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Program Description:
Instructor: Ed DeGrauw (edegrauw@pcc.edu)

Dates: August 13 – September 2, 2022

Location(s): Cairns, Australia

Course: BI 200B, Field Biology

Credits: 4

Prerequisites: WR 115, RD 115 and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores

Program Type: Stand Alone

Application Deadline: February 15, 2022

Program Fee: TBD

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:
  • Great Barrier Reef Experience
  • Night Canoe Tour at Lake Tinaroo
  • Three guest lectures on the topics of: Indigenous Cultures & Customs, Conservation Biology, and the Culture of Traditional Owners
  • Visit to Kuranda Koala Gardens, including Koala Gardens, Bat Rehab Facility, Butterfly Sanctuary and Bird World
  • Additional nights stays in surrounding Yungaburra, Cape Tribulaton, and Port Douglas
  • Tjupukai Cultural Park
  • Hartley’s Crocodile Adventures

Included in Program:
  • Housing for entirety of program
  • Co-curricular/cultural activities
  • Select meals
  • Airport pickup/drop-off
  • In-country transportation related to program
  • Entry fees
  • On-site orientation
  • International insurance
  • On-site support services
  • 24/7 emergency support throughout program

Not Included in Program:
  • Round-trip airfare to 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 2022 02/15/2022 ** 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.