Located in the heart of Canberra, only minutes from the center of Civic and Parliament Hill, ANU offers a challenging study environment in a multicultural setting. Canberra's central location between Sydney and Melbourne makes it quite easy to take a weekend trip to either city, the mountains or the nearby coastal beaches.
By Australian standards, ANU is relatively small at 17,000 students with 10,000 undergraduate students, but at the same time offers a comprehensive set of course offerings. As one might expect from a university in a capital city of the Asia/Pacific Region, one of the strongest areas at ANU is Asian Studies. However, opportunities for research and study are much broader than just political science or area studies. Groundbreaking research in fields as diverse as biochemistry, environmental science, archeology, actuarial studies, engineering, economics and musicology, reinforce academic teaching at ANU.
As a study abroad student, you can expect to take four courses per semester earning sixteen credits, however some courses in the Creative Arts may be worth eight credits. Courses will be taught by lecture and tutorial and you'll be free to study across most faculties. The Australian National Internship Program is also an option for students wanting to complete an internship and take course work at ANU.
Outside the classroom, you'll find there's always something going on at ANU. An active student association coordinates a wide range of clubs and societies that range from sports to politics. The compact green campus makes it easy to get from your accommodation to your classroom. You're also only a short walk away from the museums, restaurants and theaters, making Canberra an ideal spot for students.
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