Independent Travelers & International Students

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Students who are not traveling on the group flight are considered "independent travelers," and must arrive in Melbourne no later than July 25, 2015.

Required Travel Form

Flight Information Form 
To ensure the safety of all participants, both students traveling on the Group Flight and those traveling independently must provide with the details of their itinerary, including any and all connecting flights.  Students will receive an email prompting them to provide these flight details prior to departure. 

Airport Pick-up in Melbourne

SUT offers a free airport pick-up service for independent travelers. To arrange a pick-up date and time, use SUT's Online Booking Form before departing. Participants will need their SAMS number (example: 77843), and a password which will be their Swinburne student ID (example: 1702076). 

International Students & Flight Credits

International students who choose to fly to Melbourne separately from the Group Flight will receive a flight credit on their bill equal to the cost of one group flight airline ticket.

Travel To & From Melbourne

The residence halls are located at the address below:

Swinburne Place
24 Wakefield Street 
Hawthorn, Melbourne
VIC 3122


On the last day of the Program, students on the Group Flight back to the US will be shuttled from the residence hall to the airport. If an independent traveler's flight is departing on or around the same time as the Group Flight, he or she may utilize these buses to get to the airport. Otherwise, independent travelers will be responsible for their own transportation to the airport.

Important Numbers

Advantage Travel: (800)788-1980

Aon WorldAware: +1.312.470.3108

Swinburne University Residences: +61.3.9214.5555

What to Bring & Planning 

  • Passport and 3 photo copies each of your passport (photo page) & Australia visa (printout from confirmation email)
  • Offer letter that comes attached to the same email as your eCOE. This comes directly from Swinburne University of Technology. View an example of the letter to be received. 
  • Please record the serial numbers of important items that you are bringing with you (camera, laptop, iPod, Kindle, etc).  This will be useful in case any items are lost or stolen. We recommend leaving a copy of these numbers with family members.
  • Be sure to call bank and credit card companies to notify them that accounts will be accessed from a different country during the time spent abroad.  We recommend making a photocopy of all credit and ATM cards to leave with family members in case these cards are lost or stolen.