CQUniversity - Semester or Year Abroad


Overview

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General information applicable to all GlobaLinks Learning Abroad  Semester and Year Abroad Programs:

GlobaLinks Learning Abroad offers programs at CQ University through our partner International Studies Abroad.

Please click here to apply or learn more about the CQ University and all other Australia program options.

 

GlobaLinks Learning Abroad has designed this CQUniversity program with your individual student goals in mind. It is built around a unique Discovery Model which is delivered by some of the best staff in study abroad, both in the U.S. and overseas, in order to provide you with an individualized experience through discovery in 5 key areas: personal, academic, cultural, social, and career. Learn more about the Discovery Model.

Choosing to Study Abroad in Australia may be the most significant educational choice and rewarding experience of your life. Prepare yourself for academic challenges, diverse cultural experiences and the opportunity for the adventure of a lifetime.

CQUniversity's Study Abroad programs include:

Marine Science
Study biology and environmental science coursework and undertake a focused research project on the Great Barrier Reef.

Exercise and Sport Science
Take coursework in areas such as biomechanics, sport physiology or sport marketing and gain practical experience in our on-campus clinic or a professional healthcare or sport management setting in our city.

You also have the choice of creating your own program by choosing courses from different disciplines from the Faculty of Sciences, Engineering and Health and the Faculty of Arts, Business, Informatics and Education.
 

     
 

Location

Located on the Tropic of Capricorn, Rockhampton experiences warm to hot summers and very mild winters. The region has some of the most beautiful coastlines and landscapes in Australia, with easy access to the Great Barrier Reef and the Australian outback.

 

 

Academic Highlights

Studying at CQUniversity is the opportunity to combine adventure with a strong academic program. As a Study Abroad student, you can create a program which will suit specific interests and or academic requirements by choosing subjects from across a number of discipline areas or may focus on one area of specialization.


Subjects are available in a broad range of fields including environmental science, sport and exercise science, indigenous studies, psychology, nursing, history, geography, business, information technology, teacher education, engineering, pathology and nutrition.
 

University Services

Studying overseas can bring unexpected challenges along with excitement. Student Services at CQUniversity provides assistance from arrival in Australia to departure. Services and assistance include:


• Airport reception on arrival, if this is requested
• Assistance with accommodation
• Advice about health insurance and health care
• Transport information
• Enrolment advice
• Study skills support
• Part-time employment information
 

Housing

As a GlobaLinks Learning Abroad student, you are guaranteed pre-arranged accommodation to fit your lifestyle. There are a variety of housing options available which you will apply for after acceptance at the Rockhampton campus.


You have the option of living on-campus at the fully-catered Capricornia College (hall of residence). Capricornia College offers on-campus accommodation in a safe, supportive, and friendly environment. The College houses up to 350 male and female students in single rooms, with shared facilities and all meals provided.

Benefits of living at the College include academic support services, access to sporting facilities, formal and casual functions/dinners, and recreational and social outings.

If desired, assistance will be given to help students find off-campus rental accommodation close to the University though transportation will need to be considered. To minimize costs, fully furnished rental accommodation would be preferable but you will need to consider added costs such as linen, crockery and cutlery, or a TV.
 

We can also assist to find home stay accommodation for students wishing to spend time with an Australian family.
 

Orientation

Bridging Cultures Program

The GlobaLinks Learning Abroad Bridging Cultures Program is our signature orientation program for all semester and year abroad students. The cost for this multi-day program is included in your program fees and covers several nights accommodation, most meals, local transportation, and excursions.

Typically 4-6 days in length, each orientation program includes:

  • Exciting excursions and activities

  • A chance to meet other students

  • Orientation sessions to help you adapt to your new country

Orientation sites vary based on the location of your program. Each site is selected based on the proximity to your host university as well as for the unique activities available within the area.

