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Study Abroad Office

Montana State University
P.O. Box 172260
400 Culbertson Hall
Bozeman, MT 59717-2260


Heather Dolan - Study Abroad Program Assistant

Tel: (406) 994-7151


Anna Greenberg - Study Abroad Advisor and Outreach Coordinator

Tel: (406) 994-7151
Fax: (406) 994-1619


Susan Welker - Study Abroad Manager

Tel: (406) 994-5719
Fax: (406) 994-1619


Alyson Roberts - CCIS Advisor and Coordinator

Tel: (406) 994-7044
Fax: (406) 994-1619



Adelaide, Australia Study Abroad Program
Flinders University
Country: Australia
Location: Adelaide, Southeastern Australia
Language: English
Level(s): Undergraduate and Graduate
Subjects: Several majors; See Academic Program Section
Length: Academic year (semester possible)
Cost: MSU Tuition plus room and board at host institution
Deadline: March 1 to attend in July; Oct. 1 to attend in Feb.


Program Overview


Flinders University is situated 5 miles from the center of Adelaide City, in the southern foothills of the Mount Lofty Ranges.

The campus is one of Australia's most beautiful, commanding breathtaking views of Adelaide's city, suburbs and beaches. Modern buildings set in spacious grounds of natural bushland, a pine forest, formal gardens, a tree-fringed lake and sweeping grounds characterize it. The university combines the advantages of a safe, suburban location with the convenience of regular bus services to the city, beaches and hills. There is also excellent on-campus accommodation.

Academic Program

Flinders' academic program is extensive, covering most majors. The school includes faculties in Education, Humanities, Law & Theology, Health Sciences, Science and Engineering, and Social Sciences.

Language of Instruction

All courses are taught in English.


Students who have completed one full academic year of university level work at MSU with a 3.0 GPA by the time they begin studies at Flinders are eligible.

Sydney, Australia


Academic Credit

Credit will be awarded at MSU for all courses taken and passed at Flinders. The student's academic adviser at MSU, in consultation with the Office of International Programs, will determine how these credits will apply to degree course requirements. However, successful study at Flinders satisfies MSU's Multicultural/Global core curriculum requirement. Students are urged to work closely with the their adviser and the Office of International Programs prior to departure to plan a course of studies which will maintain steady progress toward their degree. 


Adelaide is the capital of the State of South Australia. It is a cosmopolitan city of around one million people and is the chief commercial, cultural and administrative center of the State. It is also one of the most accessible and least expensive Australian cities in which to live, with the costs of housing and food falling well below those other major capital cities. The city features wide tree-lined boulevards, parklands that act as a buffer between the commercial center and its suburbs, and an abundance of beautiful gardens. Fringed by miles of white sandy beaches, Adelaide offers safe swimming, diving, sailing, fishing and other water sports. To the south are popular surfing and fishing beaches with offshore reefs that are great for diving and snorkeling.

Adelaide is often referred to as the cultural capital of Australia. It is renowned for its thriving arts scene and an international biennial arts festival, second only to the Edinburgh Festival in Britain. The city features one of Australia's most significant public art galleries, the Art Gallery of South Australia, and also is the home of many other major museums. Adelaide hosts many cultural and sporting events each year such as Test Series Cricket, World Women's Basketball, tennis events, cycling, canoeing, polo and swimming.

There is a wide range of restaurants, bistros, side-walk cafes and fast-food outlets throughout the city and suburbs representing every style of cuisine and reflecting a multicultural atmosphere.

Within a short drive of the University are Adelaide Hills, where you can visit beautiful gorges, waterfalls, wildlife parks and quaint old world townships. The Hills are a great place for hiking and cycling or just relaxing under a shady gum tree.



Cost and Included Benefits

Students receiving exchange placements at Flinders will pay tuition at MSU in the same amount as if studying in Bozeman. Students who are not awarded an exchange placement at Flinders will need to pay the "study abroad" fee to attend Flinders. (Visit the International Opportunities Resource Center for more information about this fee.) Each student is responsible for his/her room and board in Australia, as well as trans-Pacific travel expenses. Remember to plan for extra expenses such as internal travel and personal spending money as well as for unexpected changes in the exchange rate.

Financial Aid

Financial aid may be available for study abroad at Flinders. Additional costs for study at Flinders (e.g. travel to and from the study site) may be used in calculating student's financial aid package. Students are responsible to apply to the Office of Financial Aid.


Applications are available in the Office of International Programs at 400 Culbertson Hall.


Applications are due in the Office of International Programs on March 1 (some exceptions may apply) to study at Flinders the following July or October 1 to study at Flinders the following February. The academic year begins in February in Australia.


Additional Information

For additional information on study in Flinders, contact:

Anna Greenberg
Study Abroad Advisor
Office of International Programs
400 Culbertson Hall
Phone: 994-7151

For information from Flinders contact:

Kate Lowry
International Student Mobility Officer
International Office
Flinders University
GPO Box 2100
Adelaide SA 5001
Phone: +618 8201 3779
Fax: +618 8201 3177

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