With proximity to Sydney, but without the pace and crowds, is Wollongong, with its great laidback beach-side lifestyle. But don't be fooled, it's still big enough to support a slew of bars, restaurants, arts and culture. Sitting beneath the spectacular Illawarra Escarpment, on the shores of the Pacific Ocean, the city is bordered by the Royal National Park to the north and Lake Illawarra to the south. Enjoy this magnificent coastal environment!
Wollongong Program Highlights
Select from the University of Wollongong's comprehensive academic program, and enjoy the beautiful bush campus
Experience living in the local community in our high-quality, ideally located off-campus apartments
Participate in cultural events throughout the semester designed to introduce you to the local scene
Explore the Great Barrier Reef and tropical far north Australia during your comprehensive six-day Orientation Program, with a week of adventure and learning
Live in Wollongong, with proximity to Sydney, but with a more intimate, laidback lifestyle by the beach
Experience an Alternative Spring Break with our optional Thailand or South Island, New Zealand excursions
Benefit from the knowledge of our Resident Director staff who introduce you to the local culture
"My study abroad experience was more than I had ever expected. Originally unsure of where to study, Wollongong proved to be a great fit for me. It was the perfect distance from the city and was perfectly centered between the beach and the mountains. I lived with four other Australian students. This housing situation was great--it promoted a positive atmosphere that encouraged students to be active and social through various programs that were offered throughout the semester. TEAN made all of the planning as easy as possible and ensured that I was having a great time no matter where I was or what we were doing."
Katelyn Dombrowski, Lasell College