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ISA: Courses with Locals in Multiple Disciplines - Griffith University (Gold Coast)
Gold Coast, Australia (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Fall Semester,
Spring Semester
Program Website: Click to visit
Dates & Deadlines: Click here to view
Earn ASU Credit: View Pre-Approved Courses
Restrictions: ASU applicants only
Cost Sheets Fall Semester,
Spring Semester
Areas of Study:
Arts/Design, Business, Education, Engineering, Exercise and Wellness, Fine Arts, Health, Humanities, Life Sciences, Mathematics, Psychology, Social Sciences, Tourism
Program Type:
Partnership
Language of Instruction:
English
Minimum Class Standing:
02 - Sophomore
Internships Available:
Yes
Graduate Courses Available:
No
GPA Requirement:
2.50
International Coordinator:
Paula Balzer
Available to Non-ASU Students:
No
  Program Details

Overview

CAPA Shanghai
 

   Quick Facts

  • Rapidly growing, modern campus located in Northern Gold Coast

  • Academic internship available

  • Popular Subjects: Business, Social Sciences and Communications

  • Housing: Students will be placed in on-campus, self-catered apartments OR off campus, self-catered luxury beach apartments

  • Multi-day Bridging Cultures Program in beautiful Byron Bay

  • Optional Excursions offered to Thailand, New Zealand's South Island, Cairns, Bali or Ayer's Rock

Location

CAPA Shanghai - ECNU

CAPA Shanghai - ECNU

Location Details


Gold Coast (Griffith University)

Famous for its surf beaches, national parks, waterways, and mountain ranges, the Gold Coast has a population of over 570,000 and is an extremely popular tourist destination for visitors worldwide. Catering to such an international tourist crowd, the Gold Coast has excellent shopping and an enormous selection of foods from all corners of the world. Along the beautiful beaches you will find entertainment lining the shore with the many theme parks and attractions. If searching for a break from the vacation mobs, head to the little-visited, nearby national parks which are some of Queensland's best and provide a welcome sanctuary. Defined by its spectacular beaches, hinterland ranges, forests, waterways and vibrant communities, the Gold Coast is an outstanding global city you'll enjoy living in.

Visa Information

U.S. citizens will require a visa* in order to participate in this program. Limited information about the visa application process may be provided by the ASU Study Abroad Office and/or your host institution, but it is your sole responsibility to research, apply, and secure a visa. Failure to obtain a visa may result in your inability to participate and, ultimately, your withdrawal from the program, subject to the terms of the Study Abroad Withdrawal Policy

Consult this page for additional information regarding visas. If you need assistance securing a U.S. Passport, visit the ASU U.S. Passport Acceptance Office in Tempe.

PLEASE NOTE: Visa requirements for non U.S. citizens may differ from those for U.S. citizens; students who are not U.S. citizens are advised to contact their International Coordinator and begin independently researching the visa requirements for their nationality as soon as possible.

*At the time of writing. This information is subject to change without notice; students should independently confirm this requirement with the relevant consulate/embassy.

Academics

Academic Program & Courses


 Minimum Admissions Prerequisites
  • Students must have a minimum grade point average of 2.50.
  • There is no language prerequisite for this program.
  • Students must have completed at least two semesters of study at a four-year university at the time of application.
  • Students must also include an academic letter of recommendation and letter of intent along with their standard ISA application if their GPA falls below the minimum requirement.

Course Information
 
Course Disclaimer
  • Course placement is often based on a placement test administered on-site.
  • There may be mandatory prerequisites for some of the courses offered.
  • Availability of courses is based on enrollment numbers.
  • All students should have alternate course options in mind in case of last minute class cancellations.
  • For a specific list of course prerequisites, please refer to the course listing/course descriptions for this program on the ISA website.
                                               
 Griffith University

Established in 1971, Griffith University is a young, dynamic university with a focus on issues of global importance and has an established reputation of being one of the nation's leading universities. The University is recognized by the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations, Australia, and the Griffith University Business School has AACSB International accreditation and is a member of the Globally Responsible Leadership Initiative. Griffith is committed to excellence in teaching, learning, and research. It offers a comprehensive range of courses for a changing world.

Griffith University teaches across most academic disciplines and has particular strengths in: International Business & Asian Studies; Environmental Science; Tourism, Hospitality and Sport Management; Visual & Creative Arts, Film & Animation; Exercise Science & Nutrition; Criminology & Criminal Justice; Social Justice and Social Enterprise; Information & Communication Technology; and Engineering (Civil, Coastal, Construction Management, Environmental, Electronic).

Access a list of courses other ASU students have taken and current course equivalencies.


