CISabroad (Center for International Studies): Gold Coast - Semester on the Gold Coast

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On Semester on the Gold Coast, you’ll spend a semester in the sun at one of the most highly ranked and modern universities in Australia. The year-round tropical climate isn’t bad either! The Gold Coast is one of Australia’s fastest-growing cities,... read more

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November 30, 2019 Best Semester Ever!
I learned a lot about the history of Australia and I got to explore places that I probably never would have got the chance to see if I didn't study abroad. It was totally worthwhile in my opinion because I made new friends and got to check a few things off of my bucket list. - University of Massachusetts Amherst / UMass View Entire Review
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February 28, 2019 Best 4 Months Of My Life!
I learned so much during my time abroad. I gained so much personally and culturally. This was my first time leaving the country alone and for so long a time. I learned a lot about myself, responsibility, and maturity. Coming back I felt like a whole new person. Before going to Australia, I was so excited to immerse myself into a... - Saint Francis College View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with CISabroad (Center for International Studies): Gold Coast - Semester on the Gold Coast
It was absolutely worthwhile. I don't think I can put in words all of the things I've gained and learned from this experience so I'll sum up a couple of them. I feel like I could be a world traveler now, I am very comfortable with all types of public transportation now and definitely caught the travel-bug (yes it's really a thin... - University of Maine - Orono View Entire Review
October 30, 2017 Incredible 4 Months
Through this experience I was able to meet and interact with people from all over the world. It really opened my eyes to how big the world is. - The Citadel View Entire Review
Life long friendships, more travel experience, education, and experiences I couldn't get anywhere else. Absolutely worthwhile! - University of Maine - Orono View Entire Review
I gained a lot while studying abroad (knowledge, experience in a foreign country, friendships that will last a lifetime, experiences I will never forget) - University of Massachusetts Amherst / UMass View Entire Review
It was worth every penny - Fisher College View Entire Review
It was absolutely worthwhile. I was able to learn a lot and be more comfortable on my own traveling and I learned another perspective on real word issues that was different than the United States. One of my favorite things about my time abroad though was that I did a volunteer project for a company that is working to bring nucle... - University of Maine - Orono View Entire Review
I learned that I can be put on the other side of the world without knowing anyone there and make friends for a lifetime and that I can adapt to a different way of life relatively easily. - Saint Anselm College View Entire Review
Yes it was definitely worthwhile, I learned to work with and understand a number of different cultures. I was introduced to a new lifestyle and was able to witness some amazing places. - Suffolk University View Entire Review
I took a lot of personal experiences away from this trip, and learned a lot of things about myself. Everything i expected for this trip was completly different, but in a good way. Ive learned to be more independent and I personally figured out what things and what people are important to me and whats not. - University of New Haven View Entire Review
yes, everything and more than I ever expected - Suffolk University View Entire Review
Yes. I would love to go back to work or travel for a couple years. - Western New England University View Entire Review
I learned so much about culture and gained a newfound love for traveling. I also gained so much more confidence and independence about myself and in general. 100% worthwhile. - Springfield College View Entire Review
January 30, 2019 True Beauty
I learned more about myself then I knew was possible, and that alone made this whole trip worth it for me. - University of New Hampshire View Entire Review
I learned so much about myself! Going abroad really pushes you outside of your comfort zone and forces you to try new things. The people you meet and the experiences you have will change your life. - University of Massachusetts Amherst / UMass View Entire Review
I learned so much more about the world and about myself in relation to the world. I also became much more independent and broke out of my comfort zone. - University of Massachusetts Amherst / UMass View Entire Review
I gained a lot of confidence being abroad. I was surrounded by completely new people that it felt as if I were starting a new life, it was very refreshing. Because of this there were also some challenges by being exposed to different kinds of people. This did not hinder me, rather opened my eyes to different perspectives. - California Baptist University View Entire Review
I learned to keep my mind open. When you look at the world around you with judgement and hesitation, you miss a lot of incredible people and experiences. I see the world around me in a new and curious light. - Concordia University Nebraska View Entire Review
I learned that I love traveling and that I want to go back to Australia and do more traveling. I learned the similarities and differences between the U.S. and Australia - Berea College View Entire Review
Studying abroad expands your horizons and provides you with an entirely new outlook on life. It was definitely worthwhile and I would love to have the opportunity to do it again. - Western New England University View Entire Review
Very. I loved it and never wanted to come home. Each day I tell myself I want to go back to that amazing place. It just doesn't seem real now that I'm home. - Saint Anselm College View Entire Review
Definitely! - Suffolk University View Entire Review
I would go again and recommend this program to anyone. My biggest issue was I was sick while I was there and getting health care was not the easiest. I think if I was to do this again I would check a little more into the health care - I did check and was told there was a doctor on site but wasn't told that he/she was hardly eve... - Bond University View Entire Review
My study abroad experience was well worth it and if I had the opportunity to do it all over again I would. I learned so much and gained many valuable skills. I have become more major and independent since my journey abroad. I tend to look at the world in a more global view instead of just looking at it from the perspective of my... - Keene State College View Entire Review

