- Byron Bay, Australia
- Program Type:
- Study Abroad
- Degree Level:
- Fall Semester, Spring Semester
- Program Description:
Acquire methods, tools, and different perspectives on how to make our societies truly sustainable. The program is designed to empower students to make a positive contribution in building more sustainable societies. Students gain critical knowledge necessary to make informed judgments about environmental issues. They learn how to apply the principles of sustainability, not only in their personal lives, but in any career they choose. Major topics of study include: Sustainability Sense of place The natural environment Social change and environmental action Ecopsychology and environmental ethics Aboriginal relationships with the environment
The program’s major themes are: Sense of place The natural environment Ecopsychology and environmental ethics Aboriginal relationships with the environment Sustainability Social change and environmental action
SIT Study Abroad program fees include all courses, educational excursions, health insurance, and full room and board (all meals and accommodation) for the entire program period.
- Setting Description:
- Homestays are an essential part of SIT Study Abroad’s commitment to providing students with meaningful study abroad experiences that help them understand the realities of living in a particular country. Following orientation in Byron Bay, students in the SIT Study Abroad program in Australia move into a two-week homestay with a family in Lismore or a nearby rural location in northern New South Wales. The homestay provides students with insights into Australian culture and allow them to establish ties in the community. Lismore is a typical Australian country town with a population of 30,000 and home to Southern Cross University. In the rural areas near Lismore, students stay with host families on farms or in small villages and hamlets. Many of these communities were settled by people seeking “alternative lifestyles” in the 1970s and more recently by "tree changers" relocating from cities. While in their homestays, students attend lectures and workshops and undertake day trips in the
Additional Program Information
- Scholarships Description:
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