Program Administrator: 
College/Departmental Program (OSU)
Location: 

Queensland

Duration: 
Summer
Language: 
English
Housing: 
Other
Requirement: 
  • 2.75 GPA or permission of instructor

  • interview with program leaders
  • unofficial transcripts
  • short essays (2)
Application Deadlines: 
Program Details: 

Program dates are Jun. 19 - Jul. 1, 2016.

COURSE DESCRIPTION

Students will travel through tropical and sub-tropical Queensland studying landscape usage through the lends of the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment. From local experts and stakeholders, the group will learn about the opportunities and challenges that face those managing Australia's diverse natural resources for conservation, forest products, and tourism/recreational use.  Highlights include trips to the Daintree (the world's most ancient rainforest), the Atherton Tablelands, the Australian Everglades, Noosa Biosphere, Koala conservation site, and the Great Barrier Reef!  Centered in Cairns and Mooloolaba, this field-based program will introduce students to the peoples and wealth of natural bounty that is the northernmost part of Australia. 

PROGRAM LEADERS:

Dr. Laurence Schimleck: 119 Richardson

Dr. Jeff Morrell: 230 Richardson (541.737.4222),

Please contact Michele Justice, 541.737.6458, if you are interested in learning more about this program.

Program Costs: 

The program cost is TBD which covers tuition, lodging, insurance, a few meals, transportation in Australia (including flight from Cairns to Brisbane) and all excursion/entry fees (Great Barrier Reef Snorkeling, Frasier Island, Noosa Biosphere, etc.).  The program fee does NOT cover airfare to Australia, the majority of meals, or personal expenditures.  Students are advised to budget TBD for these costs.

Academic Emphasis: 
Ag. Business Mgt
Bioengineering
Bioresource Res.
Earth Science
Environ. Econ. Policy
Environ. Eng.
Environ. Science
Forest Eng.
Forestry
Natural Resources
Rec. Resource Mgt
Renewable Mat.
Country: 
Australia