About the University of Wollongong
You'll take four to five courses per semester at Wollongong, earning 14 to 16 credits. In Australia, Wollongong is recognized for its strengths in engineering and even won the 2003 Formula SAE competition where university teams from around the world design, build and race cars. Psychology is also a popular option among study abroad students as courses in developmental and social psychology as well as cognition and perception tend to match courses required at U.S. institutions. You'll also have plenty of opportunity to take courses that focus on things Australian in subjects like history, English, media studies and popular culture.
Outside of the classroom, you'll quickly become part of campus life. Most students live in campus-style residence halls that border the campus. Wollongong prides itself on its campus, with running streams, Australia fauna, and even tropical birds. The Student Union coordinates clubs and societies and organizes live bands, movies, and theater on campus. You'll also find some of the best athletic facilities of any Australian university. There are a number of hiking trails around the university, extending into the mountains or to the coast. Cafés and restaurants that offer anything from sandwiches to full meals are also interspersed throughout campus and you'll find students constantly relaxing on the green lawns, under shady trees or by the creek.
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