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API invites you to study abroad with API on the Gold Coast of Australia at Griffith University. Ranked in the top 2% of universities worldwide, Griffith is renowned for its excellence in teaching and high student satisfaction ratings. You can select from a broad range of courses across a wide spectrum of academic disciplines, including business (AACSB accredited), criminology, creative and visual arts, education, engineering, health, music, natural sciences, social sciences, tourism and hospitality (ranked #1 in Australia!), and more! This program also offers several additional features, including honors coursework and internship opportunities.

Earn valuable credit, enroll in classes alongside students from across the world, experience warm Australian hospitality, and experience life on the Gold Coast, known for its long sandy beaches and nearby natural wonders!

What's Included?

Highlights

Pre Departure Services

Advising

APIConnect Platform

Orientation Materials and Resources

Access to International Phone Plans

API Alumni Network

Social Networking

Scholarships

On Site Services

Airport Reception

On-Site Orientation

Resident Coordinator

Tuition

Medical and Life Insurance

Excursions

Social and Cultural Activities

Welcome and Farewell Group Meals

Volunteer Opportunities

Housing (included, but billed separately from program cost)

Re-Entry Services

Re-Entry Materials and Support

Post-Program Evaluation

Transcript

Alumni Network and API Ambassador Program

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Application Requirements

  • Minimum 2.5 G.P.A.
  • Open to first year students, sophomores, juniors, and seniors
  • Completed API application
  • University Approval Form
  • Official transcript
  • Entry requirement: valid passport with student visa
Session Program Dates Program Cost Application Deadline Extended Application Deadline Payment Deadline
Spring Feb 23, 2023 - Jun 18, 2023

Pricing Additional Information

Due to the range of housing options, the housing fees are billed separately.

Spring Housing Fees: $4,950-$5,500

Nov 30, 2022 No Extension Dec 30, 2022
Calendar Year Feb 23, 2023 - Oct 29, 2023

Pricing Additional Information

Due to the range of housing options, the housing fees are billed separately.

Housing Fees: $4,950-$5,500 per semester

Nov 30, 2022 No Extension Dec 30, 2022

*Due to the range of housing options, housing costs have been separated out from the program costs. API reserves the right to change fees based on placements, inclusions, currency fluctuations, or other factors. These fees include internet, electricity, linens, and kitchen utensils (in most placements). Housing is billed separately and once housing placement has been confirmed. Please contact the API office for more information.

Housing Fees: $4,950-$5,500

API students participate excursions designed to help familiarize them with the culture and surrounding areas of their host city and country. The following is a listing of potential excursions for API Gold Coast programs. API may need to modify the excursions offered in a given term due to travel restrictions or health and safety concerns.

  • Byron Bay - Orientation Program

    API Brisbane students will begin their program with a 2.5-day arrival orientation in Byron Bay. This orientation will provide the opportunity to get to know fellow participants, API and university procedures and rules, to explore the new region and to allow for a smoother transition into Australian life. Students will spend two nights together in a hostel before moving into their semester housing on day three.

  • AFL (Australian Football League) Game

    AFL (Australian football) is unlike any other sport in the world. Originating in Victoria, it has spread around the country over the last hundred years. Enjoy your first AFL game at The Sydney Cricket Ground.

  • Gold Coast Hinterland

    On this guided tour of the Gold Coast Hinterland, students will check out the stunning waterfalls and experience guided rainforest walks in Springbrook National Park.

  • Stradbroke Island

    Students will explore the world’s second largest sand island, known as “Straddie," where they can see the untouched beauty of the beaches, rugged coastline, lakes, and spot the wildlife including koalas, kangaroos, turtles and dolphins. When in season, students may even see whales!

  • Wildlife Conservation OR Environmental Conservation

    Students will participate in an API Gives Back activity involving wildlife conservation or environmental conservation. This may involve e-adoption of an endangered species, tree planting, or participation in “Clean Up Australia Day”.

  • Wildlife Sanctuary

    Voted one of the top tourist destinations on the Gold Coast, this trip allows students to visit with unique Australian wildlife such as kangaroos, koalas, dingoes, and wombats!

  • Byron Bay - Orientation Program

    API Brisbane students will begin their program with a 2.5-day arrival orientation in Byron Bay. This orientation will provide the opportunity to get to know fellow participants, API and university procedures and rules, to explore the new region and to allow for a smoother transition into Australian life. Students will spend two nights together in a hostel before moving into their semester housing on day three.

