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
Furman Financial Aid
Furman students are eligible to apply Federal and State Aid and Institutional Scholarships towards the cost of the program and must complete a Consortium Agreement in order to have their aid applied toward the semester cost of the study abroad program.
Furman's Application Process
Submit a study away application to Furman University by Furman’s application deadline. Applicants will meet with a representative from the Study Away office for an interview. Students for whom the program is a good fit will be accepted and pre-approved to apply directly to the program. Furman will send the affiliate program a list of names of students who are pre-approved. Once accepted by Furman, students will apply directly to the affiliate program.
Once accepted by the affiliate program, students must submit a Transfer Credit Authorization Form to the Registrar at Furman in order to be pre-approved to receive credit for classes taken abroad. Please contact the Registrar at Furman if you have questions related to the form.
To commit to a program, students will pay a $500 non-refundable deposit to Furman within 2 weeks of acceptance. This deposit is put toward the total cost of the program. Furman will bill students for Furman’s tuition, room, and board, plus a $250 administrative fee approximately two months before the program starts.