Study Abroad in Brisbane and the Gold Coast
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Griffith University


Study Abroad in Brisbane and the Gold Coast

API students have the opportunity to study abroad in Brisbane and the Gold Coast at one of Griffith University’s campuses in beautiful Queensland. Since opening its doors in 1975, Griffith University has come to be regarded as one of Australia’s most innovative universities, and one of the most influential in the Asia-Pacific region. Griffith was the first university in Australia to offer degrees in Asian studies and environmental studies, and is a leader in many other fields as well.

Home to world-class expertise in environmental studies, corporate sustainability, Asian studies, and bio-sciences, Nathan is the original Griffith campus. With more than 13,900 students situated in tranquil, native bushland on the edge of Toohey Forest, Nathan campus is a short walk or bus ride from several other Griffith campuses (at which API students can also take classes, including South Bank and Mt. Gravatt) and other Brisbane conveniences.

Set amongst native bushland and located just minutes from the pristine beaches of the famous Gold Coast, the Griffith Gold Coast campus hosts over 16,500 students from all over Australia and the world. Widely acknowledged for its strengths in heath studies, Griffith’s Gold Coast Campus boasts state-of-the-art facilities, including a modern health center and hospital.

Across both campuses, students can choose from subjects such as business and government, criminology and law, health studies, education, engineering, IT, humanities, social sciences, and much more.

City Information

Recently called the “World’s Best Downtown,” Brisbane is the capital of the state of Queensland and the 3rd largest city in Australia. A cosmopolitan city, nearly 30% of its inhabitants were born outside of Australia. Brisbane is home to over 2.3 million Australians, and is one of the oldest cities in the country. The Gold Coast is the 2nd most populous city in Queensland, and is a major tourist destination with its miles of sunny, beautiful beaches and waterways. Experience two of Queensland’s gems through study abroad in Brisbane and the Gold Coast with API!


Why Brisbane/Gold Coast?

  • Capital of the state of Queensland
  • 3rd most populous city in Australia
  • Great Barrier Reef nearby
  • Brisbane named the World’s Best Downtown (2003)
  • Cosmopolitan city (30% born outside Australia)