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Featuring CCIS Programs

Bond University, Australia

Gold Coast, Australia (Australia & New Zealand)

Quick Facts

Spring 2019
Dates:  January 11  April 19
Application Deadline:  November 1, 2018
Costs:  $11,694 CCIS Member | $12,094 Non-Member

Fall 2018
Dates:  September 3  December 16
Application Deadline:  June 1, 2018
Costs:  $11,744 CCIS Member | $12,144 Non-Member

Click here for Bond University's Summer Program

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.


Contact Program Sponsor and Advisor

Truman State University
Alcidean Arias
Director of the Center for International Education Abroad

Questions? Contact me
Tel:(660) 785-4076

This program is sponsored and administered by Truman State University.

Academics & Program

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.

Credits: 12-16 trimester credits
Instructor's Language: English

Student Life & Housing

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 four to six weeks rent. More information on Housing.

Duration & Costs


Spring 2019:

January 11 - April 19, 2019

Fall 2018:
September 3 - December 16, 2018


Spring 2019: $11,694 CCIS members |  $12,094 non-CCIS members
Fall 2018: $11,744 CCIS members |  $12,144 non-CCIS members

Costs included: Instructional Costs, and CISI Health Insurance. 
Costs not included: Costs are estimated to be the following - airfare ($2,700), room and board ($4,500-7000), passport ($300), visa ($420), books ($300), required 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.

All costs, fees, and dates are subject to change without notification. Contact the program sponsor to verify all costs, fees, and dates for this program. 

Please refer to your acceptance materials for information on arrival, orientation, and academic calendar. The refund policy is program specific and non-transferable. Refer to your acceptance materials for the comprehensive refund policy or contact the program sponsor.

Eligibility & Deadlines

Minimum GPA: Students must have at least a 2.5 GPA
Minimum class standing: Students must have sophomore standing
Application deadline: Fall - June 1, Spring - November 1

Have you talked with your study abroad advisor about your home institution's application process? Your institution's deadline might be earlier than the CCIS program application deadline. Check now to make sure all of your material is submitted on time!

Supplemental Application Material

Your CCIS application has two parts, 1) you will complete an online application form with general information and 2) each program may have supplemental forms that need to be completed and submitted via email. Please download the supplemental application materials to your computer.

Do not fill forms out in your web browser. Submit the completed supplemental application material directly to your study abroad advisor or to the program sponsor. Make sure to check with your study abroad office to learn how they want applications submitted.

Two academic references
Office copy of transcript
Color copy of passport (Biographical page)
Bond online application (link will be sent to applicant once CCIS application is received)


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Alumni experiences

Adventures abroad

Kate Fletcher

"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."

Kimberly Pohlman

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