Study Abroad in Wollongong, Australia

Study Abroad in Wollongong: Itinerary

In the Southern Hemisphere, the academic year is the reverse of that in the U.S. and Europe and runs from February to November.

July 5, 2017 | November 18, 2017

July-November Semester, with optional Pacific Studies Program ($1,595)

Wednesday, July 5

Optional flight from U.S. to Fiji*

Friday, July 7

Arrive in Nadi, Fiji. Transfer to hotel.* Local orientation and tour of Nadi town

Saturday, July 8

Transfer to Suva with visit to sand dunes and excavations at Sigatoka and Tavuni Hill Fort on the way. Arrive in Suva and transfer to homestay

Sunday, July 9

Welcome ceremony at USP and a walking tour of Suva

Monday, July 10

Morning and afternoon lectures at USP

Tuesday, July 11

Morning and afternoon lectures at USP

Wednesday, July 12


Thursday, July 13

Depart Suva by boat to Mana Island Resort where students can swim or snorkel. Evening arrival in Nadi and overnight in hotel

Friday, July 14

Optional flight from Fiji to Sydney.* Transfer to accommodation*.

Saturday, July 15

Orientation meeting with AIFS staff. Afternoon surf lesson. Dinner

Sunday, July 16

Full-day excursion to the Blue Mountains

Monday, July 17

Transfer to the University of Wollongong. Check into accommodation

Tuesday, July 18

Enrollment and orientation program begins

Monday, July 24

Classes begin

Saturday, September 23 to Sunday, October 1

Study break/9-day Optional East Coast trip ($1,750 AUD)

Monday, October 2 to Friday, October 27


Saturday, October 28 to Sunday, November 5

Study break

Monday, November 6 to Thursday, November 16

Final exams

Saturday, November 18

Optional return flight from Sydney to U.S.*

All calendar, routing and vacation dates are tentative and subject to change. Students making travel plans should note that exams continue until the last day of the semester. Early exams cannot be arranged. Students making their own travel arrangements should verify dates with AIFS before finalizing their plans. PLease note that the flight route may require connections in the U.S. or Australia.

*Included for students on AIFS Flight Package only.

**Prices in Australian dollars (AUD) are approximate and subject to change. Students pay the University of Wollongong or its agents directly for this trip upon arrival in Australia.