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FYE Australia: SCSU Semester
Lismore, Australia (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Spring
This program is currently not accepting applications.
Restrictions: (current student at) SCSU applicants only
Budget Sheets Spring
Dates / Deadlines:
There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Fact Sheet:
Program Type: Host University Language of Instruction: English
Minimum GPA: 2.5
Minimum Class Eligibility:
Non-SCSU Student: No Housing Options: Residence Halls
Credit Type: Undergraduate Program Length: Long-Term Program
Program Description:


Southern Cross University is located within the youthful, vibrant city of Lismore in the region known as New South Wales. Surrounded by rainforests and beaches, this campus offers an unforgettable experience with access to environmental and cultural opportunities that you can’t get anywhere else. On the campus of 6,000 students, you will not only have access to topline academic and research units, outstanding international support, and local hotspots such as Byron Bay, but other unique offerings such as the on-campus koala sanctuary.
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Fast Facts

Academic Calendar: Spring
Credits: 12-15 credits per semester
Faculty and Staff: On-campus international office available for students
Housing: Furnished residence hall with single rooms
Meals: Kitchens and cooking areas available
Language of Instruction: English
Local Currency: The Australian dollar (AUD)
Population of Lismore: 27,474



The First Year Experience program at Australia requires students to take an introduction course in the fall semester to prepare for spending a semester abroad. Then participate in the Australia Program during the following spring. The course fulfills goal 8 course requirement in their LEP goal area even if they decide not to participate in the Australia Program.


Lismore offers a wealth of art galleries for visitors and locals alike to explore. A good example would be the Aboriginal Art Gallery where visitors can learn about the Aboriginal culture of the traditional land owners of the Lismore area, the Bundjalung People, through the artwork they’ve created.

Australia in general has amazing outdoor opportunities, but Lismore in particular boasts the nearby rain forest which is recognized as a World Heritage Site. Hiking opportunities are also abundant in the nearby Nimbin area.

Other nearby attractions include Byron Bay, a popular surfing destination for travelers, locals, and backpackers alike. The beach is noted for whale watching and other significant wildlife.


Students will live in University sponsored apartment housing within walking distance to Southern Cross. In addition, students will share these apartments with other exchange and study abroad students from around the world. Their residential life program is designed to create a living situation that will help students in all aspects of their study abroad experience. 


  • Sophomore status or above
  • 2.5 GPA or higher
  • Open to all majors



This program is currently not accepting applications.