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|Restrictions:||F&M applicants only|
|Language of Instruction:||English||Minimum GPA:||2.8|
|Housing Options:||Apartment, Dorm||
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|Program Advisor:||Dean Ali Janicek||Program Type:||Direct Enrollment at Local University, Internship Opportunities|
About the Program
- Live and learn in Sydney at one of the best universities in Australia, known as "Australia's most international campus"
- High faculty-to-student ratio ensures personal attention
- Gain valuable experience through an internship program that combines a workplace assignment with a substantial research project
- World-class performing arts facilities as well as recreation center with pool, gymnasium, squash and tennis courts and a variety of activities from aerobics to weight lifting
- An active students union that sponsors events and more than 50 student clubs and societies
InternshipsThe University of New South Wales offers internships in a wide variety of professional sectors.
A staff member in the agency or organization where you are placed will supervise your performance in the internship and act as your field supervisor. Placements are offered after an interview process either prior to the start of the semester or after you arrive in Sydney. UNSW cannot guarantee internship placements before the interview process is complete
Internship applicants must have a GPA of at least 3.0 and have completed at least four semesters of a relevant degree. An internship replaces one regular class at UNSW and is worth 4 U.S. semester credit hours. An academic supervisor will monitor your progress in your placement and guide you on your academic project. Interns work between 100-150 hours for the length of the internship, depending on their placement
Media Studies Internship:
Students interested in a Media Studies Internship are required to find their own internship placement. For assistance in doing so, contact your IFSA program advisor for more information
Interdisciplinary Partner Project:
Exclusively offered during January and Term 1 this real world experience allows you to work collaboratively alongside local and international industry and community partners to solve critical problems presented by organizations. Specifically designed to engage local and international students from different majors, internship opportunities are available for all majors and disciplines. Regular site visits with your industry partner occur intensively during January and continue into the full term as you complete required academic components. An internship replaces one regular class at UNSW and is worth 6 U.S. semester credit hours.
Research OpportunitiesUniversity of New South Wales students have the option of engaging in research for academic credit during their semester abroad. You will need to find a researcher to be your advisor and include you in their lab. Once you find a researcher, IFSA and UNSW will help you make the connection and make sure you're enrolled in the research course. A research project replaces one regular class at UNSW and is worth 4 U.S. semester credit hours.
*Please note that this tends to be a very popular program with F&M students. In order to make the experience as meaningful as possible, a limited number of F&M students are allowed to participate in this program each semester. Accordingly, you will engage in conversations with your off-campus study adviser to discuss all the options available to you based on your academic and personal goals for off-campus study.
Franklin & Marshall Academic Policy
F&M requires all students to enroll in a full course load at the host institution or off-campus study program. You can typically find this information on the program partner's website. In many cases, this will be four or five courses for a semester. Many programs grant course credit in U.S. semester credit hours. Franklin & Marshall will award four F&M course credits for a total of 15 or 16 U.S. semester credit hours. If the total number of credits for your program is more than 16 or less than 15, divide the total number by four to find out how many course credits you will receive (this includes summer study).
Courses on off-campus study programs must be taken for a letter grade, not on a pass/no pass basis. Grades from off-campus study program courses will appear on your Franklin & Marshall transcript, but they will not be calculated into your cumulative GPA.
Courses taken off-campus may be able to satisfy major, minor, language or distribution requirements (Arts, Humanities, Social Science, Non-Western Cultures or Natural Science Lab) in addition to general elective credit. Courses may fulfill more than one requirement. Please note that Franklin & Marshall cannot issue transfer credit for a course taken in a department that is not represented at the College. If a course does not clearly fall under a department, the off-campus study advising staff can help you determine whether or not it can be accepted for credit.
Franklin & Marshall Housing Policy
Housing options during your off-campus study program will vary by program. Some programs may allow students to choose their housing option; other programs require all students to live in a certain type of housing. Typical housing arrangements may include apartments, homestays, or on-campus housing at a local university. Please visit the program homepage to determine your program's housing options or requirements.
Please note that some programs may offer students the option to pursue independent housing (outside of the regular housing options provided by the program). F&M does not allow students to choose independent housing unless there is a significant academic or cultural reason (such as wanting to live in a homestay when only apartment housing is provided). Independent housing carries many risks and F&M and the program provider cannot provide any support to students who pursue independent housing. Students who are interested in pursuing independent housing will need to contact their off-campus study adviser to petition for approval to pursue this option.
Financial Policy, Financial Aid and Scholarships
During the academic year, students will continue to be eligible for financial aid during a term of off-campus study. This includes federal and state loans and Franklin & Marshall merit scholarships and need-based grants. In general, eligibility for financial aid is based on Franklin & Marshall tuition, cost of housing and meals from the off-campus study program, and an allowance for books and personal expenses. Your annual estimated family contribution as generated by your FAFSA will remain the same regardless of program costs. Students who receive Grant-in-Aid benefits will continue to access these benefits for the semester off-campus. This benefit is only available to students of eligible full-time F&M faculty and staff.
Students may be eligible for additional scholarships outside of F&M, please review the Scholarships section of the website for more information.