Australia - Fremantle

Offering a great variety of courses, landscapes, cultural experiences and endless expanses to explore; Australia is a perfect study abroad destination choice for many CSB+SJU students. Fremantle, Western Australia, is home to the University of Notre Dame Australia (UNDA), CSB+SJU's partner institution since 2000. With more than 50,000 years of aboriginal history, Australia is impossible to sum up in a few short sentences. Students who have studied abroad at UNDA agree that one semester is just not enough to explore this continent and country which is home to more than 24 million people.

Explore complete Australia - Fremantle Program details on the CSBSJU-Global Portal.


Because CSB+SJU students directly enroll at UNDA, the Australia study abroad programs offers a large variety of courses. You will have the opportunity to earn credits towards your major, minor and Common Curriculum requirements at CSB+SJU. UNDA offers courses in:

  • Arts & Sciences - Aboriginal Studies, Communication, History, English, Environmental Sciences,  Political Science, Psychology and Theater
  • Business - Accounting, Economics, Global Business, Marketing and Public Relations
  • Education - Primary and Secondary Education
  • Health Sciences - Biomedical Science and Physical Education
  • Philosophy & Theology

CSB+SJU students are required to take one course, Australian History and Culture, taught by a UNDA faculty member. Students choose an additional three courses from the Academic Course Catalog at UNDA. 

For course descriptions and more information, please click on the following link CSBSJU-Global Portal.  To explore study abroad course options and how they work with the Integrations Curriculum, Common Curriculum, and departmental requirements, check out our new CGE Study Abroad Course Database. 

For more details on current Spring courses at UNDA, please visit the Study Abroad Course Listings and remember to Select Semester 1 for Spring Semester.


Students live in a residence hall called Port Lodge Hotel with other CSB+SJU students, other international students and local Australians. This is located in the heart of downtown Fremantle, close to the academic buildings of UNDA. The Port Lodge Hotel is a refurbished hotel which now includes student rooms (double occupancy), shared bathrooms, living areas, and cooking facilities. Students will have access to wireless internet in the residence hall.

Financial Considerations

During a semester abroad, CSB+SJU students pay the same tuition as if on campus. Instead of paying CSB+SJU Housing and Meal Plan, all students studying abroad pay an Education Abroad Program Fee. Find Program Fee information on the CSBSJU-Global Portal.  

Students should plan early for a successful study abroad experience. Financial aid and scholarships may be available to help with program costs, but must be searched out well in advance.   

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