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  • Locations: Adelaide, Australia; Gold Coast, Australia
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: Rider applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2019 02/01/2019 02/01/2019 TBA TBA
Spring 2020 08/15/2019 08/15/2019 TBA TBA
Fact Sheet:
Target Language: English GPA Requirement: 3.0
Housing Options: Apartment Scholarships: Provider Scholarship
Internship available: Yes
Program Description:

IFSA-BUTLER - Engage Program in Australia
Internship Program

Academics Location
This program is available for the spring or fall semester and students must be Junior or Senior status. Students must take the internship.

What tracks are available?

The following academic tracks are available for this program:
Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (offered in Adelaide)
International Business and Economics (offered in Adelaide and Gold Coast)
Applied and Social Sciences (offered in Adelaide and Gold Coast)
Fine Arts and Music (offered in Gold Coast)

See the Tracks tab for available courses within each track.

You are not limited to the listed courses in the Tracks tab, nor are you required to study within one track only. You may take courses across tracks and in different departments not listed within the tracks as long as you choose courses on the same campus.

The tracks listed on our website are a guideline of courses that may appeal to students within a certain major. For a full listing of courses available to you, please visit the University Courses tab and follow the links and instructions for finding courses at University of Adelaide and Griffith University Gold Coast.

Can I take classes in more than one track?
Yes. You may mix and match courses from different tracks for maximum academic flexibility.

Can I take courses in both program locations?
Due to the distance between Adelaide and Gold Coast, students may study on one campus only.

What if I need to take a required course?
Please be aware that IFSA-Butler cannot guarantee that your host university will offer a particular course, or that you will be allowed to take that particular course. However, if you need to take a required course, you may indicate that it is required on your course preference form. Your IFSA-Butler program advisor will communicate your needs to your host university

You can gain practical experience in addition to your courses in Australia with an internship. Various internships are available at placements in businesses, nonprofit organizations, government offices and community volunteer centers in both Adelaide and Gold Coast. Internships are unpaid but are worth 8 U.S. semester credits in Adelaide (replacing two classes) and 4 U.S. semester credits in Gold Coast (replacing one class).

Internship placements may be subject to a successful interview upon arrival. If a student does not receive a placement upon arrival, another course can be easily added during registration.

Internship placement possibilities include:

Advertising, communications, journalism and public relations
Arts management (University of Adelaide)
Business, economics and finance
Community internship (Griffith University): Give back to the community by volunteering 50 hours during the semester in structured activities, projects or research. Some examples of past internships include: environmental work, executive assistance, event planning, social media work, marketing assistance, research project assistance, human resources intern or community development work.
Engineering (Griffith University): Internships are available in a wide range of engineering disciplines. The internship is ungraded but supervised by an engineering faculty member.
Government organizations (University of Adelaide)
Music (Griffith University): Applicants must be music majors.
Nonprofit management (University of Adelaide)

Course Offerings:
Course Offerings:
Living and Studying Abroad in Adelaide & Gold Coast, Australia

About Adelaide
Population: 1.3 million
Location: State of South Australia; in south central Australia

City features:

Known as the "Gateway to the Outback"
Offers the best of cosmopolitan city life with the friendliness of a small university town

A lively cultural scene with visual and performing arts, galleries, museums and festivals

One of the largest shopping malls in the Southern Hemisphere

A great place to live well: Adelaide's cost of living is 24% lower than Sydney!

Enjoy the beach, just 20 minutes from Adelaide

Take advantage of great camping and hiking opportunities nearby in the spectacular Flinders Mountain Ranges

Take a weekend jump to Kangaroo Island for cycling, horseback riding and hiking in a pristine natural environment

Experience the vineyard culture through winery tours in Adelaide's world-renowned wine region
Student Life
What Engage Australia has to offer:
-Discpline-oriented tracks make it easy to find the courses you need
-Focus exclusively on your selected track or choose courses in other departments
-Choice of two great locations, Gold Coast or Adelaide
-An optional internship enriches your experience and boosts your resume
-Study alongside Australian degree students
-Courses taught by professors at two of Australia's most prestigious universities, Griffith ---University (Gold Coast campus) and University of Adelaide
-Excursions, activities and day trips included in the program fee
-IFSA-Butler's Exploring Australia course will deepen your appreciation for Aussie culture and give you a behind-the-scenes look at your city that you could never learn in a classroom or see on a tour bus


What are my housing options?

The following housing options are available during your semester abroad.Gold Coast
Apartments are located a few blocks from the heart of Surfer's Paradise beach and a 25-minute train or bus ride from the university. Students will be living in self-catered apartments with fellow study abroad students. Students will share a bedroom and bathroom with another student on the program, with four students living in a two bedroom/two bathroom apartment.

The apartment comes furnished with all furniture, pots, pans, dishes, etc. There is also a dishwasher, laundry facilities and air conditioning/heating. 12 GB of Internet is included each month. The secure apartment complex has a mix of tenants living there, including professionals, retirees, students and travelers.

The building has a gym, pool, tennis courts and building reception and maintenance. To get to class students can take the light rail (which is around a 25-minute journey and costs around $2 each way).

Please note that beds in Griffith housing are "king twin size," five inches longer and five inches wider than U.S. twin mattresses, so we strongly recommend that you purchase linens upon arrival in Australia.

All students will be housed in four- to six-bedroom apartments located just a three-minute walk from campus. The Urbanest apartment complex is situated among restaurants and cafes and near a supermarket.

Each student will share a twin bedroom and bathroom, and each apartment has its own kitchen, lounge/dining room, and heating/cooling. The package IFSA-Butler arranges for its students includes a linen and kitchen pack along with all utilities paid and 5 free GB of Internet per month.

Students wanting to upgrade to a single bedroom at Urbanest may do so for an additional fee. Single rooms are subject to availability.