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  • Locations: Brisbane, Australia; Great Barrier Reef, Australia; Townsville, Australia
  • Program Terms: August Intersession
  • Restrictions: U of A applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: August Intersession
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year U of A Application Deadline U of A Decision Date Start Date End Date
August Intersession 2018 03/01/2018
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Rolling Admission 08/06/2018 08/18/2018
NOTE: EARLY APPLICATION IS STRONGLY ADVISED. We retain the right to close applications before the published deadline above if all spots are filled. Program start and end dates are subject to slight change.

** If you are applying for an external program, please note the U of A application deadline listed may be different than the external program provider's application deadline.

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Advisor: Veronica Mobley Housing Options: Hotel/Hostel
Minimum GPA: 2.5 Program Type: U of A Faculty-Led
Language of Instruction: English Language Courses Offered: No
Credit Type: U of A Credit Open to non-U of A students?: No
Credit Hours Available: 3 Credit Hours Area of Study: Animal Science, Anthropology, Biology, Earth Science, Ecology, International Relations, Poultry Science, Wildlife Habitat
Program Duration: 2 weeks
Program Description:
HOW TO APPLY
PROGRAM OVERVIEW
ELIGIBILITY 
ACADEMICS
EXCURSION & ACCOMMODATIONS
ESTIMATED COSTS
SCHOLARSHIPS & FINANCIAL AID
CONTACT US








 

HOW TO APPLY 

Once applications open, click the "Apply Now" button at the top of the page to begin. Once your application is completed, your application will be reviewed and a decision will be made. You will be notified of the decision through the HogsAbroad portal. 

If you don't yet have your passport, don't worry! You do not need a physical copy of your passport in order to apply for the program. However, if you don't already have a passport, please be proactive and begin your passport application today!
 
*Non-UofA students:  Upon acceptance to the program, the Office of Study Abroad will provide non-UofA students further instructions on how to enroll at the University as a visiting, non-degree-seeking student.

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

RainforestThis faculty-led study abroad course will focus on wildlife indigenous to Australia, Aborigines history and culture, livestock management and opportunities to explore rainforests and the iconic Great Barrier Reef.  Students will participate in a 10-day study tour in Queensland, Australia during fall break where they will engage in a learning experience that explores the history, culture, animals, and the geography of this region. Some of the opportunities that students may experience include: interactions with various species of wild life including koalas, wallabies, kangaroos, platypus, sea turtles and dingos, interactions with livestock species and their management (cattle, horses, bison, African Watusi), and snorkeling on The Great Barrier Reef.  Other activities include an Aboriginal cultural experience, rain forest walk, a visit to an Outback cattle station, a tour of two vet schools and chance to participate in Koala research on Magnetic Island. Students will learn from faculty members from the University of Queensland and James Cook University, experts in marine biology and Australian wildlife, and people from various Aborigine’s tribes. 

ELIGIBILITY

Students must:
 
Undergraduates should have completed at least 24 credit hours* with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 or better at the time of application.
 
*Students who have completed less than 24 credit hours may be admissible upon recommendation of faculty leader with support of the dean of the sponsoring college.

ACADEMICS

Credit Hours: Three (3) credit hours
  • Students will be able to recognize and describe the characteristics of wildlife species indigenous to Australia - koalas, wallabies, kangaroos, platypus, sea turtles, salt and fresh water crocodiles, and dingos.
  • Students will be able to articulate the challenges that face the Great Barrier Reef and the benefits of the "Eye on the Reef" Rapid Monitoring Program.
  • Students will be able to compare and contrast equine, cattle, sheep management practices in the United States with those in Australia.
  • Students will be able to explain these Aborigines items and customs – didgeridoo, ritualized scaring, Aboriginal dreamtime stories and fire-stick farming.
  • Students will be able to recommend two sustainability practices used in Australia that would be appropriate to use in the United States.

EXCURSION & ACCOMMODATIONS 

  • SnorkelingGreat Barrier Reef excursion - Students will snorkel at some of the best sites on the Great Barrier Reef and preform a reef health assessment under the supervision of marine experts.
  • Magnetic Island - During a visit to Magnetic Island, students sill have the opportunity to see koalas in their natural environment, visit with veterinarian Dr. Ali Bee,who owns and operates the Magnetic Island Koala Hospital, and participate in a research project to determine the number of Koalas that call Magnetic Island home.
  • Aboriginal cultural experience - students will be introduced to the Aboriginal culture, heal stories from Aboriginal people that have been passed down for decades and learn how to throw a boomerang.
  • Wildlife spotting/ rain forest walk - Students will have the opportunity to spot platypus and kangaroo in the wild, go on a walk with a naturalist through the rain forest, visit and interact with native species in conservation areas (sea turtles, dingos) and learn about various livestock species in Australia including Scottish Highlanders, African Watusi and camels.

SCHOLARSHIPS AND FINANCIAL AID

Financial aid and scholarships are available to U of A students. 

In many cases, you can also use your current scholarships and financial aid to help finance your program.  If you receive scholarships, grants, or loans as a U of A student, please contact your Financial Aid Advisor in Silas Hunt Hall (479-575-3806) to see how much of your current aid package you’ll be able to utilize towards this summer study abroad program or to apply for loans.  Participants on this program may also be eligible to apply for these institutional and national scholarships below. Criteria for scholarships vary, and students should read eligibility requirements carefully. 

U of A students should check out other funding opportunities on our website.
This list is not comprehensive nor will all students be eligible for the listed scholarships.

CONTACT US

For assistance with the application process, costs, travel arrangements, etc., contact the Office of Study Abroad.
 
For additional information about courses or program content, contact faculty leaders:

Dr. Kathi Jogan
AFLS-Animal Sciences 
Instructor
kjogan@uark.edu 
 
 


This program is currently not accepting applications.