australia

Australia

* Note about Summer 2021 Programming

The current pandemic is an ongoing, constantly evolving situation. We are currently working with our international partners on new protocols for summer 2021; however it may not be possible to offer all programs. Should the University allow study abroad programs to run next summer, decisions as to what sites will be available will be made based on travel advisories and University risk management guidelines.

We will update the website as soon as more information is known.

Australia: Byron Bay, Sydney & Cairns

Saturday, June 20 to Sunday July 12, 2020 (3 weeks)

This will be the seventh year of the University of Toronto’s summer program in Australia. The program provides a unique opportunity to consider human impacts on the natural environment and measures to address these impacts, focusing particularly on protected conservation areas.

From its rainforests, coastlines and coral reefs to its arid interior, Australia offers a diverse range of natural and cultural landscapes and ecosystems to explore. Evolving from origins in ancient Gondwana and millions of years of geographic isolation, Australia boasts geographical and natural features found nowhere else in the world.

NOTE: This course is worth one half-year credit (H) and is contingent on adequate enrolment. 

Study in Australia!

From its rainforests, coastlines and coral reefs to its arid interior, Australia offers a diverse range of natural and cultural landscapes and ecosystems to explore. Evolving from origins in ancient Gondwana and millions of years of geographic isolation, Australia boasts geographical and natural features found nowhere else in the world.

Our program partner is The Education Abroad Network (TEAN), which manages the travel logistics. The course is taught by faculty from the University of New South Wales (UNSW), parks staff and local guides.

Program Activities

•   The program begins in Byron Bay with lectures and activities before moving to Sydney.

•   There will be several days of classroom study and local excursions in Sydney, including two nights in the Blue Mountains.

•   The program then moves to the Daintree Rainforest for two days and concludes in Cairns.

•   Optional activities (at an additional cost) may include surfing lesson and attending an event at the Sydney Opera.