ISA Study Abroad in Gold Coast, Australia

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Famous for its surf beaches, national parks, waterways, and mountain ranges, the Gold Coast has a population of over 400,000 and is an extremely popular tourist destination for visitors worldwide. Catering to such an international tourist crowd, t... read more

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It was expensive but worth it. It was the experience of a lifetime. I gained so many memories, so much confidence in myself and so many life long friends. - Indiana University - Purdue University Fort Wayne / IPFW View Entire Review
I learned valuable life experience traveling alone and met people that inspired my life. I found my interests and became a better person in all aspects. It was an experience that I wish I could relive every day. - Kansas State University View Entire Review
Past Review Livin The Dream
I am so glad i studied abroad and would do it all over again in a heartbeat. Not a day goes by that I don't think about my time in Australia. I gained a sense of independence and I no longer have any fear of the unknown. Globalinks was a huge factor in my amazing experience. - Point Loma Nazarene University View Entire Review
I not only learned a great deal about myself but also how to travel safely, how to better keep up with school work, and I learned a completely new way of life that has taught me to relax and go with the flow because sometimes that's all you can do. It was absolutely worthwhile, I'd do it all over again in a heartbeat. - University of Hartford View Entire Review
When in a foreign country, your really on your own. Learn to be dependent, have time-management skills, budget, budget, budget and explore!!!! - University of Hartford View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with GlobaLinks Learning Abroad: Gold Coast - Bond University
I am much more culturally aware being exposed to more cultures than just the American. I leaned that each country has its own set of social norms and how to deal with problems that my arise if there are conflicts because of cultural differences. I also learned a lot about myself, and grew because of the experiences I had. It ... - University of Rhode Island View Entire Review
It was definitely worthwhile. I learned so many things including how to travel by myself and live on my own. - University of Hartford View Entire Review
Studying abroad has given me a completely new and fresh perspective on life and other cultures. I have been bitten with the travel bug 100%, and have made it a priority to incorporate traveling and trying new experiences into my everyday life, even if that means just a short trip a few towns over. There are SO many new opportuni... - Bowling Green State University View Entire Review
absolutely i have truly grown from my experiences and have become addicted to looking for the next adventure abroad. your cutting yourself short if you don't take the opportunity to go abroad! - University of Maine at Orono View Entire Review
My study abroad experience was one of the best decisions i have ever made. It is impossible to list everything i learned from it or explain how special this type of opportunity is. My abroad experience has opened my eyes to cultural awareness but has not had any changes on my academic interests as of now...other than causing my ... - University of Hartford View Entire Review
I gained a lot of independence as well as freedom to make my own decisions and do what I want to do. - Illinois State University View Entire Review
The independence I was able to gain from traveling on my own and trying new things is priceless. Meeting people from so many other countries and knowing how they perceive things has really broadened my views. Just traveling here on my own has made me want to go out into the world again and see more. After I graduate I hope to tr... - University of Hartford View Entire Review
I gain independance and learned how to travel by myself. Plus just getting out there and seeing the world was really cool. Australia is different than the US but its not super different like they listen to the same music and movies as us. - Western Washington University View Entire Review
It was well worth it - Salem State University View Entire Review
I gained many new friends, challenged myself in academic and social aspects, and traveled to places I've always dreamed of! It was definitely worthwhile and is a worthwhile investment you will be talking about for the rest of your life. - California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo View Entire Review
I learned a lot about myself and how to be more independent and how to figure out situations on your own and meet new people from all around the world. - Belmont University View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with GlobaLinks Learning Abroad: Gold Coast - Bond University
Confidence. Traveling and living across the world is an inspiring endeavor. I would do it again in a heart-beat. - University of Rhode Island View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with GlobaLinks Learning Abroad: Gold Coast - Bond University
Past Review Amazing!
It was worth it to get away from the home university for a while to see something new. I know I didn't make a ton of friends while I was here, but I learned new things, and I met new people, and I saw things I never saw before such as the Great barrier reef, and it was amazing. - University of Hartford View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with GlobaLinks Learning Abroad: Gold Coast - Bond University
Past Review Living The Dream
I gained independence and knowing that I am okay on my own. Makes me feel comfortable about moving out when I get the chance. I am able to adapt to a new environment very well. - Plymouth State University View Entire Review
Past Review Totally Worth It
Absolutely! One of the best decisions I've ever made. - Point Loma Nazarene University View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with GlobaLinks Learning Abroad: Gold Coast - Bond University
I gained so culutral experience and enjoyed every moment of my time abroad. It has taught me how t be much more respectable toward other cultures. - Indiana University of Pennsylvania View Entire Review
I gained a sense of independence and self-esteem because I was able to have the time of my life with no help from my parents. - University of Hartford View Entire Review
I came back from my Study Abroad trip a new a better person. It was the best and most wonderful opportunity someone our age could have. It opened my eyes to so many different types of people, cultures and values. Study Abroad gives you a new perspective on life and a new way of seeing things. - Towson University View Entire Review
Past Review The Aussie Way
Gave me a new perspective on the world and myself. I found out how little I knew about not only Australia but America as well. Gaining an international perspective is a little scary at first but interesting and worthwhile in the end because it makes you see the other side to the story. - Providence College View Entire Review
I have become a well rounded person who knows how to travel alone. I have learned so many new things and met amazing friends that I will have for a lifetime - Merrimack College View Entire Review

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Famous for its surf beaches, national parks, waterways, and mountain ranges, the Gold Coast has a population of over 400,000 and is an extremely popular tourist destination for visitors worldwide. Catering to such an international tourist crowd, the Gold Coast has excellent shopping and an enormous selection of foods from all corners of the world. Along the beautiful beaches you will find entertainment lining the shore with the many theme parks and attractions. If searching for a break from the vacation mobs, head to the little-visited, nearby national parks which are some of Queensland's best and provide a welcome sanctuary. Defined by its spectacular beaches, hinterland ranges, forests, waterways and vibrant communities, the Gold Coast is an outstanding global city you'll enjoy living in.

Programs in Gold Coast include:


  • Academic Year: Griffith University (Courses with Locals in Multiple Disciplines)

  • Semester / Trimester: Bond University (Business, Law, Society and Design) or Griffith University (Courses with Locals in Multiple Disciplines)

Program Type(s):
Study Abroad
Program Length(s):
  • Fall
  • Summer
  • Spring
  • Academic Year
Instruction Language(s):
  • English
Language Requirement(s):
  • English
Relevant Study Subject(s):
  • Urban and Regional Planning
  • Philosophy
  • Pacific Area Studies
  • Management Science
  • Legal Studies
  • International Business
  • Environmental Studies
  • Digital Arts
  • Criminology
  • Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
  • Business
  • Architecture
Minimum GPA:
2.5
Year Founded:
1990
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International Studies Abroad / ISA Scholarships

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.

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.

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