The CIS Australia July in Los Angeles program will let you spend six weeks studying at one of the best Universities in the world – gain credit while experiencing a global city and campus like no other! 

Choose to study from a multitude of disciplines – business, management, finance, accounting, humanities, the arts, social science, sociology, anthropology, history, communications, journalism, health and health-related fields, IT, engineering and more. 

Fields of study

  • Humanities
  • Business
  • Health
  • Technology
  • Engineering
  • Education
  • Sciences

Students are required to take a minimum of two courses (8 US credits). As an international student, you will need to take an equivalent minimum of 8 US credits to keep a valid student visa.

You can contact the Global Experiences team for course syllabi or CIS Australia for specific information on your program of interest. More information regarding specific courses available can be found on the CIS Australia website.

Credit Equivalent

4 credits = 2 UQ Units. Maximum of 4 UQ Units if 8 credits are successfully completed (pending UQ faculty approval).

Eligibility and application

All applicants must meet the standard UQ Student Eligibility Criteria and any additional eligibility criteria set by CIS Australia. 

This program impacts on UQ semester 2, 2020 dates, UQ students must meet the additional special conditions for programs that impact on teaching dates.

CIS Australia programs are highly competitive and fill up fast so be sure to get your application in as early as possible.

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The program fee will cost approximately $9,899 - $10,499 AUD.

More information regarding program fees can be found on the CIS Australia website. 

Applicants may also be eligible for UQ-specific funding. Applicants will be notified by mid-May if they are eligible for travel grants and scholarships awarded by the Global Experiences Team. Please do not rely on this funding to support your global experience.


Accommodation is included in the program cost.

For more information regarding accommodation, please see the CIS Australia website.

Masako - 2018

It was my first time going to US and this experience with local students completely broke my stereotype of the country and the people in a good way. My favourite memory was a trip to San Diego and joined a huge American gay festival called "Pride" focusing on the rights of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community.

Read more of Masako's story here. 

Key Dates

Application Deadlines

UQ: 10 March 2020
Host: 18 April 2020

Program Dates

Start: 23 June 2020
End: 02 August 2020

Fast Facts

Type: Study
Mode: Study abroad
Location: Los Angeles, USA
Credit: For-credit 
Cohort: Undergraduate


If you participate in a short-term program you may also be eligible to submit an application for an OS-HELP loan if your program is for-credit and you are enrolled as a Commonwealth supported student. 

Application Deadlines

15 January for overseas study commencing March to August
15 March for overseas study commencing May to October
15 June for overseas study commencing August to January
15 September for overseas study commencing November to April

Refer to the funding page for more information on eligibility requirements and loan amounts. 

Global Experiences Information Sessions

Students are encouraged to register and attend an information session to receive more details on the short-term application process, eligibility criteria, funding etc.