PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS

• Wander through the modern cosmopolitan hub of Melbourne, a city known for its artsy neighborhoods and incomparable coffee culture! 

• La Trobe is recognized for its field-based excursions, making it a top choice for students studying biological sciences, archaeology, or Australian studies. 

• Explore the vast ecological biodiversity of Australia while strolling through the city’s picturesque botanic gardens or exploring the on-campus wildlife sanctuary. 

• Gain hands-on service learning and volunteer opportunities designed to strengthen professional skills such as cross-cultural communication and collaboration. 

LIFE ABROAD  

Located in the colorful and dynamic city of Melbourne, La Trobe is considered one of the most attractive and expansive campuses in Australia, which is no surprise given it covers more than 200 hectares of parks and bush land setting! Enjoy the advantages of limitless modern amenities in one of the largest international cities in the world while simultaneously having access to the breath-taking natural wonders that make Australia one-of-a-kind, such as the outback and Great Barrier Reef. 

LIVE 

Live in a fully furnished single room in a campus residence hall with a shared common area alongside a friendly and diverse student community. Enjoy accommodation amenities including free laundry facilities, computer labs, lounging areas, and a kitchen for self-catered meals. 

DINE 

There are new international dishes to enjoy at every turn of the globally renowned metropolis of Melbourne! Enjoy a “counter lunch” at an Australian pub or head downtown to taste some local staples including meat pies, fish and chips, or a vegetarian dish inspired by the “bush tucker” diet of indigenous Australians. 

EXPERIENCE 

Take local tours in Melbourne or a trip in Australia organized by the La Trobe Student Union and International Students Association! See the breath-taking sites of Sydney, Lakes Entrance, and Alice Springs. Participate in organized activities like rock-climbing, white-water rafting, ski trips, and safaris. 

EXPLORE 

Enjoy spending a day in Melbourne taking in the rich cultural scene by exploring art throughout the laneways or attending a music festival! Embrace the surrounding natural beauty by visiting local beaches and mesmerizing gardens. 

THRIVE 

La Trobe supports a large student community with international students from over 100 countries. Academic services are available to help you acclimate to a new learning environment, including one-on-one meetings with Peer Learning Advisers and tutoring through The Learning Hub. Resources are available for mental wellbeing, including services for underrepresented and marginalized identities.

SERVICE-LEARNING & INTERNSHIPS 

Gain hands-on experience while connecting with local communities through service learning or a research internship, both available for academic credit. Work individually or in a group on a project that complements coursework while contributing to a community organization and developing employable skills in a professional setting. 

What We Love About Melbourne 

We love that there is something new to do around every corner in Melbourne, which is considered the most livable city in Australia. Plus, the diverse campus community brings lots of different perspectives to campus and introduces students to cultures and people from around the world. 

See ISEP Direct budget and estimated expenses

Program Website

Course Description

Studying at La Trobe means students have essentially a full catalog of classes and programs available to help advance them through their degree requirements.  La Trobe is recognized for its field-based excursions, making it a top choice for students studying biological sciences, archaeology, or Australian studies.  It’s also ranked among the top 1% of all universities in the world and their College of Business is AACSB accredited.  Below is a chart of some of the more popular classes ISEP student have taken in the past to help get you started on your academic journey to Australia. 

Credits Earned 

Students who complete the program in good standing can expect to earn a minimum of 60 credit points per semester which ISEP recommends is the equivalent of 15 U.S. Credit Hours. Each class is usually worth 15 credit points. 

If you use financial aid, please speak with a qualified financial aid advisor to understand your academic obligations and the requirements for using financial aid. 

Sample classes available: 

 
 
 
 
 

Business 

 
 
 
 

Biology 

 
 
 
 

 

Psychology 

 

 
 
 
 

Communication 

 
 
 
 

International Business 

 
 

Climate Change 

 
 

Ethics and Social Justice 

 
 

Conflict and Negotiation 

 
 
 
 

Economics 

 
 

Ecology 

 
 

Gender, Sexuality, and Diversity Studies 

 
 

Creative and Professional Writing 

 
 
 
 

Sport Management 

 
 

Genetics 

 
 

Sociology 

 
 

Visual Culture 

 
 
 
 

Tourism and Hospitality 

 
 

Human Physiological Sciences 

 
 

Anthropology 

 
 

Classics and Ancient History

 

For detailed instructions on how to search for all available courses, please click on the "other academic conditions" dropdown link below.

Website for Course Availability

ISEP STUDENT SERVICES OFFICER Amanda Ewert 703-504-9986 | aewert@isep.org Thank you for your interest in ISEP Study Abroad! I’m your Student Services Officer and main point of contact here at ISEP. As you search for programs, I’ll be available to answer any questions you might have. Feel free to contact me at any point in your search process for help, tips or advice.

La Trobe University

La Trobe University is one of Australia’s leading universities and has a worldwide reputation for academic excellence and innovation. The University offers an exceptional student to staff ratio, ensuring students...

Academics

Undergraduate
(in English)

*This program is OK for Sophomores

Fields of Study

  • Agriculture

  • Area Studies

    Asian Studies

  • Biology: Recommended!

    Anatomy Animal Physiology Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Botany/Plant Biology Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Genetics Microbiology and Immunology Wildlife Biology Zoology/Animal Biology

  • Business: Recommended!

    Accounting Business Management Finance International Business/Trade/Commerce Marketing

  • Communication: Recommended!

