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University of California, Irvine Summer Session
Irvine CA, United States (Outgoing Program)
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Program Terms: Winter (Jun - Aug)
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Agreement Scope:
Arts and Social Sciences, Business, Engineering and Information Technologies, Pharmacy, Science
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Program Type:
Non-Exchange Short-Term
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5-6 weeks
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UC Irvine Summer Session

Location: Irvine, California, USA
Program dates: Session I: June 23 - August 2, 2018
Application deadline: 20 April 2018
Duration: 6 weeks

Program Description
University of Sydney students have the opportunity to spend six weeks studying at UC Irvine, one of America’s top-ranked universities, over the July break. Located in sunny southern California, UC Irvine offers both top-tier education over a wide range of subjects, as well as a taste of the American college experience and Orange County lifestyle. 

View UC Irvine Summer Session website.

Academic Information

Level: Undergraduate
Language: English
Relevant subject areas: FASS, BUS, SCI, ENG, Health Sci, Music,
Credit points: 4 units per subject (most students take two subjects)
General conversion: 15 UC credits = 24 USYD credits
Courses available
UC Irvine Summer Session offers more than 800 courses across 70 subject areas and most students choose to enroll in two courses per session. Due to the UNiversity of Sydney semester date you may only choose courses from Summer Session I: June 23 - August 2, 2018.

View course catalog on the UC Irvine website.

Applying for academic credit
This program is available on a non-exchange basis only. If you wish to receive academic credit towards your University of Sydney course you must have approval from your faculty prior to departure.
How to apply for academic credit.

Useful Information 

Local Overview
UC Irvine is located on the southern coast of California, near some of the state’s most famous beaches. It is neighboured by Los Angeles to the north and San Diego to the south, and the college is a mere 14 miles away from Disneyland. This is the America displayed in countless TV shows and teen movies, and UC Irvine during the summer is the perfect time and place to step into that world.
Host institution
The University is one of the world’s most prestigious academic institutions, and its Irvine campus ranks consistently in the Global Top 100 universities (THE rankings). Established in 1965, Irvine is one of the fastest-growing of all UC schools, and is represented by mascot Peter the Anteater. University athletes, or “Anteaters”, regularly compete at national and international level, with 53 having represented their country at the Olympics. UCI is also ranked as the No 1 university in the country for beach lovers by Money Magazine.
You can choose to stay on-campus, within walking distance to the centre of campus and classrooms, or can elect to stay off-campus in University owned apartments. The cost varies by accomodation type and length of stay.
View the UC Irvine website for more information on accommodation.

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Program fee: USD4,087 (approx AUD5,050)
Program fee includes: Application fee, campus fee, tuition (two courses, 8 units),  UCI health insurance.

If you elect to stay in the on-campus dormitories you would also pay USD1,299 (approx. AUD1,605) in addition to the program fee. For off-campus accommodation costs refer to the link on the 'Useful information' tab. UC Irvine also offer an airport pick-up service for an additional fee. Refer to their online fee estimator for your personal preferences.

Travel insurance: If you are approved by the University of Sydney to participate in this program you will be covered by the University's Student Travel Insurance Policy. This is a complementary policy to cover you for the duration of your University of Sydney mobility experience. Please refer to the Audit and Risk Management website for all travel insurance queries.
Other costs: Flights, accommodation, meals, optional field trips and activities, personal travel.
OS-HELP loans may be available to eligible students enrolled in a Commonwealth supported place, where the program is approved for credit prior to departure. Application required. 

How to Apply

It is important that you understand the requirements and structure of your course (and major/s) to ensure that you select appropriate units of study at your host institution which can be credited towards your degree. To help understand your course structure, you should consult your Faculty Handbook published in the year in which you commenced your course (eg. if you began a Bachelor of Commerce in 2016, you should look at the Business School Undergraduate Handbook from 2016). Pre-2017 Handbooks can be found in the handbook archive.

Please ensure you read all information on this brochure page, taking note of and deadlines and any requirements detailed.

To apply to this program you will need to:
1. Commence the Sydney Abroad application by clicking the 'Apply' button below.
2. Follow instructions provided within the Sydney Abroad application to complete and submit the host application prior to the host deadline.
3. If you wish to request academic credit for this overseas program, submit an application for academic credit to your faculty as soon as possible.
4. If accepted by the host, upload your acceptance to your Sydney Abroad application and click 'Submit Application'.

Note: The Sydney Abroad application requires that you upload a copy of your current passport and the outcome of your academic credit request. If you do not have these available to you now you can save your application and upload them later.

In the meantime you can apply for academic credit so you have it ready to upload to your Sydney Abroad application.

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