- Gold Coast, Australia
- Program Type:
- Intern Abroad
- Degree Level:
- Academic Year, Fall Semester, Spring Semester, Summer
- Work Types:
- Arts & Architecture, Business, Hospitality, Journalism, Law, Medical, Psychology, Sciences & Environment, Social Sciences
- 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.
Students studying in the Gold Coast have the option to choose between two award winning and academically prestigious institutions: Bond University and Griffith University. 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. Created in the scholarly traditions of the greatest private universities world-wide, Bond University has a strong component of international students who hail from some 80 countries worldwide. Welcoming under 4,000 students on campus, Bond University has a genuine commitment to each student by offering a personalized learning environment and the smallest class sizes in Australia (#1 Student to Staff Ratio*). The university is ranked 22nd in Australia in the 2014 QS Australian University Rankings. 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. With campuses positioned in Queensland's fastest growing area, the University caters to more than 40,000 students, including more than 10,000 international students from over 130 nations. More than 3, 000 staff includes outstanding teachers and researchers as well as administrative staff across the University to support student's Griffith experience. In the QS World University Rankings, Griffith University- Gold Coast has ranked in the top 400 universities in the world for the last seven years, which means they are in the top 5% of universities in the world. Cricos Code: 00233E
Program Price Includes: • Comprehensive Advising and Support • Tuition at the Host University • Official Transcript from Host University with ISA Cover Letter • Housing • Meals and Laundry Services • Bridging Cultures Program • Full-Time Resident Staff • On-Site ISA Offices • Computer and Internet Access • Excursions • The ISA Discovery Model • Cultural Activities • Medical Insurance • Comprehensive Health, Safety and Security Support • Airport Reception • Visa Support • Tutoring • 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.
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