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Australia Studies Centre

VISION

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.

QUALIFICATIONS

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

CREDITS

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

Select One:

  • Australian Indigenous Worldviews: 4 credits
  • Indigenous Cultures in Australia and Aotearoa (New Zealand): 4 credits

2 Elective Units from the following: 8 credits

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

COST

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

APPLICATION PROCEDURE AND DEADLINES

All Gordon students applying to a BestSemester program must first submit an online seat application and have an interview with a staff member in the Global Education Office.

FALL SEMESTER: 
Seat applications and interviews for fall semester programs must be submitted online by March 1. You will be notified within five days of the decision on your seat application.

After you've been approved by the Global Education Office proceed with the BestSemester application. BestSemester has a rolling admission policy. Fall applications are accepted until May 1 (or spots are filled).

SPRING SEMESTER:
Seat applications and interviews for fall semester programs must be submitted online by September 30. You will be notified within five days of the decision on your seat application.

After you've been approved by the Global Education Office proceed with the BestSemester application. BestSemester has a rolling admission policy. Spring applications are accepted until November 1.

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