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Housing Information

Housing is provided on all ISA programs in the Pacific region, at an additional cost. There are a range of housing options and costs vary according to accommodation selected and session. Please review the details within your chosen program session.

A Housing Commitment Fee of $1,000 must be paid by the Final Forms and Payment due date. This fee is nonrefundable after the payment due date and is applied to overall housing costs. The total housing cost will be billed 3-4 weeks prior to the program's departure, once a housing assignment has been allocated.

ISA Housing provides the opportunity for students to experience aspects of the Australian lifestyle that are inaccessible to the average visitor of Australia. The experience of living in another culture will be both educational and rewarding so long as you stay open-minded and reasonable at all times. There are many differences in culture and lifestyle between life in Australia and the U.S. Remember: the key to a positive experience is flexibility. With this in mind, you can become a true Aussie!

On Campus - with Meals
ISA Cairns students will have the option of living in fully catered, apartment style housing with Australian and other international students. This option offers students a single bedroom with common spaces shared between 3-4 students. On campus accommodations are within walking distance of the university and are conveniently located near public transit routes.

Starting Spring 2016: A $500 refundable security deposit will be charged to students living in ISA arranged housing. ISA may retain some, or all, of this deposit in case of damage to property, or if utility usage exceeds the allotted monthly amount.

Independent Housing
Students may opt to secure housing independently. Students who select this option will be responsible for their own housing during the program and will forgo any ISA assistance for housing matters.


Challenge Australia Summer Program
Students participating in the Challenge Australia program will be housed in hostels, hotels, and outdoor education centers in shared rooms with shared bathroom facilities. Housing is included in the program price for Challenge Australia.