Business, Communication,Built Environment, Health Science & Liberal Arts
Bond University is Australia's first private, not-for-profit University, and offers an academic experience unlike many others. The University is nationally recognized as having the smallest student to staff ratio, which will allow you to get to not only know your professors but also your classmates. Hundreds of subjects are available within the areas of Business, Communications, Australian Studies, Psychology, Built Environment, Hospitality and Tourism, Criminology, and Social Science. With trimesters commencing in January, May and September, Bond's academic calendar closely aligns with many U.S. semester time-frames.
Bond University supports ISA students with a number of scholarships totaling $8,000 AUD annually.
Cricos Code: 00017B
Spring 1 2020
Jan 03, 2020 - Apr 21, 2020
Oct 25, 2019
40 Credit Points
2.50 Minimum GPA*
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Housing is not included in the price above. For more information on housing options and prices, please refer to the housing section.
Trimester + Trimester Programs Available: You may participate in the Spring + Summer, Summer + Fall OR the Fall + Spring sessions of this program by selecting your two trimesters of interest when submitting the initial ISA online application. For more information about this option, please contact your Gold Coast Program Manager.
Students must have a minimum grade point average of 2.50.
MINIMUM ADMISSIONS PREREQUISITES
There is no language prerequisite for this program.
- You must have Sophomore standing (second year) and be enrolled in a four-year university at the time of participation.
Comprehensive Advising and Support
Comprehensive Health, Safety, and Security Support
Tuition at the Host University
Bridging Cultures Program
Full-Time Resident Staff
On-Site ISA Offices
ISA Discovery Model
Official Transcript from the Host University
Professional Development Toolbox
Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
12 - 16
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
18 - 24
- Course Selection
The list below is a sample list of courses available to study abroad students attending Bond University. Please see the full Bond University Course Catalog, linked below, for additional courses.
- Course Structure
Classes are lecture style with seminar (small group) sessions following the lecture. Focus is on individual study.
- Course Credit
Per Bond University's recommendation, 10 credit points = 3-4 U.S. semester credits (4.5-6 U.S. quarter credits). The final decision regarding credit transfer is determined by your home university.
- Transcript Information
The transcript from Bond University will reflect credit points for each course listed below. Please be in touch with your U.S. university regarding credit transfer for this program.
- COURSE LEVEL RECOMMENDATIONS
ISA offers course level recommendations for the courses listed below. Please note that the course level recommendations are based on Bond University course codes. Bond University course codes consist of 4 letters detailing the subject area (such as COMM for Communications) followed by a five-digit catalogue number with the following format: 11-xxx, 12-xxx, or 13-xxx. 11-xxx courses are taught at the Beginner level, and recommended by ISA as lower division courses equivalent to U.S. Freshman or Sophomore level courses. 12-xxx courses are Intermediate level, and 13-xxx courses are Advanced level. Bond Intermediate-Advanced level courses are recommended as upper division. Please note that some Bond courses do not follow the normal course code structure, because of this, ISA suggests that course descriptions and prior knowledge requirements be taken into account, in conjunction with codes, when establishing equivalencies. ISA recommendations are intended to facilitate the determination of course equivalencies by advisors and credential evaluators at participants' U.S. home institutions.
We do our best to highlight all courses open to study abroad students at Bond University on our page below; however, for the most up-to-date course offerings, please visit the Bond University Subject Search, linked below.
HOW TO NAVIGATE THE SUBJECT SEARCH
1) Select the checkbox accompanying your desired/planned study abroad term
2) Tick the "Display Only Study Abroad Subjects"
3) Search by keyword (left) OR by study areas in the dropdown box (right)
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- Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.