    Journalism Mass Communication/Media Studies Public Relations

  • Computer and Information Sciences

  • Education:

    Early Childhood Education Elementary Education Physical Education Teaching and Coaching Secondary Education

  • Engineering

    Civil Engineering

  • Foreign Languages and Literatures:

    Chinese Language and Literature Indonesian/Malay Languages and Literatures Italian Language and Literature Japanese Language and Literature Linguistics Modern Greek Language and Literature Spanish Language and Literature

  • Health Sciences:

    Community Health Services/Counseling Public Health Veterinary Sciences

  • Hospitality and Tourism

  • Human Services

  • International/Global Studies

    International Relations and Affairs

  • Language and Culture

  • Law/Criminal Justice

    Criminology

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences

    Humanities

  • Philosophy and Religious Studies

    Philosophy

  • Physical Sciences:

    Chemistry Physics

  • Psychology Recommended!

    Clinical Psychology

  • Social Sciences:

    Anthropology Sociology

  • Sports Studies:

    Kinesiology and Exercise Science Sport and Fitness Management

Academic Requirements

  • U.S. GPA: 2.5 or higher
  • TOEFL iBT Score: 64
  • TOEFL Writing Score: 21
  • TOEFL Reading Score: 13
  • TOEFL Listening Score: 12
  • TOEFL Speaking Score: 18
  • IELTS Score: 6
  • IELTS Writing Score: 6
  • IELTS Reading Score: 6
  • IELTS Listening Score: 6
  • IELTS Speaking Score: 6
  • LPR accepted as alternate to TOEFL or IELTS for the following universities: American University of Sharjah

Special Application Instructions

Students applying to LTU should list eight classes on their ISEP application in order to avoid any delays in application processing.

Students are required to submit an internal application following their placement which is required of the host institution. Instructions will be sent by the ISEP Host Coordinator by email. 

NOTE: Students taking the IELTS to provide proof of English proficiency for their visa must take the test IN PERSON. The Online test will NOT count for this requirement.

PASSPORT: All students must have a valid passport to participate in this program. If you do not have a valid passport, we suggest you start the application process as soon as possible.

VISA/RESIDENCE PERMIT: Most students attending this program will be required to obtain a visa/residence permit. For more information on the process and estimated cost, please review the ISEP Country Handbook here.

Special Needs Support

  • Mental Health
  • Mobility
  • Hearing
  • Visual
  • Speech
  • Learning

Graduate
(in English)

Fields of Study

  • Biology Recommended!

    Biomathematics, Bioinformatics, and Computational Biology

  • Business:

    Accounting Business Management Finance Human Resources Management International Business/Trade/Commerce Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management Management Information Systems Marketing

  • Computer and Information Sciences:

    Artificial Intelligence Computer and IT Support Services Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications Informatics

  • Construction Trades

    Construction Site Management

  • Education:

    Curriculum and Instruction Educational Leadership and Administration Elementary Education Secondary Education Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language

  • Engineering:

    Civil Engineering Computer Engineering Electrical and Electronics Engineering Manufacturing Engineering

  • Health Sciences:

    Athletic Training Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology Dietetics Medical Records Administration Nursing Science Occupational Therapy

  • Human Services

    Social Work

  • International/Global Studies Recommended!

    International Relations and Affairs

  • Physical Sciences Recommended!

    Chemistry

  • Psychology:

    Clinical Psychology Counseling Psychology

  • Social Sciences

    Anthropology

  • Sports Studies

    Kinesiology and Exercise Science

Academic Requirements

  • U.S. GPA: 2.75 or higher
    *accepts lower GPA with explanation
  • TOEFL iBT Score: 79
  • TOEFL Writing Score: 21
  • TOEFL Reading Score: 13
  • TOEFL Listening Score: 12
  • TOEFL Speaking Score: 18
  • IELTS Score: 6.5
  • IELTS Writing Score: 6
  • IELTS Reading Score: 6
  • IELTS Listening Score: 6
  • IELTS Speaking Score: 6
  • LPR accepted as alternate to TOEFL or IELTS for the following universities: American University of Sharjah

Special Application Instructions

Students applying to LTU should list eight classes on their ISEP application in order to avoid any delays in application processing.

Students are required to submit an internal application following their placement which is required of the host institution. Instructions will be sent by the ISEP Host Coordinator by email. 

NOTE: Students taking the IELTS to provide proof of English proficiency for their visa must take the test IN PERSON. The Online test will NOT count for this requirement.

PASSPORT: All students must have a valid passport to participate in this program. If you do not have a valid passport, we suggest you start the application process as soon as possible.

VISA/RESIDENCE PERMIT: Most students attending this program will be required to obtain a visa/residence permit. For more information on the process and estimated cost, please review the ISEP Country Handbook here.

Special Needs Support

  • Mental Health
  • Mobility
  • Hearing
  • Visual
  • Speech
  • Learning

Other Academic Conditions

A “course” is a program of study and a “subject” or “unit” is a class.  Classes are composed of both required “lectures” and required complementary “tutorials” or “seminars”, which are like discussion groups.  Arts, Business and Humanities classes are usually worth 15 credit points and students can expect 12-15 contact hours per week per class.  STEM classes are usually worth 30 credit points.  Students can expect to 24-30 contact hours per week per class. 
https://www.latrobe.edu.au/students/international/support/supportservices/learning  

This site operates on the Southern Hemisphere calendar. Be sure to search for courses using the correct semester parameters: Southern Hemisphere SM1 is February to June; Southern Hemisphere SM2 is July to November. 

If you are planning to study for a full-year in Australia, you should consider starting your program at the beginning of La Trobe’s academic year in February. 

The La Trobe Study Abroad Program is very flexible and available in both undergraduate and postgraduate level for study abroad. You can take all your units (subjects) within your major or several across different faculties. However, when looking up units at Subject/Unit Search, there will be a section stating: "Available to Study Abroad students." Be sure it states "Y", which designates that the unit can be undertaken by a study abroad students.

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