- 18 years of age or above
- Good academic and disciplinary standing at Penn State
- 2.5 cumulative GPA or better at the time of application
- Second Sophomore standing or above at the start of the program
- This program is only open to Hospitality Management majors
The study abroad program at Bond University is only open to Penn State Hospitality Management majors. There are no exceptions. Bond University offers a wide variety of hospitality management courses as well as other course that may fill general education requirements.
As a study abroad student at Bond University, you will be enrolled with full degree Australian and international students. You will be able to choose subjects (commonly called courses) from all faculties, however, some subject may have prerequisites that must be completed before the subject is approved for enrollment. Depending on the subjects you enroll in, there will be a mix of teaching methods including lectures, tutorials, seminars and laboratories ranging in the number of contact hours required.
Bond University's student life is vibrant and full of social activities year round. The Bond University Student Association (BUSA) oversees all sporting, cultural and special interests clubs on campus and ensures that students have a say in university administrative issues.
All students are required to have a Student Activities Membership (SAM) which provides access to all student organizations and activities. It also includes access to all sporting facilities and a gym membership.
Fall: mid September - mid December
Spring: mid January- late April
Refer to the program website for the specific dates, if available.
Bond University is located on the Gold Coast – Australia's sixth largest city, situated on the country's beautiful east coast close to the Queensland/New South Wales state border. Within 10 minutes of our campus, you can be swimming and surfing at the beach … or browsing through one of our international shopping centers … or heading for a night out at Broadbeach or Surfers Paradise. You can visit our theme parks – Sea World, Movie World, Dreamworld, Wet ‘n’ Wild – World Heritage-listed rainforests, country villages, art galleries, wineries, world-class golf courses, the boating hub of the Broadwater and much, much more.
Education Abroad in Countries with a Penn State Restricted Travel Designation
In order to comply with Penn State’s International Travel Policy, students interested in studying abroad in countries that Penn State has designated as “restricted” for travel, a petition for a waiver must be submitted. Once a petition is complete, and if the student is approved for study on the program in question, the student may be asked to meet with the Director of Education Abroad and the petition will be reviewed by the Penn State International Restricted Travel Committee (IRTC). The necessary petition will be included in the online application process for this program. To see if your program is taking place in a restricted travel country, please visit the Penn State Global website.