Australia: Bond University Summer

Program Overview

Located on Australia's Gold Coast, Bond University is an hour's drive from Brisbane, with easy access to attractions such as the Great Barrier Reef, some of the world's finest beaches, and the large rain forest areas of the north. The University was established in 1987 as the first private institution in Australia, and is accredited through the Australian Vice-Chancellor's Committee. Bond University has the highest percentage of Ph.D. qualified faculty of any Australian university, with an extremely favorable faculty-student ratio and an international student body. Bond University is the only Australian university which offers trimesters in each academic year, enabling direct enrollment in the program, either in the fall, spring, or summer each year. Its state-of-the-art facilities include advanced computing and information systems, health sciences facility, law building, as well as an excellent library and sports center.


Academic Profile

Bond University in Queensland

Bond University is Australia's first and largest private university, offering personalized education by highly qualified faculty, innovative courses and teaching methods, an international student body, and a beautiful campus. The University is located on the Gold Coast of Queensland, which is world renowned for its magnificent beaches, parks, rainforests, and mountain ranges. Bond has proven itself to be a dynamic institution. Today, Bond has an enrollment of approximately 2,500 students, of which nearly forty percent are international. The University’s personalized approach combined with an uncompromising focus on industry relevance sets them apart from every other Australian university.  You will thrive in small study groups where eminent professors and industry-experienced lecturers will know you by name. You will have access to industry leaders, corporate high-flyers and notable achievers.


Course Offerings

Bond University divides its schedule into trimesters. International students take a minimum load equivalent to three or four subjects per trimester. This translates into 12-16 credits per trimester. Subject areas include Accounting, Advertising, Applied Linguistics, Australian Studies, Behavior Management, Biomedical Sciences, Children’s Services, Communication & Media, Counseling, Criminology, Economics, Education, Entrepreneurship, Film & Television, Computer Game Development, Finance, Forensic Science, Health Sciences, Human Resource Management, Information Technology, International Business, International Relations, International Trade Law, Journalism, Languages, Law, Sports Management, Sports Science, Strategy, Sustainable Development, Leadership, Management, Marketing, Medicine, Multimedia Design, Networking, Organizational Behavior, Philosophy, Project Management, Property and Development, Software Development, Psychology, Psychotherapy, Public Relations, Sports Management, Sports Science, Real Estate, and Valuation.



Academic Highlights

The study facilities at Bond are world-class, incorporating high-tech lecture theatres, the latest broadband and wi-fi computer connections, and libraries that are ranked among Australia’s best. Complementing these academic features is a comprehensive selection of recreational and social outlets that encourage interaction between students outside the classroom. Bond University offers a personalized academic environment that enables graduates to exceed the outer limits of their potential. With access to unparalleled academic and technological resources on Bond’s world-class Gold Coast campus, students thrive in smaller study groups where eminent professors and industry-experienced lecturers know them by name.


Activities and Opportunities

Student Life

All students have access to internet facilities, e-mail, and computer networks; and facilities include a medical center, bank, restaurants, and a sporting complex, which has an Olympic-size swimming pool. There is a host of activities held on and off campus, organized by the University’s active sporting and recreation clubs. For the active types, there are competitive teams and others just in it for the fun in a wide range of sports. There are more than 40 cultural and special interest clubs, ranging from the seriously cerebral to the sublimely silly. Students have the opportunity to participate in team sports and student organizations ranging from the drama club to equestrian riding. Or you can just rock up to the regular on-campus barbeques and live band nights.


With a variety of housing options, there is something to suit most students’ preferences. With the rich diversity of students and exciting community life, many students prefer to live in the comfortable and secure accommodations on campus. Bond offers a great variety of on-campus accommodations including motel-style rooms, twin share accommodation, single rooms (with shared amenities) and bungalows. All rooms on-campus have air conditioning and come with 14 meals per week. Off-campus accommodations offer rental housing in apartments, units and house styles all within a short distance to the University campus. Utilities, telephone and internet connection are extra and you are usually expected to pay a rental bond which will be equivalent to 4-6 weeks rent.

Alumni Feedback

"Experienced many great places. Classes were fun and very interactive; good way of learning."
- Kimberly Pohlman

"The most rewarding part was to travel and see the country and people. It was amazing to live in their lifestyle."
- Anonymous

"Australia is a wonderful place to visit with friendly people and amazing scenery. Only you can make it the unbelievable experience it deserves to be.
- Kate Fletcher


Queensland Semester Program Details


SUMMER 2016: Program dates: May 9- August 20, 2016

students arrive: May 7-8, 2016 and depart August 21st, 2016 


Application Deadline(s)

April 1

Eligibility Requirements

Minimum sophomore standing 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale.


$9,944  CCIS, $10,344 NON-CCIS

Truman requires a $350 deposit, deducted from total amount due, upon acceptance to the program.

Costs Included

Instructional Cost, CCIS and Sponsor Fees, and Health Insurance

Costs Not Included

Estimated:  Airfare ($2,500), housing ($4,000-7000), passport (300), visa (420), books and miscellaneous ($2,500),

(*Please note: Total program cost will vary depending on individual’s choice of housing, meal plan, and other choices that are personal preference.) 

Entry Requirements

Minimum sophomore status with a 2.5 GPA out of a 4.0

All costs, fees, and dates are subject to change without notification. Please contact the appropriate individual to verify all costs, fees, and dates for this program.

Related Links


Your Adventure in Australia Begins Here

Submit Application Materials to: Alci Arias

Program Sponsor:

Alci Arias, Assistant Director

Truman State University
Center for International Education Abroad 

Grim Hall 202
Kirksville, MO 63501
(660) 785-4076
(660) 785-7473 (Fax)


How do I apply?


Please send the following materials to or the address listed above by the application deadline.

1. CCIS Online Application & Instructions

2. CCIS Online Student Recommendation (2)

3. Official copy of transcript

4. Color copy of passport

5. Online Bond application (link will be sent to student once we receive CCIS application)


To download the application and recommendation forms, click "save as" then save the form to your desktop or downloads. Once you have completed your form, you must SAVE IT FIRST. DO NOT CLICK "SUBMIT" until you have SAVED your form or the recipient will receive a BLANK form. Once you have saved it, click "submit" and THEN email your completed form as an attachment to  

(Students: DO NOT send the recommendation form to your evaluators as an attachment. Please only send the page URL)

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All costs, fees, and dates are subject to change without notification. Please contact the appropriate individual to verify all costs, fees, and dates for this program.