Trekking Australia: Animals, Aborigines, Rainforests and Reef

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This faculty-led study abroad course will focus on wildlife indigenous to Australia, Aborigines history and culture, livestock management and opportunities to explore rainforests and the iconic Great Barrier Reef.  Students will participate in an 11-day study tour in Queensland, Australia during fall intersession where they will engage in a learning experience that explores the history, culture, animals, and the geography of this region. Students will learn from faculty members from the University of Queensland and James Cook University, experts in marine biology and Australian wildlife, and people from various Aborigine’s tribes.

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Program Details | Faculty Overview Presentation | Excursions | How to Apply

Program Details


August intersession 2021

Application Deadline:

Feb. 1


ANSC 510 V
AFLS 401V(H)
BIOL 496V(H)

Program Costs:

(Estimated) $3,200 + airfare (est.) $2,000 + UA Tuition

Faculty Leaders:

Lisa Wood 

Kathy Jogan 

Faculty Overview Presentation


 Some of the opportunities that students may experience include:

  • interactions with various species of wild life including koalas, wallabies, kangaroos, platypus, sea turtles and dingos
  • interactions with livestock species and their management (cattle, horses, bison, African Watusi)
  • snorkeling on The Great Barrier Reef

Other activities include an Aboriginal cultural experience, rain forest walks, a visit to an Outback cattle station, a tour of two vet schools and chance to participate in Koala research on Magnetic Island.

How to Apply

Contact the faculty leader if you're interested in this program. Apply on the HogsAbroad Application Portal.