ISA Study Abroad in Brisbane, Australia

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The vibrant coastal city of Brisbane (1,700,000) is situated on the bends of the Brisbane River and is surrounded by forested hills. From the famous beaches and resorts of the Sunshine and Gold Coasts, only about one hour away, to the beautiful is... read more

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OVERALL RATING 4.8
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A student studying abroad with ISA Study Abroad in Brisbane, Australia
I learned entirely too much to put into words. I gained so much from this trip. I got to see one of the 7 natural wonders of the world, I met so many people from all over the globe, and I gained independence. I was able to put my phone down and enjoy the beautiful surroundings and people and never get bored. This trip was defini... - University of Southern Indiana View Entire Review
My time abroad was extremely worthwhile and I learned more there than I ever could have if I would've stayed at my home University. I learned so much about myself and what I am capable of handling and how much the world has to offer if you just put yourself out there and let yourself experience something new. - University of Minnesota - Twin Cities View Entire Review
yes, it was a really enjoyable experience where I got to know a lot of unique and different people. - St. Cloud State University View Entire Review
Yes! I had the most wonderful experience meeting Australians as well as exploring the land down under! I am so much more aware of how big and diverse the world really is and how to respect and embrace those differences. My experience abroad has changed my life completely. I met my boyfriend here, who is Australian, so now I've m... - Ohio State University - Columbus View Entire Review
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YES! I enhanced my personal character, have a wider range of opinions on the world, understand and appreciate different cultures, and learned to really live, work, and be independent. - University of Hartford View Entire Review
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Yes. It was very worthwhile. I think its great to get away and meet new people (even if they are mostly Americans). I got to travel around and see Australia. The only downside on the whole experience is that I didn't get to meet that many Australians. - Tufts University View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with GlobaLinks Learning Abroad: Brisbane - University of Queensland
My semester in Brisbane, Australia, was the most unforgettable and exciting semester of my undergraduate career thus far. As a Zoology major, I chose to take classes unique to the Australian environment (like Coral Reefs) and had the amazing opportunity to conduct research with an Honors student based on gecko behavior. I crosse... - University of New Hampshire View Entire Review
Past Review Life Changing
I learned that most people are not different from myself, but learning how other people think has helped me further understand myself. I learned that studying is very important as is the positives that come along with time management. This experience has taught me so much and I really want to set aside accounts so that my nieces... - Valparaiso University View Entire Review
Past Review Take Me Back!
I think I have made it obvious how obsessed I am with my program and how much I love Australia- I have defintely gained new perspectives and matured significantly. Everyone told me going abroad would change my life and I can honestly say that is an understatement. My academic plans havn't changed much but I know now I want to ... - Providence College View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with GlobaLinks Learning Abroad: Brisbane - University of Queensland
YES! I learned so much about not just Aussie culture, but culture from all the international students with me. It was beautiful, fun, and got so much from it in every way possible. I'm much more aware of the world's thoughts on America and our education system's lack of intrest in international studies. We are so behind in langu... - Western Washington University View Entire Review
Past Review
Absolutly, I would not trade this experience for the world. I am so much more open minded and alot more independent. I have traveled to so many different places, experiencing many different cultures that makes me a more well rounded indivual. - University of Hartford View Entire Review

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The vibrant coastal city of Brisbane (1,700,000) is situated on the bends of the Brisbane River and is surrounded by forested hills. From the famous beaches and resorts of the Sunshine and Gold Coasts, only about one hour away, to the beautiful islands found just off the coast of Queensland, this city is in the perfect location for any adventurer with a desire to travel. The warm summers and clear mild winters make Brisbane the ideal destination for study abroad students all year long.

Within Brisbane, students will find that the city has an energetic, urban atmosphere where colonial buildings stand side by side with skyscrapers. Students will find that this city is host to many activities such as strolling through the open-air Queen Street Mall, enjoying the sounds of local bands in the Valley, or even viewing the local indigenous works of art found in the many art galleries around Brisbane. Past participants of ISA's Brisbane study abroad program have taken advantage of the many opportunities to become involved in university life, including many on-campus sports and clubs. This is a great way to meet Australian students who are typically friendly, laid-back and welcoming. The ISA staff in Brisbane helps students achieve their goals for study abroad by providing support throughout the program.

