Local orientation: Student tips

Studying abroad can be extremely rewarding but also challenging. International students here at UOW have created a series of short videos sharing their tips to assist you with your transition into life at UOW and the beautiful Illawarra.

Seeing a Doctor and Staying Healthy: Zeng's tips

Looking for Casual Work: Holly's tips

Cheap Weekend Activities: Alex and Luca's tips

Social Networks: Troy's tips

Transport: Joel's tips

Save Money and Have Fun: Nicolas's tips

Choosing the Right Accommodation: Jose's and Manuela's tips

10 Ways to Improve Your English: Jasmine's tips

Shopping for Food and Household Items: Ika's tips


Here's what some students say about ISP:

“I cam from Wuhan, a central city in China. I am now studying the bulk solids flow property experiments in the Mechanical Engineering Faculty of UOW for one year. I am very happy to take part int he ICIS Conversation group on every Friday. Those are my most meaningful Australian memories, and the pereople that I am talking with and having with with bring me multiple exciting moments in Australia. Many thanks to ICIS!" ” - Yu Li

“Thanks for the opportunity for visiting Bomaderry high and Kangaroo Valley Schools. It was a great opportunity for me to introduce my country and also visit the schools and know their friendly staff and students. I found that my research is so much more important and I am more motivated to do it after this experience. ” - Amir

“We spent a very enjoyable time yesterday at the BBQ. We want to thank you again and all the committee members of the association for your efforts and work in organizing such "friendship events.' ” - Florence

“I come to the English group almost every week from late semester, so I know how friendly and wonderful you ladies and gentleman are. I really appreciate that all of you give me huge confidence.” - Mengdan

“I like to say thank you for organizing the events for international students, especially English Conversation Groups and Bushwalking. Hope to have more such activities soon” - Jenny Lye

“I really enjoyed the trip to Canberra yesterday. I hope there are some more trips as such so that we international students can visit and have fun!” - Tshering

“I went to the trip with my wife and kid. It is very useful experience for my family to have a chance to speak with other international students and improve our skills of communication” -Natapong

“I wanted to write and send a special thank you for putting on the wine tasting evening. I had a great time and learnt so much about Australian wines!” - Priscilla

“I would like to thank all who organized the wonderful BBQ Saturday. I really loved and enjoyed meeting new students all over the world and really enjoyed the friendly environment”
 - Ali Rafiei