Program Details

Session I in New Zealand and Australia: In New Zealand, students discover its critically endangered flora and fauna and the impacts that have led to their decline. In Australia, students take their New Zealand experiences and examine similarities and diff
Location:
Brisbane, Australia; Cairns, Australia; Wellington, New Zealand
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
Undergraduate
Term:
Summer

Program Overview

Program Description:

The School for Field Studies (SFS) Rainforest Studies summer study abroad program offers two four-credit courses that may be taken individually or back to back to provide a thorough introduction to biodiversity conservation, and the socioeconomic factors influencing land and resource management in two unique areas.

Session I in New Zealand and Australia: In New Zealand, students discover its critically endangered flora and fauna and the impacts that have led to their decline. In Australia, students take their New Zealand experiences and examine similarities and differences in political structure, co-management arrangements, land-use patterns, and biogeography. Session II in Australia: Students explore Australia’s tropical rainforests, examine the effects of fragmentation in highly endangered rainforest systems, and develop effective field research skills in multiple disciplines while learning about rainforest restoration and conservation.

8 credits (4 credits each session if taken individually)

Setting Description:
In New Zealand, student accommodations will be at various lodges (included in program costs). The Australia accommodations are eight-person cabins at The SFS Center for Rainforest Studies, in the heart of the Australian rainforest.
Cost:
6950 USD. Includes room and board, activities, in-country transportation, and courses. Does not include airfare.

Additional Program Information

Requirements:
18 years of age, 2.6 GPA
Scholarships:
Yes
Scholarships Description:
SFS AWARDS OVER $450,000 IN NEED-BASED GRANTS AND SCHOLARSHIPS EACH YEAR.

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