Queensland: Bond University
The Washington College in Australia Program is a Tuition Only Exchange Program at Bond University (BU).Bond University is located on Rodina on the Gold Coast. With its famous surf beaches, national parks and mountain ranges, the Gold Coast is a popular destination for visitors worldwide. The area has a near perfect sub-tropical climate, with mild winters and warm summers. The easy accessibility of public transportation makes the Gold Coast a convenient base for sightseeing and travel to other parts of Australia. BU is Australia's most modern, purposeful-built university campus. Its enrollment hovers around 2,000 students. All facilities are within easy walking distance and include food outlets, a bookstore, bank, post office, tavern, computer shop, and medical center as well as state-of-the-art classrooms, libraries and student accommodations.
Classes will be taught by BU faculty members. The university has trainer counselors available all year round to assist with academic and personal matters.
All well qualified second semester sophomores, juniors, and seniors are eligible to apply for the exchange program with BU. This program is open to students in all majors. Students should meet the following prerequisites:
- Must have a 2.5 GPA or above.
- Strong academic record.
- Evidence of good character, maturity, and motivation.
- Ability and willingness to adapt to a foreign environment.
The cost of international travel between the United States and Australia, room and meal costs, local transportation while in Australia, book costs, student government fees, health insurance, extra curricular activites, expenses when BU is not in session; and personal expenses are the responsibility of the student applicant unless other arrangements have been made.
Students should make an appointment to speak to the Director of Student Financial Aid to discuss the financial aspects of the program they plan to attend.
Students will choose between single rooms in the Hall of Residence and single or twin-share rooms in the Towers. Each single room in the Hall of Residence includes a telephone, desk and chair, single bed, lounge chair, wardrobe, bookshelves, and bedside drawers. Bathroom and other facilities shared. The Tower rooms include a telephone, air conditioning, desk and chair, single bed, lounge chair, wardrobe, bookshelves and bedside drawers, shower and toilet.
BU is organized into four schools—Business, Humanities and Social Sciences, Information Technology, and Law. Students will be able to take courses in the following disciplines: Business Management, Foreign Languages, Australian Studies, Criminology, English, International Relations, Journalism, Psychology, Computer Science, and Mathematics.
Approximate Semester Dates
- Fall Semester: September to mid-December.
- Spring Semester: January to April.