Welcome University of Wollongong Students

CISaustralia is proud to support the University of Wollongong and their students. CISaustralia and the University of Wollongong signed a formal partnership agreement in 2014 and ever since have worked closely to send qualified UOW students abroad, on many different programs and to many different locations. This partnership enables students greater access to our overseas programs and ensures they have the best possible experience abroad! We are very proud of our close and long-standing partnership with UOW. We take great pleasure in providing high-quality customer service and in supporting both students and academic staff to develop long-term sustainable programs abroad, which are most importantly for academic credit.

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Pre-Approved Programs for University of Wollongong Students

The following programs have been pre-approved for academic credit by the University of Wollongong as Business and Law Unspecified Credits (USP).

If you find another CISaustralia program you are interested in for academic credit, please contact the UOW Office of Global Student Mobility or your Faculty Advisor. They will assist you with the process of applying for pre-approved academic credit for your January Study, July Study, Language Study, Internship Abroad, Virtual Internship or Volunteer program.

Click here for further information on Applying for Approved Academic Credit.

Financial Support

OS-HELP Funding

OS-HELP is a generous Australian Government funding initiative and is one of the most progressive funding opportunities in the world for university students! Eligible students can access funds to assist them with paying for some – or all – of their approved overseas program costs.

2023 OS-HELP funding amounts:

  • Up to $7,348 – for studies outside Asia
  • Up to $8,817 – for studies within Asia
  • Up to $9,989 – for studies within Asia + Asian language studies

OS-HELP is administered by your Australian University. If you are interested in taking advantage of this funding opportunity you will need to submit an OS-HELP application directly to your University.

If you have any questions about OS-HELP, please contact your CISaustralia Program Advisor.

CISaustralia Scholarships & Grants

Program participants may be eligible to apply for a CISaustralia scholarship or grant. For more information please take a look at CISaustralia’s Scholarships.

University of Wollongong Scholarships & Grants

Please contact OGSM for more information on scholarships and grants.

UOW Travel Insurance
All UOW students who are undertaking a CISaustralia program that submit their UOW short course application are automatically covered by UOW’s comprehensive travel insurance for the duration of their program dates, plus two days either side. For any additional travel, students must purchase their own travel insurance.

University Contact

The Office of Global Student Mobility is a good source of information for credit approval, funding and general overseas study advice. Upon acceptance into your CISaustralia program, we recommend you make time to visit or contact OGSM to discuss your mobility plans. During certain key points in your enrolment process, CISaustralia will connect you with appropriate staff at UOW.

Contact CISaustralia and we can help direct you to the right UOW support staff.

Why CISaustralia?

CISaustralia is dedicated to providing university students with innovative, high quality, short-term overseas study, intern and volunteer experiences for academic credit, while promoting global awareness, inspiring personal growth, and developing engaged world citizens.

  • Choose from 70+ programs in 30+ countries around the world
  • Study at top ranking universities abroad
  • 24/7 on-site support in all program locations – Site Directors and Site Coordinators available to assist with airport pick-up, orientation, excursions and more
  • 98% of students receive academic credit towards their Australian University degree
  • Detailed pre-departure and on-the-ground program and destination counselling
  • Accommodation included in all program locations
  • Improve your employability and build your resume and core skills whilst abroad
  • Immersive cultural experiences – explore historical and inspiring cities and sights, meet people from all over the world, learn a new language, step out of your comfort zone, take part in unique and exciting adventures, experience what real-life learning is truly all about!

Be guided every step of the way by the highly trained CISaustralia team who are passionate about international education and believe that every person should have the opportunity to study and travel overseas – there is so much to learn and experience in this world of ours – and CISaustralia wants to help you!

Whether you want to go overseas for new experiences, or whether you want to do it to further yourself academically and professionally, with a CISaustralia experience you’re going to benefit in ways that are immeasurable!

