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Housing Information

Housing is provided on all ISA programs in the Pacific region, at an additional cost. There are a range of housing options and costs vary according to host university, accommodation selected and session. Please review the details within your chosen program session.

A Housing Commitment Fee of $1,000 must be paid by the Final Forms and Payment due date. This fee is nonrefundable after the payment due date and is applied to overall housing costs. The total housing cost will be billed 3-4 weeks prior to the program's departure, once a housing assignment has been allocated.

ISA Housing provides the opportunity for students to experience aspects of the Australian lifestyle that are inaccessible to the average visitor of Australia. The experience of living in another culture will be both educational and rewarding so long as you stay open-minded and reasonable at all times. There are many differences in culture and lifestyle between life in Australia and the U.S. Remember: the key to a positive experience is flexibility. With this in mind, you can become a true Aussie!


Bond University
Students who are attending Bond University have 3 ISA housing options to select from; on campus dorm, off campus apartment or luxury beach apartment. Students living in the on campus dorms will be placed in either a shared bedroom with ensuite bathroom or a single bedroom with a shared bathroom. A meal plan, structured as dining dollars, and a bedding pack are included for students placed in on-campus accommodation. The meal plan is an on-campus living requirement and can be used at any of the food outlets on campus. Dorm rooms are equipped with wireless Internet access. Washers and dryers are free for on-campus residents.

Two apartment options are also available to Bond University participants; off campus or luxury beach. Students placed in the off campus apartment will be in a fully furnished, studio apartment within walking distance of campus. Meals are not included, but each student apartment contains a kitchenette and is stocked with kitchenware, crockery and cutlery. Bed linens and Internet package are included. Coin-operated laundry facilities are shared among tenants.

Placements may also be within the luxury beach apartment; a fully furnished, 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom apartment shared between 4 ISA students attending Bond University. Bed linens, kitchenware, free washer and dryer, and a wireless Internet package are included. Meals are not included, but the apartment features a full kitchen. The apartment is conveniently located near public transit routes, and is just steps from Gold Coast's "Broadbeach."

See the ISA Gold Coast Google Map for a visual on the location of each of the housing options.

A $500-$800 refundable security deposit will be charged to students living in ISA arranged housing. ISA may retain some, or all, of this deposit in case of damage to property, or if utility usage exceeds the allotted monthly amount.


Griffith University
Griffith University students have two apartment-style ISA housing options to choose from; on campus or luxury beach. Students allocated to the on campus accommodation will be in a single bedroom within a 5 bedroom, 2 bathroom, co-ed flat, located within walking distance of campus. Meals are not included; however, apartment kitchens are well equipped with oven, refrigerator, microwave and an included kitchen pack containing cookware, kitchenware and cutlery. All rooms are set up for Internet access and students arrange and pay for their desired package upon arrival. Linens are included, and students have access to coin-operated laundry facilities within the complex.

Placements may also be within the luxury beach apartment; a fully furnished, 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom apartment shared between 4 ISA students attending Griffith University. Bed linens, kitchenware, free washer and dryer, and a wireless Internet package are included. Meals are not included, but the apartment features a full kitchen. The apartment is conveniently located near public transit routes, and is just steps from Gold Coast's "Broadbeach."

See the ISA Gold Coast Google Map for a visual on the location of each of the housing options.

A $500 refundable security deposit will be charged to students living in ISA arranged housing. ISA may retain some, or all, of this deposit in case of damage to property, or if utility usage exceeds the allotted monthly amount.


Independent Housing
Students may opt to secure housing independently. Students who select this option will be responsible for their own housing during the program and will forgo any ISA assistance for housing matters.