Trekking Australia: Animals, Aborigines, Rainforests and Reef
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. 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. 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.