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Learning beyond the classroom

Learning doesn’t just take place in the classroom. In fact, at Bond, we say that the world is our classroom. From travelling to a remote community in Africa to working with disadvantaged children here on campus, you’ll have access to life experiences as a Bond student that don’t just expand your knowledge … they feed and nourish the soul.

Bond Sony Foundation Children's Holiday Camp

The lead-up to Christmas is always a special time at Bond when our students host the Bond Sony Foundation Children’s Holiday Camp for a group of special needs youngsters. The itinerary includes visits to a local theme park, scavenger hunts around the campus and sailing on Lake Orr, capped off by Santa’s arrival at a special Christmas party.

Bond Sony Foundation Children's Holiday Camp

Bond University students host the holiday camp for a group of special needs youngsters. Hear why Bondies love giving back.

Solomon Islands

Our medical students have the opportunity to complete a four-week clinical placement on the remote Pacific island of Makira in the Solomons. Working in a 50-bed, one-doctor hospital and travelling out to village clinics, their contribution to the community’s health care needs is only matched by the students’ own personal growth in terms of experience, skills and confidence.

Solomon Islands

Our students have the opportunity to complete a four-week clinical placement on the remote Pacific island of Makira in the Solomons Read about Bondy, Caitlin Anderson's experience.

Bond in Africa

The annual Bond in Africa (BAfrica) expedition involves students from a cross-section of Faculties, giving them the opportunity to work in degree-relevant roles with a range of African communities and organisations. At the Mulanji Mission in Malawi, our IT students have run classes, fixed computers and raised money for the local school; our marketing students have helped promote a nutrient-rich porridge manufactured by the Mission; and our sports students have run children’s activity programs. In South Africa, our law students have worked with legal aid and social justice groups for various NGOs and community organisations.

Bond in Africa

Students have the opportunity to work in degree-relevant roles with a range of African communities and organisations Read about Holli Sargeant's journey to Africa.

Do it in a Dress

Each year a group of Bond students take part in One Girl's 'Do it in a Dress' campaign that sees Bondies - guys and girls - sporting school dresses for a week in October. Whether they're going to class, heading to the beach, hanging with their friends or partaking in sporting activities, it's all done in a dress to raise funds for girls' education in Sierra Leone and Uganda.

Do it in a Dress

Bondy, Lara Sveinsson has taken part in this for the past few years and says, "I have had the privilege of working with so many strong, smart girls in different parts of the Africa who had goals and dreams - to become a doctor, a writer, a teacher. But for that girl, her future opportunities are so profoundly affected by the place she was born that more likely than not, she will never get the chance to do that. We all recognise that the incredible privilege we have had in getting our tertiary education - a statistic that in itself puts us among the most fortunate 1% of the world’s population - gives us an obligation to give back...". Read more about 'Do it in a Dress'.

St Teresa's School, Abergowrie

Every year, the Bond Indigenous Awareness Society organises for a team of Bond students to travel to the remote North Queensland town of Abergowrie to work with the predominantly Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander boys who board at St Teresa’s School. Working as volunteer teachers’ aides, our Bondies help in the classrooms and night study sessions, organise sports and other activities, and provide information on tertiary study options and career pathways.

The annual Kununurra Youth Program, coordinated by the Student Philanthropy Council, sees a group of Bond students spend two weeks in the Kimberley region of Western Australia, “living and breathing the Kununurra way of life.” Working with Save the Children Australia, the students run school holiday programs for at-risk children in the Kununurra, Wyndham and Kalumbura communities.

St Teresa's School, Abergowrie

Our Bondies help in the classrooms and night study sessions, organise sports and other activities, and provide information on tertiary study options.