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 or in self-catered apartment-style accommodations where they manage meal preparation and expenses.
Students studying abroad will continue to pay Wheaton tuition. Students are not charged Wheaton room and board, or the Wheaton technology, laundry, or student activities fees while on a study abroad program. Wheaton will, in turn, pay the program for all tuition and academic fees and international insurance. Students will pay costs directly to their study abroad university. Please note that this may or may not include a meal plan. Students will book and pay for their own flights.
Fees billed by Wheaton will be charged to students on their regular Wheaton College student account during regular billing cycles (July/December).
Federal, state, Wheaton need-based and merit scholarships will be applied to these charges for Wheaton-approved programs. Students must consult with the Office of Student Financial Services (SFS) for a comprehensive review of their aid. If a student receives aid beyond the cost of Wheaton tuition, they can request a refund through SFS. This can in turn be used to pay their study abroad university for room and board charges.
Please do your research as housing and meal costs vary greatly from program to program. This Budget Worksheet
can help you estimate the total costs of your program. Refer to your university’s visiting or international student website for an overview of all additional expenses, which may include visas, international cell phones, and discretionary expenses.
For Wheaton specific questions contact:
Center for Global Education
5 Howard Street
Norton, MA 02766-2322