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  • Locations: Queensland, Australia
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Budget Sheets: Summer
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:

Please contact Emory College Study Abroad for more information.
Fact Sheet:
Language of Instruction:
Program Type:
Emory approved, Emory Faculty-Led
Program Advisor:
Kate Dawson
Program Description:
To learn more and ask questions about Summer Study abroad opportunities please attend the Summer Study Abroad Fair, in Cox Hall Ballroom, on November 14, 2017, from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Please be advised that the application process for Summer 2018 will open on December 15, 2017.

Hosted by: Biology Department
Academic Focus: This program is open to all majors, but may be particularly suitable to students with academic interests in Biology or Environmental Science.

Eligibility Requirements: Minimum 3.0 GPA; BIO 141/142; good academic standing; at least 18 years of age; completion of a full year of college; and currently enrolled in a college/university. Students whose GPA is below 3.0 should still apply, since they may request a waiver.

Program Dates: June 18 - July 23, 2016 (The official program dates are the arrival and departure dates for the program)

Application Deadlines: Deadline extended until March 15, 2016.  Applications will be accepted starting December 15. Emory College Study Abroad encourages students to submit their applications as early as possible because some programs fill up by the end of January.

Acceptance Process: This program is accepting applications on a rolling basis.

Program Information: This program provides students with the opportunity to explore the unique flora and fauna of Australia and the country's past and ongoing struggle with invasive species. This program is suggested for Biology majors. Field experience enhances classroom instruction at James Cook University in Townsville, Queensland. During the third week of the course, students take a week-long field excursion to sites near Cairns. Field sites include the Great Barrier Reef, Magnetic Island, Orpheus Island, and the Daintree National Forest.

Courses: Program participants take a total of 8 Emory credit hours.

BIO 261: Insect Biology
4 credit hours
This course offers students hands-on experience to develop an understanding of insect biology. Through lectures, labs, and fieldwork, students will develop the skills to distinguish the major groups of insects and to analyze the importance of insects for ecology, human food production, and health.
Professor Jaap de Roode

BIO/ENVS 349: Ecology of Invasion
4 credit hours
This course examines the ecological and evolutionary factors that allow species to become invasive. It also explores the ecological consequences of invasive species.
Professor Christopher Beck

Costs: A full description of the program costs and billing procedures is described in the budget sheets. Please click here for Budget Sheet.

Living Arrangement: During the first 2 weeks, students will be staying in single rooms at James Cook University.  The middle week will be in Cairns and on Orpheus Island where students will stay in shared dorm style accommodation.  During the final 2 weeks of the program, students will stay with host families in Townsville.

Financial Aid/Scholarships: Emory College students who qualify are considered by the Office of Financial Aid for a summer aid award after registration in summer study abroad classes. The amount of the award depends on the number of credits and current financial aid package. Students currently receiving financial aid from Emory are typically eligible. Contact the Office of Financial Aid for information about specific awards. Emory Scholars are informed separately about the procedures for Scholars Summer Study Abroad awards. Emory University Employee Courtesy Scholarships may be applied to the academic fee portion of the summer study abroad program's cost. For more information, please see Summer Study Abroad Scholarships.

Application Process: This program is open to both Emory students and to visiting students from other institutions. For questions or assistance please contact Kate Dawson, Summer Study Abroad Advisor, to schedule a meeting or to inquire about the application process. Student must apply online to the program via the on-line application system. Click on the Apply Now link on this page. Emory students will need their Emory login ID and password. Visiting students from other institutions will create a username (current email address) and password through the online system.

Program Resources:
Each summer study abroad program will have a mandatory pre-departure orientation session and/or other pre-departure activities for accepted program participants. The Program Director will contact program participants with details.  Emory College Study Abroad will also offer a general pre-departure orientation in mid-April.

Emory College Study Abroad Summer Study Abroad Refund Policy

Emory College Study Abroad Summer Study Abroad Information for Visiting Students


Professor Christopher Beck, Program Director, Biology,

Emory College Study Abroad, Summer Study Abroad Advisor, Kate Dawson, 404-727-2240,,

This program is currently not accepting applications.