AUSTRALIA: Brisbane & Gold Coast


KEI organizes cultural activities in Brisbane and Gold Coast plus an overnight visit to Sydney. Transportation, lodging and admission for planned activities are included in the program fee. KEI reserves the right to change planned excursions for destinations of equal value and interest. Excursions may change based on availability, local festivals and interest. Academic year and multiple term students participate on planned excursions during their first term of study.

Brisbane & the Gold Coast

Your introduction to Brisbane and Gold Coast will start with the program orientation. Additional activities are planned throughout the program. KEI’s favorite places to explore in Brisbane and Gold Coast include…

  • Brisbane tour
  • Surfers Paradise tour
  • Day at the beach
  • Binna Burra, Lamington National Park
  • Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary


Sydney offers plenty of historical and contemporary Australian flavor. It is the largest city in Australia and serves as one of the financial and economic centers in Asia. KEI’s favorite places to explore in Sydney include…

  • The Rocks, a historic district characterized by narrow cobblestone streets and pubs dating back to the first European settlers.
  • The Sydney Harbour, one of the largest in the world.
  • The famous Sydney Opera House
  • The Sydney Tower, one of the tallest buildings in the city, offering a bird’s eye view of town.
  • Museums, such as the Australian Museum and Museum of Contemporary Art.

I had an overall great time in Australia. I had some issues at first, but they were sorted by the program in time. Housing ended up being amazing and the Onsite Director was the best.

Nicole Bellamy
Nicole BellamyMarist College