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  • Locations: Atherton Tablelands, Australia
  • Program Terms: Summer
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  • Program Sponsor: The School for Field Studies (SFS) 
  • Dates / Deadlines
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Click here for a definition of this term Recommended Programs: Ecosystem Science and Sustainability, Forest and Rangeland Stewardship Click here for a definition of this term Language(s) of Instruction: English
Click here for a definition of this term Program Coordinator: Olivia Cole Program Type: Affiliated Provider
Program Description:

SFS AUSTRALIA: RAINFORESTS OF AUSTRALIA (SUMMER I)

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PROGRAM DETAILS

  • Term: Summer Session I
  • Credits: 4 semester-hour credits (8 credits if taken with Session II)
  • Prerequisites: No course prerequisites, 2.5 GPA, 18 years of age
  • Application Deadline: April 1st. Early applications encouraged
  • Financial Aid: All accepted students can apply for need-based scholarships, grants, and loans


OVERVIEW

Rainforests are shrinking, but hope is not lost. In this program, you’ll learn how environmental and social factors have contributed to forest fragmentation in the spectacular, once-vast rainforests of Australia--the oldest rainforests in the world! Learn about endangered species management practices, natural resource use in indigenous communities, and approaches to ecosystem restoration. 

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHT:
  • Embark on an excursion to the Great Barrier Reef. 

Students live and study at the SFS Center for Rainforest Studies. Our Center lies at the end of a narrow, winding road, in the middle of a lush rainforest. The 153-acre property is surrounded by protected World Heritage forests, and you can see incredible wildlife from the front steps of your cabin. Nearby Yungaburra and Cairns provide the occasional return to civilization.
 

SUMMER COMBINED

Take back-to-back summer sessions and get the hands-on learning and skill-building experiences of an internship, while also going off the beaten path and exploring the world. Each summer session focuses on a different topic, and you’ll have time to travel independently between sessions. 


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CONNECT WITH SFS

Visit the SFS website
Call the Admissions Hotline at 800.989.4418
Email admissions@fieldstudies.org
Read updates from the field on the SFS Blog
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Watch student videos on YouTube and Vimeo
 


SPECIAL CSU INSURANCE NOTE

CSU students attending School for Field Studies programs will be automatically enrolled in additional travel health insurance.  This very affordable insurance supplements the gaps, which U.S. insurance plans typical do not cover abroad (including evacuation coverage, out-of-network deductibles/co-pays, etc.).  This insurance fee will be included in your CSU RamWeb charges approximately 10 days prior to the term start at CSU.  For more information about the insurance benefits and costs, please reference the CSU Education Abroad insurance website.     

CSU Deadlines / Program Dates:
CSU Deadlines / Program Dates:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2023 04/15/2023 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students applying to CSU-sponsored programs will be notified of decision within two weeks of application submission. Students applying to non-CSU sponsored programs need to contact their program provider for decision dates.