Idyllically set between the Illawarra Mountain Range and the Tasman Sea, around fifty miles south of Sydney, the University of Wollongong (UOW) is a perfect setting for students who enjoy the outdoors. It's also the perfect setting for students seeking to study in a smaller city.
A broad range of study areas are available to study abroad students. Among these, psychology has proven to be popular as these courses align more closely with the curriculum at American universities than those at other Australian universities.
Outside of the classroom, you'll quickly become part of campus life. 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. Shops as well as cafés and restaurants are also interspersed throughout campus and you'll find students constantly relaxing on the green lawns, under shady trees or by the creek. On campus, you will enjoy all of the facilities, while surrounded by running streams, native flora and fauna, and tropical birds. Beyond campus, you'll be able to take advantage of hiking trails which extend into the mountains or to the sea.