International House is the original University of Wollongong residence and an affiliate of the 17 International Houses Worldwide. Home to many Australian and international students this residence first opened its doors to students over 35 years ago. It now proudly boasts a community representing over 30 nations living and learning peacefully under the one roof.
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 wellbeing 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.