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  • Locations: Atherton Tablelands, Australia; Auckland, New Zealand; Cairns, Australia; Cape Tribulation, Australia; Hidden Valley, Australia; Magnetic Island, Australia; Paluma, Australia; Port Douglas, Australia; Rotorua, New Zealand; Tauranga, New Zealand; Townsville, Australia
  • Program Terms: Summer
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  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
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Program Category: Study Abroad Class Eligibility: 1-Freshman, 2-Sophomore, 3-Junior, 4-Senior
Minimum GPA: 2.5 Language of Instruction: English
Housing Options: Hotel/Hostel Program Type: Faculty-Directed
Area of Study: Aboriginal Studies, Agribusiness, Agricultural Education, Agricultural Mechanization, Agriculture, Anthropology, Biological Sciences, Biology, Business, Business Administration, Economics, Environmental and Natural Resources, Environmental Science and Policy, Forest Products, Forestry, Forestry and Natural Resources, Geography, Geology, Humanities, International Studies, Natural Resource Economics, Park and Protected Area Management, Parks, Recreation, and Tourism Management, Plant and Environmental Sciences, Public Policy, Rural Sociology, Sociology, Solis and Sustainable Crop Systems, Sustainability, Urban Forestry, Wildlife and Fisheries Biology
Program Description:
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Program Overview

"This was one of the best experiences of my life." -2016 student

Clemson on Great Barrier 2013

This three and a half-week program combines our North Island New Zealand experiential learning program with an additional two weeks conducting research projects in North Queensland.

The New Zealand portion of this program examines ecological restoration and resource conservation in the North Island through an active engagement in hands on projects. New Zealand is at the forefront of restoring degraded habitat by reintroducing native animals and original native flora after removing animal pests. Students will learn about restoration approaches and how they can lead to improvements in biodiversity conservation and carbon offsetting through classroom lectures and field trips. They will then use their knowledge to assist community groups with long-term restoration projects. The course will include an examination of Maori conservation values and culture and how these social aspects influence restoration outputs.

The second half of the program explores similar issues in an Australian context. Projects include wetland restoration and planting with an Aboriginal community, rainforest regeneration and research on cassowary conservation, data collection on the Great Barrier Reef, and an ongoing planting project in the Daintree World Heritage Area.

Locations

  • Atherton Tablelands, Australia
  • Auckland, New Zealand
  • Cairns, Australia
  • Cape Tribulation, Australia
  • Hidden Valley, Australia
  • Magnetic Island, Australia
  • Port Douglas, Australia
  • Queensland, Australia
  • Rotorua, New Zealand
  • Tauranga, New Zealand
  • Townsville, Australia

Eligibility

Students from all majors are encouraged to apply, as we take an interdisciplinary perspective to examine global issues in the conservation of unique wildlife, natural systems, and cultural places. Students should have a minimum GPA of 2.5 and be in good standing with Clemson.

For More Information

Visit the program homepage
Check out a sample itinerary
Contact Celeste Yarlagadda at CUAus@clemson.edu 

Info Sessions

Please stop by one of the following drop-in information sessions in Martin E304 to learn more about the program:
Wednesday, February 14 from 10:00am - 12:00pm
Thursday, February 15 from 1:30pm - 3:30pm

Flights

A group flight will be booked through STA Travel. Exact flight information to come.

Coursework

STS 2150-this course fulfills the STS and Non-Lit Humanities general education requirements
IS 2100 (3 credits)-this courses fulfills the CCA general education requirement
 

Housing

Variety-hotels, campus, apartments, homestay 

"Overall it was an amazing experience. The homestay was a huge highlight!" -2017 Student

Financial Info

Financial Aid and Scholarships

Students who will be receiving financial aid during their program abroad must meet with the Financial Aid Office prior to departure. Appointments can be made online with the Financial Aid Office.

For detailed information on study abroad scholarship opportunities and application procedures, please see our Scholarships page.

Program Cost

Paid to Clemson
2017-2018 Per Term
Tuition & Fees* $4,234.00
Program Fee** $2,761.00
Subtotal - paid to Clemson $6,995.00
*Tuition and Fees includes Tuition, Study Abroad Fee, Software License & Summer School Fee
**Billable Program Fee includes accommodations and insurance for program


Estimated Additional Costs  
  Per Term
Airfare $2,000.00
Books/Supplies $80.00
Passport and Photos $155.00
Visa $20.00
Meals* $500.00
Other personal travel/excursions* $250.00
Subtotal - Additional Costs $3,005.00
*Personal travel, meals, etc. spending amounts will vary by student and will be affected by how often a student goes out, travels, and the items they purchase. 

More information about average cost of living expenses in the host country can be found here:
http://www.numbeo.com/cost-of-living/city_result.jsp?country=New+Zealand&city=Auckland&displayCurrency=USD

Program fees and student expenses are based on preliminary estimates and are subject to change. Please contact the faculty director of the program for more information.


Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.

This program is currently not accepting applications.