Study Abroad - North Queensland

Sustaining Humans and their Environments in North Queensland

Sustaining Humans and their Environments in North Queensland

May 15 - June 11, 2017

Program 

This program offers an interdisciplinary approach to sustaining human societies and their natural environments. You will spend much of your time out in the field, visiting and observing Australia firsthand with local field guides and UF professors with expertise in the field related to sustainability.

Location:

The program starts on Magnetic Island off the coast of Townsville, North Queensland, Australia. You then travel inland to the Tablelands, stay on a disused gold mine in the Outback, and experience the Daintree Rainforest before spending a week in Port Douglas and Cairns, then ending in Sydney. Queensland has a tropical climate throughout the year and will be similar to Florida in March during this program.

Course Information:

LEI 4955 / LEI 6931

Tourism, Recreation & Sport Managment

6 UF GPA Credits

UF in North Queensland

Application Information

2017 Application Deadline
March 1, 2017

Please apply online at:
ufic.ufl.edu/sas

Eligibility Requirements
>>Open to all majors    >>2.5 GPA or higher    >>Undergraduate student in good standing

2017 Pricing - Undergraduate $6,999 / Graduate $7,495

A $350 nonrefundable deposit toward the total cost of the program is due at the time of application. The remaining fees are due no later than 45 days prior to departure. If you receive financial aid, you can defer payment until it disburses. Deferment decisions will be based on the amount of aid to be received.

What's included?

Tuition for 6 credits, all accommodations, in-country transportation (excluding airfare), lectures and seminars, all field excursions & entrance fees, some meals, international health insurance, and emergency medical assistance.

What's NOT included?

Round-trip airfare, some meals, reading packet, additional personal travel, and personal expenses.

Housing
 
You will stay in a range of accommodations including hostel-style rooms shared by 1-4 other students, apartments, and safari style tents in the Outback. If travelling with someone, you can request to room with that person.

Excursions 

Excursions include two days snorkeling on the Great Barrier Reef, animal-spotting in the Outback (koalas, wallabies, kangaroos), walking through an ancient rainforest, two days on an Australian farm and two days exploring Sydney. You should be prepared to move and travel frequently and enjoy being in the outdoors.