Princeton Program: University of Queensland
Princeton students concentrating in any department may apply to the University of Queensland as the university offers a full range of subjects.
Through an agreement between UQ and Princeton, students majoring in psychology can participate in a special arrangement whereby Princeton students can undertake a supervised research project that is jointly advised by a faculty member at UQ and at Princeton. Students also have the opportunity to attend a workshop/seminar series on applied and professional issues in the field of psychology. The study abroad coordinator and deputy head of the School of Psychology at UQ is a Princeton graduate who is knowledgeable about the Princeton curriculum.
Established in 1910, the University of Queensland (UQ) was the first university in the State of Queensland. The University is a member of the elite Group of Eight, which collectively enrolls a third of all university students and conducts 70% of all university research in Australia. There are 38,000 students among UQ’s three campuses.
The St. Lucia campus, where Princeton students take classes, is a beautiful site in a park-like setting with impressive sandstone buildings. The campus itself offers excellent sporting venues, a post office, cinema, theater, restaurants, and cafeterias.
The St. Lucia campus is located fewer than three miles from the city of Brisbane, the capital of the “Sunshine State.” The University is conveniently linked to the downtown by the CityCat ferry, which travels along the Brisbane River. Brisbane is a fast-growing urban center and home to 1.7 million people. Galleries, museums, cinemas, gardens, restaurants, and cafes abound in the downtown area. The State of Queensland attracts more than 50% of all international tourists to Australia. They come to see Queensland’s many natural attractions: rainforests, mountains, coral islands, and beautiful beaches.