Consortium for Advanced Studies Abroad

The Consortium for Advanced Studies Abroad (CASA) is a unique international alliance bringing together eleven of the world’s leading research universities. Together, the Consortium develops and delivers collaborative global mobility programs in other destinations. The University of Melbourne is the first and only Australian member of CASA.

CASA membership provides University of Melbourne staff and students with opportunities to deepen our links with many of America’s finest institutions –  Brown University, Columbia University, Cornell University, Dartmouth College, Harvard University, Johns Hopkins University, Northwestern University, The University of Pennsylvania and Vanderbilt University – and Trinity College Dublin.

CASA members work together to establish study abroad centres in global locations such as Barcelona, Havana and Rio de Janeiro, offering students and academics the opportunity to study and immerse themselves in the language, culture and life of their host city.

Latest from CASA

On Tuesday, September 29 2020, the Consortium for Advanced Studies Abroad (CASA) will launch its public lecture series The Global Pandemic from Transnational Perspectives. The series brings together researchers, community activists, and public health workers from across CASA member institutions to explore the social, cultural, economic, political and public health impacts of the current pandemic from the perspective of eight host sites: Paris, France; Bologna, Italy; Dublin, Ireland; Barcelona, Granada and Seville, Spain; Havana, Cuba; Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Buenos Aires, Argentina; and Santiago, Chile

The first lecture will be Dr Nancy Tomes,  Distinguished Professor of History, Stony Brook University, who will present on Germs, Hygiene and Power: The Pandemic from a Historical Perspective.

CASA experiences

In 2020, Sasha Gillies-Lekakis was the first University of Melbourne student to undertake a CASA experience, at the CASA Centre in Havana, Cuba. You can read all about his incredible experience here.

Dr. Claudia Sandberg from the School of Language and Linguistics was a Visiting Fellow to the CASA Cuba Centre in 2019, teaching her course, Cuban Cinema between Revolutionary Ideals and Neoliberal Demands, to students from across the CASA network.

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