Stanford’s program in Australian Coastal Studies offers a unique opportunity to learn about Australian culture while studying the enormous diversity of coral reefs and rainforests. This program is ideal for students interested in environmental and ecological science and policy.
In collaboration with the School of Biological Sciences at the University of Queensland, Overseas Studies enrolls up to 48 students in a prearranged set of courses in marine biology and ecology of the Great Barrier Reef and the coastal rainforest, as well as an introduction to Australian Studies. This program is mobile and during the quarter, faculty members will lead students from Cairns into the rainforests of Far North Queensland, to research stations on the Great Barrier Reef, to Sydney, and around Brisbane. Students will also have opportunities to earn WAYS requirements!
share their first-hand experiences about the program, what led them to choose the program, and some of the challenges they faced while studying abroad. Dive deeper into 'a day in the life' while abroad, as a particular student experience may help you decide if this program is right for you.