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Australia Summer 2011

This summer's program was canceled due to a lack of participants. 

July 5 to July 27, 2011

Price: $5995  including round-trip transportation from designated departure cities

Application Deadline: February 25, 2011

Early Application Deadline: $100 Discount for applications received by February 11, 2011!

Credit: 3 hours


Go “down under” on the CCSA Australia Summer Program, experiencing the magic of Oz, where Christmas trees sometimes make an appearance in June, and July can bring a breath of fresh air during their winter. On this smallest, most temperate of continents, whose culture blends European and Asian, aboriginal and modern, whose flora and fauna are both diverse and unique, participants can explore the richness of a world apart, travelling from the trend-setting venues of metropolitan Melbourne to tropical Cairns, gateway to the Great Barrier Reef, and ending in cosmopolitan Sydney, one of the great harbor cities of the world. 

By combining this intensive study abroad experience with course-specific directed study activities preceding and/or following the travel portion of the program, students may earn three semester hours of college credit. 

Please carefully read Program Details for additional information pertinent to all CCSA programs.


Participants in the Australia Summer Program reside in local hotels. Accommodations are based primarily on double occupancy with occasional use of multi-bedded rooms; single rooms may be available at an additional price. Daily breakfasts and some additional meals are included in the program price.


The price of the Australia Summer Program is $5995. This includes round-trip transportation from designated cities, internal air transportation, airport transfers, accommodations, daily breakfast, program excursions, health insurance and some additional meals. 

Most meals, other than breakfast, are at the participant’s own expense. A minimum of $700 should be budgeted for meals, additional transportation, entrance fees and departure tax (if applicable). Participants should also budget additional funds for personal expenses such as souvenirs and independent travel, based upon their individual spending habits. 

Tuition is not included in the program costs detailed above. Please refer to Registration/Tuition & Fees for additional information. All prices are subject to change in the event of unanticipated increases in airfares, monetary exchange rates or other changes in program costs. In some cases, program items may be deleted in lieu of a price increase.


Applicants are encouraged to apply well in advance of the February 25, 2011 application deadline, as priority is given to early applications. Notification regarding acceptance to the program will be sent shortly after receipt of the application and deposit in the CCSA central office. 

For students from outside the CCSA consortium, notification will follow receipt of the application, deposit and additional application materials as specified. Confirmation of specific course selection will be provided approximately three weeks after the application deadline. 

NOTE: A $100 reduction in the program price will be awarded to those who submit their applications before or on February 11, 2010. This discount will be applied to the final payment due on April 20, 2011. 

  • A $200 deposit is due at the time of application. 
  • A first payment of $2800 to cover the airline ticket price and deposits on arrangements in Australia is due by the application deadline date, February 25, 2011. 
  • The second and final payment of $2995, plus single room price (if applicable), is due by April 20, 2011. 

Please familiarize yourself with the Cancellation Policy. Checks should be made payable to “CCSA.” Please consider your cancelled check as receipt for payment. Returned checks will incur a $20 penalty fee. CCSA also accepts Visa and MasterCard. 

Please see the Payment Page.


The Australian government requires that U.S. citizens acquire visitor visas for travel to Australia. Visa processing will be coordinated through the CCSA central office. A current passport is required to apply for a visitor visa; therefore, it is crucial that participants apply for passports as early as possible. 

Please refer to the Passport & Visitor for additional information. 


The following is a description of the course of study offered for this CCSA program. Applicants may register for courses offered by professors from any member institution. Students are encouraged to e-mail faculty to learn more about the classes. 


Intercultural Communication: Focus on Australia 

Why read about communication with people from other cultures when you could be communicating with them directly? Experience verbal and nonverbal communication practices of the Australians on various journeys in the country. Observe and experience communicationincontexts such as business,education, healthcareordailyliving.Practice intercultural communication competence as you navigate through course assignments focused on cultural identity, verbal communication styles, nonverbal communication behaviors, listening, public speaking, humor, customer service, negotiation, social support, conflict and persuasion, among other communication topics. 

(3 cr. hrs., UD, Dr. Tina A. Coffelt, [], Murray State University)