Social and friendship programs

Our programs connect student with people from all over the world offering opportunities to make new friends, develop skills and link to the local community.

What's on over summer

Looking for things to do this summer? Check out what's happening in Wollongong, Liverpool and Sydney during the break.

What's on

Connect with the UOW International Student Community

UOW English conversation groups are run by senior students in partnership with Illawarra Friends of International Students (IFIS) and are a great way to make friends and practice your English in a warm and welcoming environment.  

Groups run on the Wollongong campus in the Student Success Hub, Ground Floor, Building 19.

More information will be available soon!

Cooking and connection classes are run by senior students in partnership with Illawarra Friends of International Students (IFIS). Cooking classes help you to transition to living independently in Australia and are a great way to make friends. 

Cooking Classes run once per month during session.

More information will be available soon!

Welcome to Wollongong is a an event held by the University of Wollongong and Wollongong City Council to welcome you to studying and living in Wollongong. You will enjoy an Australian BBQ, participate in cultural education and enjoy meeting students and members of the broader UOW community. 

Beach and water safety is incredibly important to know when living by the beach in Wollongong, or in any coastal area.

UOW offers swimming lessons and beach and inland water ways programs for international students. 

More information will be available soon!

UOW is proud of its rich diverse student cohort and regularly celebrates Cultural days, such as Holi Festival, Diwali and the Chinese Moon Festival.

Keep an eye on the Pulse events page and check out the calendar of significant days that UOW recognises with our community.

UOW has a wide range of clubs and societies where you can connect with likeminded people.