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Communication Exchange at the University of Canberra, Australia

Spring  2013

Australia 

Program Full

Program Description:

Nicholson School of Communication students have the opportunity to participate in an exchange program with the University of Canberra in Australia. The exchange program allows students to receive credit for UCF Communication, Interpersonal-Organizational Communication, Advertising, Public Relations, Journalism, and Radio- Television courses and/or electives in a non-USA setting, at a University where academic standards are high and courses are designed to achieve career results. The University of Canberra has approximately 12,000 students from throughout Australia and from 90 other countries around the world. 1600 students live on the University’s 296-acre campus. The area has mild winters and warm summers, with average temperatures of 27°C (81°F) in summer and 12.1°C (54°F) in winter. The University of Canberra is situated in Australia’s capital city, home of its Commonwealth Government, situated between the country’s two largest cities, Sydney and Melbourne. Canberra, known to locals as ‘the 20 minute city’ because nothing is very far away, is home to a population approaching 350,000.

Minimum Requirements:

  • GPA: 3.0
  • Must be in good standing (academic, conduct, and financial) with UCF
  • Must be registered full time while participating in the exchange

Application Process:

You can apply online for this program. The application includes the submittal of a brief essay (500 words) that clearly describes your academic and personal goals, as well as how this program would further them. We recommend you work on your essay outside the application environment and then paste it on the appropriate field.

In addition, the application process requires that you select one instructor familiar with you who is willing to provide an Academic Reference. The instructor must be able to explain why you are a good candidate for this program.

Selected participants must meet with their Academic Advisor to discuss and register for the appropriate coursework. Coursework completed through the program may count as equivalent UCF course credit and/or as restricted or general elective credit.

All applications will be reviewed by the Nicholson School of Communication and selected applicants will be notified of how to follow up. Assessment of the applications will be based on the academic qualifications of the applicant, as well as fit with the courses that the applicant has taken. UCF does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation and/or veteran status.

Additional Information: 

This program is offered for Spring term only.

Passport Services Available on Campus

Student blog:

http://kirstenaustralia.blogspot.com.au/ 

http://beccaabroad.tumblr.com/

Video from past exchange student

Learning Outcomes:

Participants of this program will be expected to realize the following outcomes:

DISCIPLINARY OUTCOMES (per course syllabi)

GEOGRAPHIC AWARENESS

  • Describe the main cultural, geographic, physical, politico-economic, and social characteristics of the host country.
  • Discuss how the host country fits within the global physical, cultural, political or economic systems.

SELF-AWARENESS

  • Describe how the program impacted their personal culture and values.
  • Provide examples on how the program experiences affected their academic, professional, or personal goals.

SELF-RELIANCE

  • Provide examples of how they may use their program experiences to deal with challenging situations in the future.
  • Provide examples of how to avoid conflicts from misunderstandings due to cultural differences.

COMMUNICATION

  • Communicate in writing how their program experience makes them more valuable to a prospective graduate program or employer. 
Program Prerequisites:
Minimum GPA: 3.00 cumulative
Language: English
Proficiency Level Required: Not applicable
Other Prerequisites: 
Courses[click to expand]:
COM-3955 Study Abroad: Advertising Strategy
Academic Institution: University of Canberra
Catalog Description:

Module at the University of Canberra, Australia: Advertising Strategy (6809). The description of this module can be found here.

Credit Hours: 3.00


COM-3955 Study Abroad: Agency Operations
Academic Institution: University of Canberra
Catalog Description:

Module at the University of Canberra, Australia: Agency Operations (8135). The description of this module can be found here.

Credit Hours: 3.00


COM-4955 Study Abroad: Brand Building
Academic Institution: University of Canberra
Catalog Description:

Module at the University of Canberra, Australia: Brand Building (6814). The description of this module can be found here.

Credit Hours: 3.00


RTV-3955 Study Abroad: Broadcast Journalism 1
Academic Institution: University of Canberra
Catalog Description:

Module at the University of Canberra, Australia: Broadcast Journalism 1 (6971). The description of this module can be found here.

Credit Hours: 3.00


RTV-3955 Study Abroad: Broadcast Journalism 2
Academic Institution: University of Canberra
Catalog Description:

Module at the University of Canberra, Australia: Broadcast Journalism 2 (6973). The description of this module can be found here.

Credit Hours: 3.00


COM-3955 Study Abroad: Client Relationship Management
Academic Institution: University of Canberra
Catalog Description:

Module at the University of Canberra, Australia: Client Relationship Management (8137). The description of this module can be found here.

