Truman Study Abroad Programs - Australia

Macquarie University

Macquarie University, known as Australia's innovative university, began in Sydney in 1967. Today, the university is a multifaceted institution situated in the heart of one of Australia's leading high technology parks. The 125-hectare campus is situated 18 kilometers northwest of Sydney's central business district and enjoys a magnificent natural brush land setting. A modern shopping complex is adjacent to the campus and there are regular bus services to the city. The Macquarie University Library has a collection of over one million books and periodicals and provides seating for 1,850 readers. The library offers free and open access to the book and periodical collection as well as lending privileges and reference services for all students.

Macquarie University life is more than study, and in addition to its excellent teaching facilities, it offers an abundance of social and sporting opportunities. The active Sports Association has more than thirty clubs for everything from athletics to water-skiing. There are squash, netball, tennis, and badminton courts available. In addition, there is a gym and weight-training area, a sauna, a brush track, and four sports fields. The Student's Union organizes many activities on campus, including rock bands, Market Days, and regular art and craft activities.