Very few places on Earth boast such perfect positioning along the coast. As the only city in Australia with its Central Business District situated both on the beach and the harbor waterfront, Newcastle features a cosmopolitan vibe along some of the continent’s most sought-after real estate. Surfers from around the world regularly descend upon its beaches to participate in one of the world’s top surfing competitions and even for those who don’t know a “barrel” from a “curl,” Newcastle is a laidback paradise for beach-goers. Besides boasting a favorable climate, the city offers students a vibrant nightlife, keeping you active day and night! Take some time to soak in your surroundings with a trip to the lookout at Bar Beach, the city’s highest point and a mecca for hang gliders.
Newcastle Program Highlights
Select from the University of Newcastle’s comprehensive academic program, and enjoy the beautiful bush campus
Live with local and other international students in off-campus housing
Participate in cultural events throughout the semester designed to introduce you to the local Newcastle scene
Explore the Great Barrier Reef and tropical far north Australia during your comprehensive six-day Orientation Program, with a week of adventure and learning
Experience an Alternative Spring Break with our optional Thailand or South Island, New Zealand excursions
Benefit from the knowledge of our Resident Director staff who introduce you to the local culture
"I would describe my experience abroad in two words: life changing. My experience was so amazing that I now want to come back to Australia and live there for a few years. It was everything I hoped for and more. I believe that the TEAN experience is different from all others because of how it was structured. Everything about TEAN was professional, yet personal at the same time. I think that TEAN students come back with more cultural awareness and different world views because of the cultural events that TEAN holds. TEAN encourages their students to travel and experience different things. Remember it's not weird it's just different."
Emma Van Loon, University of Rhode Island