Study Tours

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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, 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.

NEW - Virtual Study Tours

UOW College are now offering a wide range of online study tour programs. The online study tours are available to University groups, high schools students and private professional groups.

Students can join our very successful online integrated General English classes with students from all over the world or we can create a tailored program to meet the needs of your individual group.

UOW College has developed a suite of online study tour options using a wide range of technology. Our programs can be designed to focus on any area of study (e.g. business, nursing, engineering) and they will be hosted in your local time zone. Our study tours include a mixture of online English Classes, virtual excursions and conversation cafes with English speaking students and staff. We can also provide online workshops, guest lectures and interviews with local students and Entrepreneurs.  

UOW College remains committed to offering students a wide range of culturally enriching experiences online.

Email us today at study-tours@uow.edu.au to find out more about how we can help you.

English Language

Students are immersed in English at all times during their stay including with their homestay family, during class 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.

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, life skills, etc. You can find out more about these programs here English Plus Alpha programs

All students receive a Certificate of Participation upon completion of a Study Tour program.


Number 1 globally

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

Accommodation

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.

Based on campus, students have a direct line of communication with our UOW College 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. We cater to groups as young as 10 years old.

In addition to UOW College Homestay, the University of Wollongong offers a range of student accommodation which is usually available to Study Tour groups during the Australian Summer (November to February).

Activities

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 and lecture observations 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

$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.

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.

Our homestay program is onsite and is coordinated by UOW College staff. We have a dedicated homestay 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.

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

UOW College takes 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.

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