Join our Human Rainbow

The Gold Coast is home to 25,000 international students from 130 nationalities. A diverse and global city. 

Our differences make us stronger. It’s time to celebrate who we are as individuals. Our differences, our experiences and our similarities as a student community and city.

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Jermaine photo

Jermaine
zimbabwe

Jermaine, zimbabwe
Jasmina photo

Jasmina
Gold Coast, Australia

Jasmina, Gold Coast, Australia
Nicolas photo

Nicolas
France

Nicolas, France
Celia  photo

Celia
Jamaica

Celia , Jamaica
Abdul photo

Abdul
Pakistan

Abdul, Pakistan
Malik  photo

Malik
United States

Malik , United States
Martin Ebata photo

Martin Ebata
Sweden

Martin Ebata, Sweden
Thais Assis Arruda photo

Thais Assis Arruda
Brazil

Thais Assis Arruda, Brazil
Saskia Walgenbach photo

Saskia Walgenbach
Germany

Saskia Walgenbach, Germany
XingLong Jin photo

XingLong Jin
China

XingLong Jin, China
Michael Timoscuk photo

Michael Timoscuk
Slovakia

Michael Timoscuk, Slovakia
Kazi Haisam Siddiqui photo

Kazi Haisam Siddiqui
Pakistan

Kazi Haisam Siddiqui, Pakistan
Mona Izzeldin photo

Mona Izzeldin
Sudan

Mona Izzeldin, Sudan
Steven Wey photo

Steven Wey
Australia

Steven Wey, Australia
Rohan photo

Rohan
Oman

Rohan, Oman
Rizu Sawaki  photo

Rizu Sawaki
Japan

Rizu Sawaki , Japan

Tebby
Botswana

Tebby, Botswana
Prabhjot Kaur  photo

Prabhjot Kaur
India

Prabhjot Kaur , India
Alexia David photo

Alexia David
India

Alexia David, India
Tatiana  photo

Tatiana
Russia

Tatiana , Russia
Yukta Kapoor  photo

Yukta Kapoor
India

Yukta Kapoor , India
Alexander Cujko photo

Alexander Cujko
Gold Coast , Australia

Alexander Cujko, Gold Coast , Australia
Alvin Yap photo

Alvin Yap
Malaysia

Alvin Yap, Malaysia
Bren Domingo  photo

Bren Domingo
Philippines

Bren Domingo , Philippines
Brianna Bailey  photo

Brianna Bailey
Australia

Brianna Bailey , Australia
Emily Hancock photo

Emily Hancock
Australia

Emily Hancock, Australia
Jake Goodall  photo

Jake Goodall
Australia

Jake Goodall , Australia
Jamie Houston  photo

Jamie Houston
United Kingdom

Jamie Houston , United Kingdom
Jaycee Li photo

Jaycee Li
Australia

Jaycee Li, Australia
Joseph Prospere photo

Joseph Prospere
Norway

Joseph Prospere, Norway
Mercedes Semaan  photo

Mercedes Semaan
Fiji

Mercedes Semaan , Fiji
Michelle Matsika photo

Michelle Matsika
Zimbabwe

Michelle Matsika, Zimbabwe
Nicole David  photo

Nicole David
India

Nicole David , India
Phebe Mills  photo

Phebe Mills
Australia

Phebe Mills , Australia
Thais Assis photo

Thais Assis
Brazil

Thais Assis, Brazil
Anita Kissi photo

Anita Kissi
Canada

Anita Kissi, Canada
Gene Huang  photo

Gene Huang
Australia

Gene Huang , Australia
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Gary Lee

A MAN FOR ALL STUDENTS

Gary Lee is a facilitator of people, ideas and opportunities. He’s a motivator, a mentor and a mensch. On the surface that honourable Yiddish description might seem a little out of place for a relocated Malaysian living in Australia, but given Gary’s passion for embracing diversity and multiculturalism it couldn’t...

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WHEN YOUR ADOPTED CITY BECOMES YOUR SECOND FAMILY

Ojay Moka grew up in Papua and New Guinea’s capital of Port Moresby. As the focal hub of a developing country it’s a vastly different experience from a fast emerging cosmopolitan centre like the Gold Coast, the city he now calls home.

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THE GOLD COAST – A CITY EMBRACING DIVERSITY

A funky fusion of cultures makes up the rich and colourful tapestry of the Gold Coast community, due in part to almost a third of the population having been born overseas. Interestingly, if you add to that figure the descendants of those born outside Australia, this figure jumps to more...

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The Gold Coast is home to 25,000 international students

The Gold Coast is home to 25,000 international students

Students from more than 130 nations are studying here

Students from more than 130 nations are studying here

Almost a third of the city's population were born overseas

Almost a third of the city's population were born overseas

Voted #1 regional city in Australia for international students

Voted #1 regional city in Australia for international students

Named the worlds first World Kindness City

Named the worlds first World Kindness City

Diverse study options with over 200 education and training providers

Diverse study options with over 200 education and training providers