CIEE High School Summer Abroad: Australian Wildlife Conservation in Sydney, Australia

    CIEE High School Summer Abroad: Australian Wildlife Conservation in Sydney, Australia


    • Listing Type: Summer Programs
    • Destination: Australia
    • Program Delivery: Residential
    • Provided By: Independent Provider
    • Session Start: July
    • Session Length: Three Weeks
    • Entering Grade: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
    • Gender: Coed
    • Category: STEM
    • Sub-Categories: Wildlife Conservation
    • Selective: No
    • Ages: 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19
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    Play a role in protecting endangered animals in Australia, one of the most biodiverse nations on the planet! Students who attend this 3-week CIEE Global Navigator progam for high school students will learn about the Australian wildlife and the conservation of critically endangered marsupials.

    Iconic white-sand beaches, unique coastal ecosystems, and sustainable urban landscapes makes the city of Sydney, Australia the perfect outdoor learning lab!

    How does human activity impact Australia’s fragile ecosystems? How can a major global city on a densely populated coastline strike the right balance? Discover the answers yourself  and play a role in protecting the environment and endangered animals in one of the most scenic and biodiverse destinations on Earth. 

    During your time in Sydney there will be plenty of out of the classroom field work to survey a range of landscapes and ecosystems — from urban to coastal— and learn first-hand about the critical role restoration ecology plays. You will get up close and personal with kangaroos and koalas, study the science behind extinction, and help implement practical solutions. Along with these conservation efforts you’ll spend time trekking around the ocean coastline and bushlands, observing and interacting with Australian flora and fauna. 

    Most days will begin at the CIEE Global Institute right in the heart of the city center a short distance from your hostel accommodation where you’ll live with fellow CIEE classmates.  Your classes will cover topics including conservation management, Australian and indigenous culture, and will assist to set you up for your future career in the environmental field. 

    And because every CIEE study abroad program comes with co-curricular activities and excursions, you’ll spend loads of time exploring Australia’s multicultural environment including the people, heritage, and culture. Some of the activities you may find yourself getting involved in, include  getting up and close with a Kangaroos and Koalas, surfing the Australian coastline with locals; strolling through Darling Harbor to see the iconic Sydney Harbor Bridge and Opera House; or snorkeling in an aquatic reserve!

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