Support & Funding
Funding Your ISA Program
As an ISA participant, you have the opportunity to apply for scholarships and grants that can be applied directly to assist with your study abroad programs. ISA offers over $1,000,000 in scholarships and grants each year. To see what opportunities are available, please visit the Scholarships and Grants page.View all Funding Options
Living in ISA housing will give you the opportunity to experience aspects of the Gold Coast lifestyle that are inaccessible to the average visitor. There are many differences in culture and lifestyle between Australia and the U.S. Remember: the key to a positive experience is an open and adaptable mind. With a variety of accommodations available to you, you're sure to find one that will help you feel right at home.
Housing is provided on all ISA programs in Australia at an additional cost. Costs vary according to accommodation selected and session, but ranges between $3,550-$4,000, with meals, and ranges from $3,750-$7,150, without meals (subject to change). We strive to match your housing preferences with our available accommodation; however, housing preference requests cannot be guaranteed.
Dorm with Meals
Living on campus places you in the heart of Bond University. Dorm placements are in a single room with a shared bathroom or in a shared bedroom with an ensuite bathroom. A meal plan, structured in the form of dining dollars, is included as well as a bedding pack. Rooms are equipped with wireless Internet access and washers and dryers are free for on-campus residents.
Apartment Without Meals
This off campus apartment option is a fully-furnished, single, studio apartment located along Lake Orr, a convenient 5-10 minute walk from the Bond University campus. Linens and an Internet package are included. Meals, however, are not included, but each apartment is equipped with a kitchenette.
Luxury Beach Apartment Without Meals
Luxury beach apartment accommodation at Bond University presents you with the opportunity to live just steps from the ocean in the bustling beach suburb of Broadbeach. This is a 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom apartment shared among 4 ISA students attending Bond University and is convenient to public transit routes. Meals are not included, but the apartment has a full kitchen. Bed linen and Internet packages are included.
You may opt to secure housing independently. If you select this option, you will be responsible for your own housing during the program and will forgo any ISA assistance for housing matters.
THERE’S MORE TO DISCOVER WITH ISA
ISA excursions present you with the opportunity to experience the diverse, Indigenous culture and inspiring landscapes of southeast Queensland. As a student studying in Gold Coast, you will begin your semester with an exciting 4-day Bridging Cultures Program in Byron Bay and will have the chance to attend one weekend trip and two day trips to the following destinations throughout the semester.
Byron Bay + Bridging Cultures Program
Kick-off your semester abroad with ISA during our 4-day Bridging Cultures Program (BCP) in beautiful Byron Bay. The BCP integrates our ISA on-site orientation with exciting activities aimed at introducing Australian culture, helping you define your study abroad goals, and encouraging you to meet other students. Activities include: Surf Lessons, Aboriginal Culture in Australia Ceremony, a Community Farming Lesson, a Bush Tucker Walk and Food Experience, a Visit to the famous Byron Bay Lighthouse, a Kangaroo and Koala encounter at the Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, and most importantly, an informative, interactive, and memorable start to your study abroad experience.
North Stradbroke Island
Enjoy a weekend getaway to "Straddie," the world's second largest sand island, and a favorite destination among locals. Soak up the sub-tropical climate and experience one of many unique recreational, historical, and cultural activities that the island provides, including sand-boarding, kayaking, and learning about the distinctive culture of the Quandamooka people. Most importantly, savor the beauty and slow-paced lifestyle of this local gem.
Springbrook National Park and Natural Bridge
Situated within the Gold Coast Hinderland and World Heritage listed Gondwana Rainforest is Springbrook National Park and Natural Bridge. This stunning, often overlooked, environment is the remnant of a volcanic eruption on Mt. Warning in the neighboring state of New South Wales. It boasts impressive waterfalls, an abundance of native vegetation and wildlife, and some of the oldest forests in Australia.
Cultural Activities in Gold Coast
The ISA on-site team encourages you to explore the city and culture of the Gold Coast. The team facilitates this by offering a robust calendar of events that showcases what makes the Gold Coast special.
These activities vary each term, and previous offerings have included Burleigh Heights Beach day, Tallebudgera Creek River Walk, a local rugby game, Miami Marketta, and a Hinterlands Day trip.