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UF in North Queensland - Sustaining Humans and their Environment
Cairns, Australia (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Summer A
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Budget Sheets Summer A
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Graduate, Undergraduate
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Program Advisor: Leslie Johnson
Type of Credit:
UF Course Registration: LEI 4955
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Program Type:
UF Sponsored
Open to all majors:
Health and Human Performance
Program Description:

UF in North Queensland

Susitaning Humans and their Environment
Summer A: TBA

About the Program

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


Excursions include a snorkeling trip on the Great Barrier Reef, animal-spotting (koalas, kangaroos, wallabies) in the ancient tropical rainforest, a search for crabs on the mangrove flats, experiencing the Aboriginal culture and wildlife of the Outback, a stay on a farm with an Australian family. All in-country transportation is provided, including bus, ferry and reef excursions. You should be prepared to move and travel frequently while in the field.


You will stay in comfortable hostel-style accommodations usually shared by 1-4 other students. If traveling with someone, you may request to room with that person for the duration of the trip. At one of the more remote locations, you will stay in safari-style tents.

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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
about 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 weeds on an Aboriginal-owned ranch
KAYAK down the river rapids with Aboriginal guides & experience
first-hand Eco Tourism.

UF in North Queensland

Course Information

College of Health and Human Performance
Department of Tourism, Recreation, and Sport Management
Course is taught by UF Faculty and independent Australian experts for 6 UF GPA credits.

LEI4955/LEI6931: Humans and the Environment

Total Number of Credits Offered: 6


  • open to all majors
  • 2.5 GPA
  • students in good standing

FUF in North Queenslandinancial 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

2017 Undergraduate Program Fee:
standalone: TBA
combined with UF in Fiji: TBA

2018 Graduate Program Fee:
standalone: TBA
combined with UF in Fiji: TBA

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. If you receive financial aid, you can defer payment until it disburses. Deferment decision will be based on the amount of aid to be received.

UF in North QueenslandWhat's Included:

Tuition for 6 credits, all accommodations, in-country transportation(excluding airfare), lectures and seminars, all field excursions and 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.