UMD: A Globally Connected University

The Education Abroad Network (TEAN): Griffith University

Gold Coast, Australia
Terms offered: 
Fall
Spring
Year (Fall-Spring)
Program Type: 
Credit Type: 
Minimum GPA: 
2.5
Non-UMD Students Eligible to Apply: 
No
EA Advisor: 
Language of Instruction: 
English
1.800.585.9658
 
GOLD COAST Australia

The Ultimate Study Abroad Experience

Study Abroad with The Education Abroad Network (TEAN) on the Gold Coast, Australia. There's the appeal of the sand, sun and nightlife, but when you study abroad on the Gold Coast, you'll realize that there is a lot more to this region than just the beach. The Gold Coast hinterland is home to two of Queensland's best national parks. Hike your way through lush rainforest to pristine mountain pools, then head to the beach to catch one of the best surf breaks on the coast at Burleigh heads before spending the evening clubbing in Surfer's Paradise. Oh – and this region is also home to Australia's huge theme parks! Experience a semester on the Gold Coast!

Gold Coast Program Highlights

  • With two universities available, including Bond University and Griffith University, you can select an academic program and campus setting to suit your needs.
  • Experience living on the beach in our high-quality, ideally located off-campus apartments.
  • Live on the Gold Coast, known for its ideal climate, great beaches and exciting nightlife.
  • Explore the Great Barrier Reef and tropical far north Australia during your comprehensive six-day Orientation Program, with a week of adventure and learning
  • Experience an alternative Spring Break with our optional Thailand or New Zealand South Island excursions (Griffith University only).

 


 


 

 
My study abroad experience was the time of my life. It was filled with adventure, whether it was a 15-minute bus ride to a hidden beach, local coffee shop or a 3-hour plane ride that took me into a different climate. My time was packed with opportunities to explore the unknown, take chances that might be scary but then rewarded with gained knowledge. There wasn't a day that passed where I didn't learn something new. Courses I took taught me facts and how things work in theory while experiences taught me how the culture operated. 
Jordan Siembor, St. John Fisher College
 
 
 
1.800.585.9658
 

To apply to this program, you must complete two main steps:

  1. Submit a UMD approval application - start by clicking “apply now” at the top of this page. This application allows UMD Education Abroad to approve your study abroad program selection so you may earn credit in a program outside of UMD.
    This application will require you to meet with your EA advisor, who will communicate important details related to participating in this program. If you do not complete this application by the stated deadline, you may not receive credit for your study abroad program and will lose your student status for the time you are not studying at UMD.
  2. Apply directly to the program provider. After receiving UMD approval, you should submit the program application directly to the program sponsor by their deadline. Your program sponsor will determine your official acceptance to a program. You must adhere to the provider's timeline, eligibility standards, and application requirements.

After being accepted to your program, your EA advisor will guide you through the course pre-approval process where you will determine which credits you will fulfill abroad.

UMD partners with TEAN to offer affiliate program options to UMD students in Australia, New Zealand, and Asia. You will maintain your UMD student status while abroad and you will work directly with TEAN program staff as a participant on their program. Your EA advisor will assist you with this process and can answer questions you may have about the application process.

Academics on a TEAN program
All courses on TEAN programs are considered for transfer credit. Field studies, internships, and other experiential courses require explicit approval by exception from your academic advisor or college advising office for credit transfer.

Costs & Billing for TEAN programs
The affiliate program costs apply to this program. UMD students studying on TEAN semester programs will get an $800 discount off of the published TEAN program fee.

As part of your program application to TEAN, you will pay a $500 program deposit and an $350 housing deposit to secure your spot. The remaining TEAN program fees, including housing, will be charged to your UMD student account. You will be able to use any financial aid you receive from UMD towards these charges.

Scholarships for this program are available through the UMD Education Abroad Fund and TEAN Scholarship Funds including the Diversity Scholarship and merit and need-based awards.

Students studying in New Zealand are also encouraged to apply for the New Zealand - Generation Study Abroad Excellence and Travel Award.

Term Year Application Deadline Admission Notification Program Start Program End
Fall 2017 03/15/2017 01/01/2017
Year (Fall-Spring) 2017 03/15/2017 01/01/2017
Spring 2018 10/15/2017 06/01/2017