Program Not Available for Summer 2020

In this popular field studies program, you will explore human and environmental relationships through adventure activities, and backpacking/camping experiences in unique wilderness environments including the Great Barrier Reef and Kakadu National Park in Australia, and Rotorua, and the Southern Alps of Aotearoa New Zealand.

This course helps you develop your understanding of how contemporary perspectives on adventure, eco-tourism and conservation impact on the wellbeing of people and place. A better socio-ecological understanding of such places and processes will encourage efforts for positive environmental action.

  • Explore world-renowned Aoraki Mt Cook National park, the Fiordland World Heritage area, the Great Barrier Reef, fascinating geothermal and marine reserves, along with places of immense cultural significance to indigenous peoples.
  • Meet many Australians and New Zealanders with a deep understanding of important global issues including nature’s influence on human wellbeing, adventure tourism in a warming world, cultural understandings of sustainability, personal and group development in wilderness environments.
  • This program is ideal for those who love learning in the outdoors, exploring new cultures and ideas, and for anyone with an interest in the future wellbeing of humans and the world’s natural environments.

Program Details



Language of Instruction



Australia/New Zealand

Location Type



As a participant on an Arcadia program, you are guaranteed housing. 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.


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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