Gold Coast, Australia
Located approximately 50 miles south of Brisbane on Australia’s east coast province of Queensland, the Gold Coast is a vibrant city known for its thriving tourist industry. With a population of 500,000 and growing, the sixth largest city in Australia has been identified as one of the most desirable places in the world to live based on political, social, economic and environmental factors, personal safety and health. In the Gold Coast you’ll find a wide range of industries, from film and television to environmental services and biotechnology to tourism and hospitality. The Bond campus is only a few miles (or a short bus ride) from the city of Gold Coast and all that it has to offer. In addition, many shops and restaurants are within walking distance of campus.
Bond University* was founded in 1989, but has quickly become one of the top institutions of higher education in Australia. Representing one of only a few private universities in the entire country, Bond boasts a state-of-the-art campus. Bond's student body of 3,000 is comprised of 55% Australians and 45% international students, of which one third each come from Europe, Asia and the United States. Taking advantage of the low student to faculty ratio and great support services, Bond students study in such areas as business, IT, law, humanities and health sciences. In addition, Bond prides itself on its high rankings for teaching quality, educational experience, and overall student satisfaction. Perhaps one of the most unique aspects of Bond lies in the fact that it runs on the American (or European) academic calendar, making it one of the only Australian university to do so. Bond represents a university that is "Australian in character and international in perspective."
*CRICOS code 00017B
Students take four 4-credit classes while studying abroad at Bond. Students are required to take one of the following classes in Australian culture and three additional classes from across the curriculum:
AUST 11-101 Dreamtime to Dust
AUST 11-103 Australian History
AUST 11-105 Australian Popular Culture
Accommodations and Meals
Students at Bond have the choice of finding an off campus apartment or living in an on-campus residence within easy walking distance of classrooms and other facilities. All students living on campus will be required to purchase a meal plan (declining balance system equivalent to approximately 10-12 meals/week), which they can use to eat at the on-campus cafeteria and cafes.
***Due to the high number of applicants for this program, you will be required to meet with the program advisor before submitting an application. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to set up an appointment. Please indicate that the meeting is for your required appointment for your application.