Along with its excellent education offerings, one of Australia’s biggest draws for students wanting to study abroad is its unique natural scenery and idyllic BEACHES! Students studying abroad on the Gold Coast of Australia can really make the most of the country’s beaches by staying in housing right by the ocean.

Broadbeach beach playing in ocean
“Some days we would all go to the beach at Broadbeach. This photo truly represents a day in the life on the Gold Coast.” Natalie Couture, Lasell College

Located in Broadbeach, the high-quality housing is just a short walk from some of the most spectacular beaches in Australia. It is also close to many restaurants, cafes, and major shopping venues: including the Pacific Fair mall.  The mall is home to familiar brands (like Target!), a movie theatre, a grocery store, and everything that you might need easy access to during the semester.  

Broadbeach housing view
“This picture became a running joke among the TEAN students because it looks like a magazine – the view is so perfect! This was taken by my roommate during our first week in the TEAN housing.” Samantha McPherson, University of Rhode Island

Between the stunning beaches, relaxed lifestyle, and plenty of entertainment options, it’s no surprise that the area is very popular with both international and Australian tourists visiting the Gold Coast.  Although there is plenty to experience on the Gold Coast, weekends away are easy with two major airports within reach.

Explore TEAN’s Study Abroad Programs on the Gold Coast


Broadbeach sunset
“Just another glorious sunset in Broadbeach. Walked barefoot from my apartment to the beach and enjoyed the colors of the evening.” Alexia Alfano, University of Pittsburgh

All apartments feature a full sized kitchen, fully furnished bedrooms, and a living room with a television. A coinless laundry is located within each apartment, and linens and towels are also provided. Of course, WiFi is also provided.

Peppers accommodation Broadbeach
Peppers Broadbeach living area

Along with the comfortably furnished rooms, the apartment buildings TEAN offers feature resort style facilities including a gymnasium and an outdoor pool.

Peppers Broadbeach outdoor pool
Peppers Broadbeach outdoor pool

TEAN’s beach housing on the Gold Coast is less than a five-minute walk to the closest beach, and a 10-minute bus commute to the beach and nightlife of Surfer’s Paradise. For study abroad students attending Bond University, the beach housing is a 20 – 25-minute door-to-door commute to campus by bus.

For study abroad students attending Griffith University on the Gold Coast the beach housing is 35 – 45-minute commute to campus on the easy to navigate light rail system.

Running on the beach at sunrise at Broadbeach
“Jet lag never felt so good! Early morning sunrise runs on the beach, the perfect start to your day.” Whitney Wemett, Stonehill College

As an alternative to the beach housing, TEAN students can also choose to live in on-campus housing on both the Bond and Griffith University campuses.

Additionally, TEAN offers off-campus housing options right next to the Bond campus for Bond students who want quality, apartment-style living but still be able to roll out of bed and be on campus within a few minutes.

Reserve housing Bond University
Off-campus Housing next to the Bond University campus

Note: TEAN’s Gold Coast beach housing for study abroad students is only available for students participating in a TEAN study abroad program on the Gold Coast, Australia.

Learn more about our study abroad programs on the Gold Coast. For further advice about the TEAN housing options on the Gold Coast contact a TEAN Program Manager with your questions.