Programs in Brisbane include:

  • Academic Year: Courses with Locals in Multiple Disciplines
  • Semester / Trimester: Courses with Locals in Multiple Disciplines

Program Type(s):
Study Abroad
Program Length(s):
  • Fall
  • Spring
  • Academic Year
Instruction Language(s):
  • English
Language Requirement(s):
  • English
Minimum GPA:
3.0
Year Founded:
1990
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International Studies Abroad / ISA Scholarships

The ISA Diversity Scholarships aim to encourage students of a broader cultural make-up to participate in ISA programs by offering funds to assist with the expenses of studying abroad. The scholarship amounts to USD 14,000 in awards and is to be used towards ISA programs.

2 x $1,000 for Summer Programs; 3 x $2,000 for Fall Programs; 3 x $2,000 for Winter/Spring Programs

Deadlines:
Summer: February 28th Fall: April 30th Winter/Spring: October 30th

Guidelines/Requirements:
• Be accepted to an ISA study abroad program or an applicable ISA Internship or Service-Learning program. • Have at least a 3.00 cumulative GPA. • Be enrolled in second or third year of undergraduate education at a U.S. university/college at time of ISA program participation. **Please refer to the ISA scholarship page for more information on guidelines/requirements.

In pursuit of its goals of enhancing cultural awareness and providing students with the independence and language skills necessary for the workplace, The Dr. Carlos E. Castañeda Memorial Scholarship seek to help those who may not otherwise be able to study abroad. As a testament to his early struggle and lifelong pursuit of academic excellence, ISA offers USD 58,000 annually in scholarships to be used towards ISA programs in memory of Dr. Castañeda. The Dr. Carlos E. Castañeda Memorial Scholarship are both merit and financial need-based scholarships that assist students from affiliated universities with the expenses of studying abroad. Scholarship awardees will have the opportunity to participate in the Correspondent Internship, which gives students the chance to add content to ISA’s Student blog. The student may also be given an opportunity to be part of ISA’s offices abroad based on the need of the particular office.

12 x $2000 for Fall Programs; 12 x $2,000 for Winter/Spring Programs; 2 x $2,500 for (Fall-start) Year Programs; 2 x $2,500 for (Spring-start) Year Programs

Deadlines:
Fall (and Fall-start): April 30th Winter/Spring (and Winter-start): October 30th

Guidelines/Requirements:
• Be accepted to an ISA study abroad program or an applicable ISA Internship or Service-Learning program. • Attend an ISA-affiliated university. See our list of Affiliated Universities for more information. • Have at least a 3.25 cumulative GPA. • Have completed at least one year of college level foreign language or the equivalent. (Courses must appear on official transcript.) • Be enrolled in second or third year of undergraduate education at a U.S. university/college at time of ISA program participation. • Be on financial aid. FAFSA Student Aid Report (SAR) and home university Award Letter/form required. **Please refer to the Eligibility Requirements and Application for more information on eligibility, scholarship availability, and application instructions.

ISA offers USD 8,000 worth of scholarships annually dedicated to the memory of Michaela Farnum. Michaela was a junior studying International Business and Spanish at Seattle University and was a participant in the ISA program in Chile. Her experience was tragically cut short when she lost her life in a hiking accident in the mountains of La Campana National Park in Chile. ISA hopes that this scholarship will help aspiring study abroad students and will do so in memory of Michaela who only began to realize her dream of study abroad. The scholarship is both merit and financial need-based scholarships for the study abroad expenses for the summer term of the student awardees

8 x $1,000 for Summer Programs

Deadlines:
Summer: February 28th

Guidelines/Requirements:
• Be accepted to an ISA Summer study abroad program or an applicable ISA Internship or Service-Learning program. • Have at least a 3.25 cumulative GPA. • Have completed at least one year of college level foreign language or the equivalent. Courses must appear on official transcript. • Be enrolled in second or third year of undergraduate education at a U.S. university/college at time of ISA program participation. • Be on financial aid. FAFSA Student Aid Report (SAR) and home university Award Letter/form required. **Please refer to the ISA scholarship page for more information on guidelines/requirements.

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