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, 2019. Full-year students are responsible for their own housing and meals between semesters.

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. or Australia. Students making their own travel arrangements should reconfirm dates with AIFS before finalizing their plans.

July 7, 2018 | November 25, 2018

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

Saturday, July 7

Optional flight from U.S. to Fiji*

Monday, July 9

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 10

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 11

Welcome ceremony at USP and walking tour of Suva

Thursday, July 12 and Friday, July 13

Morning and afternoon lectures at USP

Saturday, July 14


Sunday, July 15

Depart Suva by boat to Mana Island Resort where students can swim or snorkel. Additional activities such as jet skiing and parasailing are available for a supplemental fee. Evening arrival in Nadi and overnight in the hotel

Monday, July 16

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

Thursday, July 19 to
Friday, July 27

Enrollment and orientation

Monday, July 30 to
Friday, August 24


Saturday, August 25 to
Sunday, September 2

Study break/9-day optional trip to North West Trip #1 ($875 AUD**)

Monday, September 3 to
Friday, September 21


Saturday, September 22 to
Sunday, September 30

Study break/9-day optional trip to North West Trip #2 ($875 AUD**)

Monday, October 1 to
Friday, November 2


Monday, November 5 to
Friday, November 9

Study break

Saturday, November 10 to
Saturday, November 24

Final exams

Sunday, November 25

Optional return flight from Perth to U.S.*

Dates and routings are tentative and subject to change.

*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.