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On Semester on the Gold Coast, you’ll spend a semester in the sun at one of the most highly ranked and modern universities in Australia. The year-round tropical climate isn’t bad either! The Gold Coast is one of Australia’s fastest-growing cities, known for its beautiful beaches, sporting events, and outdoor activities. Bond University is unique among Australian universities in that its academic calendar aligns with the US university calendar. Bond University received 5 out of 5 stars in Australia’s Good Universities Guide for quality of teaching, and courses use the newest technology, while professors think outside the box. With only 10 minutes to the beach and numerous opportunities to meet people from all over the world, your time on the Gold Coast will be memorable and well spent!

Program Type(s):
Study Abroad
Program Length(s):
  • Fall
  • Spring
  • Academic Year
Instruction Language(s):
  • English
Relevant Study Subject(s):
  • Communication and Media Studies
  • Business
  • Management Information Systems
  • International Relations
  • Legal Professions and Studies
  • Psychology
Minimum GPA:
2.5
Year Founded:
2000
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CISabroad / Center for International Studies Scholarships

This award is intended for students within the LGBTQIA+ community, as part of CIS Abroad’s commitment to Generation Study Abroad. Studying abroad as an LGBTQIA+ or gender nonconforming student brings an additional set of challenges and options to consider. There are some questions you may want to ask yourself, and research to be done, before choosing a study abroad program – but our LGBTQIA+ students have amazing experiences abroad and often find local LGBTQIA+ communities to be a part of. Recipients will select from a variety of mediums to share their story while abroad, in addition to submitting a photo testimonial.

Up to $500

Deadlines:
Spring: October 1 Summer: March 1 Fall: April 1

Guidelines/Requirements:
Candidates who meet the academic requirements will have their applications forwarded to the scholarship committee who will judge their application based on academic merit and a written essay. All scholarships and grants are only awarded to participants of CIS Abroad programs.

This award is intended to benefit students of color, who are traditionally underrepresented within education abroad. We aim to widen the diversity of our community of interns and students abroad and foster equity in access to these experiences. If you identify as biracial, multiracial, Black, African & African American, Caribbean American, Latinx / Chican@ / Hispanic, Asian & Asian American, Native, Pacific Islander, or another minoritized racial/ethnic identity not listed, we invite you to apply. In your application essay, tell us about how your identity will impact your experience abroad. Recipients will select from a variety of mediums to share their story while abroad, in addition to submitting a photo testimonial.

Up to $500

Deadlines:
Spring: October 1 Summer: March 1 Fall: April 1

Guidelines/Requirements:
Candidates who meet the academic requirements will have their applications forwarded to the scholarship committee who will judge their application based on academic merit and a written essay. All scholarships and grants are only awarded to participants of CIS Abroad programs.

This award is intended for students in a Greek Life organization who need help covering the cost of membership dues while abroad. In keeping with the philanthropic values of Greek Life organizations, recipients should plan to participate in at least one self-directed volunteer opportunity while abroad and produce content (ex. a blog post or video) related to that experience, in addition to other selections.

Up to $500

Deadlines:
Spring: October 1 Summer: March 1 Fall: April 1

Guidelines/Requirements:
Candidates who meet the academic requirements will have their applications forwarded to the scholarship committee who will judge their application based on academic merit and a written essay. All scholarships and grants are only awarded to participants of CIS Abroad programs.

We understand first-generation students face additional barriers to studying and interning abroad. In fact, many staff members at CIS Abroad are also first-generation college students. This scholarship is intended to help fund the visa process, flights, and international housing for students who are among the first from their family to go to college. Recipients will share their story of learning and exploration while abroad with a photo gallery and their choice of travel vlog, blogging, or an Instagram takeover.

Up to $500

Deadlines:
Spring: October 1 Summer: March 1 Fall: April 1

Guidelines/Requirements:
Candidates who meet the academic requirements will have their applications forwarded to the scholarship committee who will judge their application based on academic merit and a written essay. All scholarships and grants are only awarded to participants of CIS Abroad programs.

This award is intended for students who demonstrate excellence in their academic major. While abroad, recipients will use a variety of channels (video, blogging, photos) to share how studying/interning abroad is enriching their academic or professional career, in addition to submitting a photo testimonial.

$250

Deadlines:
Spring: October 1 Summer: March 1 Fall: April 1

Guidelines/Requirements:
Candidates who meet the academic requirements will have their applications forwarded to the scholarship committee who will judge their application based on academic merit and a written essay. All scholarships and grants are only awarded to participants of CIS Abroad programs.

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