explores cultural, social, ethical and religious issues through the lens of the Catholic intellectual tradition in teaching, research and service. By fostering and advancing knowledge in education, health, commerce, the humanities, the sciences and technologies, law, and the creative arts, ACU contributes to its local, national and international communities. During the summer program, students will study alongside Australian host-students as they engage in discussions and cultural activities.
ACU has been ranked in the top 3% of all universities worldwide by Times Higher Education (THE). ACU has also ranked 301–400 in the 2017/18 THE Arts and Humanities Subject Ranking. ACU was also positioned in the Top 200 (including Top 50 of Gen Y Universities) and QS Young University Rankings where they were placed in the ‘Top 50 under 50’. A number of ACU disciplines have also been recognized for excellence, with the University achieving global rankings in education, nursing, public health, sport science, and theology, divinity and religious studies
A range of activities and excursions will be scheduled to assist you to see some of the great attractions of Sydney and to enjoy your stay. A fee may be charged for some of the activities and excursion. Watch this space for updates!
25-36 hours face-to-face teaching (includes class and practical)
Each unit is 10 ACU credit points equivalent to 3-4 US credit hours or 7.5 European Credit Transfer System (ECTS)
Students receive an ACU transcript with the grade awarded
There are two different sessions during their summer term, each sessions consisting of two weeks:
- Brisbane from 25th June – 6th July 2018
- North Sydney from 9th July -20th July 2018
On arrival you will be met at the airport and taken to your accommodation. An orientation session will introduce students to the program and staff of the ACU July School.
During the summer sessions, ACU offeres a variety of course options that can be explored here. Students will take one, four-credit course per two-week session in Australia. Students will receive an ACU transcript with an Australian grade awarded after completion. Students must earn the equivalent of a 'C' to earn transfer credit towards their Marquette degree.
There is an online unit guide
for the ACU July school where informaton about the available classes can be found. Please follow this link: http://www.acu.edu.au/international/july_school/courses
Students will live in apartment styled housing in Sydney Australia and have the option to share a room or to have a single room.
AUD$350 - AUD$500 per week (Single room in a shared apartment or studio apartment)
There is no tuition fee for approved Exchange students
Special tuition rates for non-exchange students from partner universities (students pay just AUD$1890instead of the standard tuition fee of AUD$2365)
For your students who are already coming to us for a full semester, they have the option to add a July School class at no extra tuition cost if their total study load (including the July School) doesn’t exceed 40 ACU credit points.
Sydney, Australia is located on the southeast coast of Australia and is the country’s oldest and most important city. It grew from a small colony of 1,000 people in Sydney Cove to the largest city in Australia, with a population close to four million. It has become a vibrant, diverse city of vast economic power that has great skyscrapers, daring restaurants and heavenly beaches.
Sydney has an excellent public transport system, with bus, train and ferry services throughout the city. The railway network spreads from Bondi Junction in the east to the Blue Mountains in the west. Residents travel easily from ocean beaches to lush national parks to Australia’s best shopping, restaurant and entertainment venues.