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  • Locations: Cairns, Australia; Port Douglas, Australia
  • Program Terms May mini semester
  • Restrictions: BU applicants only
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Fact Sheet:
Program Type: Group Summer Program, May minimester Language: English
GPA req.: 2.5 Class: Junior, Senior, Sophomore
Program Description:
Baylor in Australia: Sustaining Humans and the Natural Environment

This program is open to all majors and does not have any prerequisites.  
6 hours credit earned for ENV 4613 OR RLS 4V13

May 21st - June 15th, 2018

How much:
Students will be responsible for all of the following (Financial Aid available to qualified students):

1. Tuition & Fees for 6 hours of Baylor credit awarded during Summer I

2. Program fee (Includes Room, aproximately 45% of meals, program costs, in-country ground transportation, insurance). $2,800

3. Airfare to and from Australia. ~$1,700 - $2,200

This short-term study abroad program will examine the natural (and related social)
history and environmental conservation of North Queensland, Australia. Using north
Queensland as a case-study, this course aims to improve your understanding of
the relationship between human societies and the natural environment by exposing
you to these relationships through the different perspectives of the natural and
social sciences.

After an initial stay in Townsville, with lectures from faculty at James Cook
University, we will explore the network of national parks, reserves, offshore islands,
and coastal areas of northern Queensland. In the field, we will snorkel and explore
the marine diversity of the Great Barrier Reef, learn about Aboriginal culture and
history through interactions with indigenous communities, investigate natural
resource management, ecotourism and farming practices in the bushlands, and 
hike through the tropical rainforest of the Daintree World Heritage Area to study
the diverse wildlifeand flora of Australia.

For more information on the program, see our logistics providers' website:

Or contact our program director: 

Chris Wynveen, Ph.D.
110.08 Marrs McLean Gym

Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.

This program is currently not accepting applications.