Study Abroad in Perth, Australia

Study Abroad in Perth: Itinerary

In the Southern Hemisphere, the academic year is the reverse of that in the U.S. and Europe and runs from February to November. Full-year students may enroll from February to November, 2017. Full year students are responsible for their own housing between semesters.

July 8, 2017 | November 26, 2017

July-November Semester, with optional Pacific Studies Program ($1,595)

Saturday, July 8

Optional flight from U.S. to Fiji*

Monday, July 10

Arrive in Nadi, Fiji. Transfer to hotel.* A local orientation will be followed by a tour of Nadi town and in particular the Shri Siva Temple and the market place

Tuesday, July 11

En route from Nadi to Suva you will visit the sand dunes and excavations at Sigatoka followed by a visit to Tavuni Hill Fort to learn about its Tongan heritage. On arrival at the University of the South Pacific (USP) in Suva you will meet with your homestay hosts

Wednesday, July 12 and Thursday, July 13

Welcome ceremony at USP, lectures at USP

Friday, July 14


Saturday, July 15

Leave for Nadi

Sunday, July 16

Day trip to Mana Island where students can swim or snorkel. Additional activities such as jet skiing and parasailing are available for a supplemental fee. Evening and overnight in Nadi

Monday, July 17

Optional flight from Fiji to Perth.* Transfer to Murdoch University*.

Thursday, July 20 to
Friday, July 28

Enrollment and orientation

Monday, July 31 to
Friday, August 25


Saturday, August 26 to
Sunday, September 3

Study break/10-day optional trip to North West Trip #1 ($875 AUD**

Monday, September 4 to
Friday, September 22


Saturday, September 23 to
Sunday, October 1

Study break/10-day optional trip to North West Trip #2 ($875 AUD**)

Monday, October 2 to
Friday, November 3


Monday, November 6 to
Friday, November 10

Study break

Saturday, November 11 to
Saturday, November 25

Final exams

Sunday, November 26

Optional return flight from Perth to U.S.*

All calendar, routing and vacation dates are tentative and subject to change. Students are responsible for their own housing and meals during the semester break. Please note that the flight route may require connections in the U.S. Students must be flexible. Students making travel plans should note that exams continue until the last day of the semester. Early exams cannot be arranged. Students making their own travel arrangements should reconfirm dates with AIFS before finalizing their plans. Please note that the flight route may require connections in the U.S. or Australia.

*Included for students on AIFS Flight Package only.

**Prices in Australian dollars (AUD) are approximate and subject to change. Students pay Murdoch University directly for these trips upon arrival in Australia.