Study Abroad in the Outback - Edge of the Outback Program
Program Details


  • Classes taught in English
  • Ideal for photography enthusiasts


  • Minimum 2.5 G.P.A.
  • No previous study of photography required
  • Open to sophomores, juniors and seniors
  • Completed API application
  • University contact information form
  • One letter of recommendation
  • Official transcript
  • Entry requirement: valid passport

Dates & Fees

Mid-Jun, 2018 - Early Jul, 2018


Mar 15, 2018
Apr 1, 2018

Academic Program

As placements are limited, students are encouraged to apply early to this program!


This is a photography program consisting of three weeks of workshops and a five day outback tour during mid-June to early-July (Australian Winter). During the Outback tour an Aboriginal guide will help students understand the cultural specifics of place and space. At the end of the program, participants will exhibit their photography in a major regional art gallery, and many will go on to sell their artwork. Additionally, student’s work will be featured in a university-sponsored publication.

The program will be based in the city of Mildura, which is situated between Melbourne, Sydney, and Adelaide. Mildura is a charming oasis by the Murray River, at the center of a large agricultural region that spreads over parts of Victoria, South Australia, and New South Wales. The area is often referred to as the Mediterranean in the Outback, with its picturesque citrus groves and vineyards, endless sunshine and the cosmopolitan feel of a larger city. While on the program, students will visit unique and beautiful locations including Mungo National Park, which is the focal point of the Willandra Lakes World Heritage Area. This park is home to kangaroos, emus and goannas as well as the endangered Yellow Footed Rock Wallaby. Dotted throughout the overhangs and rock faces is an array of Aboriginal rock art, evidence of continuous occupation of the area for more than 8,000 years. Students will also visit the mining town of Broken Hill, whose ‘Line of Lode’ is the largest single source of lead, silver and zinc ore ever discovered on Earth!

The Edge of the Outback program at La Trobe University is transcripted as 15 La Trobe credits, which is typically equivalent to 3-4 U.S. semester credits.  

Photography production costs are included in the program fee.


API students receive a transcript from La Trobe University upon completion of their program.

(CRICOS 00115M)

What’s Included

  • Advising
  • @api Online System
  • Orientation Materials and Resources
  • Access to International Phone Plans
  • API Alumni Network
  • Social Networking
  • Scholarships
  • Airport Reception
  • Resident Directors
  • On-Site Orientation
  • Housing
  • Tuition
  • Medical & Life Insurance
  • Social & Cultural Activities
  • Welcome and Farewell Group Meals)
  • Re-Entry Materials & Support
  • Post-Program Evaluation
  • Transcript
  • Alumni Network & Global Leadership Academy

Program Manager

Rebecca Cott is the Outback Program Coordinator and will work with you through your departure to Australia.

Resident Coordinator

Axell Pineda Molina is the Outback Resident Coordinator, and will work with you during your stay in Australia.