- Perth, Australia
- Program Type:
- Study Abroad
- Degree Level:
- High School
- Program Description:
Play a role in protecting endangered animals 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 and climate change. Your mission, as visiting environmental stewards, is to learn about these animals, study the science behind extinction, and help implement practical solutions with your team. Along with these conservation efforts you’ll spend time trekking around the wild shores and bushlands of Western Australia, observing flora and fauna and the glorious scenery around you.
Most days begin in classrooms on the Murdoch University campus, just a five-minute walk from the apartment-style dorms where you’ll live in with fellow CIEE classmates. Along with conservation and biology, your classes cover topics like Australian and Indigenous Culture to put your summer experience into context. In the afternoons, take part in field work or group activities like sports, surfing, and visits to the zoo and other attractions. In your free time, get into the laid-back Aussie lifestyle: Chill in the park or a local coffee shop. Shoot some pool or watch movies in the student lounge. Explore cosmopolitan downtown Perth, discover ancient Nyoongar art in Kings Park, and catch glorious ocean sunsets along the coast.
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Additional Program Information
- Scholarships Description:
- Global Navigator Scholarships – available only through CIEE – make it easier for you and hundreds of other U.S. high school students to gain an edge from international exchange each summer. Scholarships range from 10 to 100 percent of the cost of tuition.
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