USAC Australia: Gold Coast (Griffith University)
85% Rating
(2 Reviews)

USAC Australia: Gold Coast (Griffith University)

USAC and Griffith University have teamed up to offer students the chance to experience the beauty of Queensland, Australia while maintaining their studies. Griffith University is split into five different campuses, with Gold Coast being one of the locations. Different courses are offered at the different campuses, throughout Queensland in the cities of Brisbane and Gold Coast. Please refer to the USAC website for more information.

Highlights
  • Choose from a comprehensive range of courses, including specializations in Criminology, Tourism and Sport Management, Asia-Pacific Studies, and Environmental Science
  • Get a true taste of Australian culture
  • Enjoy vibrant cities with access to magnificent beaches, pristine rain forest, and the Great Barrier Reef
  • Study at one of the most creative and influential universities in the Asia-Pacific region
Locations
Oceania » Australia » Gold Coast
Program Type
Provider
Subject Areas
Accounting
Biochemistry
Cultural Studies
Health Sciences
International Business
Media Relations
Natural Sciences
Degree Level
Bachelors
Timeframe
Academic Year
Fall
Spring
Summer
Accommodation
Apartment
Dormitory
Host Family
Language
English
Steps
Online Application
Visa Requirement

Questions & Answers

Program Reviews

  • Academics
    75%
  • Support
    65%
  • Fun
    75%
  • Housing
    95%
  • Safety
    95%

Program Reviews (2)

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Meghan
Female
24 years old
Roanoke, Virginia
Griffith University

Great location and school

9/10

The Gold Coast is the ideal location for any study abroad student looking to explore all that Australia has to offer. From nightlife to beaches to academic settings, the Gold Coast provided it all. The opportunity to travel is also very present: whether it be renting a car and driving down to Byron Bay or booking a flight from Goldy to Sydney for the weekend, student travel is very common and VERY easy.

How can this program be improved?

Help with finding housing. I was stressed for a while before I left for the Gold Coast because I wasn't sure what my housing situation would be. It turned out fine but I think it is an issue that should be addressed.

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Kat
Female
32 years old
Atlanta, GA
Griffith University

Wish I could go back! Gold Coast, AUS

8/10

Studying abroad had to be one of the best experiences of my life!
While it was a little interesting getting everything organized, as when I studied abroad in 2004 it was the first year they did the program at Griffith - so everything was new & unknown in a sense for everyone.
But once it was all organized & over the mini home-sick feeling in the beginning - it was amazing!
The Gold Coast is gorgeous, always something going on & the people are super nice!!
Australia is super easy to travel - there is so much to see, very diverse, so try to see as much as you can!
You only live once!

How can this program be improved?

Better communication on where to stay when you first arrive and when to arrive (I was there 2 weeks earlier than I needed to be, so that added up fast) Having counselors/advisors present when you arrive to the Gold Coast to help assist with finding a place to live and how to get around, not just meeting once & leaving you all on your own.

Again, luckily it all worked out - met great new friends to live with in a beachside condo, all on our own and figured out where to go & how to get around. Everything works out in the end.

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USAC is a non-profit consortium of U.S. universities that collaborates to offer affordable, academic and authentic study abroad programs. There are abundant opportunities to immerse in the culture, history, and academics of other countries providing an unforgettable experience. Each program is designed to help you

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