Locations: Australia


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Rainforest to Reef


Immerse yourself in the rich biodiversity of the rainforest and learn about socio-ecological resilience in the face of climate change and other environmental threats. Connect rainforest management and conservation issues with downstream impacts on the Great Barrier Reef. Become a part of large-scale restoration ecology experiments and study environmental policy and community conservation approaches while developing skills in field research and data collection. Learn More

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Spring 2020

Jan 27 - Apr 30

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Fall 2020

Aug 31 - Dec 3

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Center for Rainforest Studies


This is not the Australia you know. Towering strangler fig trees and rare species like the southern cassowary and mahogany glider can be found in these ancient rainforests. Far North Queensland is one of the most biodiverse places in the world, preserving over 500 million years of evolutionary history. It is also home to Earth’s largest living organism – the Great Barrier Reef. Based in this rugged region, SFS programs...

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Rainforests of New Zealand and Australia


In this two-country summer study abroad program, you will learn how environmental and social factors have contributed to forest fragmentation in the spectacular, once-vast rainforests of Australia and New Zealand. Compare endangered species management practices, meet with Indigenous communities to learn about their natural resource use and relationship with the environment, and examine ecosystem restoration approaches. Learn More

Availability
Summer 2020

Jun 1 - Jul 1

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Watersheds of the Wet Tropics


The Great Barrier Reef and the tropical rainforests of northern Australia form a complex, interconnected system. Study abroad this summer and learn about rainforest and watershed management in this verdant region while considering the policies and actions needed to maintain healthy waterways in the face of climate change. Learn More

Availability
Summer 2020

Jul 6 - Aug 5

Open