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Study Abroad

Queensland: Bond University

Program Type: Tuition Exchange

The University

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.

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.

Living Arrangements

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.