Spend a semester or academic year in the vibrant capital city of Perth, Australia, with AIFS! Choose from a variety of course options at Murdoch University, a public university with a culturally diverse student body. Begin your program in spectacular Fiji with the Optional Pacific Studies Program in Suva.
The AIFS inclusive program fee includes all of the great features below in addition to many pre-departure, on-site and upon-return services to help students make the most of their time abroad.Review Our Policies
Up to 16 semester credits
Wide variety of courses available; taught in English
Single room in a university apartment
Fremantle, Cottesloe Beach, Caversham Wildlife Park and other
A wide range of AIFS-organized cultural activities and social events to enrich your experience
To help with any questions or advice you may need throughout the program
24/7 emergency support and comprehensive insurance
Access to the renowned Clifton StrengthsFinder assessment and alumni network
U.S to Fiji/Fiji to Perth/Perth to U.S. flights with Optional Pacific Studies Program
U.S. to Perth/Perth to U.S. flights without Optional Pacific Studies Program
Airport transfers to and from campus
Fiji (7 days) (Spring only)
Australian North West (9 days)
South West Adventure Camping (3 days)
AIFS provides excellent accommodations, activities, resources and staff to help students learn about and integrate into their host community.
In Perth, you will live in a comfortable furnished apartment with other students, at Murdoch University Village, just a few minutes’ walk from the classroom buildings on campus.
Internet access is included in all AIFS housing in Perth.
Perth is considered the sunniest capital in Australia, boasting over eight hours of sunshine each day, even in the colder months.
With its strategic location, set between South East Asia and Eastern Australia, it only takes three hours to reach Bali in Indonesia.
One of Perth’s unique benefits include opportunities to see a quokka in the wild on Rottnest Island or swimming with whale sharks at the Ningaloo Reef.
Details of the on-site staff will be confirmed before the program begins.
The Resident Director provides academic advice, introduces you to the community and handles communication with the University.
Further cultural activities are also available, some of which may require an additional fee. These may include:
Guided tours and entrance fees to Ningaloo Reef Marine Park, snorkeling, visit to Karijini National Park, opportunity to swim and hike in Monkey Mia, Shark Bay – a World Heritage Site, chance to feed dolphins. Includes round-trip transportation, all meals, and accommodations (camping fees/supplies).
National Park entry fees and visits to Busselton, Dunsborough, Meelup Beach, the Lake Cave, William Bay National Park and various sites along the South coast. Activities such as hiking to the top of the Bicentennial Tree, visiting a winery along Margaret River, walking through the Tingle Forest, swimming in Greens Pool at William Bay National Park and watching the sunrise from atop Mount Clarence. Includes round-trip transportation, seven meals, and camping accommodations.