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Surfers Paradise Australia Embassy English Australia

Life’s all about balance, right? At our English school in Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast it’s easy to get the balance right - study hard, then have fun!

Why you’ll love Embassy, Surfers Paradise

Brush the sand from your feet, and head straight to our modern campus with bright, spacious classrooms. It’s minutes from one of the best beaches in the world (just park your bike or surfboard outside).

Improve by taking an active part in every single English lesson and make the most of our teaching expertise and the latest technology.  Visit one of the coast’s many theme parks, take a jet boat ride, play beach volleyball and get invited to some of the coolest parties in Surfers.

When in Surfers Paradise...
Learn how to catch a wave with our English + Surfing lessons. Top Gold Coast surfing spots include: Burleigh Heads, Byron Bay & Coolangatta

Facilities and highlights

  • WiFi-enabled
  • IT suite
  • Interactive whiteboards
  • Activities
  • Student lounge
  • Close to the beach
  • Job advice workshops
  • University application counselling
Embassy Surfers Paradise accommodation - shared room
Embassy Surfers Paradise accommodation - shared room
*Although you may not stay in the accommodation pictured, you will stay in accommodation of a very similar quality.

Student Residence (18 years+)

Have fun sharing a residence with other international students

Distance from school

Carlton House - 7 minutes' walk; Aquarius - 25 minutes by bus

Meals provided



Single and shared

Other facilities

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Homestay (live with a host family)

Live with an English-speaking host and practise your English every day!

Distance from school

Up to 40 minutes journey by public transport

Meals provided

16 per week (breakfast and evening meal) + lunch at weekends



Choose long-term, short-term, standard or intensive English tuition from elementary to advanced level.
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General English + Business elective lessons - Improve all your English skills and specifically develop your Business English
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Increase your chance of success taking the IELTS international English exam with thorough exam preparation.
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Choose 1, 2 or 3 semesters or a whole language year abroad. Ideal for university, for your career or for the time of your life.
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To improve all-round English skills and specifically develop your spoken English, book a General English course + Communication Skills
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Boost your progress and develop your fluency.
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Embassy English students enjoying the beach at Surfers Paradise

Local facilities

Nearest supermarket: 1 minute's walk
Nearest café/restaurants: Numerous restaurants nearby
Nearest newsagent: 1 minute's walk
Nearest church: 3 minutes' walk
Nearest mosque: 30 minutes by bus
Nearest post office: 2 minutes' walk
Nearest park: 10 minutes' walk
Nearest shopping centre: 1 minute's walk
Nearest bus stop: across the road
Nearest bank: 1 minute's walk

Travelling around the city

By bus
Surfside Buses service the Gold Coast with a number of routes passing directly through Surfers Paradise.

By coach
Greyhound and Murray's coaches operate from Surfers Paradise Transit Centre and travel to an extensive network of destinations throughout Australia.

From the airport
Shuttle buses operates from the airport and provide door-to-door service, alternatively take a taxi from outside the airport.

View over Surfers Paradise and the Gold Coast Surfers Paradise beach Students skating along the seafront In the Surfers Paradise shopping district

Cost of Living

We currently advise that students should budget approximately AU $300 per week. This will cover all basic transport, food and entertainment costs.

Sample prices (all in AU $):

Item Price in AU $
A cup of coffee (in a chain like Starbucks) 4.00
Can of Coca Cola 2.00
Big Mac hamburger
Three course meal in a mid range restaurant 40.00
Takeaway, e.g. from a noodle bar 15.00
Cinema ticket 14.00
Nightclub entrance 10.00 upwards
Bus 4.00
Taxi 25.00

Popular trips from Surfers Paradise:

  • Currumbin Bird Sanctuary
  • Dream World
  • Glasshouse Mountains
  • Moreton Island
  • Movie World
  • Noosa
  • Stradbroke Islands
  • Wet 'n' Wild

No two weeks are ever the same, but here's an idea of what to expect:

  • Gold Coast local attractions
  • Surfing
  • Soccer
  • Volleyball
  • Basketball
  • Dance and fitness classes
  • Cinema visits
Barbecues by the beach with other Embassy students Team games on the beach after class Australian parrots at the Currumbin Bird Sanctuary Meet Koala birds at local wildlife sacntuarys Note: Actual activities may vary on arrival All activities and trips are optional and some will have a cost attached.

Finding our school

From the Bus Transit Centre
Walk directly through the Subway sandwich arcade. This will take you through to Cavill Avenue and the entrance to the campus.

From Coolangatta Airport
It is around 35 minutes by taxi to Surfers Paradise. Alternatively, the 'Airport to Surfers Paradise' bus is available. Then it is a 5 minute walk to school from the Bus Transit Centre.

From Brisbane Airport
A taxi from Brisbane airport to Surfers Paradise costs approximately AU $180.00. Or you can take the 'Airport to Gold Coast' bus service to Surfers Paradise. Approximate travel time will be 1.5 hours. Then it is a 5 minute walk from the Bus Transit Centre to the school.

Centre Director

Bradley Muller


Embassy Surfers Paradise Study Centre
Level 5
38 Cavill Avenue
Surfers Paradise
Gold Coast QLD 4217
Tel: +61 7 5584 1410

School accreditation

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The school is on the 4th and 5th floors. Please contact us if you have special requirements.

For enquiries and bookings, call:

+1 857 362-8976

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