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University of Wollongong
Wollongong, Australia (Outgoing Program)
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Restrictions: Scranton applicants only
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Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2019 10/15/2018 10/15/2018 02/21/2019 06/27/2019
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Instruction Language: English Language Prereqs.: No prerequisites
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Fields of study:
Accounting, Anatomy, Anthropology, Asian Studies, Biochemistry, Biology, Biomathematics, Biomechanics, Biomedical Sciences, Biophysics, Botany, Business Administration, Chemistry, Chinese Studies, Communication, Communication/Advertising, Communication/Media Studies, Community Health Edcuation, Computer Engineering, Computer Information Systems, Computer Science, Creative Writing, Development Studies, Earth Sciences, Economics, Electronic Commerce, Environmental Science/Ecology, Exercise/Sport Science, Film Studies, Finance, Health Sciences, History, International Business, International Relations, International Studies, Kinesiology, Law, Literature, Management, Marine Sciences, Marketing, Mathematics, Media and Information Techology, Media Studies, Operations Management, Physics, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, Software Engineering Minimum GPA: 3.0
Eligibility-Class: 03 Second Semester Sophomore Credits/Term: 12-16
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Direct Enrollment Housing Options: Apartment, Residence Halls
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The University of Wollongong

The main UOW campus in the city of Wollongong lies at the foothills of Mount Keira, beside tree-covered mountains, botanic gardens, and the broad blue waters of the Pacific Ocean. We have respected our natural environment, creating a beautiful campus with streams, gardens, and abundant native birdlife. The University is proud to offer you a quality of life difficult to find anywhere else. The campus is only fi ve kilometres from the Wollongong city centre, and is easily reached by public transport. Our international community draws students from around Australia and more than 70 countries.

The University of Wollongong has access to all the facilities, experiences you would city, and all in a beautiful Whether you’re interested inpossible, or just living the the city has something for 400,000 residents, Wollongong largest city and is large the entertainment facilities the city, yet small enough friendly, relaxed atmosphere of a The city’s size also makes around. The UOW campus is less than a mile from the city centre and easily accessible by public transportation.The University of Wollongong

The main UOW campus in the city of Wollongong lies at the foothills of Mount Keira, beside tree-covered mountains, botanic gardens, and the broad blue waters of the Pacific Ocean. We have respected our natural environment, creating a beautiful campus with streams, gardens, and abundant native birdlife. The University is proud to offer you a quality of life difficult to find anywhere else. The campus is only fi ve kilometres from the Wollongong city centre, and is easily reached by public transport. Our international community draws students from around Australia and more than 70 countries. You may learn more about the University of Wollongong by following this link: Study Abroad at the University of Wollongong

 Wollongong

Wollongong’s coastal location provides a unique environment in which to live and study. You’ll have the opportunity to take advantage of the city’s 17 patrolled beaches, and its shops, hotels and clubs. There is a range of local sporting competitions, including netball, cricket, rugby league, rugby union, and AFL, available for membership. The Illawarra is also a great location for skydiving, hang-gliding and mountain biking if you’re feeling a bit more adventurous! There is a great range of local sporting teams to support in the Illawarra including the St George Illawarra Dragons.

The Illawarra region makes the most of outdoor living and dining on the coast, offering a wide choice of restaurants, bars and sidewalk cafés; the variety of cuisine refl ects Wollongong’s diverse multicultural community. The city has a wide choice of nightlife, with many pubs, clubs and live music venues—including the WIN Entertainment Centre, which attracts some of the biggest international and domestic artists. There are three major cinema complexes, as well as UniMovies on campus, which has the largest cinema screen in the area and ticket prices from just $4. Wollongong also hosts a number of annual arts festivals and cultural events, and the Wollongong City Gallery has been recognised as the best regional gallery in Australia for its exhibitions and programs.

Wollongong is less than 90 minutes south of Sydney and easily accessible by rail and car, so you can travel to take in the sights, such as enjoying a harbour cruise, or experiencing the nightlife and concerts. Canberra, Australia’s capital city is also easily accessible from Wollongong in around two hours.

Courses
Students have access to classes in the following disciplines: Aboriginal Studies, Accounting, Asia/Pacific Studies, Australian Studies, Biology, Business Information Systems, Chemistry, Communication and Media Studies, Community Health, Ecology, Economics, Education, Electrical Engineering, Electronic Commerce, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, English, Environmental Science, European Studies, Exercise and Sport Science, Finance, Gender Studies, Geography, History, Journalism, International Business, International Relations, Management, Marketing, Mathematics, Philosophy, Physics, Politics, Psychology, Sociology, Theatre and War and Society Studies.

More information on courses themes (courses that are related and follow a specific academic theme) may be found by navigating to: UOW Course Themes. If you want to browse the course catalog, please navigate to: Subject Database. When using the course database, you must search for courses using the following: Levels (use all), Session (select Spring or Autumn), Campus (select Wollongong), Delivery Method (select On Campus) and General Subjects (select all). You may seach according to faculty (similar to our Colleges) or search all faculties.

University of Wollong Classes can be found here: https://solss.uow.edu.au/apir/public_subjectview.call_main

Credits and Grades
Students typically take 4 classes per semester worth a total of 16 University of Scranton credits. A 6 credit course at the University of Wollongong is equal to a 4 credit course at the University of Scranton. Note that 16 University of Scranton credits is the maximum semester credit load at the University of Wollongong.

The grading scale at the University of Wollongong is as follows:

  • High Distinction (HD): 85–100% equals an "A" at the University of Scranton
  • Distinction (D): 75–84% equals an "A" at the University of Scranton
  • Credit (C): 65–74% equals a "B" at the University of Scranton
  • Pass (P): 50–64% equals a "C" at the University of Scranton
  • Pass Conceded (PC): 45–49% equals a "D" at the University of Scranton
  • Pass Restricted (PR): 45–49% equals a "D" at the University of Scranton
  • Fail (F): 0–44% equals a "F" at the University of Scranton


Accommodations
There are a variety of accommodation options available for study abroad and exchange students studying at the University of Wollongong: University-managed residences (catered or elf-catered) or a Homestay with a local family.

By living the University you will benefit from a commitment to providing an environment of high academic achievement, involvement, development and fun. The convenient locations, the professional staff, the community environment and the many social, cultural and sporting events that are held all add to the vibrant atmosphere of living @ UOW.
 
If you want to live in a vibrant community with academic support, wellbeing and the chance to mix with other students, the selection of catered (meal plan) residences may be the best choice. Weerona College and International House offer fully catered residences to students, and Campus East offers a Flexi-Catered system, a style of catering where students can use the services when they need to and only pay for the meals they eat.

If you are looking for a little more independence and smaller group living with the security of University management support, consider applying to live at Kooloobong on the UOW Campus or the new Keiraview residence close to the Wollongong CBD. These two residences provide independent cooking facilities in each unit grouping. Kooloobong has single study bedrooms furnished with wardrobe, desk, chair, and bed. Keiraview has single study rooms with their own ensuite and furniture. Most rooms have their own balcony, and groups of six student rooms share a kitchen and dining facilities. More information on accommodations may be found by navigating to the following: UOW Accommodation







 



 



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