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  • Locations: Wollongong, Australia
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: Arcadia 
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Click here for a definition of this term Language of Instruction: English Click here for a definition of this term Class Status: 2-sophomore, 3-junior, 4-senior
Housing Options: Apartment (shared), Dormitory Click here for a definition of this term Areas of Study: Anthropology, Biochemistry, Biology, Business, Chemistry, Communication, Economics, Education, Engineering, English, Environmental Studies, European Studies, Finance, Gastronomy, Gender Studies, Geography, Geology, International Relations, Journalism, Law, Linguistics, Management, Marine Science, Math/Statistics, Media Studies, Music, Other Language & Literature, Philosophy, Physics, Political Science, Psychology, Religion/Theology, Sociology, Studio Art, Theater/Drama
Program Type: study abroad Minimum GPA: 2.7
Program Description:

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Study between ‘the beach and the bush’

The city of Wollongong is located only 90 minutes south of Sydney and is the gateway to the South Coast of NSW. ?Established in 1975, the University of Wollongong (UOW) is a modern university ranked in the top 1% globally. UOW is one of the world’s most respected young universities, situated on an 83-acre campus nestled between beautiful bushland and the stunning coastline. Studying at UOW allows you to learn from some of the brightest minds, as the institution is recognized globally for its academic excellence and its graduates are ranked amongst the highest in the world. Being Australia’s 9th largest city and located so close to Sydney, Wollongong is a vibrant location that offers the perfect study abroad experience with the quintessential Australian lifestyle. The location is perfect for those wishing to access the events and nightlife of Sydney, yet live and study in a quieter, more intimate, and affordable community that’s popular with students who love the outdoors.

This diverse and multicultural university offers comprehensive course offerings, from robotics to indigenous studies within a highly personalized student environment. The university has great strength in Business; Engineering and Information Sciences; Humanities; Science; and Health and Social Sciences. The Study Abroad office and Student Support Services allow you to settle quickly and make friends easily in this very welcoming and social campus.

  • Arcadia students at UOW live in student housing that ranges from flexi-catered apartments just off-campus to self-catered facilities on campus. 
  • Courses in developmental and social psychology, cognition, and perception tend to match with courses required in most psychology curricula in US higher education.
  • Courses in business, engineering, humanities, and the health sciences are extremely strong at UOW, transferring well to institutions across the US.
  • The city of Wollongong is surrounded by a national park and has 17 patrolled beaches – the perfect environment for an amazing range of recreational activities, from swimming and surfing to parasailing, windsurfing, fishing, sailing, scuba diving, biking, hiking, and mountain climbing. Hike up Mt Keira for sunrise and head to the beach for sunset.
  • Free bus service to/from/around the university makes getting from campus to the city, home, or the beach all that much easier.
Excursions & Activities

With Arcadia, you learn beyond the classroom. Travel to fascinating places of interest that enhance your cultural immersion and give a meaningful context to your academic courses, through Arcadia's planned excursions and activities. Arcadia Australia offers a wonderful array of excursions and activities impacted by the location of your program to bring you unique experiences. These excursions and activities range from urban locations, coastal regions, rural bushlands, rainforests, and tropical islands. They provide you the opportunity to immerse yourself in the culture, environment, traditions, and with the people of these places. You will try new foods, learn new skills, explore incredible places, and learn about the Indigenous peoples of Australia.

Our staff will help you look beneath the surface of everyday life and begin to understand what it means to be Australian. While we encourage you to engage with the culture through your course options, there’s also a world of learning beyond the classroom. All Arcadia excursions are designed to be fun and interactive learning opportunities. We’ll open the doors, but it’s up to you to grasp the opportunity and enjoy a life-changing experience. Our excursions are fun and interactive opportunities to visit places off the beaten track.


Arcadia is a nationally recognized leader in higher education, offering exceptional study, research, and internship experiences for students from colleges and universities across the US. Our unique combination of customized, diverse academic programming and comprehensive support allows students to explore new worlds, get to know themselves, boost their resumes for future job opportunities and graduate school, and experience the incredible growth and shifts in perspective that a culturally immersive experience can deliver.

Please visit the Arcadia website for dates and the latest program information.