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SIT Australia: Rainforest, Reef and Cultural Ecology

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Program Information


Cairns, Australia


Fall, Spring



Minimum Language Requirement


Areas of Focus

STEM, Social Sciences




Examine the ecological and cultural patterns, processes, and dynamics of Australia’s two most diverse environments - the Wet Tropics Bioregion and the Great Barrier Reef. This program explores the terrestrial and marine ecosystems of far North Queensland and the relationship of traditional and contemporary human cultures with the environment. Students interact with scientists and local experts from organizations such as the Lizard Island Research Station and the Wet Tropics Management Authority to gain a firsthand understanding of ongoing conservation efforts in an exceptionally diverse environment.

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Detailed information about this program, including courses, housing, and fees, is available on the program website.

In order to study abroad for credit, you must complete two applications. You will need to both apply to your program for admission (via the program website) and apply to Yale for approval to receive credit.

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