Program participants will take one required course of their choosing in Australian history or culture as well as the one-credit cross-cultural understanding course. The remainder of the courses is taken from the regular University of Newcastle curriculum alongside Australian students.
Coursework is available in Australian studies, business, creative arts, cultural studies, engineering, environmental studies, health studies, information studies, law, Old World-New World studies, scientific studies, and teaching and learning studies.
An on-site Program Coordinator will provide the orientation, teach the Cross-Cultural Understanding course, arrange housing and excursions, and assist participants with their cultural transition and learning.
To view the course selection, visit the University of Newcastle course catalog.
Students can expect to attend both lectures (usually 2 hours in length and made up of an average of 200 students) and tutorials (much smaller classes of about 20 people). The tutorials are meant to have discussions about what happened in the lecture. Over the course of the semester, most students will be responsible for 3 or 4 big assignments per class, which can be weighted heavier than the numerous assignments required in many HPU courses.
For more information about life at the university, go the the University of Newcastle website.
For High Point University to recognize the credits you complete abroad, you must earn at least a grade equivalent to a C in the U.S. HPU will not accept credit for courses with grades of C– or below. Grades for all courses earned abroad are recorded on the international transcript. Credits are received by HPU as transfer credits, which means the credit is received but the grade is not. Your HPU grade point average will not be impacted positively or negatively by your study abroad courses.