  • AFL (Australian Football League) Game

    AFL (Australian football) is unlike any other sport in the world. Originating in Victoria, it has spread around the country over the last hundred years. Enjoy your first AFL game at The Sydney Cricket Ground.

  • Cairns & Great Barrier Reef

    Midway through the semester, all API Australia students will fly to Cairns, Northern Queensland for a three-night adventure. This excursion will include opportunities to learn about Aboriginal culture, the flora and fauna unique to the country, and partake in day snorkeling on the Great Barrier Reef!

  • Gold Coast Hinterland

    On this guided tour of the Gold Coast Hinterland, students will check out the stunning waterfalls and experience guided rainforest walks in Springbrook National Park.

  • Stradbroke Island

    Students will explore the world’s second largest sand island, known as “Straddie," where they can see the untouched beauty of the beaches, rugged coastline, lakes, and spot the wildlife including koalas, kangaroos, turtles and dolphins. When in season, students may even see whales!

  • Wildlife Conservation OR Environmental Conservation

    Students will participate in an API Gives Back activity involving wildlife conservation or environmental conservation. This may involve e-adoption of an endangered species, tree planting, or participation in “Clean Up Australia Day”.

  • Wildlife Sanctuary

    Voted one of the top tourist destinations on the Gold Coast, this trip allows students to visit with unique Australian wildlife such as kangaroos, koalas, dingoes, and wombats!

What You’ll Study

TOTAL CREDITS - 12-16 credits per trimester

API students at Griffith will be able to take courses in a number of subject areas, including business, criminology, creative and visual arts, education, engineering, health, music, sciences, tourism and hospitality, and more! Students can take courses at the Brisbane campuses (Nathan, South Bank, Mt. Gravatt), or the Gold Coast Campus. Griffith University also holds AACSB accreditation.

Griffith University features an Honors College program (extracurricular), as well as a community internship offering (for credit). For more information on these options, contact the API Australia Program Manager.

TRANSCRIPTS

API students receive a transcript from Griffith University upon completion of their program.

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    Stephanni Greenan

    Stephanni Greenan will be your Program Coordinator and will help you prepare to go abroad!

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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.
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COURSE OFFERINGS

COURSE INFORMATION

Courses at Griffith University consist of a mixture of lectures and tutorials. Laboratory and field experience may also be key components of specific subjects. Generally, lectures meet 1-2 times per week in large lecture halls, whereas tutorials are typically conducted once per week in smaller groups. Self-directed study and outside reading are also important components of the course structure.

CREDIT INFORMATION

Griffith University (Brisbane) in Australia operates on a credit ‘point’ system. A typical course at Griffith is equal to 10 credit points. Full-time status is 40 credits (typically 4 subjects). 1 subject at Griffith University is equivalent to 3-4 U.S. semester credits or 4-6 U.S. quarter credits. Students should be sure to check equivalencies with their home university in order to maintain their full-time enrollment (12 U.S. credits).

Courses at Griffith University

For the most up-to-date course availability on this program, explore our Class Finder. Sort courses by term, area of study, and more!

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Courses at Griffith University

For the most up-to-date course availability on this program, explore our Class Finder. Sort courses by term, area of study, and more!

Click here to find courses, syllabi, and more!

Courses at Griffith University

For the most up-to-date course availability on this program, explore our Class Finder. Sort courses by term, area of study, and more!

Click here to find courses, syllabi, and more!

Highlights
  • Classes taught in English
  • AACSB accreditation
  • Trimester program
  • Special certificate and research programs
  • Internship opportunities
  • Access Honors College
  • Griffith Mates peer mentor program
  • Griffith is ranked in the top 2% of universities worldwide
  • Highly ranked as a young university, placing in the QS University Rankings Top 50 Under 50.
  • Griffith ranks 8th among Australian universities, according to the latest research rankings in the Nature Publishing Index for the Asia-Pacific region.
  • Griffith is ranked as the top creative arts school in Australia

All API Gold Coast students will be housed close to each other in student halls of residence on/near campus. Students will have their own private bedrooms, and share common areas such as a kitchen, dining/lounge room, and bathroom facilities with their flatmates. Self-catered options available at the Gold Coast campus. The housing cost includes utilities, linens, WIFI and kitchen supplies (in most placements).

Due to the range of housing options, housing costs have been separated out from the program costs. The housing range for this program is $3,900-$4,500 per trimester (API reserve the right to change fees based on placements, inclusions, currency fluctuations, or other factors). These fees include electricity, linens, WIFI and kitchen utensils (in most placements). Housing is billed separately and once housing placement has been confirmed. Please contact the API office for more information.

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