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Recently called the “World’s Best Downtown" and "Australia's Hippest City", Brisbane is the capital of the state of Queensland and the 3rd largest city in Australia. Home to more than two million people, nearly 30% of its inhabitants were born outside of Australia. Brisbane is a vibrant, expanding city, offering world-class education, a beautiful climate, and superb lifestyle. There are so many unique opportunities for those who want to intern abroad in Brisbane with API - take the splash today and find your perfect placement!

“Brisbane's charms are evident: the arts, the cafes, the bars, the weather, the old Queenslander houses, the go-get-'em attitude..."

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    Cultural Activities

    • Australian Rules Football game
    • Kayaking the Brisbane River
    • Bushwalks and hiking
    • Wildlife reserves
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    Things to Do

      • Explore Southbank! Including the popular man-made beach, Southbank markets, the parklands & rainforest, the Wheel of Brisbane, and the Queensland Performing Arts Complex (QPAC),
      • Go abseiling (rappelling) and rock-climbing at Kangaroo Point
      • Visit Brisbane’s museums – The Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA), The Museum of Brisbane, and the Queensland Museum
      • Check out the FREE live music program, The Sound Society, with weekly events at Southbank and Roma Street Parklands.
      • Go Hiking – Mount Gravatt, Mt Coot-tha, Mt Nebo, Springbrook National Park, Lamington National Park & Tamborine Mountain plus more
      • View the city on the FREE City Hopper ferry
      • Cycle around the river using the CityCycle Bikes
      • Explore nearby beaches of the Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast (including Noosa)
      • Day trip to the Islands – Stradbroke Island, Moreton Island, and Fraser Island (the world’s largest sand island with crystal clear freshwater lakes)
      • Check out the theme parks – Dreamworld, Seaworld, & Warner Bros Movie World
      • Enjoy the vibrant cafe culture - Brisbane is a foodies paradise with affordable "street food" options, "hipster" cafes, and specialty coffee roasters
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U.S. Staff

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Laura Bahamonde

Laura will be your Program Manager and prepare you to go abroad!

On-Site Staff

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Renata Hade

Renata Hade is the Australia and New Zealand Resident Director and will be there for you during your stay abroad.