Bridgewater State University
Minnock Institute for Global Engagement
Bridgewater, MA 02325
(508) 531-6183
Fall: April 1
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Bridgewater IN Australia: University of the Sunshine Coast (USC)

Term To Study: Academic Year 2020-2021
Application Deadline: Mar 18, 2020
Program Category: One-Country
Program Type: Direct enroll
Link 1: University of the Sunshine Coast
Link 2: USC Program Fees
Link 3: USC Course Options
Link 4: Scholarships & Financial Aid
Program Locations: Sunshine Coast
Contact Phone: 508-531-6183
Contact Name: Bridgewater Study Abroad Office
Contact Email:
What is Included: Tuition, housing, medical insurance

What is not Included: Airfare, meals, passport, visa, personal spending & travel, cell phone, etc.
Estimated Costs: See attached program flyer and USC links for estimated costs.

Program Description

USC is a direct enroll partner of BSU! Open to all BSU majors; 2.75 minimum GPA; 24 credits completed.

The University of the Sunshine Coast (USC) is a modern and fast-growing public university, located on the beautiful Sunshine Coast in Queensland - a premier tourism destination only 90km (55miles) north of Brisbane. The 100-hectare campus is a designated wildlife reserve which is home to Australian wildlife, including kangaroos, and provides a relaxing learning environment for students. USC is a great place to meet Australian students, as 90 percent of the student population on campus is Australian.

USC offers more than 120 degree programs at undergraduate and postgraduate level across seven broad discipline areas, including business, IT and tourism; creative industries, design and communication; education; engineering, planning and science; health, nursing and sport sciences; humanities, psychology and social sciences; and law and criminology.

USC has a sustainable campus, which has been recognized for its environmental initiatives and award- winning building design. USC facilities include modern learning and teaching spaces, advanced 3D visualization facilities, a modern High Performance Sport Precinct, an art gallery, a large on-campus library and bookshop, multiple 24-hour computer labs, and various cafés providing a wide range of healthy eating options.

The Sunshine Coast is an ideal base for exploring Australia’s big cities, the Outback or the Tropics. Brisbane, the capital of Queensland, is approximately one hour by car, and there are public transport connections from campus. Public bus services operate between USC's bus interchange and coastal communities, giving you access to local beaches, shopping centers, restaurants and the nightlife of the Sunshine Coast. From USC's bus interchange, you can use an integrated bus and rail service to travel to Brisbane.

USC is approximately 20km (13miles) from the Sunshine Coast Airport and around 90km (55miles) from Brisbane International and Domestic Airports. Sunshine Coast Airport has direct flights to Sydney (1.5 hours) and Melbourne (2.5 hours). Brisbane has both domestic and international airports, making it easy to explore Australia and to get to and from overseas destinations.

Quick Facts

Population: 22015576
Capital: Canberra
Per-capita GDP: $ 40800
Size: 7741220 km2
Time Zone: (GMT + 10:00 hours) Melbourne, Papua New Guinea

US State Department

Travel Warning: YES
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Bridgewater State University Study Abroad Office