Adelaide is a mid-sized city in South Australia and it is perfectly situated! In addition to being home to our academic partner, Flinders University, it is located near many must see destinations such as beaches, Barossa Valley and Kangaroo Island. There are many city gardens and parks as well as exciting National Wildlife Parks.
Adelaide is a diverse city rich in culture, boasting museums, churches and galleries featuring both Indigenous and Non-Indigenous history. A visit to Tandanya National Aboriginal Institute or The Living Kaurna Cultural Centre offer performances to offer insight into the life and history of the Indigenous people of Australia.
It's quite easy to enjoy the laid back atmosphere in Adelaide; people are pleasant and savoring life. That being said, prepare for stores to close by 5:00 PM on most days and not opening back up until 9:00 AM -- that's quite a change from the US! Another difference is that tipping is not customary or expected, but a 10% tip is definitely appreciated. The city is suitable for walking and has free bike rentals if you'd like to explore on your own. The Adelaide Metro and bus system is available throughout the city and some destinations are free of charge.
We will be arriving in autumn so you should expect warm, sunny days and chilly evenings. The temperatures average between 66 and 79 degrees during the day. Toward the end of this trip it will be cooler as winter approaches.
A Visa is required and should be obtained no less than six weeks prior to departure. You will need an Australan ETA 976 Visa. Online application can be done at www.immi.gov.au/visitors/tourist/976/.
Internet service will be available at Flinders University and at various locations throughout the city.
Traditional Australian apartments have one bathroom so please be prepared to share facilities.
Students will have access to program cell phones for emergencies.
Students will be responsible for breakfast. Other meals will be included in the program fee. About once a week there will be planned group meals.
For the current projected costs for this program, please click on the following link to the Fees for JMU Study Abroad Programs page.
Students will stay in residence halls/dormitories for the duration of the program. Most meals will be covered by the program fee (2 meals a day - 14 meals per week). Students will be responsible for breakfast. Other meals will be included in the program fee. About once a week there will be planned group meals.
For more detailed instructions and to download the application, please click on the following link to the Applications and Forms section for JMU Short-Term Programs.
Students must meet the minimum GPA requirement of 2.5 in order to be considered for the program.
This program available to all majors, but a preference will be given to students majoring in a health related field.