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  • Locations: Cairns, Australia
  • Program Terms: Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: SIT/World Learning 
  • Restrictions: U of A applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year U of A Application Deadline U of A Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2023 04/01/2023
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Rolling Admission 08/25/2023 12/07/2023
Spring 2024 11/01/2023 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** 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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Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Study Abroad Advisor: Bumpers College: Madison Barnes, College of Architecture & Design: Brian Poepsel, College of Education & Health Professions: Madison Barnes, College of Engineering: Brian Poepsel, Fulbright College: Katie Sabo, Walton College: Megan Hull Program Type: External
Click here for a definition of this term Minimum GPA: 2.5 Credit Hours Available: Between 12-18 Credit Hours
Area of Study: Anthropology, Biology, Business (Information Systems), Earth Science, Environmental Soil & Water Sci, Gender Studies, Geography, Health Science, Humanities, Plant Science, Public Policy Program Duration: Semester
Credit Type: Transfer Credit Language of Instruction: English
Open to non-U of A students?: No Open to Graduate Students?: No
Click here for a definition of this term Automatic Discounts: $1,500/semester, $1,500/summer Housing Options: Homestay, Hotel/Hostel
COVID-19 Vaccination: Vendor requires (SIT); https://studyabroad.uark.edu/pandemic-studyabroad/
Program Description:

SIT Study Abroad Australia: Rainforest, Reef, and Cultural Ecology

Study the ecological patterns and human influences affecting Australia’s two most diverse environments: the Wet Tropics Bioregion and the Great Barrier Reef.

WHY STUDY IN AUSTRALIA?

Situated between the Wet Tropics Bioregion and the Great Barrier Reef, Cairns is the ideal base for exploring this incredibly diverse region and its human inhabitants. In this globally significant ecological setting, you will learn to read the landscape and conduct marine, terrestrial, and anthropological fieldwork in a cross-cultural context.

Travel throughout North Queensland, exploring different ecosystems with high biodiversity and landscape values. From bushland to rainforest to the Great Barrier Reef, you’ll practice fieldwork techniques and observe some of Australia’s unique animal species. Through the program’s strong partnerships with researchers, you’ll have opportunities to network, build skills and experience, and participate in an existing research project.

Please visit the SIT Study Abroad website for details on the program highlights and details of coursework, educational excursions, and housing.

MONEY MATTERS

SIT is an all-inclusively priced study abroad program – including academics costs, excursions, accommodations and meals, airport transfers, and health insurance. Be sure to discuss how study abroad costs are handled at your school with your study abroad advisor and read the website for more specific information.  

SCHOLARSHIPS

SIT has awarded an average of over $1.3 million in scholarships and grants to SIT Study Abroad students in the past three years. All scholarships and grants are need-based. Awards generally range from $500 to $5,000.  

CONTACT SIT STUDY ABROAD

·         Visit our website: studyabroad.sit.edu

·         Request more information or email us: studyabroad@sit.edu

·         Call an admissions counselor: 888-272-7881

·         Contact a former student.

·         Apply to SIT