Summer in Australia

Program Information

A full semester to catch up or get ahead - This 14-week program allows you to take a semester’s worth of courses to transfer back to your home college or university. The program base, Bond University, operates on a US academic calendar, with a full 14-week term starting in May. This also means the campus is buzzing with activity during a time when most Australian universities' doors are closed.

A beautiful, modern campus in a prime location - When you study abroad in Australia at Bond University, you'll find that the modern, medium-sized campus is among the most aesthetically appealing in Australia. It has exceptional fitness facilities, several restaurants, and cafés and bars around the lake - all within walking distance of some of the finest sand beaches on the Gold Coast of Australia.

A great range of courses to choose from - While most summer programs offer only a limited amount of courses, Summer in Australia provides an abundance of course options in most subjects. Choose from dozens of business courses, study a variety of health or exercise sciences, or knock out some of your gen eds or electives with tons of social sciences and humanities.

Orientation and support - We’ll make sure you’re all ready to go before you head “Down Under,” then we’ll take great care of you as soon as you step off the plane. While you should have no problem making friends around campus, we’ll make sure you connect with your fellow participants and feel comfortable in your new home.

Highlights and Excursions

Our Summer in Australia program is the perfect way to get ahead academically while living in paradise. Here are a few highlights that you can look forward to when you study abroad in Australia for the summer:

  • Adventure Orienation 
  • A full 14-week semester, with a great range of classes to choose from 
  • A beautiful, modern campus: top-notch fitness facilities, common areas, and manicured grounds 
  • Small student body 
  • Tons of social and recreational activities on- and off-campus 
  • International appeal, with students from all over Australia and the world

As a participant on Summer in Australia, we’ll make sure you get nice and comfortable in your new home through our Adventure Orientation. Details are to be determined, but we'll take you to a couple neat places to introduce you to the Aussie lifestyle as well as your fellow Summer in Australia participants before you settle into life on the Gold Coast.


Summer in Australia lets you choose between the following options:

  • On-campus dorms 
  • Off-campus apartments 

On-campus dorms In the on-campus dorms you’ll have a room with a bed, desk, chair, lights, phone, and bookshelves, with bed linens and blankets provided. You’ll share bathrooms with fellow students on the hall and will have access to free laundry facilities. A meal plan with 10 meals per week is included for students living on the campus. You will need to bring/purchase your own towels and hangers.

Off-campus apartments These are university-sponsored apartments within a 5-10 minute walk from campus. They are fully-furnished with cutlery, cookware, air conditioning, shared bedrooms and twin beds. Bathrooms are either private or shared with other residents. There’s a pool on-site and coin-operated laundry facilities. Meal plans are available for those interested. Both options include internet access, a telephone, and a full set of furniture For internet access: You can bring your own laptop/notebook, but there is an initial setup fee as well as about a two-week wait for installation. Please note that you will have 24-hour access to the university computer labs, and that there are multiple wireless access points around campus.


Study in Australia on our Summer in Australia program and enjoy a full range of courses offered during this 14-week program. The host campus, Bond University on the Gold Coast, has received rave reviews from students and academic review boards alike.

For a complete list of course offerings, please click here.

Campus Setting


Average Course Load

3-4 courses (12-16 credits)

GPA Requirement


Language of Instruction


Program Dates

Summer 2015*:

Start Date: May 2
End Date: April 23

*Dates subject to change.


$17, 450 - $18,740*

*Cost may change at any time due to the current exchange rate.


  • Adventure Orientation 
  • Full-time tuition and fees 
  • Housing (apartments or residence halls) and optional meal plan 
  • Medical and accident insurance  
  • Our support services before, during, and after the program 
  • Academic advising 
  • Financial aid counseling 
  • Assistance with travel arrangements 
  • Predeparture orientation 
  • Airport pickup 
  • Bond University orientation 
  • On-site support 
  • Bond University official transcript 
  • Carbon offset of travel & Green Travel Guide

How to Apply

  • Set up an appointment with Frances Weiner,
  • Fill out the CISabroad Online Application
  • Pay the $200 application deposit*
*Application Deadline: March 1, 2015

*This is NOT an extra fee, but is a non-refundable deposit applied towards your total program fee. You will be directed to pay this after completing the online application.

Past Students

"I studied for a year in Australia. I loved it so much I decided to move here for another eighteen months to finish all the travel left on my list."

Elizabeth R.