Summer Programs-Australia

Summer Programs at Bond University - 15 Weeks

About Bond University: 

Bond University was established in 1989 in Queensland, Australia, as a private university. Bond’s mission is to create leaders and thinkers, by building challenges and opportunities in the university. Like HPU, Bond offers a personal feel for academics, by providing small classrooms sizes to make it easier get to know your professor and classmates. This private university provides a variety of facilities and services to students, such as: fitness and recreational centers, sports fields for rugby and tennis, a sauna, computers labs, and a library. BU provides not just positive academics, but also a supportive environment, which is implemented in a program called Bond Mates. The Bond Mate Program was created to help new students interact with current Bond students by answering any question or concerns about Bond before they make that transition to the University. In addition, Bond Mates offers other support services such as study support, an international student program and medical support. If you want to learn more about what Bond University has to offer, check out their official website or see there information sheet by clicking here.

Location: Robina, Queensland, Australia

Website: Bond University- Study Abroad

Academics Available:
You can find summer courses on the Bond University Course Search.

AUST 11-202 Australian Geography and Ecology
Students will be studying Australian landscape by formal lecture and exploring Australian Ecosystems. By having outside lectures that explore tropical forest and desert, students will learn about different habits in these field trips.

AUST 11-204 Australian History and Culture
Students will be learning about Australian History of the first European settles till now. The course will explore the first local Australians and cultural influences that shapes Australian people today. The course will have formal lectures and field trips visiting museums and galleries to show Australian culture over the years.

Dates to Remember:

You can find the Academic Calendar for Summer Term under "May Semester".

Application Due Semester Length
May 1st May 5th- August 16th

Admission Requirements:

  • Must have attended HPU for one semester
  • Must intend to graduate from HPU
  • Must have at least a minimum GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Must be fluent in English

Application Procedure:

  • Complete the Student Exchange Program data sheet.
  • Schedule and attend a formal interview with Melissa Matsubara
  • Be prepared to discuss your motives for studying abroad and your degree plan.
  • Select an exchange partner university that has courses which can be used for your intended HPU degree.
  • Fill out the exchange university’s admissions application.
  • Pay $450 AUD to BU.
  • Obtain recommendation letters to be turned in with your application. (This depends on the individual university’s application requirements)
  • Passport photos (Amount and size depend upon each university
  • Sign a Course Request Approval (CRA) to verify your foreign coursework and HPU equivalents.

Health Insurance: Health Insurance is mandatory for all study abroad students. HPU recommends health insurance from Cultural Insurance Services International (CISI) for students study abroad. There is more information medical coverage and rates of CISI health insurance at http://www.culturalinsurance.com/.

Housing Accommodations: Bond University offers a variety of housing accommodations for students. These rooms will vary in size, price, and amenities. To check out housing options and prices, visit the campus housing website. If you prefer to live off campus, Bond University offers housing locations that are nearby the campus (off-campus housing).

Currency: Currency exchange rate for the Australian Dollar (AUD) can be calculated at: http://finance.yahoo.com/currency

Visa Information: Participants can apply for a visa online. Information is at the Australian Department of Immigration and Multicultural and Indigenous Affairs’ website: http://www.immi.gov.au/students/index.htm. U.S. Passport information is available at 522-8283 (recording) and online at http://travel.state.gov

Melissa Matsubara
Director, International Exchange and Study Abroad
Hawaii Pacific University
1164 Bishop Street, Suite 200, Honolulu, HI, 96813
Tel: 1-808-544-0288, Fax: 1-808-544-9355
www.hpu.edu/studyabroad
Skype: melissa.matsubara