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University of Georgia EXC
Athens GA, United States (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms:
Program Terms: Semester 1,
Semester 2,
Year (Sem 1 & Sem 2),
Year (Sem 2 & Sem 1)
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University of Georgia
Location: Athens, GA
Year Established: 1785
Student population: 35,200
The founder of the American system of public higher education, the University of Georgia (UGA) is a comprehensive and diverse university. It’s known for the quality of its students, more of whom win scholarships than at other universities, and for its research, which specialises in agriculture, biology and biotechnology and well as health, biomedicine and veterinary science.

The picturesque campus is located about 110 km from Atlanta, in the Appalachian foothills. It contains many historic buildings and a famous Arch, which, according to legend, no student should pass under until he or she has received a diploma from UGA. There’s a great library and art museum, countless student activities, and a writing centre. The Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication administers the Peabody Awards, a famous awards program for the electronic media.
Unique characteristics
UGA offers professional degrees in the arts, humanities, social sciences, biological sciences, physical sciences, agricultural and environmental sciences, business, ecology, engineering, environmental design, family and consumer sciences, forest resources, journalism and mass communication, education, law, pharmacy, public health, social work, and veterinary medicine.
Athens is a laid back college town with pleasant streets, plenty of drinking venues and shopping, all within easy walking distance. It’s famous for its football team, the University of Georgia Bulldogs, and its music scene – it has launched artists including the B-52s and REM.

United States - U of Georgia

Academic Information

Course Catalogue 
Information about units of study at the host university

Subject Area/s:

Arts and Social Sciences






Visual Arts

Health Sciences


Social Work



Restrictions apply to Journalism, Business and International Affairs Units

Teaching Periods: Semesters/Terms
Term 1: August - December
Term 2: January - May

Credit (Full-Time Load/Semester)

University of Sydney

Host University


15 credits

The above full-time load is indicative only.
Applications for academic credit are assessed by the relevant University of Sydney faculty/department based on: study load, contact hours, assessment requirements and level of study.

Grading System
The university uses letter grades from A through F, based on a 4-point scale

Transcripts Issued by Partner
Transcripts will be available at the end of your exchange period


Language of Instruction
Classes at the host university are taught in English

Language Requirement
See language requirement for non-native speakers of English.


What is the host city like?
Find out more information about the host city

Housing options are offered by the host university

Cost of Living
Use this guide to estimate living expenses associated with studying overseas.

Students are required to obtain health insurance valid during their exchange and will be liable to pay an International Student Compliance Fee (approx US$63).

Useful Information

For Exchange/International Students
Specific information for exchange students provided by the host university

Semester/Term Dates
Access the University's calendar
An international student orientation is held before the start of semester

Support Services 
The Office of International Education can provide assistance to exchange students

Information from the host university
Information from the Embassy of The United States in Australia

Student Experiences

Alexander King
Bachelor of Commerce, Bachelor of Arts, Semester 1, 2016
Host City Highlights
Downtown Athens; the nightlife is crazy! The music and cultural scene is great, with top bands playing at the Georgia Theatre, 40 Watt's etc. all the time.
Uni Life
There are hundreds of clubs and societies. Everybody is super friendly and welcoming. They absolutely love Australians!
12 hours per week, smaller classes and the workload is easier.
Dining hall food was actually really good. Check out Cali n' Tito's for the best cheap Cuban food.
I lived on campus and off-campus. On-campus is great for when you first get here as you live with around 50 other international students and it is right on campus next to the gym and dining hall. Don't worry you have total freedom on campus! If you want a cheaper alternative you can live off-campus, check out - "UGA/Athens Lease/Sublease" Facebook page for 6 month leases!
Money Matters
I came over with $10,000 and I also had youth allowance while I was over here. That was a perfect amount that allowed me to experience Athens, Spring Break and other areas in the South to the fullest!
Getting Around
The UGA bus system is really comprehensive and you never need to worry about having a car. If you do need a car to visit Walmart etc. there are plenty of friendly people that will take you.
If you are here in the Spring Semester make sure you go and do a classic American spring break - Gulf Shores, Alabama or Panama City Beach.
If you are here in the Fall Semester the one weekend you can't miss is Georgia Florida - Frat Beach. Where everyone goes down to Florida for a massive party on the beach and to watch a football game.
Top Tips
Immerse yourself in all areas of Athens. It is a one of a kind town and it has so much to offer and so many secret little gems. One of the best decisions I ever made coming over here! 

Winning the UGA Next Top Entrepreneur Award: 

Alexander King Georgia

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