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  • Locations: Cairns, Australia; Magnetic Island, Australia; Townsville, Australia
  • Program Terms: Summer 1
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  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Fact Sheet:
Program Type: Faculty Led Academic Area: Agriculture and Life Sciences
Academic College: College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Academic Department: Recreation, Parks, & Tourism Sciences
Minimum GPA: 2.5 Pre-requisites: No
Language requirement: No Language of instruction: English
Program Leader: Gerard Kyle Program Advisor: Xiaoshuang Wei
Housing: Hotel/Hostel Open to non-majors: Yes
Classification: Freshman, Grad Student, Junior, Senior, Sophomore
Program Description:

A&M Australia Natural Resources

Faculty Leaders

Dr. Gerard Kyle
Dept. of Recreation, Parks and Tourism Science 

Study Abroad Advisor

Xiaoshuang Wei

Students in Front Waterfall


Sunset in Australia


Students with flag


Students on beach






May 21 - June 15, 2018 
North Queensland, Australia

The Australia portion of the study abroad program will examine the natural (and related social) history and environmental conservation of Queensland, Australia. Queensland has a wonderful year-round tropical climate and boasts some of the most diverse and remarkable natural resources in the southern hemisphere. An initial stay at James Cook University (Cairns) will be followed by an exploration of the network of national parks, reserves, offshore islands, and coastal areas of norththeast Queensland, before returning back to Cairns for a couple of days to complete the program. In the field, we will explore the marine wildlife and coral of the Great Barrier Reef, learn about Aboriginal culture and history, investigate costal management practices of the offshore islands, and explore the rainforest of Daintree National Park to study the diverse flora and fauna of northeastern Australia. Our program will focus on topics related to sustainable development (sustaining human societies and the natural environment) through educational travel, field trips, active participation, lecture presentations and seminars, and coursework exercises  

All students are required to take a total of 6 credit hours to participate on this program.
  • RENR 400 : Study Abroad in Natural Resources: North Queensland ( 6 cr.)   
  • Open to ALL majors with a GPA of 2.5 preferred; minimum 2.0 GPA and instructor approval
  • Completed at least one semester at TAMU at the time of application
  • Good Standing with the University
  • Students must attend all Study Abroad program-specific meeting(s)
  • Great Barrier Reef
  • Outback Experience
  • Farmstays
Estimated Program Fee   (subject to change) - billed to University Account $5,800
Lodging and Meals   $3,000  
Excursions and Cultural Site Visits   $1,200  
In-Country Transportation   $200  
Study Abroad Administrative Fee $400  
Miscellaneous Program Expenses $400  
International Health Insurance $30  
Portion of Faculty Expenses $570  
Estimated Additional Expenses - not included in Program Fee $4,865+
Tuition and Fees (in-state resident for 6 credit hours)* $2,200  
International Airfare $2,200  
Travel Documents (passport and visa--if needed) $165  
Meals (those not included in Program Fee) $300+  
Textbooks & Supplies $0+  
Personal Spending varies  

*Tuition & Fee rates vary depending on course load and residency status.  Check rates at:
Program Payment
Please plan accordingly as the Program Fee listed above is due in full the terms prior to program departure (e.g. fall and spring for summer programs). The entire Program Fee is billed by the Study Abroad Programs Office once a student confirms their program participation.

Please also note that many additional expenses are due the terms prior to program departure (e.g. international airfare and travel documents).
Funding is available in many forms. For complete information on funding opportunities, please visit the Study Abroad Programs Office, or website here:

College Station Students Only: The Scholarships and Financial Aid office offers two scholarship programs: The International Education Fee Scholarship and the Study Abroad Fellowship. Both of these scholarships are based on merit and/or financial need. For more information and to access the application, visit:

Financial Aid:
Federal and state financial aid and some scholarships may often be used toward the cost of TAMU study abroad programs. Students can contact the program's respective study abroad advisor (listed above) to obtain a copy of the program-specific Financial Aid Request Form.

Students should schedule a meeting with a financial aid advisor to discuss their award package and disbursement of financial aid as it relates to the program fee due dates.

This program is currently not accepting applications.