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Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Language of Instruction: English Areas of Study: Anthropology, Biology, Environmental Studies, Geology
Program Type: Experiential Learning, Study Abroad Minimum GPA: 2.5
Housing Options: Guest House, Homestay, Hostel/Hotel
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 NATURAL AND CULTURAL ECOLOGY 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



Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2025 03/01/2024 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Fall 2024 03/01/2024 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.