Environmental Studies: Ethics, Culture, and Sustainability
This unique summer program gives students the opportunity to explore and engage with the stunning landscape of Australia and New Zealand while gaining an understanding of the influence of the wilderness experience on human behavior as well as its significance to the indigenous and contemporary societies in Australia and New Zealand. Suited for all majors, this program will challenge you physically, as you hike and camp in the stunning landscapes of both countries.
Through field study, lectures, daily journaling, students will explore some of the most important and treasured natural areas in Australia and New Zealand, including the Great Barrier Reef, the Wet Tropics, the Australian Outback and the Volcanic and Geothermal areas of the North Island of New Zealand.
Travel to fascinating places of interest that enhance your cultural immersion and give a meaningful context to your academic courses. Here is a sampling:
Kakadu National Park in the Northern Territory
Great Barrier Reef
South Island alpine and wilderness areas of New Zealand
Abel Tasman National Park
Volcanic and geothermal region of the North Island
If you’re looking for the widest choice of courses in South Africa and an institution with weight and prestige then studying abroad at the University of Cape Town (UCT) is probably the best bet for you. On Arcadia’s program, you can also add courses and experiences that get you involved with local communities and service efforts.
Perched on the side of Table Mountain, UCT has stunning vistas from every angle and is a popular choice for study abroad. Of its population of more than 20,000, about 4,000 students are international, creating a dynamic energy on campus and in the more than 100 clubs and societies. The Arcadia Cape Town Center is located right on campus at UCT, in the Ivan Tom’s Building, which sits between the upper campus and the Medical School on campus at UCT.
All students on this program take part in Arcadia’s Course, Introducing South Africa: History, Politics and Culture, which provides a forum for reflection and analysis on current issues and challenges facing South Africans - an insightful starting point for all students. You then have a choice:
Take three courses at UCT enjoying a wide choice of subjects with outstanding faculty. The broad selection runs from humanities to science, engineering and commerce.
Or, starting in Spring 2019, you can take two courses at UCT and one at the Cornerstone Institute, an innovative, not-for-profit institution focused on teaching and learning in service of others, to advance human dignity and social justice for all. This is a great option for students who appreciate and benefit from a smaller school’s personal attention and intimate class sizes with lots of interaction with local students.
University of Queensland (UQ) is one of Australia’s oldest universities and is ranked in the top 50. Its picturesque sandstone courtyard leads into a campus with its own parkland, lakes and sporting grounds - a great setting for the many clubs and societies. You'll find advanced research laboratories, inspiring academics, and a campus culture that is conducive to academic debate and discovery. Outside of the classroom, hundreds of clubs and societies and modern accommodation options will further enhance the academic and cultural learning that takes place while you are abroad.
Located about five miles outside the center of Brisbane, UQ is a world leader in bio-technology, marine science, and engineering and offers a wide range of courses related to Australia in English, history, political science and sociology faculties. University of Queensland (UQ) offers many of the features you would expect to find at a research university of more than 35,000 in a city of almost 2 million. A large, green and open campus located on the Brisbane River, about five miles outside of the center of Brisbane provides an excellent base for your study abroad experience.
Arcadia University opens the doors to new experiences, different academic learning, people, cultures and perspectives so you can build your own lifelong learning and memories:
Explore a new world – excursions, activities, events, …
Get to know yourself - then change! Gain a new view of the world and your place in it.
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Boost your résumé – employers AND graduate schools.