A close-knit campus in a stunning location near the beach

Given the continuing challenges related to COVID-19 situation, including border closures and restrictions implemented by our overseas partners, Arcadia Abroad has made the decision to suspend our programs in Australia for Fall 2021. We are pleased to continue accepting applications for the Spring 2022 term.

With around 5,000 students Bond University is small by Australian standards: it’s perfect if you are looking to study abroad in a highly supportive environment on a small, modern campus with small, focused classes. It’s also located just 30 minutes by bike from the stunning beaches of Australia’s Gold Coast!

Bond, a private university, has three full trimesters, mirroring the US academic calendar and giving you the flexibility to study in Australia without missing the opportunity for a summer internship or job back home. Courses are available in business, communications, law, IT, humanities, sports management, psychology and the health sciences, many with a specific focus on Australia. The Faculty of Business is AACSB accredited.

Outside the classroom you'll find that Bond's location on the Gold Coast is ideal for exploring the environment that makes Australia so unique. Beaches, temperate rain-forests and Brisbane, with its 1.7 million people, are all within easy reach by bus.

Thank you, Australia, for what has been the most eye-opening four months of my life. I will never forget the experiences, the memories, and most of all, the growth that I’ve made here. I’ll never forget the people I’ve met and the amazing friends I’ve made here. The Gold Coast and Australia has stolen a piece of my heart, and honestly, I don’t think I want it back; Australia’s given me so much more than I could have ever imagined beyond my wildest dreams. ”

Mary Murray

Arcadia Student

  • Film and photography students will have access to state of the art equipment that is often not available to students in the states.

  • Over 70 clubs and societies to choose from and a lively social scene.

  • Bond has learning support officers who offer you free individual sessions to help you achieve your best, through helping with essay writing, time management skills, referencing and more.

  • About half of Bond's student body is made up of international students, giving campus a truly diverse and vibrant feel. 

  • Learn more about Arcadia in Australia.

Fees & Scholarship Details
Term/Period Departure Date Return Credits Base Program Fee Application Deadline
Spring 2022 1/1/2022 4/28/2022 TBA TBA 10/15/2021  

Program fees listed are base fees only. Please select MORE INFO for an estimate of additional expenses and any additional fees that may be incurred based on enrollment selections or housing placements. Dates and fees for future terms will be posted as they become available. Please see Program Calendar for detailed dates.

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Program Details



Language of Instruction



Gold Coast

Location Type

Medium City


As a participant on an Arcadia program, you are guaranteed housing. Our priority is to provide a safe, clean, cost-effective and convenient place for you to live, while offering you every opportunity to explore the local culture and community.


Health & Safety

Student health, safety and security in Australia are our top priorities. Our experienced and well-connected staff are prepared to deal with any emergencies that may arise...

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