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Welcome to Australia!

Australia’s natural beauty is talked about worldwide with its beautiful beaches, deserts, rainforests, and world-class cities. Australia is an ancient land, geologically one of the oldest on earth. The world’s largest island and the only nation to occupy an entire continent, Australia is the size of the United States, yet has only 20 million people.

Deakin University

Deakin University is located in the state of Victoria on the southeastern tip of Australia. You may choose between campuses in three different cities: Melbourne, a large city renowned for its festivals, restaurants, entertainment, sports, and parks; Geelong, a medium-sized city about 15 minutes from the beach; and Warrnambool, a small town with a friendly, close-knit community.

James Cook University

The James Cook University campus cities of Cairns and Townsville are located in tropical northern Queensland. This remarkable region is filled with activities and attractions to explore.  Townsville, a thriving coastal city, is a stepping off point for visiting the Great Barrier Reef and is only an hour from tropical rainforests.  Cairns, a major tourist destination, has a young, cosmopolitan atmosphere and offers access to many attractions including scuba diving and snorkeling.

Campus Contacts

Click on the name of your University for contact information.

Eastern Oregon University

Janet Camp

Inlow Hall 109E
La Grande, OR 97850
(541) 962-3406

Oregon Institute of Technology

Deanne Pandozzi

Klamath Falls, OR 97601 or
(541) 885-1847

Oregon State University*

Tavia Mendez or Marit Legler

International Programs
1600 SW Western Blvd., Suite 290
(541) 737-2672
(541) 737-3772

Portland State University

Rachel Goff

International Affairs,
East Hall 101, Portland, OR 97207
(503) 725-4195

Southern Oregon University

Mary Gardiner

International Programs
Stevenson Union 321
Ashland, OR 97520
(541) 552-6336

University of Oregon

Hilary Lord

International Affairs
Oregon Hall 330
Eugene, OR 97403
(541) 346-0022

Western Oregon University

Alaric Trousdale

Study Abroad &
International Exchanges
APS 501
Monmouth, OR 97361
(503) 838-8493

* Also serves as the program Coordinator/Assistant.

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