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Program Description:
Faculty Leaders: Ed DeGrauw (

Dates: TBA

Location: Cairns, Australia

Course: BI200B Principles of Ecology: Field Biology

Credits: 4

Prerequisites: (WR 115 and RD 115) or IRW 115, and MTH 20, or equivalent placement, or instructor approval.

Program Type: standalone (the entire course is taught abroad)

Application Deadline: February 22, 2019

Program Fee: TBA

Please Note: program details and fee may change in the coming months.

Program Description

This program will focus on the interaction of the plants and animals of northern Australia, as well as the ecology of the Great Barrier Reef, with an emphasis on biological and aboriginal interplay.

Program Highlights

Guided city walks
Bushwalking trek in Atherton Tablelands and excursion to Yungaburra Village
Visit to Cape Tribulation and geological walk along the coastal boardwalks
Guided rain forest canopy walk in Daintree Rainforest
Snorkeling on the Great Barrier Reef
Bird watching at Chambers Wildlife Rainforest and excursion to Lake Eacham
Visit to Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park
Visit to the Cairns Aquarium

Included in Program
  • Housing for entirety of program
  • Excursions to national parks
  • Co-curricular/cultural activities
  • Some meals
  • Airport pickup/drop-off
  • In-country transportation related to program
  • Museum/park entry fees
  • On-site orientation & online pre-departure orientation
  • International insurance
  • On-site support services
  • 24/7 emergency support throughout program

Not Included in Program
  • Round-trip airfare to Cairns, Australia
  • Non-programmed meals
  • Personal spending money
  • New or renewal of passport if needed

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2019 02/24/2019 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.