DCU - studying
Photos courtesy of ISA

 

Housing

Hampstead Apartments
Photo courtesty of ISA

Program Housing

Housing is provided on all ISA programs in the Pacific region, at an additional cost. There are a range of housing options and costs vary according to accomodation selected and session. 
                                                
A Housing Commitment Fee of $1,000 must be paid by the Final Forms and Payment due date. This fee is nonrefundable after the payment due date and is applied to overall housing costs. The total housing cost will be billed 3-4 weeks prior to the program's departure, once a housing assignment has been allocated.
                                                                  
Griffith University students have two apartment-style ISA housing options to choose from: on campus or luxury beach.

On Campus
Griffith University students have apartment-style ISA housing. Students will be allocated to on campus accommodation in a single bedroom within a 5 bedroom, 2 bathroom, co-ed flat, located within walking distance of campus. Meals are not included; however, apartment kitchens are well equipped with oven, refrigerator, and microwave. All rooms are set up for Internet access and students arrange and pay for their desired package upon arrival. Students have access to coin-operated laundry facilities within the complex.

Luxury Beach
Placements may also be within the luxury beach apartment; a fully furnished, 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom apartment shared between 4 ISA students attending Griffith University. Bed linens, kitchenware, free washer and dryer, and a wireless Internet package are included. Meals are not included, but the apartment features a full kitchen. The apartment is conveniently located near public transit routes, and is just steps from Gold Coast's "Broadbeach."

See the ISA Gold Coast Google Map for a visual on the location of each of the housing options.

A $500 refundable security deposit will be charged to students living in ISA arranged housing. ISA may retain some, or all, of this deposit in case of damage to property, or if utility usage exceeds the allotted monthly amount.

ISA Housing provides the opportunity for students to experience aspects of the Australian lifestyle that are inaccessible to the average visitor of Australia. The experience of living in another culture will be both educational and rewarding so long as you stay open-minded and reasonable at all times. There are many differences in culture and lifestyle between life in Australia and the U.S. Remember: the key to a positive experience is flexibility. With this in mind, you can become a true Aussie!


Independent Housing
Students may opt to secure housing independently. Students who select this option will be responsible for their own housing during the program and will forgo any ISA assistance for housing matters.

Accessibility

Accessibility Information

Individuals with disabilities may find accessibility and accommodation in one of more of this program’s locations very different from what you find in the United States. Depending on the program, there may be a great deal of walking or the regular use of public transportation. The Study Abroad Office cannot guarantee access to public transportation, buildings, or public sites on this program.

Although ASU cannot guarantee the accessibility of all program sites, students with disabilities can and do study abroad. Upon request, the ASU Study Abroad Office can provide information about the availability of accommodations and accessible facilities on the specific program and can help you determine whether this program can meet your accommodation needs.

DCU - socializing
 

Cost

Cost Information

Partnership program participants will NOT pay ASU tuition for the courses completed abroad. Instead, participants will pay a Program Fee as a condition of participation. Partnership program participants are also responsible for paying a non-refundable $50 Application Fee, in addition to the published Program Fee. All other costs associated with participation in the program are the responsibility of the individual student.

Be sure to reference the Fall Semester Cost Sheet or  Spring Semester Cost Sheet  for information on any additional estimated expenses.

The program may allow for time which can be spent in non-program activities. Participants may wish to travel, sightsee or participate in activities or events in which they have a personal interest. Please note that the participant is fully responsible for making arrangements and for all costs of transportation, lodging, food and additional expenses that may be associated with any non-Program activities.

Funding

Funding Your Study Abroad Program

Studying abroad is an investment in your future, which requires careful planning and management. However, the personal, academic, and professional rewards that you will gain from this experience will last a lifetime. You should carefully consider costs, budgets and financing when selecting and preparing for your experience abroad. If you have questions at any step of the process, we encourage you to reach out to your International Coordinator for guidance.

Steps to Financing Your Study Abroad Program

  1. Review the Considering Costs Table for a general overview and cost comparison of popular programs.
  2. Be sure to reference the Fall Semester Cost Sheet or Spring Semester Cost Sheet  to find a breakdown of program expenses.
  3. Attend a Financing Your Study Abroad Workshop.
  4. Consider your Financial Aid options.
  5. Search and Apply for Scholarships and Grants.
  6. Exhaust your options by exploring Additional Funding Resources including our Community-Based Funding Guide.
  7. View our  Financing Your Study Abroad Program Handbook for more information, including Payment Information.

Unique Funding Opportunities for This Program

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  Dates & Deadlines
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall Semester 2017 03/01/2017
**
Rolling Admission 06/18/2017 10/15/2017
NOTE: Dates are subject to change. Do not purchase airfare until dates are confirmed in host institution acceptance materials.
Spring Semester 2018 10/10/2017
**
Rolling Admission 02/12/2018 06/24/2018
NOTE: Dates are subject to change. Do not purchase airfare until dates are confirmed in host institution acceptance materials.
Fall Semester 2018 03/01/2018 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
NOTE: Dates are subject to change. Do not purchase airfare until dates are confirmed in host institution acceptance materials.

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision tasks prior to the term's application deadline.

Indicates that deadline has passed