UOW College Study Tours are a great way to improve confidence and English proficiency. Our flexibility, knowledge and expertise ensures our programs are tailored specifically to meet the budget, needs and interests of our student groups.
- Teaching life skills
- Developing intercultural friendships
- Open mindedness
1. English Language
Students are immersed in English at all times during their stay including with their homestay family, on tours and excursions and in everyday activities. We want students to return home with renewed sense of confidence in their language ability.
Emphasis is on listening and speaking skills in the context of Australian and international culture. These skills are developed within a wide range of high-interest topics and delivered in a supportive highly interactive environment.
We also offer a suite English Plus Alpha programs which are designed to provide language and experience in a specific industry or area of study.
All students receive a Certificate of Participation upon completion of a Study Tour program.
UOW College Homestay is the most popular option for study tour students allowing them to live with a local family, as a part of the family.
Based on campus, students have a direct line of communication with our Homestay team and a 24 hour emergency contact is available should the need arise. Priding ourselves on duty of care, student welfare, support services and consumer protection. Guardianship is available for children under 18 and we cater to groups as young as 8 years old.
In addition to UOW College Homestay, the University of Wollongong offers a range of accommodation which is usually available to Study Tour groups from November to February.
At UOW College, our learning environment extends far beyond the classroom.
We offer diverse and culturally rich activities programs that include intercultural exchange with Australian students and the wider community. Visits to local businesses, guest lectures and lecture observations are also available. Students can enjoy sightseeing the beautiful city, mountains and beaches surrounding Wollongong. Kangaroo, koala and native Australian animal encounters, Indigenous bush tucker tours and many other culturally diverse experiences are available.
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.
We also offer lunchtime social programs and the UOW Buddy program.
4. $3,000 Study Tours Scholarship
The UOW College Study Tours Scholarship is aimed at encouraging participants to return to UOW and study a UOW College academic pathway program or vocational qualification. To apply for a UOW College Study Tours Scholarship, you must have completed a UOW College Study Tour from 2017. Successful applicants will receive a $3,000 AUD scholarship towards tuition fees for a UOW College program. Find out more here.
Study Tour Coordinator, UOW College
T: + 61 2 4252 8914
M: +61 401 451 971