinary courses for a changing world. Griffith University is culturally diverse and has exchange agreements with more than 200 overseas institutions.

The Academics

Griffith leads the field in environmental science, modern Asian studies, fine art and music.  It also has a reputation for being innovative in a range of  academic disciplines including hotel management, special education,  music technology, multimedia, business and commerce, child and family studies, biomedical technology and multimedia.

The University’s Office for Research acts as a liaison between the University’s Researchers and external organizations with the aim of fostering and supporting Griffith research. The University supports almost 50 research centers, which provides the basis for excellence in teaching.

In order to earn credit at UConn for courses completed on this program, individual courses must be approved by a designated UConn course evaluator and assigned a UConn course number. Complete instructions for this process can be found under Academics.

This list of course equivalents indicates courses that other students have taken in the past. It does not guarantee that they will be available when you participate in the program. If you want to take a course that is not on the list below click on “Academics” to access information on the course accreditation process.General Education course substitution: your school or college will decide if specific study abroad courses can be used to fulfill General Education Requirements. You will need to individually petition your school for the substitution.  For exact information, go to “Academics” and “Gen Ed Substitution”.

Note: All study abroad courses have to be assigned a UConn course department number by faculty departmental evaluators before they can be posted and later considered for any minor, major, gen ed, or elective credit.

UConn Dept. and # University Course Title Foreign # Foreign Course Credits Accreditation Expiration Date
Not Accredited 1101AFE Accounting Principles
ART 2993 Foreign Study 2533 QCA Colour in Context 3 6/30/2020
BADM 1801 Contemporary Issues in the World of Business 1101IBA Management Concepts Course 3 6/30/2017
BADM 2893 Business Communication 2008EHR Business Communication 3 6/30/2020
BADM 2893 Foreign Study 1001HER Employment Relations 3 6/30/2018
BADM 2893 Foreign Study 3019MKT 3 6/30/2019
BADM 2893 Foreign Study 3041MKT 3 6/30/2019
COMM 4993 Foreign Study 1008 PSY Interpersonal Skills 3 12/31/2016 – needs to be reaccredited
COMM 4993 Foreign Study 2008EHR Business Communication 3 6/30/2017
HIST 1993 Foreign Study 1117HUM World History 3 12/31/2019
HIST 2993 Foreign Study 2101HUM Australia and the World 1788 to Present 3 12/31/2019
HIST 3993 Foreign Study 1603HUM Islam in the Modern World 3 12/31/2020
MGMT 1801 1101IBA 3 6/30/2019
MGMT 3225 (Prerequisite: FNCE 3101; OPIM 3104; MGMT 3101; MKTG 3101) International Business 1005IBA Introduction to International Business 3 6/30/2020
MKTG 3101 Introduction to Marketing Management 1003MKT Introduction to Marketing Management 3 12/31/2019
MKTG 3370 Global Marketing Strategy 2023IBA International Marketing 3 6/30/2016 – needs to be reaccredited
MUSI 1004 Non-Western Music 2108QCM Popular World Music’s 3 12/31/2019
MUSI 1193 Foreign Study 1104QCM Popular Music and Cultural Context 4 12/31/2019
MUSI 1193 Foreign Study 3007HUM Popular Music and Film 3 12/31/2019
MUSI 1193 Foreign Study in Music 1519QCM Popular Music Production 1 4 6/30/2020
OPIM 3104 Operations Management 3155IBA Operations Management 3 6/30/2020
PHIL 1104 Philosophy and Social Ethics 2706HUM Thinking Ethically 3 12/31/2019
POLS 1402 Introduction to International Relations 1001GIR International Relations 3 6/30/2020
POLS 1602 Introduction to American Politics 201GIR Introduction to American Politics 3 12/31/2019
POLS 3993 Foreign Study 2002GIR Australian Politics and Government 3 6/30/2019
POLS 3993 Foreign Study 2012GIR Comparative European Politics 3 12/31/2019
POLS 3993 Foreign Study 3012GIR Australia’s Foreign Relations 3 12/31/2019
SOCI 1001 Introduction to Sociology 1007HUM Introduction to Sociology 3 12/31/2019
SOCI 3271 Topics in the Sociology of Culture 2045HUM Material Culture and Commodity Culture 3 12/31/2017

The Experience

In Brisbane, Griffith University Residences provide an ideal physical and community based living environment for students to undertake their University education and are located on-campus at the Nathan and Mt. Gravatt campuses.

Students who choose off-campus accommodation, have access to the services of  the Griffith University International Accommodation Officer.  Typically, students find accommodation in beach-side apartments within 10 minutes drive of the Gold Coast Campus.  For those wishing to stay closer to campus, new three-bedroom student apartments have been developed adjacent to the campus buy a private developer.

The transition to a new culture for arriving international students is an experience that has a certain element of anxiety and stress. The University’s International Center has staff committed to assisting international students adjust to their new academic and living environment. A comprehensive orientation program specifically designed to meet the needs of Study Abroad students has been developed.

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Please note that certain fees associated with this program will appear on your UConn fee bill. These fees are required in addition to the costs billed to you directly by the third party program provider. For exact information on these additional costs, please visit this program’s budget sheet by clicking the link below.

This program charges program fees and not tuition. This affects the types of financial aid that can be applied to defray the cost. Contact the UConn Office of Financial Aid Services for information regarding your individual financial aid package.

You may apply the following types of financial aid to the cost of this program: CT Aid for Public College Students Grant, Federal Title IV Funds including Pell Grant, SEOG, Stafford Loans, Perkins Loans, Parent Loans, and private scholarships.

You may not apply the following types of financial aid to the cost of this program: Federal Work Study, Tuition Remission Grant, University Grant, Tuition Waiver, and academic scholarships (such as Day of Pride, Nutmeg, Presidential, Leadership and Academic Excellence Scholarship).

Budget Sheets: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
The Details

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Dates / Deadlines:

Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Academic Year 2018 03/08/2018 03/15/2018 TBD TBD
Fall 2018 03/08/2018 03/15/2018 TBD TBD
Spring 2019 10/01/2018 10/08/2018 TBD TBD

Fact Sheet:

Class status: 2nd Year, 3rd Year, 4th+ Year Academic area: Social Sciences, Sports Management, Arts, Communication, Sciences
Language of instruction: English Prior language study required: None
Open to non-UConn students: No Required GPA: 2.75