Business, Tourism, Criminal Justice & Liberal Arts

Griffith University
Gold Coast, Australia
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Program Overview

Program Overview

  • Program Name

    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 2019

  • Program Dates

    Jun 23, 2019 - Oct 20, 2019

  • Program Length

    Semester

  • Application Deadline

    Apr 10, 2019

  • Credit

    40 Credit Points

  • Eligibility

    2.50 Minimum GPA*

  • Cost

    $12,250

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.

*Eligibility

MINIMUM GPA

Students must have a minimum grade point average of 2.50.

MINIMUM ADMISSIONS PREREQUISITES

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.

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

Housing

Bridging Cultures Program

Full-Time Resident Staff

On-Site ISA Offices

Internet Access

ISA Discovery Model

Excursions

Cultural Activities

Insurance

Official Transcript from the Host University

Professional Development Toolbox

Scholarship Opportunities

Academics

Credits

Credit Points

40

Recommended U.S. Semester Credits

12 - 16

Recommended U.S. Quarter Units

18 - 24

Academic Information

  • Course Selection
    The courses listed below are only a sampling of what the university offers. Please see the full Griffith University Course Catalog, linked below, for additional courses.
  • Internship
    As part of the Study Abroad Program at Griffith University, you have the opportunity to undertake an academically assessed internship alongside three other academic courses at the University. The internship is the equivalent of one course (10 Credit Points / 3-4 US credits). If you are interested in participating in this course, please indicate 3002LFC Community Internship on your ISA Pre-Registration form, once accepted. Internship placements are competitive and therefore it is in your best interest to apply early. For more detailed information, click the course link below or contact the Gold Coast Program Manager
  • Course Structure
    Classes are lecture style with seminar (small group) sessions following the lecture. Focus is on individual study.
  • Course Credit
    Per Griffith University's recommendation, 10 credit points = 3-4 U.S. semester credits (4-6 U.S. quarter credits). The final decision regarding credit transfer is determined by your home university.
  • Transcript Information
    The transcript from Griffith University will reflect credit points for each course listed below. Please be in touch with your U.S. university regarding credit transfer for this program.
  • COURSE LEVEL RECOMMENDATIONS
    ISA offers course level recommendations for the courses listed below. Please note that the course level recommendations are based on Griffith University course codes. All Griffith University course codes contain a 4 digit numeral which indicates the level of the course. Courses that start with 1 are first-year courses, 2 second-year, and 3 third-year. The large majority of courses open to ISA students at Griffith University are part of 3-year degree programs. Course codes beginning with 2 or 3 are recommended as upper division. These ISA recommendations are intended to facilitate the determination of course equivalencies by advisors and credential evaluators at participants' U.S. home institutions.

ISA provides a sample list of courses available on this program; however, for the most up-to-date course listings, please visit the Griffith University Course Catalog linked below.

How to Navigate the Course Catalog

- Type a keyword into the search bar.

- In the left of the search bar you will find an icon of 3 stacked lines. Click this icon to apply filters.  
     - Course level = undergraduate 
     - Commencing = term you are attending Griffith 
          - Trimester 1 = U.S. Spring (February) 
          - Trimester 2 = U.S. Fall (mid-June) 
     - Campus = Gold Coast

- Within the search results, click any course title for additional course details. 

*IMPORTANT NOTES ABOUT COURSES*
Course offerings are updated close to the semester. When selecting courses, refer to the "usually available" section of 'Course Study Information" and make sure that your term of study is listed.
     - Trimester 1 = US Spring 
     - Trimester 2 = US Fall

- Courses with the "CCJ" course code are strictly reserved for students (local or study abroad) pursuing Criminal Justice or Criminology degrees.

- Environmental Science (ENV) courses at Griffith are very restricted for study abroad students. HERE are the most commonly approved courses for study abroad students within the ENV discipline.

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Courses

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Griffith University
Griffith Business School
Accounting, Finance and Economics
10 Credits
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10 Contact Hours
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Employment Relations and Human Resources
Employment Relations
1001EHR  
10 Credit Points
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Negotiation
3001EHR
10 Credit Points
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Government and International Relations
10 Credit Points
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International Business and Asian Studies
10 Credit Points
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Marketing
10 Credit Points
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Tourism, Sport and Hotel Management
10 Credit Points
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Griffith Health
Allied Health Sciences
10 Credit Points
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Applied Psychology
10 Credit Points
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Human Services and Social Work
10 Credit Points
10 Credits
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Medicine
10 Credit Points
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Microbiology
2007MSC
10 Credit Points
10 Credit Points
Nursing and Midwifery
10 Credit Points
Griffith Sciences
Engineering and Built Environment
10 Credit Points
Hydrology
2004ENG
10 Credit Points
10 Credit Points
Thermodynamics
2503ENG
10 Credit Points
Environment
10 Credit Points
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Environment and Science
Calculus I
1202SCG
10 Credit Points
Chemistry II
1024SCG
10 Credit Points
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Linear Algebra
1201SCG
10 Credit Points
10 Credit Points
Physics 1B
1032SCG
10 Credit Points
Information and Communication Technology
10 Credit Points
10 Credit Points
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Natural Sciences
Earth Systems
1044SCG
10 Credit Points
10 Credit Points
Mathematics 1A
1011SCG
10 Credit Points
Internship
Center for Learning Futures
10 Credit Points
School of Arts, Education and Law
Criminology and Criminal Justice
Homicide
1014CCJ
10 Credit Points
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Humanities, Languages and Social Science
10 Credit Points
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World History
1117LHS
10 Credit Points
10 Credit Points
Languages and Linguistics
10 Credit Points
10 Credit Points
10 Credit Points
Queensland College of Art
10 Credit Points
Drawing 2
2363QCA
10 Credits
Global Fashion
2627QCA
10 Credit Points
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Queensland Conservatorium
10 Credit Points
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Course Disclaimer
  • Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Support & Funding

U.S. Team

Emily Cooper

Program Manager, Australia

GOLD COAST TEAM

Cole McLean

Resident Director, Australia

Maggie Hung

Assistant Resident Director, Australia

Funding Your ISA 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. ISA offers over $1,000,000 in scholarships and grants each year. To see what opportunities are available, please visit the Scholarships and Grants page. 

View all Funding Options

Housing

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 $4,000 - $4,325, without meals (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.

Excursions

THERE’S MORE TO DISCOVER WITH ISA

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 4-day Bridging Cultures Program in Byron Bay and you will have the chance to attend one weekend trip and two day trips to the following destinations throughout the semester.

Byron Bay + Bridging Cultures Program

Kick-off your semester abroad with ISA during our 4-day Bridging Cultures Program (BCP) in beautiful Byron Bay. The BCP integrates our ISA on-site orientation with exciting activities aimed at introducing Australian culture, helping you define your study abroad goals, and encouraging you to meet other students. Activities include: Surf Lessons, Aboriginal Culture in Australia Ceremony, a Community Farming Lesson, a Bush Tucker Walk and Food Experience, a Visit to the famous Byron Bay Lighthouse, a Kangaroo and Koala encounter at the Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, and most importantly, an informative, interactive, and memorable start to your study abroad experience.

North Stradbroke Island

Enjoy a weekend 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.

Springbrook National Park and Natural Bridge

Situated within the Gold Coast Hinderland and World Heritage listed Gondwana Rainforest is Springbrook National Park and Natural Bridge. This stunning, often overlooked, environment is the remnant of a volcanic eruption on Mt. Warning in the neighboring state of New South Wales. It boasts impressive waterfalls, an abundance of native vegetation and wildlife, and some of the oldest forests in Australia.

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.