Program Details

Students studying in the Gold Coast have the option to choose between: Bond University, Griffith University and the New York Film Academy.
Gold Coast, Australia
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
Academic Year, Fall Semester, Spring Semester, Summer

Program Overview

Program Description:

Famous for its surf beaches, national parks, waterways, and mountain ranges, the Gold Coast has a population of over 500,000 and is an extremely popular tourist destination for visitors worldwide. Catering to such an international tourist crowd, the Gold Coast has excellent shopping and an enormous selection of foods from all corners of the world. Along the beautiful beaches students will find entertainment lining the shore with the many theme parks and attractions. If searching for a break from the vacation mobs, head to the little-visited, nearby national parks which are some of Queensland's best and provide a welcome sanctuary. Defined by its spectacular beaches, hinterland ranges, forests, waterways and vibrant communities, the Gold Coast is an outstanding global city students will enjoy living in.

ISA students have the option of studying at Bond University, Griffith University or the New York Film Academy.

Bond University is considered Australia's first private, not-for-profit University which gives it's students an environment that allows them to improve and go beyond the limits of their potential. The University is nationally recognized as having the smallest student-to-staff ratio, and offers a wide array of subjects across multiple disciplines. Campus is located in Robina, Queensland, a suburb of the famous Gold Coast, and offers students the atmosphere of a U.S. style campus with the best of both worlds: all the modern conveniences, entertainments and excitement of city life, mixed with the leisure lifestyle of an internationally renowned beach destination. 
Cricos Code: 00017B

Griffith is a young and dynamic university with a focus on issues of global importance, and has established a reputation as one of the nation's leading universities. At Griffith, students are able to select from a wide range of courses enabling them to enroll in courses that fit their individual academic needs. Popular subject areas include business, social sciences and communications. Additionally, students have the opportunity to secure an internship placement to accompany their academic coursework. Campus is home to approximately 17,300 students from around the world and is located 20 minutes from Surfer's Paradies, one of the most popular beach towns in all of Australia. 
Cricos Code: 00233E

The New York Film Academy was established in 1992 with the vision of teaching film in a "learning by doing" mindset. In 2013, New York Film Academy Australia opened its doors. It's Gold Coast campus is home to a two-level, state of the art facility located in Southport, and is in the perfect location for filmmaking with the beautiful Broadwater waterfront promenade and numerous parkland areas nearby. NYFA Gold Coast students have access to the renowned Village Roadshow Studios for production work during their program. 
Cricos Code: 03366A

ISA Gold Coast students will enroll alongside other Australian and international students. The ISA Gold Coast office is conveniently located near Bond University at Market Square; however, ISA resident staff also hold office hours near the Griffith University and New York Film Academy campuses. The ISA Gold Coast office provides students with a place to utilize computers, access WIFI, obtain travel advice, relax, or simply visit with other students and the ISA resident staff. In addition to the ISA office, ISA students have full access to all of the resources available through their host university, which can include counseling services, a health center, academic advising, tutoring, libraries, internet access, and organized clubs and activities.

Program Price Includes: • Comprehensive Advising and Support • Tuition at the Host University • Official Transcript from Host University with ISA Cover Letter • Bridging Cultures Program • Full-Time Resident Staff • On-Site ISA Offices • Computer and Internet Access • Excursions (some exceptions apply) • The ISA Discovery Model • Cultural Activities • Medical Insurance • Comprehensive Health, Safety and Security Support • Airport Reception • Visa Support • The Professional Development Toolbox • Scholarship Opportunities

Setting Description:
Queensland is the fastest growing state in Australia with the perfect climate of mild winters and warm summers. It has beautiful forests and beaches, and is safe and secure with a clean environment. The Great Barrier Reef and the Gold Coast are among the internationally famous tourist attractions in the state.

Additional Program Information

- Students must have a minimum grade point average of 2.50. - Students must have at least sophomore standing (second year) at their home university and be currently enrolled in a four-year university at the time of participation.
Scholarships Description:
ISA awards over $850,000 in grants and scholarships to participating students each year. In addition to those offered by ISA, scholarship opportunities are available through several host universities and outside organizations.