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7 Things You Should Know About Life on the Gold Coast

Posted at 29 November 2022 in Travel & Culture

Are you thinking about moving to study on The Gold Coast? We’re here to tell you exactly why you should. If you’re looking for a nice balance between study, surf, sun and sea, then this is the place for you. This popular holiday destination offers 50km of coastline, beautiful golden beaches and subtropical weather. But that’s not all; here are seven things you should know about life on The Gold Coast. 


1. It’s super laid-back here.

If you’re looking for a relaxed lifestyle, The Gold Coast is the place to be! With the 3 S’s of sun, surf and sea, life here is paradise. If you want to escape the hustle and bustle and explore the outdoors, you’ll surely enjoy the slower pace of life here. 


2. Enjoy hot summers and mild winters.

The weather is one of the best things about life on the Gold Coast. The subtropical climate is warm and mild, neither hot nor cold, which is a reason why travellers and international students love it so much! You can expect some rain and humidity at times - but you can happily expect 300 days of sunshine every year. 


3. There are lots of opportunities for young professionals.

There are many exciting job opportunities on The Gold Coast. As one of the fastest-growing cities in Australia, the tourism, retail and hospitality industries are booming. For graduates, industries like health and science, film and creative industries, and sports and digital industries are crying out for graduates. International graduates can work in Australia for up to five years on a Student visa (subclass 500) and even bring immediate family members with you for the duration of your stay!


4. The Gold Coast is a popular study destination for regional and international students.

It’s no wonder. The cost of living in The Goldie is far cheaper than in larger Australian cities like Sydney & Melbourne. Tuition fees are lower here, as is the price of living - which means you can enjoy a reasonably high standard of living here without breaking the bank. 


5. There’s fantastic accommodation for students of Griffith University; join us at Griffith University Village!

We have the perfect accommodation option if you’ve recently enrolled at Griffith University. Join us at Griffith University Village! We’ve got Shared Apartments for 2 or 5 people, Studio Apartments and 1-Bedroom Apartments available – with air-conditioned options! Rooms are available for 2023; you’ll make memories of a lifetime here in a fun, supportive and inclusive environment. Book a village tour to find out more here


6. There's accessible transport.

A well-designed transport network operates within The Gold Coast.  TransLink operates an integrated network of buses, trams and trains. With your ‘Go Card’, you can access it all! Hop on a train and be in Brisbane in 90 minutes! What's better is that full-time university and post-secondary students can apply for a 50% concession fare on Translink bus, rail, tram or ferry services (excluding Air train), regional connect bus services and approved regional ferry services. (source)


7. Griffith University is ranked in the top 2% of universities worldwide.

If you’re after world-class education taught by some of Australia's most awarded lecturers, you will want to enrol at Griffith University. Degrees at Griffith University are future-focused; you’ll receive the utmost support here. There is also a generous range of scholarships available to support international students and flexible study options available. 


We hope this has got you thinking about moving abroad and dreaming of life here at our Campus Living Villages. Take the leap and explore all that the beautiful Gold Coast offers.

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