Summer in Adelaide

Experience the beauty of Australia through its diverse landscape and laid back culture. Adopt the “no worries” way of the Aussies as you explore the bluest beaches, green walking & cycling trails, and sprawling vineyards during your summer in Adelaide- Australia’s fifth most populated city.

Festival Hub

A hip and multicultural city, Adelaide is home to eclectic cuisine, idyllic beaches, Shiraz wineries and Australian wildlife.  Sample farm-fresh fruit and veggies at Central Market, join in the fun at one of the 500 cultural festivals held year-round, or take a 10-minute walk outside the city center to the Adelaide Zoo to visit 1,800 different kinds of animals, including kangaroos and koalas! 

Engaging Coursework

The University of Adelaide offers students the opportunity to study an intensive 6 credit academic program with local and international students in an outdoors-oriented environment.  Study at the third-oldest institution in Australia and take part in the Small-Group Discovery Experience, which actively encourages you to engage with your coursework and peers in order to grow as a student.

La Vida Local

Experience the beauty of Adelaide’s colonial architecture, mixed with the green parklands, all while learning what “no worries” means from a laidback Aussie city.  Adelaide is Australia’s festival city for a reason:  dress up for the International Rugby Sevens at the Oval, catch an outdoor film during the Fringe Festival, or listen to live music during the global celebration of WOMADelaide!

What are some highlights of Summer in Adelaide? 
  • Earn 6 credits in approximately 6 weeks 
  • Study in the capital city of South Australia
  • Easy access to hiking, vineyards and the ocean
  • Live in a modern city with few tourists
  • Attend one of the 500 festivals taking place in the city throughout the year
  • Get up close and personal with kangaroos & koalas just 20 minutes from downtown
  • Study at one of Australia’s oldest and most prestigious schools

Four day CISabroad Orientation including a city walking tour, ocean kayaking, surf lesson, and Indigenous cultural activities. 

For the Summer in Adelaide program with CISabroad, there is one 6-week session offered.  Take courses in Australian & Indigenous Studies, International Studies, Media, Arts, Entrepreneurship, Business, Economics, Public Health and more!

GPA Required: 2.5.  Do not worry if you find your GPA is lower than the required number!  You can contact us via the “Contact an Advisor” button on this page or call us to explain your situation.  We’ll do everything we can to find the correct program for you!

How to choose your courses: This is the fun part!  Part of the application process requires you to fill out a CISabroad Course Selection Worksheet that can be found in the CISabroad Application Page.  The instructions for choosing your courses can be found below. 

Course load: 2 courses (6 US credits)

Course approval: It is best if you are able to get 4-5 classes approved before heading overseas.  This will give you some flexibility when setting up your class schedule.  Make sure to consider the courses that are required for your major, but also think about classes that fulfill any elective requirements that you may have.

Course selection and catalog:  Remember that summer in the Northern Hemisphere is winter in Australia, so make sure to sign up for "winter" courses! To view the entire course catalog and descriptions, click here

The capital city of South Australia, Adelaide is Australia’s fifth most populous city. It also boasts the most affordable cost of living of Australia’s major cities. Adelaide is a well-planned modern city with easy access to beaches, hiking and vineyards. It is the center of South Australia economically, politically, culturally, and socially.

A hip and multicultural city, Adelaide is home to eclectic cuisine, idyllic beaches, Shiraz wineries and Australian wildlife. Experience the beauty of Adelaide’s colonial architecture mixed with the green parklands. Choose to live and study here and learn what “no worries” means from a laidback Aussie city. Walk to the Central Market and sample farm-fresh fruit and veggies. Take a 10-minute walk outside the city center to the Adelaide Zoo and visit 1,800 different kinds of animals, including kangaroos and koalas! Don't forget, Adelaide is Australia’s festival city for a reason: there are over 500 cultural festivals held year-round. You can dress up for the International Rugby Sevens at the Oval or catch an outdoor film during the Fringe Festival. If you study in the Spring, you can listen to live music during the global celebration of WOMADelaide!

The University of Adelaide offers students the opportunity to study an intensive 6 credit academic program with local and international students in an outdoors-oriented environment.  Study at the third-oldest institution in Australia and take part in the Small-Group Discovery Experience, which actively encourages you to engage with your coursework and peers in order to grow as a student.

The University of Adelaide has four main campuses.  The location students most commonly take courses at is the North Terrace campus. Take a look at this campus map to get a better idea of where your classes will be! 

Students will live in shared apartments close to the university

Term: Summer 2017
Arrival Late June
Classes Start July 3
Classes End July 21
Departure July 22
Application Deadline March 1
Prices
Term: Summer 2017 Price: $6,990 - $7,990


Dates posted here are for reference only and are subject to change. Please do not book flights until you have received the confirmed dates in your acceptance paperwork.

To view expected additional expenses for this program, click here.

Program fees are in US dollars and include the following:

  • Four day CISabroad Orientation including a city walking tour, ocean kayaking, surf lesson, and Indigenous cultural activities
  • Two one-day excursions
  • Overnight excursion to Kangaroo Island, one of Australia’s most pristine wilderness destinations
  • University of Adelaide transcript
  • CISabroad support services before, during, and after the program
  • Academic advising
  • Financial aid counseling
  • Assistance with travel arrangements
  • Full-time tuition & fees
  • Housing (shared bedroom in apartment, single supplement fee)
  • Pre-departure and on-site orientation
  • Airport pickup
  • Medical & Accident Insurance
  • NYTimes Digital Subscription