GlobaLinks Learning Abroad, formerly known as AustraLearn, offers study abroad and degree programs at the University of Queensland.
The University of Queensland (UQ) is in the top 100 universities worldwide, measured through a number of major independent university rankings: the Academic Ranking of World Universities, Times Higher Education World University Rankings, QS World University Rankings and, Performance Ranking of Scientific Papers for World Universities. UQ is also the largest university in Queensland.
With a student population of more than 46,800 students, one in every four students is an international student. This multicultural student population will allow you to gain exposure to a range of cultures and networks.
The University’s outstanding 200,000-plus alumni include a Nobel laureate, the CEO of a Fortune 500 company, an Academy Award winner, and leaders in government, law, science, public service and the arts.
UQ is one of only three Australian members of the global Universitas 21, a founding member of the Group of Eight (Go8) universities, and a member of Universities Australia.
UQ has a strong focus on teaching excellence, winning more teaching awards than any other in the country and attracting the majority of Queensland's highest academic achievers, as well as top interstate and overseas students.
Students at UQ can choose from more than 350 high-quality programs, including full-degree (undergraduate, postgraduate coursework and research higher degree), Study Abroad and Student Exchange.
UQ has four campuses in an around Brisbane, the capital city of the state of Queensland. It is the third largest city in Australia, after Sydney and Melbourne and it has a multicultural population of around two million.
It has all the advantages of a large modern city yet it retains the friendliness and charm of a small regional town. The cost of living in Brisbane is considered more affordable than living in Sydney, Melbourne or Perth according to the 2012 Mercer Worldwide Cost of Living Survey.
An hour’s drive south of the city, you will find the golden beaches and theme parks of the Gold Coast. North from Brisbane you will find the Sunshine Coast beaches, national parks, rainforests and attractions like the Australia Zoo. And just off the coast you will find the pristine Stradbroke and Moreton Islands, both popular day-trip and holiday destinations for locals and visitors alike.
Brisbane has hosted many large scale cultural and sporting events including the Commonwealth Games, Rugby World Cup and in 2014 it will host the G20 summit.