Program Details

The Great Barrier Reef and rainforest ecosystems of North Queensland, Australia form an interconnected system. This summer, learn about rainforest and watershed management approaches in the face of climate change in this stunning tropical region.
Location:
Cairns, Australia
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
Undergraduate
Term:
Summer

Program Overview

Program Description:

The Great Barrier Reef and rainforest ecosystems of North Queensland, Australia form an interconnected system. This summer, learn about rainforest and watershed management approaches in this stunning tropical region. Explore policy solutions that can ensure long-term healthy waterways in the face of climate change and other threats.

Program highlight:

  • Go snorkeling off a Great Barrier Reef island and learn about the links between rainforest restoration and water quality on the reef while observing sea turtles, giant clams, corals, and other marine organisms up close.

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:
5975 USD. Includes room and board, activities, ground 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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