Study & Travel (Multi-Destination) Programs

Storytelling in Australia: Academics

Murdoch University, Perth

Located between the city of Perth with its stunning King’s Park and the port town of Fremantle (known locally as Freo) home to an eclectic mix of shops and cafes, Murdoch University in Perth, Western Australia, is a public university with a culturally diverse and vibrant student body. With a focus on sustainability and featuring native bushland this beautiful 227 hectare campus is a great place to start your study abroad experience. The new Student Hub – a social, entertainment and engagement center – is a dedicated space where members of the University’s community meet, eat, socialize, study informally and gain access to important support services.

Academic Overview

Attendance at all lectures and site visits is mandatory.

Grades No AIFS participant is permitted to take a course without receiving a letter grade. Pass/Fail grade options are not available.

Transcripts are issued by Murdoch University in Perth. An official transcript will be sent directly to the student’s home university on completion of the program.

Course Description

ST417 (4)
Storytelling in Australia

Students will be introduced to Australian history, culture, landscape and people through an intensive, immersive course, which includes a regional tour of the North-West of the state of Western Australia. Students will be required to engage with Indigenous knowledge, critical issues in contemporary Australia and our traditions of storytelling. You will be required to reflect on this experience by producing your own work in a creative genre, such as creative writing, journalism, photography, video or other medium. Assessment is 20% project proposal, 50% project work and 30% project presentation.

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