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Lucas Bastos de Jesus


I'm studying at -

Bond University ( Masters of Managerial Finance )

Why I Choose the Gold Coast -

Lucas lives the best of both worlds on the Gold Coast, giving him the chance to surf, study his Masters, and hang out with friends.

Ana de Abreu Rosa


I'm studying at -

TAFE ( Interior Design )

Why I Choose the Gold Coast -

For Ana, the Gold Coast has a great lifestyle that allows her to balance work, study and play. It’s her paradise.

Rika Uezono


I'm studying at -

Griffith University ( Graphic Design )

Why I Choose the Gold Coast -

Rika feels right at home on the Gold Coast, with the coastal city reminding her of her hometown of Chigasaki in Kanagawa.

Maui Yamada


I'm studying at -

Bond University ( Masters of Business )

Why I Choose the Gold Coast -

Maui from Tokyo has found the perfect life on the Gold Coast - great education, friends from all over the world, and beautiful beaches.

Prudhvi Charan Mariserla


I'm studying at -

Bond University ( Masters of Construction )

Why I Choose the Gold Coast -

Charan from Andhra Pradhesh believes studying on the Gold Coast has been the experience of his life, having made friends from all over the world.

Severino Murze


I'm studying at -

Griffith University ( Masters of Marketing )

Why I Choose the Gold Coast -

Since Severino from Bengaluru moved to the Gold Coast, is has become his second home, and he wakes up everyday with positive vibes.

Rohan & Diksha Gidwaney


I'm studying at -

Southern Cross University

Why I Choose the Gold Coast -

Delhi siblings Rohan and Diksha have made a home away from home on the Gold Coast, while they complete their studies at Southern Cross University.

Xiao Dan (Danna) Wang


I'm studying at -

Bond University ( Bachelor of Property )

Why I Choose the Gold Coast -

With kind and helpful people, a beach lifestyle and great weather, the Gold Coast has become a second home for Beijing’s Danna.



I'm studying at -

Law at Griffith University

Why I Choose the Gold Coast -

The people of the Gold Coast are very warm, it's an inclusive society. Most importantly I feel like I can be myself, which is important for the student experience. Diversity means asking questions about different cultures, about different beliefs, about different ideas and listening to other people that are different to yourself. I'd like to think that I respect all people - people from different backgrounds, people of different faiths, people of different genders. We're all in this together and it's better to love one another than be divisive. 


Gold Coast , Australia

I'm studying at -

Medicine at Griffith University

Why I Choose the Gold Coast -

I love living on the Gold Coast. The people are very friendly, but they're also ambitious. I've met a lot of people here who have dreams about achieving great things in their life. Diversity is a range of cultures sharing each other's differences. It's about getting to know each other through a diversity of languages and experiences as well as race. 



I'm studying at -

Master of Project Management at Bond University

Why I Choose the Gold Coast -

Life on the Gold Coast is very easy going and relaxed with a lot of outdoor activities, so I have a lot of adventures. Diversity to me means people coming together from all over the world and meeting in one place. The Gold Coast symbolisies that - I've made friends here who have come from all over the world. I've fallen in love with the Gold Coast. People are very friendly and easy going and very relaxed compared to back home. 



I'm studying at -

Nutrition and Dietetics at Bond University

Why I Choose the Gold Coast -

Diversity here means a melting pot of different countries that are interacting with you on campus. We've all pretty much come together and made it like a family. The number of different languages you hear on the Gold Coast, it's really amazing. I love talking to different people about what life is like for them back at home. We might be very different, but at the same time we're a lot alike.



I'm studying at -

Financial Planning and Accounting at Griffith University

Why I Choose the Gold Coast -

The people are very friendly on the Gold Coast. I've made heaps of friends here, it's my second home. Diversity to me is people from different religions, race, colour and cultures. There's so many different people here on the Gold Coast, it's a multicultural city. This has been the most amazing experience of my life.  


