Program Details

SFS staff and students, in collaboration with local landholders and stakeholder organizations, focus on enhancing the condition of tropical rainforests and determining how to regenerate and restore the rainforest of the Atherton Tablelands. Students also
Location:
Brisbane, Australia
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
Undergraduate
Term:
Fall Semester, Spring Semester

Program Overview

Program Description:

The astonishing biodiversity of Australia’s rainforests and the country’s dynamic conservation efforts make Queensland an extraordinary laboratory for students to study rainforest management and restoration. Students gain an understanding of the dynamics of rainforest ecosystems and consider management strategies that support both biodiversity and the economic stability of local communities.

SFS staff and students, in collaboration with local landholders and stakeholder organizations, focus on enhancing the condition of tropical rainforests and determining how to regenerate and restore the rainforest of the Atherton Tablelands. Students also explore the connection between the cultures and livelihoods of Aboriginal communities and their surrounding environments.

16 credits

Setting Description:
The SFS Center for Rainforest Studies lies on the edge of the Atherton Tablelands, not far from the small town of Yungaburra. Protected World Heritage forests and farmland surround rolling hills covered in tropical foliage. Student cabins are nestled within the rainforest, which comprises 97 percent of the property’s 153 acres.
Cost:
22955 USD. Includes room and board, activities, in-country transportation, and courses. Does not include airfare.

Additional Program Information

Requirements:
18 years of age, one college-level biology/ecology course or equivalent, 2.8 GPA
Scholarships:
Yes
Scholarships Description:
SFS awards over $450,000 in need-based grants and scholarships each year.

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