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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OVERALL RATING 4.9
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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
October 03, 2016 A Semester In Paradise
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
February 17, 2016 Experience Of A Lifetime
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 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
Past Review
MY experience was definitely worthwhile, i would do it again in a heartbeat and i am considering moving there permanently. I think i am the epitome of an abroad success. I wouldnt trade my experience for anything. The whole thing opened my eyes to who i am as a person and who i want to be. I am more independent and i feel like i... - SUNY - Binghamton 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. Recipients will work in coordination with the CISabroad Marketing Team to develop a plan for sharing their story while abroad. Options may include photos, instagram takeover, videos, or a blog. Recipients will be expected to submit 5 - 10 pieces.

$250

Deadlines:
Spring Semester Programs: Scholarship Deadline - October 15, Award Notification - November 15. Summer Study Programs: Scholarship Application Deadline - March 1, Award Notification - April 1. Fall Semester Programs: Scholarship Application Deadline - April 1, Award Notification - May 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 CISabroad programs.

This scholarship is intended for students who are among the first from their U.S. university to go abroad on any CISabroad program. Recipients will work in coordination with the CISabroad Marketing Team to develop a plan for sharing their story while abroad. Options may include photos, instagram takeover, videos, or a blog. Recipients will be expected to submit 5 - 10 pieces.

$250

Deadlines:
Spring Semester Programs: Scholarship Deadline - October 15, Award Notification - November 15. Summer Study Programs: Scholarship Application Deadline - March 1, Award Notification - April 1. Fall Semester Programs: Scholarship Application Deadline - April 1, Award Notification - May 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 CISabroad programs.

Are you already #InstaFamous? Take it to the next level. Recipients will be required to take part in an Instagram takeover as well as provide content for other CISabroad Social platforms. Examples of content include, 20 high quality photos, and a short video about your experience.

$250

Deadlines:
Spring Semester Programs: Scholarship Deadline - October 15, Award Notification - November 15. Summer Study Programs: Scholarship Application Deadline - March 1, Award Notification - April 1. Fall Semester Programs: Scholarship Application Deadline - April 1, Award Notification - May 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 CISabroad programs.

There is no GPA requirement for these scholarships. Interested students should complete all scholarship application requirements and be sure to tell us why you want to be a CISabroad Photojournalist. Recipients will be required to maintain an online photo wordpress blog with at least 100 photos by the end of their program.

$100 towards a semester or summer program plus a $100 Amazon gift card to purchase a digital camera.

Deadlines:
Spring Semester Programs Scholarship Application Deadline: October 15 Award Notification: November 15 Summer Programs Scholarship Application Deadline: March 1 Award Notification: April 1 Fall Semester Programs Scholarship Application Deadline: April 1 Award Notification: May 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 CISabroad programs.

This award is intended for under-served students within the education abroad population. Possible considerations include, STEM majors, first generation college students, multicultural backgrounds, and many more. Recipients will work in coordination with the CISabroad Marketing Team to develop a plan for sharing their story while abroad. Options may include photos, instagram takeover, videos, or a blog. Recipients will be expected to submit 5 - 10 pieces.

$250

Deadlines:
Spring Semester Programs: Scholarship Deadline - October 15, Award Notification - November 15. Summer Study Programs: Scholarship Application Deadline - March 1, Award Notification - April 1. Fall Semester Programs: Scholarship Application Deadline - April 1, Award Notification - May 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 CISabroad programs.

There is no GPA requirement for these scholarships. Interested students should complete all scholarship application requirements and be sure to tell us why you want to be a CISabroad Videojournalist. Recipients will be required to maintain an online video wordpress blog with at least 1 video by the end of their program.

$100 towards a semester or summer program plus a $100 Amazon gift card to purchase a digital camera.

Deadlines:
Spring Semester Programs Scholarship Application Deadline: October 15 Award Notification: November 15 Summer Programs Scholarship Application Deadline: March 1 Award Notification: April 1 Fall Semester Programs Scholarship Application Deadline: April 1 Award Notification: May 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 CISabroad programs.

This award is intended for students who are interested in or have an academic focus in conservation, community development, or sustainability. Recipients will arrange and participate in at least two volunteer opportunities while overseas and make a presentation, video, blog, or vlog on their experience upon returning home.

$250

Deadlines:
Spring Semester Programs: Scholarship Deadline - October 15, Award Notification - November 15. Summer Study Programs: Scholarship Application Deadline - March 1, Award Notification - April 1. Fall Semester Programs: Scholarship Application Deadline - April 1, Award Notification - May 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 CISabroad programs.

This award is given to students who are ready to dive deep and tell their story to the world! While abroad, recipients will learn to blog or vlog like a pro using either Wordpress or YouTube. When you return students will work in coordination with the CISabroad Marketing Team to develop a project that will be completed upon return of your overseas experience.

$500-$1000

Deadlines:
Spring Semester Programs: Scholarship Deadline - October 15 Award Notification - November 15 Summer Study Programs Scholarship Application Deadline - March 1 Award Notification - April 1 Fall Semester Programs Scholarship Application Deadline - April 1 Award Notification - May 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 CISabroad programs.

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