Griffith University's five campuses are situated in a range of South East Queensland locations, from pristine bushland a short drive from the centre of Brisbane to one of Australia's most iconic coastal cities.
Brisbane's brilliant weather, lush riverfront parklands, unique architecture, and vibrant nightlife are just some of the reasons it was named Australia's hippest city by Lonely Planet in 2014. With a population of just over 2 million it has all the advantages of a modern metropolis while retaining the vibe of a small town.
The Gold Coast is Australia's 6th largest city and one of its most iconic destinations. 12 million visitors take advantage of its mild sunny weather and pristine, golden beaches each year.
With the metropolitan city of Brisbane, the tourist mecca of the Gold Coast - its stunning beaches and spectacular hinterland - all within an hour's drive of each other, there are endless ways to enjoy your spare time and experience the Australian outdoor way of life.
Culture and customs
Australia has a population of 24 million people with more than one-quarter of the population born overseas. Australia's multicultural society is reflected in almost every aspect of Australian life including food, art, sport, film, culture, fashion and music. More than 15 per cent of Australians speak languages other than English at home, such as Arabic, Cantonese, Greek, Italian, Mandarin and Vietnamese.
5 things to do on the coast
Current student Sapph shares five things to do for free on the Gold Coast.
What to bring to a BBQ
Current student Hayley helps you prepare for the Australian institution know as the BBQ.
Learning to surf
Current student Tharshika learns how to surf in a two hour lesson at The Spit, Main Beach.