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Australia Studies Centre


The Australia Studies Centre in Brisbane, Australia affords Gordon students the opportunity to integrate the firsthand observation and study of Australian culture, history, religion, politics, and Indigenous cultures together with experiential service learning and formal instruction in Christian Studies, Business, Ministries, Social Sciences, Education, and Humanities.

The partnership between ASC and Christian Heritage College provides a wide range of courses, and the flourishing river city of Brisbane is Australia's third-largest city and fastest-growing economic center with a thriving arts scene. In this modern city, students will learn to connect their academic studies & their faith.


The Australia Studies Centre is an interdisciplinary program which gives no preference to students in any particular field of study. Eligible students must:

  • Maintain a minimum GPA of 2.75
  • Have a sophomore standing at time of application
  • Possess a strong commitment to academics and Christianity


You will combine two core units designed especially for ASC students and two elective units or an internship.

Core Unit:

  • The View from Australia: 4 credits
  • Australian Indigenous Worldviews: 4 credits

2-3 Elective Units from the following: 4-12 credits

  • School of Christian Studies
  • School of Business
  • School of Education & Humanities
  • School of Liberal Arts
  • School of Ministries
  • School of Social Sciences

Optional Internship in Business, Ministry, Social Services, or Business Technology: 4 credits


The cost is generally equal to a 16-credit semester at Gordon and includes:

  • Tuition (16 credit hours) & Fees
  • Room
  • Board
  • Program-related travel

Not included in regular tuition costs are such items as:

  • Flights
  • Passport and Australian Student Visa
  • Textbooks
  • Independent travel
  • Personal medical expenses, if incurred
  • Personal discretionary expenses

Student Financial Services will reassess each applicant's financial aid package for their off-campus semester and provide a break down of costs after acceptance from the GEO. Federal and private aid will not be affected. Please contact SFS for specific financial questions. 


All Gordon students applying to this program must first submit an online seat application to the Global and Experiential Learning Office before applying directly to your program. Seat applications must be submitted to the GEO by March 1.

After the Global and Experiential Learning Office has notified you of your approval, you may then proceed with the program's application. Spring applications are accepted until November 1. Fall applications are accepted until May 1.