Study Abroad in Wollongong, Australia

Study Abroad in Wollongong: Cultural Excursions

Included in your program is a range of free and subsidized cultural activities arranged by both AIFS and the University of Wollongong which focus on Wollongong, Sydney and wider Eastern Australia. Such experiences outside of the classroom setting will deepen your social, historical and cultural understanding of Australia and its people.

The AIFS Resident Director arranges a program of events for students in Sydney and Wollongong such as:

Welcome and Farewell Dinners

Sydney Harbour Cruise

Take a cruise around the beautiful Sydney Harbour where you will get a great view of the iconic Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge as well as the eastern suburbs where the rich and famous reside, forts and naval vessels and if you are lucky you will see a whale, dolphin or fairy penguin.

Blue Mountains Excursion

The Blue Mountains is a World Heritage listed site and one of Australia’s most spectacular national parks. You will enjoy a trip on one of the world’s steepest railways which descends into the ancient Jamison Valley, explore the rainforest and visit Echo Point with views of the famous Three Sisters.

Surfing Lesson

Try your hand at surfing at one of Australia’s iconic beaches.

Animal Encounters

Visit a wildlife park to get up close and personal with some of Australia’s unique wildlife including the famed koala.

Aussie Sheep Farm Experience

Visit the Tobruk Sheep Station for a unique Aussie farm experience including a sheep mustering and working dog display, sheep shearing, an Aussie BBQ lunch and an opportunity to try your hand at throwing a boomerang.

Some of these events are included and some will be subsidized and interested students will pay a supplemental fee on site.

Dates and itineraries for all excursions are tentative and subject to change.