Pre-arrival Information

Sunshine on the Gold Coast

We are so happy you will be joining us at AICOL 🙂 Hopefully you will find the following pre-arrival information useful.
                                                            Living on the beautiful Gold Coast of Australia
Weather and location – follow this link for summer and winter temperatures and location information.
Summer: You will need sunscreen, a hat and perhaps sunglasses.
Winter: At night you will need some warm clothes. A few days could be cool although most days are around 20 degrees Celsius. Nights are cooler as you will see if you follow the link.

Orientation at AICOL Gold Coast English School

First Day at AICOL

You will need to bring with you a pen/pencil. Your homestay family will bring you to our school on your first day.  If you are not in homestay you need to arrive by 08:30. You will be given a short placement test, an inside orientation and an outside orientation.

AICOL English school front balcony
Healthy food activity at English school

There are many food shops at the Australian Fair shopping centre just 3 minutes walk from AICOL providing local and international cuisine.  Fresh fruit and vegetables are readily available at reasonable prices.
There is a small kiosk at AICOL where students are able to purchase hot cup noodles, cold drinks, chips, chocolates etc. Fridges and microwaves are provided for student use.

Gold Coast Homestay Family


Most AICOL students choose Homestay arranged by our own homestay staff.
The Gold Coast offers a wide range of accommodation choices including hotels and short term rental apartments

Surfing at AICOL English school

Swimming and Surfing are very popular particularly October to May
The Gold Coast offers many different activities:
More water sports: paddle-boarding, wind-surfing, scuba-diving, swimming, snorkeling
More sports: tennis, golf, mini-golf, volleyball, skate-boarding, trampoline, bowling, indoor sky diving etc.             Theme Parks. Zoos and nature based activities