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  • Locations: Atherton Tablelands, Australia; Auckland, New Zealand
  • Program Terms: Summer, Summer I
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  • Program Sponsor: Field Studies 
  • Restrictions: Fairfield applicants only
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Fact Sheet:
Language of Instruction: English Housing Options: Dormitory
Class Eligibility: Freshman, Junior, Senior, Sophomore Credit Type: Transfer Credit
External Students: No Academic Area: Anthropology, Biology, Ecology, Economics, Environmental Studies, Geography, International Studies, Science, Zoology
Program Description:



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RAINFOREST MANAGEMENT STUDIES,
NEW ZEALAND & AUSTRALIA


PROGRAM DETAILS

  • Term: Summer Session I
  • Credits: 4 semester-hour credits (8 credits if taken with Session II)
  • Prerequisites: No course prerequisites: 18 years of age
  • Application Deadline: Rolling admissions. Early applications encouraged
  • Financial Aid: All accepted students can apply for need-based scholarships, grants, and loans


OVERVIEW

Students compare and contrast the ecological, geographic, social, economic, and historical factors that have shaped natural resource management in northeastern Australia and northern New Zealand.
  • Examine the influence of fragmentation and other impacts on abiotic and biotic attributes of forest communities in Australia and New Zealand
  • Visit the ancient rainforest refugia at Mossman Gorge and Daintree National Park
  • Explore the ancient podocarp and Kauri forests of northern New Zealand
  • Examine historic Aboriginal and Maori land-use practices in Australia and New Zealand and experience contemporary indigenous culture
  • Study biogeographic history and conservation of highly endangered and fragmented rainforest communities
  • Determine ecosystem types and learn field techniques, such as trapping, mapping plots, and spotlighting
  • Learn social science survey techniques and how to quantifiably and qualitatively assess human resource use and how it relates to restoration and conservation
  • Assess density and diversity of flora and fauna in pristine forests and restoration plots


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Program Costs:
The cost for Fairfield students to attend this program is outlined below. The price is the total billable program cost which includes the provider fee as well as Fairfield University study abroad fees. The entirety of this payment will be due to Fairfield by March 1. Payment instructions are listed in each application. 
Summer I (4 weeks): $7,450

 

Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Arrival Date Departure Date
Summer I 2017 02/01/2017
**
Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Summer 2017 02/01/2017
02/20/2017 TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.

Indicates that deadline has passed

This program is currently not accepting applications.