Read more about the Bridging Cultures Program>

CQUniversity Orientation

Once you have received your student visa, you will need to make your travel arrangements. It is important that you notify the CQUniversity campus of your arrival details at least once week prior to arrival. You need to plan to arrive at the campus at least one week prior to commencement of study so that you attend and participate in orientation sessions and finalize accommodation arrangements.


Each campus has orientation sessions which will assist you to adjust to life and study in Australia. An orientation session is conducted at the beginning of each semester. During this time, students are provided with information about living in Australia to help make the transition as easy as possible. In addition, students are encouraged to take part in all the social activities of ‘O’ Week (Orientation Week) for all Australian and international students.
 

Scholarships Available

A $1000 AUD scholarship is offered to every GlobaLinks Learning Abroad student. Students must apply through GlobaLinks in order to receive the award through the online application upon acceptance to the program.

Special Programs/Excursions

 

Bridging Cultures Program

The GlobaLinks Learning Abroad Bridging Cultures Program is our signature orientation program for all semester and year abroad students. The cost for this multi-day program is included in your program fees and covers several nights accommodation, most meals, local transportation, and excursions.

Typically 4-6 days in length, each orientation program includes:

Exciting excursions and activities

A chance to meet other students

Orientation sessions to help you adapt to your new country

Orientation sites vary based on the location of your program. Each site is selected based on the proximity to your host university as well as for the unique activities available within the area. Read more about the Bridging Cultures Program>

Discovery Activities

Planned Excursions & Events

Our in-country resident staff arranges scheduled activities with students throughout the year. Activities are optional and designed to explore the five key areas of discovery: academic, social, personal, cultural, and professional. These are not just visits to tourist attractions. For example, these are activities such as networking opportunities, local festivals, gallery openings, and other similar events that you can’t find in a travel book. These activities will truly enhance your experience.

On-Going Activities

Your exploration of the culture, the academics, the people, and yourself is what will truly enhance your experience. Through the Discovery Model, our in-country staff will provide you with advice and recommendations for other types of activities you can undertake in order achieve your individual goals.

Specific Excursions Included in Your Program Fees

Multi Day Excursions included in your program fee

In addition to the Bridging Cultures Program, a free multi-day excursion is included in all semester/year abroad programs in Australia, New Zealand, or Fiji. Students studying in these destinations can choose from one of the four excursions listed to the right. The cost of the excursion is included; however, you will need to pay for transportation to the destination. Learn more>

Other Tours and Travel Available

Beyond our included orientation and excursions, you will be able to pre-book a wide variety of day, weekend, and week-long tours at a discounted price through our travel partner, STA Travel. These trips provide the ultimate flexibility for you to travel where you want to go, when you want to go, and with whom you want to go. Most trips have open dates, so you can pre-book the trip(s) that interest you, yet choose your dates later on in your semester. This flexibility also means friends that you make from other countries/programs or even your friends and family who are visiting you abroad can also participate. Learn more>

Get Involved Abroad

Extracurricular Activities

Campus facilities include a swimming pool and gym, playing fields, baseball diamond, tennis and basketball courts to name a few. Perhaps you may like to try something new such as "rugby," "netball," or "cricket". CQUniversity teams compete in various sports.

The CQUniversity International Office offers a free package of adventure activities for all international students to help them get to know the region and make the most of their semester, including a welcome ceremony, a visit to the dreamtime center, the rodeo competition, local festivals and more.

Other options include scuba diving, surfing, adventure caving, horseback riding, spending the night under the stars, or just lazing by the beach. CQUniversity international office is happy to assist with planning any activities students wish to experience during their stay.

If you're after "one on one" meetings with kangaroos, wallabies, koalas and other Australian wildlife in the region, you can simply take a walk around the CQUni campus in the morning or at sunset or, you can head to the wonderful (and free!) Rockhampton Zoo or a nearby wildlife park, to get up close and feed the animals.

Community Involvement

While abroad, we recommend getting involved in your local community. It's an awesome way to meet locals, experience the true Australian culture, and create long lasting memories. From volunteering to festival-going, we challenge you to make the most of your international experience... See a sample of community involvement opportunities available in Rockhampton or discover your own upon arrival!