United States

I'm studying at -

Information Technology at Griffith University.

Why I Choose the Gold Coast -

Life is amazing here, we've got a lot of culture in this city. There's a huge international community from different countries and they bring a lot  of diversity. It's great to mingle with other people from all over the world and learn about their culture. 

The Gold Coast is ranked #1 for affordability in Australia.

Public transport, socialising and overall living costs are considerably lower than major cities such as Melbourne and Sydney. With the rent being around 40% lower than that of what it is in Sydney.

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Riviera Apprentice Graduates Kickstart Their Career Through Mentor Program

Australia’s largest luxury motor yacht builder Riviera, based on the Gold Coast, continues its commitment to fostering excellence by encouraging its apprentice graduates to participate in a new initiative aimed at enhancing their skills and career pathways.

Over a six-month term, graduates of the Riviera apprenticeship program team up with a mentor at Riviera’s Coomera production facility as part of Study Gold Coast’s Kickstart program.

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The Virtual Gold Coast Student Hub

Study Gold Coast has transitioned the Gold Coast Student Hub online allowing students to remain connected and supported during these challenging times. 

The Virtual Hub was created in response to the Federal Government’s COVID-19 social distancing policies with Gold Coast Student Hub moving temporarily online to ensure Gold Coast students continue to receive the services, support and social opportunities that they’ve come to enjoy through the Gold Coast Student Hub.


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Life Begins At The End Of Your Comfort Zone!

"I didn’t think I could grow so much professionally in such a short period of time." Shreya Kulkarni is studying her Masters in Marketing at Griffith University. This is her remarkable account of her internship experience at HTG Solutions on the Gold Coast.

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How A Philosophy Of Fish Can Lead To A Happier Work Life

Twenty years ago documentary filmmaker John Christensen was shopping in a Seattle market when he heard a loud cheer in the distance. He followed the sound to discover fishmongers throwing fish to each other and their customers in spectacular fashion. While it was clearly entertaining it became apparent to John that these fishmongers, despite getting up at ungodly hours and working long and physically demanding days clearly enjoyed their jobs as they went out of their way to please their customers. When John later returned with a crew to film the fishmongers’ story it became clear to him that there were four simple practices they used that could be adapted to create job contentment, customer satisfaction and increase productivity in any workplace and with that Fish Philosophy was born.

Fish Philosophy has since been embraced by businesses of all shapes and sizes with incredible results. Last week the PST Training Store’s Danielle Peters shared the Fish Philosophy with Study Gold Coast members over breakfast in the Gold Coast Student Hub.  

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Would You Like Some Upskilling With Your Coffee Sir?

Local students are setting out to provide delicious BBQ food and coffee to the community via a mobile food and beverage cart through a new incentive designed to take the training conversation to the people of the Gold Coast. 

The Education Coffee and BBQ Cart will create a relaxed social environment allowing employers, current students, potential clients, prospective students and community members to connect over coffee and food while highlighting the advantages of upskilling to enhance employability and canvas work placement opportunities for TAFE students. At the same time hospitality and event students will gain workplace learning experience by developing technical and employer valued soft skills while preparing and serving food and coffee from the cart.

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Breaking The Paradigms In Education And Industry

The world is changing faster than most of us can grasp and at an ever-increasing rate. Traditional notions of career pathways and job descriptions are being created almost daily to the point where asking a child what they want to be when they grow up is almost a redundant question. The real question for parents and educators alike is: “how do we give our children the skills they need to not only adapt, but thrive in an increasingly uncertain future?”

Recently Study Gold Coast invited a number of innovators to address the city’s education and training sector to demystify entrepreneurship and why we need to develop enterprise skills within our curriculum to meet the needs of the 21st century workplace. Leading the discussion was Dr Baden U’Ren, Bond University’s Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship and Leanne Kemp, Queensland’s Chief Entrepreneur.

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