Program Details

Spend your summer in Australia and New Zealand, studying the environmental and social factors that have led to forest fragmentation in their spectacular, once-vast rainforests, along with forest regeneration efforts.
Location:
Cairns, Australia; Wellington, New Zealand
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
Undergraduate
Term:
Summer

Program Overview

Program Description:

Spend your summer in Australia and New Zealand, studying the environmental and social factors that have led to forest fragmentation in the spectacular, once-vast rainforests of Australia and New Zealand – and how these two countries are regenerating their forests. Compare endangered species management practices, meet with Indigenous community members to learn about their relationships with natural resources and the environment, and learn about different approaches to ecosystem restoration.

Program highlight:

  • Learn about the Māori people’s connection with nature as you explore the ancient podocarp and Kauri forests of northern New Zealand, which contain trees estimated to be more than 2,000 years old.

Students live and study at the SFS Center for Rainforest Studies. Our Center lies at the end of a narrow, winding road, in the middle of a lush rainforest. The 153-acre property is surrounded by protected World Heritage forests, and you can see incredible wildlife from the front steps of your cabin. Nearby Yungaburra and Cairns provide the occasional return to civilization.

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 more than $650,000 in need-based financial aid each year. Aid packages are usually a combination of scholarships, grants, and loans. All students are eligible to apply for SFS need-based financial aid.

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