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|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|
University of Sydney
About the Program
Australia's first university is located in one of the most exciting areas of Sydney, with the quirky, offbeat suburbs of Newtown and Glebe stretched around it. An enormous, urban campus, University of Sydney is modeled after Oxford and Cambridge in England, and it is perfect for students that love coffee, live music and the arts, bookshops, and libraries. The business school is the only one in Australia to have AACSB accreditation for both Accounting and Finance. With more than 100 teaching departments organized into 16 faculties you are sure to find the courses you need!
- Attend one of Australia's most prestigious universities, modeled after Oxford, and ranked among the top 100 universities worldwide
- Live in the heart of one of Sydney's trendiest neighborhoods (Newtown) with easy access to the Sydney transportation system, which makes the program a great fit for student who want to explore their host city
- Gain valuable experience as part of the state-of-the-art internship program designed specifically for study abroad students, with many different opportunities, including sports management, marketing, nonprofit management and medical research
- Study subjects from a wide range of disciplines and plan out your courses early thanks to Sydney's quick approval process
- The business school is the only one in Australia to have AACSB accreditation for both Accounting and Finance
- The campus includes the magnificent 1857 quadrangle, regarded as a national treasure
- More than 200 student societies and clubs gives you a rich and diverse experience
- Great sports facilities, including indoor pool, rock climbing, tennis pavilion, gymnasium and recreation center
- Live among locals, just a short bus ride from the central business district, Darling Harbour and Circular Quay, and about 30 minutes from the closest beach
- The University of Sydney includes the United States Study Centre, the only center of its kind in Australia
*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.