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Southern Cross University
Lismore, Australia (Outgoing Program)
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Program Terms: Fall,
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Restrictions: Scranton applicants only
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Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2019 04/15/2019 04/30/2019 TBA TBA
Year (SH) 2019-2020 04/15/2019 04/30/2019 TBA TBA
Year (SH) 2018-2019 04/15/2019 04/30/2019 TBA TBA
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Instruction Language: English Language Prereqs.: No prerequisites
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Fields of study:
Accounting, Anatomy, Biochemistry, Biomechanics, Biomedical Sciences, Business Administration, Community Health Edcuation, Computer Information Systems, Computer Science, Counseling and Human Services, Criminal Justice, Economics, Environmental Science/Ecology, Exercise/Sport Science, Finance, French, Health Administration, Health Sciences, Human Resources, Kinesiology, Law, Management, Marine Sciences, Marketing, Media and Information Techology, Operations Management, Psychology, Sociology Minimum GPA: 3.0
Eligibility-Class: 03 Second Semester Sophomore Credits/Term: 12-16
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Direct Enrollment Housing Options: Apartment
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Lismore and Southern Cross University

Lismore hosts the University’s main campus – a 60-hectare complex of modern facilities, three kilometres (kms) from the Lismore central business district. Around 6,000 students, including 400 international students, are based at the Lismore campus. This campus is home to the International Office responsible for international student admissions and specialist support. Lismore is the hub of the rapidly developing north coast of New South Wales. It is a rural industry centre with a population of 45,000, a thriving arts community and dynamic live music scene. It offers easy access to coastal resort towns, farming and fishing villages, rain forest parks and excellent surfing and swimming beaches. The international tourist destination of Byron Bay is only 40 minutes drive away while the regional airport is just a few minutes drive from the campus.

The Lismore campus houses the majority of the University’s academic and research units and is the base for the University’s electronic information services and library which supports all three campuses. Most essential student facilities and services are available on-campus at Lismore including three residential Colleges which provide unit-style accommodation. Medical, dental, counseling services, careers advice, student clubs and associations, banking and sporting facilities, live music venues and a variety of eateries are all available on-campus.

The University is named after the constellation of stars that appears in the night sky of the Southern Hemisphere and that also appears on the Australian flag. It is a proud and significant symbol in Australia’s history associated with this country’s move to establishing its national identity and is a fitting symbol for this independent and progressive University.

The University has a strong commitment to maintaining high academic standards, quality services, and enhancing the prospects for successful outcomes  of its graduates. Southern Cross University is a popular destination for study abroad students who are seeking a unique experience with the opportunity to  discover insights into the culture, environment and hospitality of Australia. The university prides itself on its commitment to providing its international students  with quality support services to help them achieve a successful academic and personal experience

Lismore is located in the Northern Rivers region of New South Wales and was aptly named by early European settlers after the Scottish Island of Lismore, which means "great garden" in Gaelic. The campus occupies 75 hectares of grounds including rainforest walkways and is home to many varieties of Australian flora and fauna. Lismore, and its surrounding villages, has a population of around 46,000 people. It has a vibrant arts and music scene, and is close to stunning coastal destinations. The city has a domestic airport, is less than an hour's drive to Byron Bay and under three hours drive to Brisbane. Facilities on campus include a student centre, leisure centre including gym and pool, and a range of specialist teaching facilities, including laboratories, visual arts studios and contemporary music performance space, and law moot court. The home page for Southern Cross University can be accessed here: SCU Home


Southern Cross University courses take full advantage of the University’s unique setting. Areas of study such as Outdoor Education, Contemporary Music, Visual Arts, Environmental Studies, Natural Medicine and Indigenous studies typify the diverse nature of studies at the University. The University also offers units in the areas of marketing, management, sport and exercise science, tourism and hospitality management. Many of our programs offer opportunities for field trips.

Study abroad students generally study four courses per semester depending on the requirements of the student’s home institution. Students can choose any combination of undergraduate units, provided pre-requisites are met. Each course is worth 4 credits at the University of Scranton.

For more information on courses available for the University of Scranton Fall Semester, please go to: Undergraduate Units on Offer Session 2

For more information on courses available for the University of Scranton Spring Semester, please go to: Undergraduate Units on Offer Session 1

When looking for courses, please note that only courses offered in Lismore are available to you.

Some of the disciplines available at Southern Cross University include: Australian Studies, Education, Environmental Studies, Exercise Science, Finance, Management, Marketing, Psychology, Sociology, Visual Arts and Media

Guaranteed Accommodation for Study Abroad Students

We guarantee accommodation on campus for Study Abroad Students in 4-6 bedroom apartments with each student having a single bedroom. Students share kitchen, living and bathroom areas with their flatmates. For more information on housing, please navigate to: SCU Accommodation

Study Abroad Trips

Each semester a special highly subsidized 4WD camping excursion is held for the study abroad students. This trip varies depending on the preferences of students with a range of options available. One popular excursion is to Central Australia between Uluru (Ayres Rock) and Alice Springs, an area famous worldwide. Students have the opportunity to experience places of spiritual significance to the local indigenous people such as Uluru, Kata Tjuka.


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