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  • Locations: Perth, Australia
  • Program Terms: Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: CIEE 
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2021 02/26/2021 03/19/2021 TBA TBA
Spring 2022 09/24/2021 10/11/2021 TBA TBA
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Areas of Study: Aquatic and Marine Biology, Biology, Botany, Culture, Earth Science, Ecology, Environmental Science, Geography, Independent Study, Sciences, Urban Design, Urban Studies Minimum GPA Requirement: 2.5
Program Options: Study Abroad Academic Level: Sophomore
Language of Instruction: English Housing Options: Apartment (shared), Other
Program Description:

Biology + Ecology Field Studies

PERTH, AUSTRALIA

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Program Overview

With access to the largest fringing coral reef in the world and some of the planet’s most remarkable biodiversity, Western Australia is a treasure trove for students who are interested in ecology and marine biology. Whether you collect data on the 260-kilometer Ningaloo reef or join scientists to help protect endangered forest marsupials, you’ll sharpen your science skills, and return from the land down under with valuable hands-on experience.

Unique Experiences

BE AWED

by hundreds of species of coral, fish, and other sea creatures while you collect data on Ningaloo Reef, a World Heritage Site.

FURTHER YOUR UNDERSTANDING

and knowledge of science.

SETTLE INTO THE LAID-BACK AUSSIE

lifestyle with a surfing lesson.

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Excursions & Activities

  • Get to know Australia’s unique flora and fauna with an interactive hike led by an Aboriginal guide, or take a spooky night tour of historic Fremantle prison – built by its very first convicts.
  • Take a surfing lesson or become a fan of Australian rules football.
  • Depending on the season, visit beautiful Rottnest Island or the southwest rainforest region.

Fieldwork

Whether you investigate the impact of crown-of-thorns starfish on reef life or gather information on the endangered nocturnal woylie, you’ll learn to be a keen observer and a thorough researcher by conducting an independent capstone project.

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What's Included

  • Tuition
  • Housing
  • Advising before you depart to set goals and answer questions
  • Optional on-site airport meet-and-greet
  • Full-time program leadership and support in your host city
  • Field trips and cultural activities
  • Overnight excursions
  • Insurance and other travel benefits, with CIEE iNext
  • 24/7 emergency on-site support

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GAIN Travel Grants - up to $2,000 toward travel costs guaranteed to all Pell-elgible students.

Gilman Go Global Grants - $2,500/semester and $1,000/summer, guaranteed to all Gilman applications.

Merit-Based Scholarships - $2,500/semester and $750/summer, awarded to students deomonstrating high academic achievement.

Minority Serving Institutions (MIS) Grant - $2,000/semester and $500/summer, guaranteed to all students attending MSIs.

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Why CIEE

  • Tuition
  • Housing
  • Advising before you depart to set goals and answer questions
  • Optional on-site airport meet-and-greet
  • Full-time program leadership and support in your host city
  • Field trips and cultural activities
  • Insurance and other travel benefits, with CIEE iNext
  • 24/7 emergency on-site support

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