International House International House

International House is the original University of Wollongong residence and an affiliate of the 15 International Houses Worldwide. Home to many Australian and international students this residence first opened its doors to students over 27 years ago. It now  proudly boasts a community representing over 30 nations, including Australia, living and learning peacefully under the one roof.

International House is fully catered and located in a semi-bushland setting in North Wollongong. It is mere minutes from the nearest railway station, a 15 minute walk to the main campus and Wollongong's premier beach, North Beach.

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Culture and Style of International House

The mission of International House is to promote global well being by enabling its residents to be intercultural leaders. Intercultural leaders understand cultural differences and help others to understand their differences and build international friendships.

Global wellbeing starts here!

International House offers a vibrant and culturally diverse support network for its students, with a widely varied calendar of activities, which, through participation, strong cross-cultural friendships are formed. Through the award winning iLIVE program, a range of activities is held on a regular basis and includes BYO Academic, iFeast, Meet the Teach, Tuesday Topicals, Global Voices and Farewell Formals. Involvement in such events offers all residents the opportunity to enjoy an enriched community where they can share in different cultures and customs and form bonds with students from all over the world.

Student Residence Manager Alison Hemsley and former Student Residence Manager Lindsay Oades were awarded a Vice-Chancellors General Staff Award for Outstanding Contribution to Teaching and Learning for the iLIVE Program at International House.

International House is ideal for students from both Australia and overseas who embrace a multicultural community and the International House vision: Global well-being starts here. An established alumni has resulted from this culture.

Many first years and postgraduate students choose to enjoy the diverse culture at International House for several years.
International House is for individual students only and does not accommodate families and children. Family accommodation is available at Graduate House or contact the Housing Officer for more options. 


Last reviewed: 5 November, 2014