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Embassy Gold Coast

 

The Gold Coast has some of Australia’s best beaches, theme parks and year round beautiful weather. Our centre is located on the main street and is only a 3 minute walk from the popular Surfers Paradise beach. Known for it’s surf, sun and sand, it’s the perfect location to get the true ‘Aussie experience’. The vibe is laid back and the people are friendly.

Quick Facts

Location: Level 4, 38 Cavill Avenue, Surfers Paradise, Qld, 4217

Dates available: 27 Jun - 08 Aug

Ages: 12 -17

Accommodation: Homestay, Single and shared room

Emergency Number: +61 424 673 179

Living

HOMESTAY

  • Single room, with local host families
  • Students share bathroom with the homestay
  • Students receive half-board with their homestay family and eat lunch at the school
  • Homestay students travel independently via public transport to school
  • Students must bring their own beach towel
  • Distance to the school is 45 min approx

BEACHCOMBER STUDIOS

  • Studio twin room, Ensuite bathroom
  • Single bed, wardrobe, TV, air conditioner
  • Meals: Dinner and breakfast self- catered, lunch served at school or activity
  • Wi-fi
  • Distance to the school is 5 min by walk approx

Food Options

Breakfast

Breakfast served at homestay 

Lunch

Lunch provided on campus 

Evening Meal

Dinner served at homestay

Snacks

There are several shops on campus where students can purchase snacks, confectionery and drinks. 

Facilities

  • Laundry facilities available
  • Linen cleaning - changed weekly

Learning

  • Lessons are taught by professional and friendly English teachers
  • 16 x 1 hour lessons per week morning or afternoon
  • Placement test on day 1 to ensure students in appropriate level
  • Maximum 15 students per class
  • Students will be placed in an international class with students of different nationalities
  • Curriculum with emphasis on communication skills
  • Classrooms have interactive whiteboards
  • Materials included as well as an end of course report and certificate

Programme Information

Arrival

Students will be welcomed by host families and/or will be welcomed by a staff member at the residence. 
 
Airport transfer will meet/greet at the airport and take the students to their destination.

Welcome

On the first evening, there will be a welcome activity which is designed to ensure students have the opportunity to meet the staff and the other students. 
 
They will get to know more about the campus, its facilities and other 
useful information which will help them during their stay. 
 

Activities

Activities are organised in-between lessons and during the evenings. These activities could be on-site or near to the centre. 

Excursions and Trips

HALF-DAY TRIPS

  • Tour of Surfers Paradise
  • Beach games
  • Surfing lessons
  • Putt putt golf

FULL-DAY EXCURSIONS

  • Full day to Brisbane
  • Theme parks:
  • Sea World
  • Movie World

OPTIONAL EXCURSIONS

  • Explore Sydney with a Sydney stopover

3 WEEK SAMPLE PROGRAMMES

Extra

Each 14 night stay will include daily activities and/or visits to popular locations, 2 half-day trips to other local places/cities of interest. Transport for trips may be by private coach or public transport. 
 
Student may have lessons either in the morning or in the afternoon in week 1, alternating weekly after that. 
 
This programme is for illustrative purposes and activities and visits may change. 
Week 1
Sunday
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Morning
 
 
Arrive
 
Transfer from Gold Coast Airport (OOL) or Brisbane Airport (BNE) to homestay
 
Orientation, placement
testing & lessons
 
English lessons
 
 
 
 
English lessons
 
 
 
English lessons
 
 
 
 
English lessons
 
 
Full day trip to Sea World OR  
Dreamworld OR
Movie World
 
(Lunch included)
Afternoon
Lunch
Lunch
Lunch
Lunch
Lunch
Evening
 
Tour of Surfers Paradise
 
Beach games
 
Surfing lesson
 
Putt Putt golf
 
Graduation party
 
 
Evenings – Free time with homestay

See sample programme

 

 

2 -Week 
Sunday
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Morning
Arrive
Free time with homestay 
 
OR  
 
Trip to Brisbane

 

 
 
 
English lessons
 
English lessons
 
 
 
 
English lessons
 
 
 
English lessons
 
 
 
 
English lessons
 
 
Full day trip to Sea World OR  
Dreamworld OR
Movie World
 
(Lunch included)
Afternoon
Lunch
Lunch
Lunch
Lunch
Lunch
Evening
 Tour of Surfers Paradise
 Beach games
 Exploring by bike
Surfing lesson
 Pizza and Activities
 
 
Evenings – Free time with homestay

See sample programme

2 -Week 
Sunday
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Morning
Arrive
Free time with homestay 
 
OR  
 
Trip to Brisbane
 
 
English lessons
 
English lessons
 
 
 
 
English lessons
 
 
 
English lessons
 
 
 
 
English lessons
 
 Transfer from homestay to Gold Coast Airport (OOL) or Brisbane Airport (BNE)
Afternoon
Lunch
Lunch
Lunch
Lunch
Lunch
Evening
 Game & Activities
 Beach games
 Putt Putt gold
Game & Activities
Graduation party
 
 
Evenings – Free time with homestay
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