- Sydney, Australia
- Program Type:
- Study Abroad
- Degree Level:
- Gap Year
- Year Round
- Program Description:
Learn the ropes of wildlife conservation in Australia, one of the most biodiverse nations on the planet
Koalas and kangaroos, quokkas and spotted quolls, wombats and wallabies, bilbies, bats and bandicoots. There are 235 species of Australian marsupials, many of which are vulnerable or endangered due to introduced predators, habitat loss or climate change.
Learn about these animals, study the science behind extinction, and meet with the professionals who dedicate their lives to the preservation of this unique ecosystem. Alongside park rangers, biologist or researchers. take part in field work and learn how to properly collect and analyze data. Attend guest lectures, or interactive workshops to learn what it takes to become a conservationist.
CIEE Gap Year Abroad programs are focused on supporting participants in acquiring knowledge and developing skills to live in a globally interdependent and culturally diverse world. In addition to career exploration activities and experiences and gaining a better understanding of the local culture, you will take part in our Global Competence Course. This online course will allow you to connect and collaborate in real-time with our entire cohort of Gap participants worldwide, through interactive workshops and discussions. Reflect on your own cultural biases, share insights about your experience and learn about topics ranging from cultural identity and leadership styles to how to work and live sustainably or develop communication skills.
Additionally, all Career Exploration participants will take part in the Professional Development Workshop facilitated by CIEE experts focused on business culture and supporting the development of professional skills. This interactive workshop will allow students to connect on a weekly basis across all Career Exploration sites. Each week will bring with it a new theme, covering topics like goal setting, how to build an entrepreneurial mindset and best practices for expanding your business and professional network. Regardless of which academic and professional path you choose, this workshop will be relevant and helpful in developing real world skills and competence!
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