- Wander through the modern cosmopolitan hub of Melbourne, a city known for its artsy neighborhoods and incomparable coffee culture!
- La Trobe is recognized for its field-based excursions, making it a top choice for students studying biological sciences, archaeology, or Australian studies.
- Explore the vast ecological biodiversity of Australia while strolling through the city’s picturesque botanic gardens or exploring the on-campus wildlife sanctuary.
- Gain hands-on service learning and volunteer opportunities designed to strengthen professional skills such as cross-cultural communication and collaboration.
Located in the colorful and dynamic city of Melbourne, La Trobe is considered one of the most attractive and expansive campuses in Australia, which is no surprise given it covers more than 200 hectares of parks and bush land setting! Enjoy the advantages of limitless modern amenities in one of the largest international cities in the world while simultaneously having access to the breath-taking natural wonders that make Australia one-of-a-kind, such as the outback and Great Barrier Reef.
SERVICE-LEARNING & INTERNSHIPS
Gain hands-on experience while connecting with local communities through service learning or a research internship, both available for academic credit. Work individually or in a group on a project that complements coursework while contributing to a community organization and developing employable skills in a professional setting.
What We Love About Melbourne
We love that there is something new to do around every corner in Melbourne, which is considered the most livable city in Australia. Plus, the diverse campus community brings lots of different perspectives to campus and introduces students to cultures and people from around the world.
Visit the Program Page for Study in Melbourne
to learn more.
You can meet with the ISEP Coordinator at your home campus or speak with an ISEP Student Services Officer, who will guide you through the application process, pre-departure, your time abroad, and your return. To connect with ISEP, visit our website.
Details for KU students interested in ISEP:
ISEP is a total immersion program. In most cases, ISEP participants register as a regular student at the host institution, take the same courses and have the same assignments, and participate in the same activities as the local students at that institution. This means that a student applying for an ISEP site must be more proactive and prepared to handle being in a location where they may be the only KU student in the program.
Students interested in exploring ISEP sites are encouraged to review site options and availability and then required to meet with the KU Program Coordinator for the region in which they wish to study BEFORE meeting with the KU ISEP Program Coordinator.
Funding your Study Abroad Program
ISEP-Exchange is one of the most affordable study abroad choices for KU students, as KU students pay in-state KU tuition, room and board. ISEP-Direct is less competitive, so if a student meets the eligibility requirements, they will likely have no trouble getting placed at the site of their choice. However, ISEP-Direct program costs vary substantially by site and can either be cheaper or more expensive than ISEP-Exchange. The total cost to a KU student will include both the ISEP-Direct fees listed on the ISEP site as well as a KU ISEP fee.
The Office of Study Abroad can do personalized financial aid and scholarship advising for students. Please visit 108 Lippincott Hall or call 785-864-3742 to set up an appointment. KU students who qualify for financial aid in the form of Stafford and/or other loans, Federal Grants, and KU or outside scholarships may apply the aid to the cost of a Study Abroad Program.
The Andrew P. Debicki International Student Exchange Program (ISEP) Study Abroad Scholarship Fund created with generous support of Mary-Elizabeth Debicki Guinness, former Director of the KU Office of Study Abroad and former wife of Andrew Debicki, provides awards up to $2,000 for students on ISEP-Exchange programs. To apply for this scholarship, complete the KU Office of Study Abroad Scholarships application online.
KU Study Abroad supplemental scholarships are available to KU degree seeking students. Applications are available online. The scholarship application deadline is March 1 for Summer and Fall and Academic Year programs and October 1 for Spring, Winter Break and Spring Break programs.
For additional scholarship opportunities visit: www.studyabroad.ku.edu/other-scholarship-opportunities
Additional ISEP scholarships are available through ISEP directly. Visit the Student section of the ISEP website for further information and application instructions.