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Activities for Gold Coast, Australia

Students may participate in the more than 120 clubs and societies that span educational, professional, political, recreational, social, cultural, religious, and sports interests. Sport facilities include tennis and squash courts, swimming pools, beach volleyball and basketball courts, and weight training. There is an optional “getaway” trip immediately following your mandatory orientation.

Orientation and Events

There are many fun activities offered during the Gold Coast orientation to get you acquainted with the other international and Australian students. Within the first month, support workshops are offered by the library on topics such as research skills, time management, and using the library. Student organizations such as the Griffith Mates and the Student Guild host free and low cost events and provide domestic and international students the opportunity to get together. Griffith provides resources on their website such as “What’s On?” and Orientation to find out about activities on your campus and in your area.

Griffith Mates Program

You can also participate in the Griffith Mates Program. The "Mates" are current students (both Australian and international students) who assist new students throughout the orientation week and plan activities such as city tours, game and trivia nights, and sporting events.

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