Credit Hours: 3.00


COM-3955 Study Abroad: Communication and Media Research
Academic Institution: University of Canberra
Catalog Description:

Module at the University of Canberra, Australia: Communication and Media Research (7003). The description of this module can be found here.

Credit Hours: 3.00


COM-3332 Communication Technologies and Change - Canberra
Academic Institution: University of Canberra
Catalog Description:

Module at the University of Canberra, Australia: Communication Technologies and Change (8131). The description of this module can be found here.

Course Prerequisites:

Per syllabus.

Credit Hours: 3.00


COM-4955 Study Abroad: Integrated Communication Campaigns
Academic Institution: University of Canberra
Catalog Description:

Module at the University of Canberra, Australia: Integrated Communications Campaigns (6813). The description of this module can be found here.

Credit Hours: 3.00


COM-3955 Study Abroad: Media Industries and Audiences
Academic Institution: University of Canberra
Catalog Description:

Module at the University of Canberra, Australia: Media Industries and Audiences (8133). The description of this module can be found here.

Credit Hours: 3.00


ADV-4300 Advertising Media Planning - Canberra
Academic Institution: University of Canberra
Catalog Description:

Module at the University of Canberra, Australia: Media Planning and Buying (8138). The description of this module can be found here.

Credit Hours: 3.00


COM-3955 Study Abroad: Public Relations Writing
Academic Institution: University of Canberra
Catalog Description:

Module at the University of Canberra, Australia: Public Relations Writing (7130). The description of this module can be found here.

Credit Hours: 3.00


JOU-4308 Freelance Writing
Academic Institution: University of Canberra
Catalog Description:

Module at the University of Canberra, Australia: Print Journalism 1 (6972). The description of this module can be found here.

Credit Hours: 3.00


JOU-4300 Feature Writing
Academic Institution: University of Canberra
Catalog Description:

Module at the University of Canberra, Australia: Print Journalism 2 (6974). The description of this module can be found here.

Credit Hours: 3.00


COM-4955 Study Abroad: Risk, Crisis and Communication
Academic Institution: University of Canberra
Catalog Description:

Module at the University of Canberra, Australia: Risk, Crisis and Communication (7545). The description of this module can be found here.

Credit Hours: 3.00


ADV-4955 Study Abroad: Transnational Advertising
Academic Institution: University of Canberra
Catalog Description:

Module at the University of Canberra, Australia: Transnational Advertising (7839). The description of this module can be found here.

Credit Hours: 3.00


Program Components and Costs:
Component: Administration
Services: 
Price (in US Dollars): 250.00
Requirement: Mandatory
Payments:
Payment due:  Pending application approval
Study abroad fees are posted to the UCF student account. Payment procedures, types and cashier locations can be found here, on the UCF Registrar's website.
Faculty Program Coordinator:
Name: Rebecca Morales
Email: nassc@ucf.edu
Office: NSC 143
Program Dates:
Program Begins: 2013-01-29
Program Ends: 2013-05-31
Program Deadlines:
Last day to apply: 2012-09-15
Academic Institution:
University of Canberra 
Additional information:
Program Map
Nearest US Embassy Abroad
US State Department Country Information
Currency Exchange Information
Visa Information:
Visa Required: Yes
Visa Application Date: 
Estimated Cost of the Visa: 625.00
Additional Visa Information
Your visa requirements and cost may vary if you are not a US citizen. Please let OIS staff know if you are not using a US passport to ensure that we can address any differences in the immigration requirements.

Program Cost Disclaimer: The program cost does not cover UCF tuition, airfare (unless a program expressly and specifically includes this), independent travel, or personal expenses. Cost is approximate and may fluctuate due to changes in foreign currency or unforeseen circumstances. UCF reserves the right to alter or cancel the program at any time. In such cases, the university shall not be liable for airfare, transportation costs and/or any other costs incurred by the student. UCF, Office of International Studies will make reasonable efforts to notify students through reasonable means to inform the students to reserve their flights. Students should consult their travel agent about buying travel insurance to defray unanticipated costs in the event travel plans change. UCF will make reasonable efforts to notify students via Knights email when any significant changes are being made to the program. It is entirely within UCF's discretion as to what changes are considered significant.

University of Central Florida
Office of International Studies
4000 Central Florida Blvd, Millican Hall room 107 Orlando, FL 32816
Telephone (407) 882-2300 | Fax (407) 882-0240 | studyabroad@ucf.edu