Australia Study Abroad

Study abroad with your professor… and make the world your classroom.

This course is offered every other summer. For more information check out our study abroad opportunities

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Earth is currently experiencing a mass extinction event due to human impacts on the biosphere, leading to a biodiversity crisis. The most diverse ecosystems on the planet are tropical rain forests on land and coral reefs in the oceans. Understanding and preserving tropical rain forests and coral reefs is of key importance to prevent an even greater loss of species. Anybody who strives to pursue a career in the biological and environmental sciences or who wishes to make a difference and take action should be introduced and learn about these astonishing yet imperiled natural systems.

Adelphi in Australia

Tropical Ecology and Environmental Threats

Dates: May 23 to June 13, 2019

Study in Australia this summer under the guidance of Adelphi faculty in the Department of Biology and explore some of the most diverse ecosystems on the planet. During this three-week, 3 credit course, students learn about preserving tropical rain forests and coral reefs amid the Earth’s ongoing biodiversity crisis. In addition to conducting research at Heron Island Research Station, located on an island within the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park, students will visit the Daintree Rainforest, wander through the Cairns Botanic Gardens and sightsee in Sydney. This course is open to students of all majors. Students are required to pass a swim test and take 1-credit prep course during the spring semester.

Estimated Program Cost:

$3,400 + tuition + airfare

Faculty Leaders:

  • Matthias Foellmer, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Biology
  • Aaren Freeman, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Biology
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For further information, please contact:

Center for International Education
Nexus Building, Room 145
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