Location, size and academic rigor are just a few of the characteristics of the University of New South Wales (UNSW) that attract study abroad students. With more than 50,000 students you'll find a buzz pervades the compact campus. Bands performing on the campus lawn, theater and dance performances during the day and in the evenings, and more than fifteen cafes and food stands scattered throughout the campus serving everything from Thai noodles to gelato make UNSW a lively campus community.
There are thousands of undergraduate courses on offer at UNSW. One of the most popular options at UNSW is to take courses in the natural sciences or engineering along with a couple of Australia-related courses in history, media studies, or political science. There's also a strong emphasis on popular culture in the School of History. A School of Art, located about five miles away in Paddington, is also an option to study abroad students.
The Randwick campus of UNSW is located about ten miles from the center of Sydney. Frequent buses can bring you quickly into the center of the city, or to oceanside communities like Coogee and Bondi Beach. This makes UNSW an ideal location whether you are interested in walking along miles of coastline, or experiencing the theater and museums of Sydney.
On campus, you can take advantage of Arc, the UNSW student organization which operates its own entertainment venue, bar and cafe. The union sponsors hundreds of clubs and societies, offers social and competitive sport and even even arranges a monthly flea market. Recreation facilities on campus include a fitness and aquatic center and there are also dozens of shops, cafes and restaurants. The Study Abroad Office also sponsors activities designed to highlight Australian culture and introduce you other study abroad students.