About the University of Wollongong
The University of Wollongong has been recognized as having a 5-star ranking in Research Intensity by the Australian University Guide, and as a leader in educational experience and graduate outcomes. The university offers programs of study across nine different faculties and is home to approximately 18,000 undergraduates, with 2,500 international students coming from 70 different countries each year.
The University is located in the beautiful lllawarra Region of Australia. Wollongong is surrounded by beaches, national parks, and just 90 minutes away from downtown Sydney. It is home to the largest Buddhist temple in the Southern Hemisphere, Nan Tien Temple.
U.S. Fall Semester/Australia Semester 2: Mid-July to late November
U.S. Spring/Australia Semester 1: Mid-February to late June.
Courses & Credit:
24 Wollongong credit points earn 4.0 Wheaton credits. Students enroll in three or four courses depending on the amount of credit per course.
For a complete list of undergraduate courses offered by the University of Wollongong go to: http://www.uow.edu.au/handbook/ugcourses/index.html
Creative Arts applicants must submit a portfolio
Housing & Board:
Students may choose to live in single and shared rooms in catered residence halls (Campus East, International House, and Weerona College) or in self-catered apartment-style accommodations (KeiraView and Kooloobong) where they manage meal preparation and expenses.
Click here for the Wollongong budget worksheet.!
(Estimated personal expenses are available on the University of Wollongong Website)
Other Items to Note:
- All students accepted to a study abroad program will be assessed a $500 non-refundable confirmation fee at the time of final confirmation of study abroad participation.
- Students are not charged the technology, laundry, or student activities fees while on a study abroad program.
- Fees billed by Wheaton will be charged to students on their regular Wheaton College student account during regular billing cycles (July/December).
For Wheaton specific questions contact:
Center for Global Education
5 Howard Street
Norton, MA 02766-2322