Australian Exchange Program - Travel Arrangements

Please arrange your travels so that you arrive by Monday, Feb. 1, 2016. Participants must make their own travel arrangements. Many airlines offer discounted airfares if bookings are made well in advance of departure.

Travel Warnings

It is important for students to familiarize themselves with current travel conditions before traveling. For up-to-date travel information, students should always check the U.S. Department of State's website for Current Travel Warnings.

Travel Safety

Responsible Study Abroad: Good Practices for Health & Safety
Safety Issues
International Travel Safety Issues for Students
Worldwide Caution
Consular Information - Australia
CDC - Travelers' Health
Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP)

Note: The Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) is a free service provided by the U.S. Government to U.S. citizens who are traveling to, or living in, a foreign country. STEP allows you to enter information about your upcoming trip abroad so that the Department of State can better assist you in an emergency. STEP also allows Americans residing abroad to get routine information from the nearest U.S. embassy or consulate.

Passports

Passports are required for travel to countries outside the United States and are the responsibility of each participant. Information and forms are available at your local U.S. courthouse or at http://www.travel.state.gov/passport.

Visas

You will need a student visa for your time spent in Australia as a student. You are eligible for streamlined visa processing because you will receive a Confirmation of Enrollment document from Victoria University. For more information about the streamlined student visa processing, please see http://www.immi.gov.au/students/streamlined-student-visa-processing.htm.

Non Award Streamlined Visa Processing Application Document Checklist (PDF)

Student Visa holders can work a maximum of 40 hours per fortnight when their course is in session and unlimited hours when their course is not in session.