Study Tours

Experience UOW College Australia Study Tours - a perfectly curated blend of educational, cultural, and tourist highlights. Boost your confidence and English proficiency through engaging activities, while immersing yourself in the vibrant Australian environment and rich culture.

Our flexibility, knowledge and expertise ensures our programs are tailored specifically to meet the budget, learning outcomes and interests of our student groups. Our Study Tours can range in length from a couple of days to a truly integrated experience. They focus on, Improving English proficiency, teaching life skills and open-mindedness, developing intercultural friendships and developing confidence.

About our Study Tours

Students are immersed in English at all times during their stay including during class, with their homestay family, and throughout the exciting range of educational and cultural excursions we have on offer.

The English language component focuses on developing the students speaking, listening and critical thinking skills. This approach not only provides lots of opportunity for intercultural exchange, debates and discussion but it also allows the students to contextualise the English they are learning and return home with a renewed sense of self-assurance in their ability to confidently communicate in spoken English. These skills are developed within a wide range of high-interest topics and delivered in small class sizes where we provide a supportive highly interactive environment.

Our aim is for students to return home with an improved sense of confidence in their language ability, and all students receive a Certificate of Participation upon completion of a Study Tour program.

English Plus Alpha programs

We also offer a wide range of English Plus Alpha Programs which are designed to improve English language proficiency while also giving students the opportunity to gain industry-specific experience. These programs are customised for each individual group. Topics include nursing, social welfare, aged care, engineering and life skills. Find out more about these programs here English Plus Alpha programs

At UOW College we recognise that the learning environment extends far beyond the classroom.

We offer a diverse and culturally rich activities program that includes intercultural exchange with Australian students and the wider community. This includes visits to local schools, local businesses, guest lectures as well as conversation classes. Students will enjoy sightseeing around Wollongong with its stunning beaches, beautiful mountains and easy to access city. Students can visit a wildlife sanctuary and pat kangaroos, koalas and meet other native Australian animals. We also offer Indigenous bush tucker tours and can arrange access to state of the art technology such as 3D printers and laser cutters. We can also arrange excursions further afield to Sydney, The Blue Mountains or whale watching at Jervis Bay.

UOW College also proudly supports a number of charities, local events and volunteer organisations and encourages students to participate in community outreach activities to enhance their Australian experience and improve their English whilst giving back to the community


UOW College Homestay is the most popular option for study tour students allowing them to live with a caring local family and be immersed in the Australian way of life. Priding ourselves on duty of care, student welfare, support services and consumer protection - 24 hour emergency contact is available. We cater to groups as young as 10 years old.

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What makes UOW College unique?

UOW College Australia is unique as we offer a one stop shop for Study Tours. We arrange the English language component, homestay accommodation, airport transfers and a wonderful array of educational and cultural activities, ensuring that it is a smooth and simple process for both agents and schools alike.

We can accommodate students as young as 10 years old and we can cater to groups of over 150 students.

Homestay accommodation

Our Homestay program is coordinated onsite by UOW College staff. We have a dedicated team that work very closely with over 250 local families ensuring that our students are placed with caring and supportive families that want to showcase Australia and the local Wollongong area.

Under 18s

We take great pride in the care of children aged 10 – 17 years to ensure they are safe and genuinely cared for. We provide packed lunches and daily transfers for all of our under 18 groups who stay in our Homestay accommodation. This means that students do not need to navigate the public transport system and it also ensures their safety. We take care of your children, just as we would want you to take of ours.

Number 1 globally

UOW College Australia received 100% student satisfaction for Homestay welcomes and are ranked #1 globally and in Australia

iGraduate English Barometer (ELB) 2017/2018