The Australia Studies Centre in Brisbane, Australia affords Gordon Business Majors an opportunity to take a variety of business courses while learning in (and about) the vibrant country of Australia.
The partnership between ASC and Christian Heritage College provides a wide range of courses while the flourishing river city of Brisbane which is Australia's 3rd largest city and fastest growing economic center. Against the backdrop of this modern city with its thriving arts scene, students will learn how to make the cultural connections between what they're learning in the classroom and the place where they live.
Students live with Australian families in Brisbane and its surrounds, enabling them to experience Australian life firsthand. Generally two or more students stay in each homestay.
Note that the ASC is on a southern hemisphere schedule:
ASC is interdisciplinary and encourages students of various majors to apply. To be eligible you must:
A total of 16 credit hours are possible.
Required Program Core:
Please note that the Australian Aboriginal Cultures is not accepted by Gordon.
Unit courses: select two 4 credit unit courses from the School of Business Curriculum. (see pp 7-11 of the ASC Unit Descriptions). A third unit
Global Understanding core credit can be fulfilled by this semester program when students participate in COR210 before departure and COR211 upon re-entry. Lab fees apply.
The cost is generally equal to a 16 credit semester at Gordon and includes:
Not included in regular tuition costs are such items as:
APPICATION PROCEDURE & DEADLINES
All Gordon students applying to a BEST SEMESTER program must first submit an online seat application and have an interview with a staff member in the Global Education Office.
Seat applications and interviews for fall semester programs must be submitted online by March 15.You will be notified within 5 days of the decision on your seat application.
After you've been approved by the Global Education Office proceed with the BEST SEMESTER's application. Best Semester has a rolling admission policy. Fall applications are accepted until May 1 (or spots are filled).
Seat applications and interviews for fall semester programs must be submitted online by September 15. (N.B. This date is earlier than the normal Spring deadline!) You will be notified within 5 days of the decision on your seat application.
After you've been approved by the Global Education Office proceed with the BEST SEMESTER's application. Best Semester has a rolling admission policy. Spring applications are accepted until October 1 (or spots are filled).
This application requests information that will be used to evaluate your eligibiity for an off-campus program. The College reserves the right to grant seats to applicants based on proven academic performance, moral maturity and personal motivation.
Please fill out the application form below with your information. Your responses to these questions will be used in evaluating your applications for a seat in an off-campus program. We encourage you to take your time and write considered responses to the personal statement questions.