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University of Florida EXC
Gainesville, 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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Program Details:
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Postgraduate coursework, Undergraduate
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Agreement Scope:
Arts and Social Sciences, Science
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Program Type:
Exchange Semester/Year
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Program Description:
Program Description:


Location: Gainesville, FL
Year Established: 1853
Student population: 52,286
University of Florida is an exceptional school located about two miles away from downtown Gainesville, a college town bolstered by the school’s nearly 50,000 students. Students acquire an intellectual foundation based on a well-rounded and comprehensive education designed for an increasingly technological and rapidly changing society. It is well known for its academic prestige as well as it strong athletic department. UF is consistently ranked among America’s top universities and is one of only six universities in the country with colleges of medicine, engineering, law, agriculture and veterinary medicine on the same campus.

University of Florida has a lively and passionate environment offering involvement opportunities for all its students to maximise their university experience. There is no doubt one can find their niche with over 1000 student organisations to choose from. UF is the state's oldest university, with The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences being the largest college on campus. The Liberal Arts and Sciences faculty has more than 10,000 undergraduate students pursuing a variety of disciplines through its 33 majors and 48 minors. In 1985, UF became a member of the Association of American Universities, an organisation made up of the top 62 universities committed to using research to change the world.

Unique characteristics
University of Florida students have access to more than 200 research, service and education centres, bureaus and institutes.  This contributes to a key point of differentiation which UF prides itself on, being its research that is conducted from the earliest stages of being a freshman and sophomore. This approach has clearly yielded results, with UF having two times the national average of inventions produced per research dollar invested. In terms of its athletic prestige, UF’s football team ‘The Gators’ became the namesake for ‘Gatorade’ in 1966. Consequently, UF’s athletic department is the only program to finish in the top 10 of the last 32 national all-sport rankings.

Gainesville is located in north central Florida and is well known for its combination of college-town vitality and protected natural beauty.  It offers 30+ miles of biking and hiking trails while spotting wildlife like birds, bison, wild horses or alligators in seven area Florida state parks. It has a huge range of outdoor activities and due to its heavily student populated cross section, Gainesville has a thriving arts and culture scene with many lively bars and live music venues.

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Academic Information

Course Catalogue 
Information about units of study at the host university

Subject Area/s: 






Political Science





Exclusions apply

Teaching Periods: Semesters/Terms
Fall Semester: September - December
Spring Semester: 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
Grades at the host university as calculated based on the 4-point scale. More information on the host university's grading system 

Transcripts Issued by Partner
Transcripts will be available at the end of your exchange period. Official transcripts may be ordered online for electronic or paper delivery to the home university.


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

Language Requirement
See language requirements 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.

Useful Information

For Exchange/International Students
Specific information for exchange students provided by the host university
Semester/Term Dates
Access the University’s calendar
Orientation will be held at the beginning of the semester.
Support Services 
The International Student and Scholar Office provides services and assistance to exchange students.
Information from the host university
Information from the Embassy of the United States of America in Australia

Student Experiences

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