Located just north of Brisbane, the Sunshine Coast is a small but mighty Queensland gem. With over 100 kilometres of coastline, the region consists of crisp white sands, clear blue waters and a relaxed beachside lifestyle. However, the region is known for much more than just its beaches. Its picturesque landscapes also include lush rainforests, rolling hills and the iconic Glass House Mountains. The Sunshine Coast’s regions – such as Noosa, Mooloolaba and Caloundra – offer a rich range of dining, shopping and entertainment options. International students at both the University of the Sunshine Coast (USC) and TAFE Queensland – Sunshine Coast campus will have the chance to experience this vibrant area themselves.