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.

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.

July 4, 2018 | November 17, 2018

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

Wednesday, July 4

Optional flight from U.S. to Fiji*

Friday, July 6

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

Saturday, July 7

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 8

Welcome ceremony at USP and a walking tour of Suva

Monday, July 9

Morning and afternoon lectures at USP

Tuesday, July 10

Morning and afternoon lectures at USP

Wednesday, July 11


Thursday, July 12

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

Friday, July 13

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

Saturday, July 14

Orientation meeting with AIFS staff. Free afternoon. Dinner

Sunday, July 15

Full-day excursion to the Blue Mountains

Monday, July 16

Transfer to the University of Wollongong. Check into accommodation

Tuesday, July 17

Enrollment and orientation program begins

Monday, July 23

Classes begin

Saturday, September 22 to
Sunday, September 30

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

Monday, October 1 to
Friday, October 26


Saturday, October 27 to
Sunday, November 4

Study break

Monday, November 5 to
Thursday, November 15

Final exams

Saturday, November 17

Optional return flight from Sydney to U.S.*

*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.