Course Catalog

To determine if the classes you need are available at this university, select Courses/Subjects to view the specific course options.

Tips: For advice on navigating the university’s course catalog, use the Selecting Courses link. You may also view the suggested grade and credit transfer information through the Grade Conversion.

If you have any questions about course availability, please contact studyabroad@globalinksabroad.org.

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Fees

CQUniversity July 2015 Semester
All fees listed are for first term onlyYear Abroad Advice
Program Fees *TBD
Mandatory Activity and Excursion Package$1,200.00
Housing with MealsApproximately $4,700 - $5,200
Housing without MealsN/A
What's includedSee below
* Program Fee shown includes a $500 Affiliate University Discount
CQUniversity February 2015 Semester
All fees listed are for first term onlyYear Abroad Advice
Program Fees *TBD
Mandatory Activity and Excursion Package$1,200.00
Housing with MealsApproximately $4,700 - $5,200
Housing without MealsN/A
What's includedSee below
* Program Fee shown includes a $500 Affiliate University Discount


Fee Includes

Your Personalized Semester/Year Program Includes

  • Tuition and instruction
  • Host university activity and insurance fees
  • 24/7 support for students and parents at home and abroad
  • Pre-departure materials and travel gear
  • Comprehensive assistance
  • Personal program manager
  • Scholarship and financial aid assistance
  • Facilitation of course selection / credit transfer

Activity and Excursion Package

Additional Housing Fee

Housing amenities are generally:

  • Single room
  • Technology package available
  • Linen package available

An additional refundable housing deposit may be required for your housing selection. This housing is self-catered, therefore you will have access to a kitchen where you can prepare your own meals.

*All fees are subject to change.



 

 



Dates

Should you receive an offer, your offer letter will provide you with the most up to date university start dates. GlobaLinks Learning Abroad will attempt to provide you with the most up-to-date information as we receive it. Be sure to confirm dates before finalizing any travel plans. 
February 2015 Semester - SpringApplication Deadline: November 15, 2014
Anticipated DepartureFebruary 9, 2015
Start DateFebruary 11, 2015
End DateJune 21, 2015
Mid Semester Break #1April 19, 2015 - April 19, 2015
Mid Semester Break #2 -
February 2015 Year - SpringApplication Deadline: November 15, 2014
Anticipated DepartureFebruary 9, 2015
Start DateFebruary 11, 2015
End DateOctober 18, 2015
Mid Semester Break #1April 19, 2015 - April 26, 2015
Mid Semester Break #2August 9, 2015 - August 16, 2015
July 2015 Semester - FallApplication Deadline: April 15, 2015
Anticipated DepartureJune 22, 2015
Start DateJune 24, 2015
End DateNovember 22, 2015
Mid Semester Break #1August 12, 2015 - August 17, 2015
Mid Semester Break #2 -
July 2015 Year - FallApplication Deadline: April 15, 2015
Anticipated DepartureJune 22, 2015
Start DateJune 24, 2015
End DateJuly 11, 2016
Mid Semester Break #1August 5, 2015 - August 12, 2015
Mid Semester Break #2 -

Entry Requirements

Applicants must have the required GPA and have completed at least the equivalent of one year of full-time study at the university/college level. Students with a lower GPA than the requirement may be considered on a case by case basis. Please contact our office for more information.

Required GPA: 2.50

GlobaLinks Learning Abroad Program Team


Program Manager
Dacia Dyer
ddyer@studiesabroad.com
1-303-446-2214

Program Assistant
Svetlana Peixotto
speixotto@studiesabroad.com


Resident Coordinator
Ella Durand
edurand@globalinksabroad.org



Advice From The Program Team:
Visit the Botanical Gardens. Rockhampton has two of the largest botanic gardens of any Australian provincial city! They are world renowned for the tropical and regional flora and exotic plants, the native animals, and the zoo and koala sanctuary.