International House is the original University of Wollongong residence and an affiliate of the 16 International Houses Worldwide. First opening its doors to students over 27 years ago, today this residence proudly boasts a community representing over 30 nations, 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 several 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.
International House Is 30
Almost 30 years ago, International House became the first University of Wollongong student residence. In 2010 International House staged a calendar of events to celebrate 30 years, culminating in a reunion which was held in November 2010. For more details go to the International House alumni site.
To mark the 30 Years of International House, the International House Global Wellbeing Residential scholarships were launched.
With your help and that of your fellow alumni, International House aims to raise $5000 by the end of each year. This allows us to offer 5x $1000 residential scholarships to our residents who have demonstrated intercultural leadership and embody our goal of fostering intercultural friendship and understanding
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 recently 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 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.
- UOW Living Handbook 2013
- Residence Location Map [pdf 117kb]
- Fees & Charges Schedule [pdf 41kb]
- Apply Now (online application form)
For more information about living @ international house contact:
Tel: +61 2 4221 5252
Fax: +61 2 4227 6651
Cnr of Porter & Hindmarsh Ave