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  • Locations: Atherton Tablelands , Australia; Auckland , New Zealand; Cairns , Australia; Cape Tribulation, Australia; Port Douglas, Australia; Queensland, Australia; Rotorua, New Zealand; Tauranga, New Zealand
  • Program Terms: Summer 1
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  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Program Description:

Program Dates: May 14 - June 9, 2018


KoalaThis study abroad program will examine the natural (and related social) history and environmental conservation of the North Island of New Zealand and North Queensland, Australia.  Our program will focus on topics related to sustainable management (sustaining human societies and the natural environment in industrialized nations) through educational travel, field trips, active participation, lecture presentations, seminars, and coursework exercises.  Students will take part in lectures and research projects occurring on the coast of the Bay of Plenty in New Zealand, and on the Great Barrier Reef, the remote Outback and the Daintree Rainforest in Australia.  Sustainable management is critical to the ecosystems found in each.  The course integrates Australian and New Zealand land and marine management policies with cultural and historical practices of the indigenous people who occupy each of these areas.  The course also explores the role of tourism in the New Zealand and Australian economies, and how tourism and its impacts can be sustained to minimize impacts on cultural and natural resources.

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Cost: $5,275

  • tuition for 6 c.h.
  • international health insurance
  • in-program transfer transportation
  • lodging
  • excursions
  • some meals
  • in-country support
Does not include:
  • airfare
  • passport fees
  • visa fees (if applicable)
  • most meals
  • spending money

Undergraduate Courses:

RCLS 4123 Study Abroad in International Sustainability

Graduate Courses:

Not available

Accommodations & Meals:

Students will be housed in a variety of shared accommodation styles including budget hotel rooms, hostels, "marae style" sleeping arrangement where all students are in one open space, and family homes (during homestay).   Students are responsible for the majority of their own meals.


  • Opportunities to explore natural environments such as the Great Barrier Reef and Daintree Rainforest
  • Opportunities to see native wildlife
  • Exposure to Aboriginal and Maori cultures
  • Local guest lecturers in Marine Biology, Rainforest Ecology, and Cultural Anthropology

Accessibility: ability to walk up to five miles per day


Minimum 2.0 GPA

Faculty Leaders

  • Allison Murray
  • Paige Viren

This program is currently not accepting applications.