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Study Abroad in Australia« on: April 26 2005 11:04:00 »
Hi. I currently go to University of California Santa Barbara and am planning to study abroad in Australia next spring. I was wondering what universities are closest to surfable beaches. Right now I have been looking at the University of Sydney, U. of New South Wales, and the University of Newcastle. Any advice would be awesome. Thanks!
RE: Study Abroad in Australia« Reply #1 on: April 29 2005 11:04:00 »
If I were attend Griffith Uni could I live on the beach and comute to school? Most Unis in Australia are commuters right? Do you know of anyone who has attended University of Newcastle? Do you happen to know about the town or the surf there? I must admit, I am not a great surfer. While I can handle my own, I don't like very heavy surf or crowds. Is the gold coast mostly heavy surf?
RE: Study Abroad in Australia« Reply #2 on: April 29 2005 20:04:00 »
Hey I go to UCSB too and am planning to go for the year program starting next January. Are you going through EAP? i didnt see Newcastle offered so im guessing not? anyway, ive been trying to search out the same info. From what i read, Western Australia has some great surf (Margareth River) and less crowds, thought theyre a good hour or two from UWA in Perth. Sydney seems like a more negative scene from tourism and crowds though obviously I cant speak from experience. There sounds like just north of Sydney there are some breaks (one I heard similar to Jalama maybe?) and I personally am primarilly considering UQ in Brisbane and University of Wollongong. Not sure if that helps at all but I was stoked to see you go to UCSB, what are you studying?
RE: Study Abroad in Australia« Reply #3 on: April 29 2005 23:04:00 »
gold coast isnt heavy surf and thers tonnes of spots for every kind of surfer
ur lookin at at least a 20min drive if u wana live near the beach from griffith.
but if i was u id try and live in a big city for the extra social things , and things arent as spread out as gold coast.
RE: Study Abroad in Australia« Reply #4 on: April 29 2005 23:04:00 »
o and the crowds tend to vary there is certain spots that is always crowded like snapper and that. yea sydney the ppl in it kinda seem mean , its over crowded and rushed in the city :/
u should look at sunshine coast marrochadore if there is an option there bloody nice surf and bloody nice area like a posh version of gold coast.
RE: Study Abroad in Australia« Reply #5 on: April 30 2005 12:04:00 »
Hey! I can't believe you go to UCSB too! No I don't want to go through EAP, I think I'm either going through Australearn or Study-Australia. They offer every uni in Australia and some awesome travel programs to New Zealand and Figi. If you are going to go to Perth, Edith Cowan is the way to go I heard. I orginally wanted to go there, but I sort of want to go somewhere where the water is decently warm for a change. U. of Wollongong I heard is close to the beach, but doesn't have a good nightlife. I liked Uni of Newcastle because it totally reminded me of Santa Barbara. It's on the harbor, there is beachside living, mountains and a supposedly a fun nightlife. What uni are you going to go to?