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UF in North Queensland - Sustaining Humans and their Environment
Cairns, Australia (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Summer A
This program is currently not accepting applications.
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Budget Sheets Summer A
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer A 2018 03/15/2018
03/15/2018 05/14/2018 06/10/2018

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Graduate, Undergraduate
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Program Advisor: Leslie Johnson
Type of Credit:
UF Course Registration: LEI 4955
Open to non-UF students:
Program Type: Research, UF Sponsored
Health and Human Performance
Field of Study: Tourism & Recreation Management
Program Description:

UF in North Queensland

Susitaning Humans and their Environment
Summer A 2018: May 14-June 10

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About the Program

This program offers an interdisciplinary approach to sustaining human societies in their natural environments. You will spend much of your time out in the field, visiting and observing Australia firsthand with local field guides and UF professors with expertise in the field related to sustainability.

About the Location

The program starts on Magnetic Island off the coast of Townsville, North Queensland Australia. You then travel inland to the Tablelands, stay on a disused gold mine in the Outback, and experience the Daintree Rainforest before spending a week in Port Douglas and Cairns, then ending in Sydney. Queensland has a tropical climate throughout the year and will be similar to Florida in March during the program. 


Excursions include two days snorkeling on the Great Barrier Reef, animal-spotting in the Outback (koalas, wallabies, kangaroos), walking through an ancient rainforest, two days on an Australian farm and two days exploring Sydney. You should be prepared to move and travel frequently and enjoy being in the outdoors. 


  • Open to all majors
  • Students in good standing
  • 2.5 GPA or higher

Explore the relationship between people and their natural & social environments using the theme of Sustainable Development

Learn through experience, spending 75% of your time in the field traveling through cities, rainforests, the Outback & marine environments of Australia

Live with an Australian Farm family & conduct a study abtour their rural lifestyle

Take part in a study assessing the health of the Great Barrier Reef

Immerse yourself in a Service Learning Project combatting invasive weeks on an Aboriginal-owned ranch

Kayak down the river rapids with Aboriginal guides & experience first-hand Eco Tourism

Course Information

College of Health and Human Performance

LEI 4955/LEI 6931 Sustaining Humans and their Environments
Courses are taught by UF faculty & independent Australian experts.

Total Number of Credits Offered: 6 UF GPA


You will stay in a range of accommodations including hostel-style rooms shared by 1-4 other students, apartments, and safari style tents in the Outback. If traveling with someone, you can request to room with that person.

Financial Aid

Most financial aid that you would receive on campus during the summer can be applied toward the cost of this study abroad program; however, all financial aid eligibility is determined by Student Financial Affairs. You must speak with your financial aid advisor to determine what aid can be applied to the cost of this study abroad program, including scholarships.

2018 Pricing

2018 Undergraduate Program Fee: $7,230
2018 Graduate Program Fee: $7,726

A $350 nonrefundable deposit toward the total cost of the program is due at the time of application. The remaining fees are due no later than 45 days prior to departure.

What's Included:

Tuition for 6 credits, all accommodations, in-country transportation (excluding airfare), lectures and seminars, all field excursions & entrance fees, some  meals, international health insurance, and emergency medical assistance.

What's Not Included:

Round-trip airfare, some meals, course packet, additional personal travel, and personal expenses.

UFIC Study Abroad Advisor
Leslie Johnson


Faculty Program Director
Dr. Heather Gibson


This program is currently not accepting applications.