International House is walking distance to North Wollongong station, close to the University Campus and about 15 minutes walk to the beach. 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 and its mission is at the centre of the international and community engagement strategies of the University of Wollongong. By being part of the International Houses Worldwide (IHWW) network, UOW International House students and alumni can gain valuable linkages through the IHWW network, located in Australia, New Zealand, Asia, Europe and North America.
Strong international friendships are formed here as students meet people from all over the world and have the opportunity to learn about different cultures and customs. An established alumni connection has resulted from this culture.
The modern dining room and outdoor courtyard provide a relaxing environment for students to socialise, eat or study. Other facilities include a music room, basketball court, community garden, games room and library. Set in a semi-bushland setting in North Wollongong, International House is mere minutes from the nearest railway station, a 15 minute walk to the main campus and Wollongong's premier beach, North Beach.
University of Wollongong Student Accommodation has received recognition for their efforts in changing behavioural norms towards alcohol in university residences by being awarded Level 1 Accreditation from UniCan in all sites, Keiraview being recognised at Level 2. Only recently implemented in Australia, the University of Wollongong student residences are leading the way in Australian student residences with their programs. The ‘Alcohol Accreditation’ Program, UniCAN, is a national initiative by A+D Education Specialists and is designed to change alcohol norms in university residential properties.