Arcadia: Brisbane - University of Queensland

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University of Queensland (UQ) is one of Australia’s oldest universities and is ranked in the top 50 globally. Located about five miles outside the center of Brisbane, UQ's picturesque sandstone courtyard leads into a campus with its own parkland, ... read more

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Grew as an individual and pretty much needed this to help grow and mature to where I needed to be. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
Even similar cultures offer many subtle differences that are enjoyable to experience. - Trinity University View Entire Review
I made a lot of new friends, both American, Australian and from many other countries. They helped me learn new things about the world - Trinity University View Entire Review
My study abraod experience was definitely worth while. I learned to be more confident and independant, especially in meeting new people and traveling and exploring new places. - Providence College View Entire Review
It was absolutely worthwhile. I gained a different perspective on the world, and met a lot of new people. I also got to see the Great Barrier Reef which I've always wanted to do. - Trinity University View Entire Review
YES. academics were decent, and the travel/relationships made it more than worthwhile. Truly an amazing experience. - Tufts University View Entire Review
My study abroad experience was wonderful. I learned a lot about myself, how others view the United States as well as their own countries, and how to deal with problems on my own. - Trinity University View Entire Review


University of Queensland (UQ) is one of Australia’s oldest universities and is ranked in the top 50 globally. Located about five miles outside the center of Brisbane, UQ's picturesque sandstone courtyard leads into a campus with its own parkland, lakes and sporting grounds - a great setting for the many clubs and societies.

Ranked the top institute in Australia in the Nature Index 2016, UQ is a world leader in STEM fields such as mineral and mining engineering, bio-technology, marine science, biology and mathematics and offers a wide range of courses related to Australia in English, history, political science and sociology faculties. UQ also ranks at number three globally in sports-related subjects. Additionally, it has an AACSB accredited business school. You'll find advanced research laboratories, inspiring academics, and a campus culture that is conducive to academic debate and discovery.

UQ prides itself in its exceptional teaching standards. Courses are challenging and many involve hands-on work especially in the science field. UQ owns its own teaching facilities at North Stradbroke Island and Heron Island ensuring that students can get fully immersed in the Australian environment while learning.

Travel to fascinating places of interest that enhance your cultural immersion and give a meaningful context to your academic courses. Here is a sampling:

  • Great Barrier Reef

  • The Grampians- Breathtaking scenery

  • Broken Bay- Rappel, hike, swim & campfire cookouts

  • North Stradbroke Island-Kayak & snorkel

  • and more...

Arcadia opens the doors to new experiences, different academic learning, people, cultures and perspectives so you can build your own lifelong learning and memories:

  • Enjoy academic success – earn credit abroad

  • Explore a new world – excursions, activities, events, and so much more!

  • Get to know yourself – gain a new view of the world and your place in it.

  • Rely on us for support – 9 centers in 12 countries worldwide

  • Boost your resume – employers AND graduate schools.

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Program Type(s):
Study Abroad
Program Length(s):
  • Fall
  • Spring
  • Academic Year
Instruction Language(s):
  • English
Relevant Study Subject(s):
  • English Language and Literature
  • History
  • Biotechnology
  • Business Administration and Management
  • Engineering
  • Psychology
  • Computer and Information Sciences
  • Social Work
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Arcadia Scholarships

The College of Global Studies at Arcadia has one of the most extensive scholarship programs of any study abroad organization. As a non-profit university, Arcadia aims to help students for whom financial assistance can mean the difference between participation in an Arcadia program and staying home. Eligibility for our scholarships is based on financial need and approximately 70% of study abroad students who apply for aid from Arcadia receive some form of award.


Applications are received on a rolling basis.

Only students who have been accepted to a program from The College of Global Studies at Arcadia University will be considered for an award.


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