IFSA: Gold Coast & Brisbane - Griffith University

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Study abroad with the Institute for Study Abroad at Griffith University!What Griffith has to offer •One of the Asia-Pacific region's most progressive and dynamic universities •A wide range of studies and many interdisciplinary offerings •Three cam... read more

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Studying abroad changed me forever. I gained personal growth, independence, interpersonal skills, and confidence in myself I did not know I was capable of. I was introduced to a new way of life, new music, new food, new everything- and I loved every second of it. I was so homesick and anxious when I arrived, but I grew through m... - Susquehanna University View Entire Review
100%. I learned how to be completely independent so far away from my normal support system. I was able to fully understand who I am as a person and how to live my best life by doing activities I truly get joy from. I learned all about the Australian laid back lifestyle and got to live next to a beach for nearly half a year. All ... - Gustavus Adolphus College View Entire Review
Australia was the most amazing experience of my life. Living in an apartment in Surfers Paradise was a great place to start "adulating". I truly gained a new sense of independence while living and traveling abroad. These experiences could never have been replicated by any other area other than Australia. I miss it every day and ... - Roger Williams University / RWU View Entire Review
I learned about myself, independence, responsibility, staying positive and general happiness. I t was worthwhile and something I will never forget. - Towson University View Entire Review
Absolutely, learned more outside of the classroom than in it, so worthwhile I would do it again in a heartbeat if I had the chance - Roger Williams University / RWU View Entire Review
How to be more independent. It was worthwhile, I plan to move to Australia as soon as i can - Roger Williams University View Entire Review
Absolutely. I gained so much knowledge about myself and the world around me. I appreciate life so much more and I truly enjoy and cherish every day that I have. I would love to do it again and/or work for a program like this one to help integrate students into their country of choice. I had such a meaningful experience, it would... - University of Hartford View Entire Review
I not only gained some intercultural communication skills and skills in a global context, but I also learned more about myself. - McKendree University View Entire Review
I gained so much personal growth. I learned how to be independent and strong, and how much I could accomplish if I set my mind to something! I also learned how amazing other cultures are and how excited I am to see more of the word and travel. - Butler University View Entire Review
A whole new appreciation for the culture and people there, as well as countless communication skills and self reliance and confidence. I'd do it again in a heart beat! - Oregon State University View Entire Review
It was definitely worth while. I am more independent than I was before. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
I learned more about myself and became more confident as an individual. I also learned to slow down, calm down, and don't stress if something goes wrong, especially if there is nothing you can do about it. I also got to improve my cooking skills (and my patience) in general. - University of Puget Sound View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with IFSA-Butler: Gold Coast - Griffith University
It was unbelievably worthwhile. I now understand so much more about the world than I could have every comprehended before. I plan to go back to Australia to live because of the feeling that the country and its people gave me while I was there. - University of Hartford View Entire Review
Yes it was so worth while i would give anything to go back! - Roger Williams University View Entire Review


Study abroad with the Institute for Study Abroad at Griffith University!

What Griffith has to offer 
•One of the Asia-Pacific region's most progressive and dynamic universities 
•A wide range of studies and many interdisciplinary offerings •Three campuses: Nathan in Toohey National Park, 15 minutes from central Brisbane; the art and music schools, across the river from the central business district; and Gold Coast, a modern campus in a native bushland setting, one hour from Brisbane 
•The Queensland College of Art and the prestigious Queensland Conservatorium of Music 
•Campus amenities include a general store, restaurants, cafe bar, bookshop, bank, post office, travel agency and sports facilities

Program Type(s):
Study Abroad
Program Length(s):
  • Fall
  • Spring
  • Academic Year
Instruction Language(s):
  • English
Minimum GPA:
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IFSA Scholarships

Any student applying to an IFSA-Butler program can apply for our general scholarship awards, which are $500 for a summer program, $1,500 for semester study, and $2,000 for the full year. We also offer special opportunities such as First Generation College Student scholarships and a Fill the GAP study abroad savings program that matches contributions up to $1,000. Plus, any student attending a public institution or an MSI (minority serving institution) is automatically eligible for either the IFSA State School Grant or the IFSA MSI Grant. Both are worth $2,000 off the program price.


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Any student who applies for an IFSA-Butler program may apply for a scholarship by completing a scholarship application. This is separate from the general IFSA-Butler program application.