UOW College and University Student Homestay


Facilitated by UOW College, the Homestay program is designed to connect students with local families living in Wollongong. There are many benefits gained from this rich cultural exchange. Students are welcomed into homes as a new member of the family and supported as they adapt to the new culture and lifestyle.


Homestay is available to both domestic and international UOW College and UOW students.

The UOW College Homestay program adheres to the Australian National Code of Practice, which means you can be assured of consistent standards of student welfare, support services and consumer protection. After all, our goal is to make your Australian homestay experience happy and successful.

The Homestay Experience

Home away from home

Leaving home at 17 is a challenge in itself, but when you relocate to a new country on your own, the challenge becomes even tougher.

A place to call home

Meet the Wollongong families opening their homes to international students.

More than just a room

In Wollongong, a lively home buzzes with laughter, animated discussions, and the daily humdrum of family life.

The Homestay program has expanded our world. We've journeyed through cultures, traditions, and life experiences without ever stepping out of our front door. Alison Homestay Host

Are you an agent? Email homestay-enquiries@uow.edu.au to register for the UOW College Homestay program.