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The most important criteria are the student’s:
Studying abroad gives you the opportunity to learn about different natural systems and to immerse yourself in another culture. It opens up a whole new world of ideas and broadens your perspective on ecological and environmental issues. Even the best college course cannot replicate that unique experience.
Yes. It is a 3-credit course, cross-listed in Biology, Environmental Studies, and Earth Science.
Yes. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for application instructions However, you will need to consult your college or university to determine if they will accept these Adelphi course credits.
Yes. All Americans need a passport to enter Australia.
Students are responsible for their own visas. Adelphi’s Center for International Education will provide you with the basic guidelines.
No inoculations or shots are necessary.
Yes. No student can attend the Adelphi in Australia course without medical insurance.
Yes. We have dedicated free days in Cairns and Sydney. Also, while staying in cities all evenings will generally be free. You will also have free time on Heron Island, the timing of which will go with the flow of things.
Adelphi places the highest priority on student safety while studying abroad. The faculty will conduct a pre-departure session with all students to address issues of security and safety. While we are in Australia, the faculty will be immediately on hand in the event of a crisis or emergency.
Australia has a low rate of crime and the U.S. Department of State has posted no Travel Advisories for visitors to Australia.
Only from a safe distance (e.g. we view the world’s largest crocodiles in the Daintree river safely from our boat). Encountering a potentially dangerous shark is highly unlikely in the waters of Heron Island; instead the sharks there prefer to eat smaller prey, e.g. cuttle fish. There are also no life-threatening jelly fish around Heron Island. These occur in the northern part of the Great Barrier Reef (we are in the south), and only during the rainy season (we are traveling during the dry season).
Participation in the program is entirely voluntary and any program of travel involves some element of risk. Adelphi University, its trustees, officers, agents, and employees are not liable for any personal injury or property damage arising from participation in the program.