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Fall 2017: EXCHANGE Bond Univ., Australia
September 04, 2017 - December 16, 2017 (dates are tentative)
This program has been cancelled. Please contact the faculty director for more information.

photo courtesy of Sarah Riggert
Interest Meetings:
02/16/2017 3:30 PM - 4:30 PMIGS conference room, 213 Clayton Hall
02/27/2017 3:30 PM - 4:30 PMIGS conference room, 213 Clayton Hall
Program Notes
Note: This program requires the even exchange of students between UD and the partner institution abroad. Therefore the number of exchange spots available to outbound UD students is dependent on the number of inbound students sent to UD by the partner instiution. If parity is not achieved, the exchange cannot take place. For more details about Bond, see the exchange fact sheet at the bottom of this page.
Program Description
The Bond University exchange program is open to all University of Delaware undergraduate students. Under the terms of Bond's institutional agreement with UD, two UD students may study at Bond per calendar year, for one semester each. The two students selected for exchange enroll directly in courses with Bond University students, live on campus, and enjoy life on Australia's Gold Coast. This area of the country is world-renowned for its beaches and waterways, national parks, rainforests and mountain ranges. It has mild winters and warm summers and is a clean and beautiful location. The local climate is sub-tropical, with temperatures between 63 degrees and 82 degrees during the day and plenty of sunshine. Surfing is the most popular local sport, with water temperatures around 66 to 70 degrees all year round.

General Info / Student Life

The University:
Founded in 1989, Bond University is a small (approx. 4200 students), private university consisting of five academic units:

Faculty of Business Technology and Sustainable Development
Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences
Faculty of Law
Faculty of Health Sciences and Medicine

Bond emphasizes instruction in small groups (average student/faculty ratio is 11:1); results of recent surveys rank Bond University first in good teaching, overall satisfaction, and graduate employment. The University hosts students from Australia as well as from abroad, with approximately 45% of students coming from overseas countries.

According to UD students who have studied there, Bond has a real community feel and vibrant student social life. You’ll have the time of your life with over 70 sporting and social clubs, one of Queensland’s leading fitness centers, cafes, restaurants and support services all available on campus. Bond also has a travel agency right on campus that is very helpful with students' personal travel plans.

Orientation week, which takes place the first week of every semester at Bond, is the perfect time to make friends, find your way around campus and finalize your enrolment at Bond. O-Week features an exciting program of social activities, places to relax and make friends, as well as information booths to help students get ready for university life.

Language: English

Calendar : Fall semester runs from early September through mid-December. Spring semester runs mid-January (making UD winter session impossible) through the end of April. (See latest calendar here.)

Visas and Passports: All international students, except New Zealand residents, are required to obtain a Student Visa before they can commence their studies at Bond University. Students who are citizens of non-gazetted countries (countries not approved for a streamlined visa process) must obtain their student visa by mail or in person. The U.S. is a gazetted country, and its citizens are eligible for an online application process.

A Student Visa application can only be completed once students have received their Confirmation of Enrollment Form from Bond. This form is only released once students have paid all of the requested fees and met all of the conditions of their offer. Students should budget approximately $500 USD for visa fees and expenses.

Transportation: The Bond campus is fairly small, so transportation on campus is not necessary. Students normally take advantage of the public bus system to travel to the nearby beaches. Students are discouraged from renting a car in Australia since traffic moves on the left, and hence the risk of accidents is quite high.

Students are responsible for their own rountrip airfare. See the Cost section below for estimate airfare.

Housing: Students are encouraged to live on campus and to apply for such housing via Bond's web site. Due to the popularity of on-campus housing at Bond, students are encouraged to apply on the first day that housing applications are accepted. Although the staff at Bond attempts to find housing on campus for all exchange students who request it, such accommodation cannot be guaranteed.

For more information about this program from the perspective of past participants, check out their UDAbroad blog posts.

ACCESSIBILITY: Participants with disabilities should know that accessibility and accommodation in some program locations may differ from the United States. Transit systems and legacy building construction practices may not meet U.S. accessibility standards, and alternative access to public transportation, buildings, or public sites cannot be guaranteed. But UD students with disabilities are welcome and encouraged to study abroad. Review these questions with the Office of Disability Support Services to determine whether this program can meet your accommodation needs
Program Courses
All students must enroll in the 0-credit course UNIV 550 (placeholder for this travel study experience) and UNIV 372 (Discovery Learning marker).
Students enroll in 4 courses and earn 12 credits. Bond does not permit students to enroll in 5 courses. It is the student's responsibility to secure the necessary UD transfer credit permissions prior to departure. The equivalent of a grade of "C" at Bond is required in order for credits to transfer to UD.
All University of Delaware undergraduates are eligible to apply. A minimum overall GPA of 2.8 is required. Students must submit the online application by the deadline, as well as one letter of recommendation submitted online by a UD faculty member.

Students apply directly to Bond after being accepted into the exchange by the Institute for Global Studies.
How much does it cost?.
  • University of Delaware Tuition/Fees for one Fall Semester
When and how do I pay?
If you are offered acceptance to the program, you will have 3 days to withdraw without financial penalty. After the 3 days have passed, you will be officially accepted to the program, and IGS will post the Tuition/Fees to your UD student account.
  • An initial payment of $0.00 will be due in early April.
  • The balance of the Tuition/Fees will be due in early August.
  • Payments are submitted through My Finances in UDSIS.
  • All charges, once posted to your account, are considered non-refundable.
Other important things to note:
  • IGS reserves the right to cancel a program at any time due to under-enrollment, safety/health/security issues, staffing issues, or any other relevant reason.
Delaware ResidentNon-Delaware Resident
Final Tuition based on current year$5,935.00$15,930.00
Total to be charged to UD account (estimated)$5,935.00$15,930.00
Students pay their regular full-time tuition to the University of Delaware; they do not pay for fees, on-campus housing, or a meal plan. Students do not pay a program fee to the Institute for Global Studies. Students receiving financial aid or scholarships that normally apply to tuition or other on-campus costs should check with Student Financial Services to confirm that these will continue to apply.
Scholarships are available for full-time UD undergraduate students accepted to UD exchange programs.
All application materials are due by 5:00pm on the dates listed below:
Submit Program Application by 5pm onMarch 10, 2017
Program Fee Balance, Tuition and Fees Dueearly August
Lisa Chieffo
Study Abroad Coordinator
Clayton Hall, 100 David Hollowell Drive, Newark, DE, 19716
File Downloads
exchange partner fact sheet

Program information is subject to change at any time. Please check this web site periodically for updates.

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