For University of Wollongong Academic Staff

Customised Programs

In addition to offering students a variety of short-term study, intern and volunteer programs abroad, CISaustralia also specialises in the design, development and implementation of Customised Programs. This includes study tours, volunteering (experiential service learning), internships, virtual, language programs or a combination – in almost any destination around the world, including Australia and New Zealand.

CISaustralia has been supporting Customised Programs since 2013, with staff in over 40 global locations. Academic staff interested in a Customised Program can get started by completing this brief enquiry form. Once you are ready to build your program,  fill out our questionnaire for an On-Site Program or Virtual Program.

Contact Becca Hancock – Manager, Customised Programs
E: becca@cisaustralia.com.au
T: 07 5571 7887

Academic staff are also encouraged to contact the University’s International or Global Mobility Office for further information.


[The best part of the program was] experiencing the Zulu culture and meeting lovely community members. Also making great friends with the other volunteers.

Rural Healthcare and Education in South Africa

[The best part of the program was] meeting new people from around the world and great work experience! Take up any opportunities and challenges you can! Whether it be with your internship or holiday travel, just roll with it!

Intern in New Zealand

I got to live in a French speaking country which was an experience I have never had before. I also meet new people and made new friends who were like-minded and very supportive during my stay in New Caledonia. The teachers were very patient, dedicated to teaching and friendly to all of us.

January in Noumea, New Caledonia

Seeing change right in front of your eyes is incredible and empowering for yourself and the community you’re in. Best 3 weeks of my life.

Community Healthcare and Development in Zambia

Just go for it! Opportunities like this don’t come everyday or to everyone, and it was one of the best experiences of my life! I learnt so much about myself and other people whilst travelling throughout Italy and not many people can say they’ve studied or lived abroad!

July in Florence, Italy

I am so lucky to have done my study abroad program in Costa Rica. The locals are lovely, the country is beautiful and I learnt a lot about myself. I also got to speak lots of Spanish and met some amazing people! Keep an open mind, travel as much as you can and don’t be afraid to practice your Spanish!

July in San Jose, Costa Rica

The University of Wollongong has been working with CISaustralia since late 2013, assisting the Faculty of Business in coordinating the Economics and Finance Study Tour… CISaustralia [are] thorough in their planning and organisation, and able to foresee potential issues that may arise during the study tour. Participants of the study tour reported overwhelmingly positive feedback about their experience. The professionalism of the CISaustralia team made them a pleasure to work with. CISaustralia is an endorsed third party provider for the UOW Office of Global Student Mobility and offers a variety of international short course experiences for UOW students.

I enjoyed my experience and would recommend it to anyone interested in African culture and community work. [The best part was] meeting the women and gaining insight into their lives and being able to assist them in gaining skills with job applications. Go in with an open heart and mind, listen and you will learn much. Life is worth exploring.

Women’s Empowerment in Zambia

Just do it. Its a great experience, you’ll meet a heap of cool people, get to experience living in another country and learn a bunch too. Just say yes, and figure out all the details as you go. I like to just wing things, and that’s how I approached this trip and it was amazing. Working in a corporate environment and learning hands-on what goes on in a business, paired with the fact that I was in a new country made it all a really incredible learning experience.

Intern in Ireland

Do it! You’ll have an amazing experience and get real world experience and business tours that you won’t get anywhere else. Loved everything!! Thank you so much! 🙂

Industry Immersion Program – New York City, USA

[The best part was] meeting new people who live across the world, [and] travelling overseas by myself was a life changing experience. The projects were very rewarding. Embrace every moment and every person there, everyone has their own story which is very interesting. Time goes fast so live it up. Embrace the country side and the people, AMAZING!

Rural Healthcare and Education in South Africa

Do it! It’s a fantastic experience and you will not regret it. It’s long enough to learn so much and completely submerge yourself in a new culture, but short enough that you can feel like you won’t get too homesick. It’s a complete learning experience – from educational to personal to cultural – and you can very easily adapt it to take whatever you want out of it. It really is the experience of a lifetime.

Intern in Spain