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The Gold Coast is the 2nd most populous city in Queensland, Australia and is a major tourist destination with its miles of sunny, beautiful beaches and waterways. There are so many unique opportunities for those who want to intern abroad in the Gold Coast with API - take the splash today and find your perfect placement!

“My Resident Coordinator was awesome and provided me with every bit of information I needed to thrive in Australia. She was great, and I couldn't have asked for someone better to make me feel comfortable in a new country."

Mackenzie M. Marywood University
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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 the amazing surf beaches
    • Check out the theme parks – Dreamworld, Seaworld, & Warner Bros Movie World
    • Go hiking and discover waterfalls in the sub-tropical Springbrook National Park, Lamington National Park & Tamborine Mountain
    • Day trip to the Islands – Stradbroke Island & Moreton Island
    • Visit Brisbane! Australia’s 3rd largest city with cultural precincts, art museums, and a vibrant café culture. Be sure to visit Southbank parklands and Southbank Markets
    • Go rock-climbing and abseiling (rappelling) at Kangaroo Point cliffs in Brisbane
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    Festivals & Holidays

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.