Business, Tourism, Criminal Justice & Liberal Arts

Griffith University
Gold Coast, Australia

Program Overview

Program Overview

  • Popular Subject Areas

    Business, Tourism, Criminal Justice & Liberal Arts

  • Location

    Gold Coast

  • Host University

    Griffith University

    Located in the town of Southport, just 20 minutes via bus from the famous Surfer's Paradise, Griffith University's Gold Coast campus offers a dynamic student lifestyle with state-of-the-art academic facilities, a variety of on-campus services, several restaurants and cafes and extensive athletic amenities. Ranked among the top 350 universities worldwide (Times Higher Education, 2018), Griffith offers courses in nearly every discipline including: Criminal Justice, Tourism, Business, Psychology, Humanities, Information Technology, and so many more. In addition to it's wide array of course offerings, Griffith also offers the unique opportunity to enroll in a Community Internship, a credit-bearing internship allowing you to gain valuable professional experience within the Gold Coast community.

    Cricos Code: 00233E

  • Term

    Fall 2 2022

  • Program Dates

    Late Jun, 2022 - Mid Oct, 2022

  • Program Length


  • Application Deadline

    Apr 01, 2022

  • Forms and Payment Deadline

    Apr 15, 2022

  • Credit

    36 Credit Points

  • Eligibility

    2.50 Minimum GPA*

  • Cost


  • A TEAN By WorldStrides Program

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Study Abroad Program Description

Housing is not included in the price above. For more information on housing options and prices, please refer to the housing section. 

Nestled within lush hills, not far from central Gold Coast and the Pacific shoreline, sits Griffith University, whose modern facilities and inspiring campus form the backdrop of a world-class education. At Griffith, you will be able to select from a wide range of courses—Business, Criminology Tourism, Humanities, Psychology and Communications, just to name a few—enabling you to enroll in courses that fit your individual academic needs. While there, take advantage of the unique opportunity to diversify your study abroad experience and professional résumé by enrolling in Griffith's Community Internship course. Make a difference in your local, host community while growing both personally as well as professionally and earning academic credit toward your degree plan.
Classes you enroll in will be taught in English by Griffith University faculty and your classmates will be local students as well as fellow international students. Start your study abroad journey at Griffith with ISA's exciting 4 day/3 night Bridging Cultures Orientation Program in stunning Byron Bay - click on excursions to learn more.

Trimester + Trimester Programs Available: You may participate in the Spring + Fall sessions of this program by selecting both trimesters when submitting the initial ISA online application. For more information about this option, including Fall + Spring options, please contact your Gold Coast Program Manager.



Students must have a minimum grade point average of 2.50.


There is no language prerequisite for this program.

  • You must have Sophomore standing (second year) and be enrolled in a four-year university at the time of participation.

A TEAN by WorldStrides Program

ISA's Asia and Pacific programs are operated by our partner division within WorldStrides, TEAN, who has over 25 years of experience in the region.
To apply for this program through TEAN, click the Apply Now button.

What's Included

Comprehensive Advising and Support

24-Hour Emergency

Comprehensive Health, Safety, and Security Support

Airport Reception

Visa Support

Tuition at the Host University


Bridging Cultures Orientation

Full-Time Resident Staff

On-Site ISA Offices

Internet Access

ISA Discovery Model


Cultural Activities


Official Transcript from the Host University

Professional Development Toolbox

Scholarship Opportunities


Support & Funding


Cole McLean

Resident Director, Australia

Funding Your ISA Program

Wondering how you’ll fund your program? ISA’s got you covered! If you receive financial aid for your home university, you will likely be able to use those funds for study abroad too.  The first step is usually speaking with your home university. Check out the steps for using financial aid here.

Need to know how much to budget for a term abroad? Take a look at the additional expenses you might expect, depending on your program.

As an ISA participant, you have the opportunity to apply for scholarships and grants that can be applied directly to assist with your study abroad programs. We offer over $1,000,000 in scholarships and grants each year. To see what opportunities are available, visit the scholarships and grants page.

View all Funding Options


Living in ISA housing will give you the opportunity to experience aspects of the Gold Coast lifestyle that are inaccessible to the average visitor. There are many differences in culture and lifestyle between Australia and the U.S. Remember: the key to a positive experience is an open and adaptable mind. With a variety of accommodations available to you, you're sure to find one that will help you feel right at home.

Housing is provided on all ISA programs in Australia at an additional cost. Costs vary according to accommodation selected and session, but range from $5,375 - $7,350 (estimated and subject to change). We strive to match your housing preferences with our available accommodation; however, housing preference requests cannot be guaranteed.

Apartment Without Meals

As a Griffith University student living in our apartment without meals option, you will be adjacent to campus and within walking distance of all academic buildings. Placements are in a single bedroom within a 5 bedroom, 2 bathroom, co-ed flat. Linens and access to laundry facilities are included. Meals, however, are not included, but apartments are equipped with a full kitchen.

Luxury Beach Apartment Without Meals

Luxury beach apartment accommodation at Griffith University presents you with the opportunity to live just steps from the ocean in the bustling beach suburb of Broadbeach. This is a 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom apartment shared among 4 ISA students attending Griffith University and is convenient to public transit routes. Meals are not included, but the apartment has a full kitchen. Bed linen and Internet packages are included.

Independent Housing

You may opt to secure housing independently. If you select this option, you will be responsible for your own housing during the program and will forgo any ISA assistance for housing matters.



ISA excursions present you with the opportunity to experience the diverse, Indigenous culture and inspiring landscapes of southeast Queensland. As a student studying in Gold Coast, you will begin your semester with an exciting Bridging Cultures Program in Cairns and you will have the chance to attend one day trip and several cultural activities throughout the semester.

Cairns + Bridging Cultures Orientation

From scuba diving to chilling with koalas, ISA’s exclusive Orientation Excursion is one exciting and educational introduction to the land down under. Taking place in the northern city of Cairns, famous for its tropical atmosphere and access to the Great Barrier Reef, the Australia Orientation is designed to set you up for a successful experience abroad by acquainting you with the local culture, allowing time to get to know your soon-to-be-friends and having a memorable journey in the process. Our in-country staff will be there to personally guide you through orientation sessions and all the unique activities – including snorkeling in the Great Barrier Reef and exploring the ancient Daintree Rainforest – planned for the week, all you have to do is show up ready for an adventure!

North Stradbroke Island

Enjoy a getaway to "Straddie," the world's second largest sand island, and a favorite destination among locals. Soak up the sub-tropical climate and experience one of many unique recreational, historical, and cultural activities that the island provides, including sand-boarding, kayaking, and learning about the distinctive culture of the Quandamooka people. Most importantly, savor the beauty and slow-paced lifestyle of this local gem.

Cultural Activities in Gold Coast

The ISA on-site team encourages you to explore the city and culture of the Gold Coast. The team facilitates this by offering a robust calendar of events that showcases what makes the Gold Coast special.

These activities vary each term, and previous offerings have included Burleigh Heights Beach day, Tallebudgera Creek River Walk, a local rugby game, Miami Marketta, and a Hinterlands Day trip.


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