IFSA Griffith University Partnership

Gold Coast, Australia

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Term
Fall, Spring, Year
Language of Instruction

English

Language Prerequisite

None

Finance Options
Scholarships, grants, financial aid, monthly payment plan, credit card payments and more!
Application Deadlines:
  • Fall: March 1
  • Spring: November 15

YEAR OPTIONS: Students interested in calendar or academic year-long options should contact IFSA-Butler for deadlines, fees and more.

Min. GPA for Consideration:
2.5
Typical Credit Load:
16

About Griffith University

Spend a semester in the Sunshine State. Study at Griffith's art and music schools on the banks of the Brisbane River. Or take courses at this AACSB-accredited business school with the Toohey National Park out your back door. Or maybe you prefer living by the beach while taking Food and Wine Tourism at the Gold Coast campus in Surfer's Paradise.

Griffith University Benefits

  • Study at one of the Asia-Pacific region's most progressive and dynamic universities offering a wide range of studies and many interdisciplinary offerings
  • Top ranked subjects include business (AACSB accredited), criminal justice, tourism, physics and creative arts
  • Study abroad students eligible for Griffith's prestigious Honours College 
  • Live in Gold Coast, just minutes from some of Australia's best beaches

IFSA-Butler

Your success is our success! Whatever your goals, our approach is carefully designed to help you achieve them.
You will experience challenging, rewarding coursework in the highest quality classes, while receiving the academic support you need.
More than a tourist in a foreign country, you will engage in the community, build competencies, and develop yourself as a citizen of the world.
Our programs and practices reflect the value we place on diverse perspectives and are designed to support a variety of learners.
Round out your classroom experience with hands-on opportunities like internships, directed research, student teaching, community-based learning or volunteering, and cultural excursions.
You will have academic and personal mentors to assist with program choice, application, travel, cultural acclimation, language acquisition, class registration, academic issues, health and safety, and everything in between.

Academics at Griffith University Partnership

Courses

Click on either link below for a list of pre-approved courses for study abroad students at Griffith University:

Semester 1 Pre-Approved Course List
Semester 2 Pre-Approved Course List

Selecting courses from this list means that your enrollment will be approved without requiring the faculty at Griffith to assess your qualifications. However, courses are subject to space restrictions and can change before the start or during the first two weeks of the trimester. Selecting one or more of these courses does not guarantee you a place in the course(s).

To browse the complete list of Griffith University courses, open the Griffith University online course catalog.

Students enroll in 4 classes each worth 10 Griffith University Credit Points for a total of 16 U.S. semester credit hours. 

Nathan Campus
In addition to the primary campus in Gold Coast, the Nathan Campus in Toohey National Park, 15 minutes from central Brisbane, is also available to students. Refer to the course catalog and pre-approved course lists to ensure that the courses you wish to take are available at the Nathan campus.
 
Queensland College of Art and Conservatorium of Music
The Art and Music schools are located across the river from the central business district in Brisbane. Please note that these schools have additional portfolio/audition requirements. Please reach out to your Program Advisor to learn more. 

Please review all your syllabi and course materials when you are registering for classes (both pre-arrival and on-site). Certain classes may have a one-off lab or field trip fee that is disclosed in the syllabus or first meeting of class. You will be responsible for these fees, whether they are billed and paid by IFSA or billed to you.
Special Curriculum Options
Specialized Semester Certificate
The Specialized Semester Certificate is an opportunity for students to gain recognition and experience in a specialized area of study offered by Griffith University. The certificate is awarded to students who successfully complete at least 3 courses from one of the listed specializations in Arts, Education, and Law or Griffith Business School. Please note that  Digital Media is only available at Gold Coast. A typical full-time study load is four courses per semester, so you still have flexibility to include a course outside of the specialization to either complement or differentiate your semester abroad. 
Course Restrictions
  • Fourth-year (4000) courses are electives.
  • 5000 courses are electives for some study areas only (e.g. Law)
  • 6000 courses are undergraduate Honours courses. These are available only to students who are currently an Honours student at their home university.
  • 7000 courses and higher are part of a postgraduate degree (Masters or Ph.D.). You are not eligible to take these courses as an undergraduate study abroad student
Experiential Learning
INTERNSHIP
Community internship at Griffith University: Give back to the community by volunteering 50 hours during the semester in structured activities, projects or research. Some examples of past internships include: environmental work, executive assistance, event planning, social media work, marketing assistance, research project assistance, human resources intern or community development work. Internships are unpaid but are worth 4 U.S. semester credits (replacing one class). Internship placements may be subject to a successful interview upon arrival. If a student does not receive a placement upon arrival, another course can be easily added during registration.
Transcripts
After you return to the U.S., IFSA will send a Butler University transcript to your home university and to your permanent address. The transcript reflects the courses taken, credits attempted, and grades earned during your term abroad. This service is included in your study abroad program at no additional cost
Subjects offered at Griffith University Partnership
Accounting Advertising American/Canadian Studies Animal Science / Wildlife Management Animation Architecture and Design Asian Studies Astronomy Aviation Biochemistry Biology Biomedical Engineering Biomedical Science Biotechnology Botany/Plant Science Business Business Law Business Psychology Chemistry Chinese Civil Engineering Classics Communications Computer Science Computer/Software Engineering Creative Writing Criminal Justice/Criminology Cultural Studies Cybersecurity Early Childhood Education Earth Science Ecology Economics Electrical/Electronic Engineering Elementary Education English English Literature Entrepreneurship and Innovation Environmental Engineering Environmental Health Environmental Science/Studies Equine Studies European History European Studies Exercise Science/Kinesiology Fashion Design Film Production Finance Food Science/Nutrition Food Science/Nutrition Forestry Gaming Genetics Geography Geology German Graphic Design Health Administration/Management Health Studies History Hospitality & Tourism Human Resources Human Rights Human and Child Development Illustration/Drawing Immunology Indigenous Studies Information Technology Intelligence/Security Studies Interior Design International Business International Studies/Affairs/Relations Italian Japanese Journalism Landscape Architecture Law/Legal Studies Management Marine Science Marketing Materials Engineering Mathematics Mechanical Engineering Media/Multimedia Studies Microbiology Middle Eastern Studies Midwifery Molecular and Cellular Biology Music Business Music Studies Music Technology Natural Resource Management Neuroscience Nursing Occupational Therapy Painting Peace/Conflict Studies Pharmacy/Pharmacology Photography Physical Education/Sports Studies Physics Physiotherapy/Physical Therapy Political Science Population Studies Psychology Public Policy Public Relations Public/Global Health Sculpture Secondary Education Social Work Social Work Sociology Spanish Special Education Speech Pathology Sports and Recreation Management Statistics Telecommunications Translation Viticulture and Oenology Women and Gender Studies Zoology

