UoN Cocurricular Activities
Students studying abroad at the University of Newcastle (UoN) have a wide range of opportunities available to them to enhance their experience outside the classroom. Opportunities include:
Excursions are an integral part of the program and have been designed to complement studies in Australian history and culture. The UW-Platteville On-Site Coordinator organizes excursions each semester, many of which are included in the UW-Platteville Education Abroad program cost. Past excursions have included day and weekend trips to locales of historical and cultural significance in and around Newcastle, and students will learn more about the excursions available during their on-site orientation.
Clubs and Organizations
International Leadership Experience and Development Program (iLEAD)
iLEAD is an extra-curricular leadership program that enables domestic and international students to participate in additional activities on top of their coursework and programmatic activities. By participating in the program, not only will students develop leadership and communication skills, students will also achieve an appreciation of cross-cultural concepts and gain valuable skills through personal experiences related to leadership, international awareness, and community engagement. For more information, visit their iLEAD website.
Student Clubs and Societies
Joining a student club or society is a great way to meet other international students and domestic students with similar interests. The University of Newcastle offers a wide-range of opportunities to get involved on the Callaghan campus, including: Anime Club, Exercise and Sport Science Club, Psychology Society, Christian Students, Environmental Collective, and local sporting clubs including football, rugby, and cricket. Learn more about what the UoN has to offer here.