A semester built around field trips is one of the most powerful ways of learning about biology. Concepts learned in the lecture room are reinforced by "real world" environments you can see and touch. We will take you to some of the most spectacular field trip destinations in Australia, from the wonder of the Great Barrier Reef to the timeless wilderness of the Australian bush. Meet new people, and make friends that will last a lifetime. You will be sharing an amazing experience with classmates in a uniquely positive environment. Our curriculum emphasises practical skills in original research and academic writing. Our "hands on learning" approach to teaching science will equip you with skills and experience that you will be able to apply throughout your future career. This course can represent a unique "stepping stone" in your future career development. From possible postgraduate opportunities that could start you on your career, we are here to help.

If you are studying with us this year please click on your institution's page for more information:

The Centre for Global Education (Hobart, William Smith Colleges and Union College)

The University of Queensland has been working with the Centre for Global Education since 1994. The program includes courses in Marine Ecology, Terrestrial Ecology, Sustainability and Australian History and Culture.
Upon arrival in Brisbane you will spend some time getting to know our program staff and your class mates as you head on your first field trip to Stradbroke Island. Your program will take you to some of the most amazing, unique and pristine ecosystems anywhere in the world.

You will study Marine Biology and be welcomed to the country in Australia’s first urban marine park at the University of Queensland’s Moreton Bay Research Station on Stradbroke Island.

You will spend time studying marine biology in the Great Barrier Reef (GBR) World Heritage Area at the Heron Island Research Station.

You will also visit amazing terrestrial environments including the spectacular rainforests of Lamington National Park and the towering sandstone cliffs, diverse flora and fauna and Aboriginal rock art of Carnarvon Gorge National Park.

More program information is available from your college by visiting the Australia program website at either Hobart, William Smith Colleges or Union College.

If you have any questions please contact international.programs@uq.edu.au

The Bing Overseas Program at Stanford University Australia Program

The University of Queensland has been working with Stanford University’s Bing Overseas Program since 2003. The program includes courses in Coral Reef Ecology, Coastal Forest Ecosystems, and Australian Studies. You will also get to complete a targeted research project which will be supervised by a University of Queensland faculty member.

Upon arrival in Sydney you will spend some time getting to know the University of Queensland staff and your class mates as you start to explore Australia. Your program will take you to some of the most amazing, unique and pristine ecosystems anywhere in the world.

You will enjoy the iconic cultural and historical elements of Australia’s largest city, Sydney, as part of your Australian Studies program

You will also visit amazing terrestrial environments including the spectacular rainforests of Far North Queensland. While completing your studies you will also get an authentic outback cattle station experience at Wetherby Station which was established in 1878.

You will spend time studying Coral Reef Ecology in the Great Barrier Reef (GBR) World Heritage Area at the University of Queensland’s Heron Island Research Station.

You will conduct research on mangroves and sea grasses in Australia’s first urban marine park at the Moreton Bay Research Station.

More Information

Read about what Libby and Kristen, some students who have been on the program last year thought of their Australian adventure.

More program information is available from Stanford University’s Bing Overseas Program.

If you have any questions please contact international.programs@uq.edu.au

The University of Queensland has been working with the University of California Education Abroad Program since 1999. The program includes courses in Marine Biology, Terrestrial Ecology and Australian History and Culture.

Upon arrival in Brisbane you will spend some time getting to know the University, the staff and your class mates before travelling to your first field trip. Your program will take you to some of the most amazing, unique and pristine ecosystems anywhere in the world.

You will spend time studying marine biology in the Great Barrier Reef (GBR) World Heritage Area at the University of Queensland’s Heron Island Research Station.

You will conduct research projects in Australia’s first urban marine park at the Moreton Bay Research Station.

You will also visit amazing terrestrial environments including the spectacular rainforests of Lamington National Park, the amazingr wildflower displays and massive granite outcrops of Girraween National Park and the towering sandstone cliffs, diverse flora and fauna and Aboriginal rock art of Carnarvon Gorge National Park.

More program information is available from the University of California EAP website.

If you have any questions please contact international.programs@uq.edu.au

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