Experience the exceptional natural worlds of Australia and New Zealand

This popular summer field studies program brings you backpacking through three weeks in Australia and two in New Zealand. While studying abroad you'll gain an understanding of Australia and New Zealand's unique wilderness environments and their significance to indigenous and contemporary societies, focusing on the environment, environmental ethics, culture and sustainability in fascinating locations.

You’ll explore and engage with the stunning landscape of both countries while gaining an understanding of the influence of the wilderness experience on human behavior as well as its significance to the indigenous and contemporary societies in Australia and New Zealand.

We were enlightened to both a sense of self and place from which resounded a connection to and deep appreciation of environment. ”

Laura Kowalski

Chatham University Student, Environmental Studies: Ethics, Culture, and Sustainability

  • Discussion topics include: the relationship between humans and nature; psycho-evolutionary theory; conservation, sustainability and climate change; and leadership and personal development through wilderness experience.

  • Through field study, lectures, daily journaling, students will explore some of the most important and treasured natural areas in Australia and New Zealand, including the Great Barrier Reef, the Wet Tropics, the Australian Outback and the Volcanic and Geothermal areas of New Zealand.

  • This experience will challenge you to consider your perceptions of nature and how you interact with it while you enjoy exploring with other US students.

Fees & Scholarship Details
Term/Period Departure Date Return Credits Base Program Fee Application Deadline
Summer 2014 5/25/2014 6/30/2014 4 $5,400 3/31/2014 More Info

Program fees listed are base fees only. Please select MORE INFO for an estimate of additional expenses and any additional fees that may be incurred based on enrollment selections or housing placements. Dates and fees for future terms will be posted as they become available. Please see Program Calendar for detailed dates.

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Program Details

Country

Australia

Language of Instruction

English

City

Australia/New Zealand

Location Type

Rural

Accommodation

As a participant on an Arcadia program, you are guaranteed accommodation. Our priority is to provide a safe, clean, cost-effective and convenient place for you to live, while offering you every opportunity to explore the local culture and community.

Accommodation

Health & Safety

Student health, safety and security in Australia are our top priorities. Our experienced and well-connected staff are prepared to deal with any emergencies that may arise...

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