Housing & Meals

Housing Type
Apartment/Flat, Residence Hall/Dormitory
Meals
Self-catered
Details
Griffith Gold Coast students can choose between on campus apartments at Griffith University Village (GUV) or the off campus Surfers Century apartments. Students at GUV have their own bedroom in a five bedroom apartment. Kitchens have shared bathroom, kitchen and living areas and all meals are self catered. Students at Surfers Century live in self-catered apartments with their fellow study abroad students just a few blocks from the heart of Surfer's Paradise beach and a 25 minute train or bus ride from the university. At Surfers Century, students share a bedroom and a bathroom with another student on the program, with four total students living in a two bedroom/two bathroom apartment. Students on the Nathan campus or in the Queensland College of Art and Conservatorium of Music live in the self-catered Urbanest apartments in South Bank, Brisbane's cultural suburb. Students have their own bedroom and bathroom and share an apartment with other study abroad students.

The IFSA-Butler Team

IFSA-Butler has a dedicated team and staff who are here to help every student prepare and be ready to achieve their goals at every step of the way.

Program Advisor

Finance Advisor

Resident Director

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Academic Affairs Director

Dates and Fees

Spring 2018

Program Dates

Program Start Date
February 13, 2018
Program End Date
June 24, 2018

Program Fees

Tuition
$14,950
Housing
$3,925
Insurance
Included
Total Program Fee
$18,875
Students pay a $500 non-refundable program deposit upon confirmation of attendance. The deposit is applied to the total program fee.
Supplemental Fees
Program participants housed in Griffith University Village will receive a separate fee of $1,275 each semester. Students enrolled at the Griffith University Nathan campus will incur a supplemental fee of approximately $1,975 for tuition and housing. Students enrolled at the Griffith University Queensland College of Art or Music will incur a supplemental fee of approximately $2,250 for tuition and housing.

Estimated Costs

Airfare
$1,900
Meals
$1,780
Books & Supplies
$200
Local Transportation
$570
Visa
$420
Personal Expenses
$2,530
(Includes utilities, laundry, entertainment, expected start-up costs, etc. Does not include personal travel.)
Total Estimated Costs
$7,275

Fall 2018

Program Dates

Program Start Date
July 1, 2018
Program End Date
October 21, 2018

Program Fees

Tuition
$13,950
Housing
$4,025
Insurance
Included
Total Program Fee
$17,975
Students pay a $500 non-refundable program deposit upon confirmation of attendance. The deposit is applied to the total program fee.
Supplemental Fees
Students enrolled at the Griffith University Nathan campus will incur a supplemental fee of approximately $1,975 for tuition and housing. Students enrolled at the Griffith University Queensland College of Art or Music will incur a supplemental fee of approximately $2,250 for tuition and housing. 

Estimated Costs

Airfare
$1,900
Meals
$1,500
Books & Supplies
$200
Local Transportation
$480
Visa
$420
Personal Expenses
$2,090
(Includes utilities, laundry, entertainment, expected start-up costs, etc. Does not include personal travel.)
Total Estimated Costs
$6,590