Housing is provided on all ISA programs in the Pacific region, at an additional cost. There are a range of housing options and costs vary according to accommodation selected and session. Housing at the University of Wollongong ranges from $3,800 - $5,600 + a $500 refundable deposit (subject to change.)
A Housing Commitment Fee of $1,000 must be paid by the Final Forms and Payment due date. This fee is nonrefundable after the payment due date and is applied to overall housing costs. The total housing cost will be billed 3-4 weeks prior to the program's departure, once a housing assignment has been allocated.
ISA Housing provides the opportunity for students to experience aspects of the Australia lifestyle that are inaccessible to the average visitor of Australia. All ISA Housing options are either within walking distance or conveniently located to public transit routes. The majority of the accommodations are located a 15-30 minute walk from campus, but there is a free Gong shuttle available to students to take to campus, town, and the beach.
Off Campus - Full meal plan (International House):
Students are placed in fully furnished, single or shared bedrooms with shared bathrooms in dorm-style university housing. Shared rooms are single sex, however, bathrooms and floors are co-ed. Students are located a 15 - 20 minute walk from the beach, town and campus. There is a free shuttle that will take students to campus and downtown. Full meal plan mandatory for all students. Students will be living with other host university students. Laundry facilities located in building.
Off Campus - Partial meal plan (Campus East):
Students are placed in fully furnished, single or shared bedrooms with shared bathrooms in co-ed, apartment-style university housing. Students are located a 3 minute walk from the beach and a short bus ride to campus. There is a free shuttle that will take students to campus and downtown. Students will have a partial meal plan. Students will be living with other host university students. Laundry facilities located in building.
On Campus, NO meal plan (Kooloobong):
Students are placed fully furnished, co-ed apartments with single bedrooms are shared kitchen, living room, and bathrooms. Students are located on campus and a short bus-ride (or long walk) to the beach and downtown. There is a free shuttle that will take students to campus and downtown. No meal plans provided, students are responsible for all meals. Students will be living with other host university students. Laundry facilities located in building.
Students may opt to secure housing independently. Students who select this option will be responsible for their own housing during the program and will forgo any ISA assistance for housing matters.
The experience of living in another culture will be both educational and rewarding so long as you stay open-minded and reasonable at all times. There are differences in culture and lifestyle between life in Australia and the U.S. Remember: the key to a positive experience is flexibility.