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Date: Tuesday, January 31, 2012
Contact: Alyson Kakugawa-Leong, (808) 974-7642

For Immediate Release

Spend the summer studying in Australia

The University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo, in cooperation with American Universities International Programs (AUIP), is offering a unique study abroad opportunity in Australia, May 22 – June 16, 2012.

The experiential program led by UH Hilo Biology Professor Dr. William Mautz and local field experts will explore Australia’s dynamic cultures as they study the relationship between the people and their natural environment by traveling extensively throughout the region. Program activities include snorkeling in the Great Barrier Reef, experiencing Aboriginal bush life, and hiking tropical rainforests.

Students will spend 70% of their time visiting the national parks, forests, wildlife reserves, coastlines, and islands of South Queensland under the guidance of knowledgeable field professionals. The program begins in Brisbane followed by a three-week field study of South Queensland. The last leg of the program includes Lady Elliot Island (an isolated island on the Great Barrier Reef) along with visits to Lamington National Park and Carnarvon Gorge. The program is open to the general public as well as to students, who can earn six semester credits (Humans and the Environment). The application deadline is March 1.

For more information or questions, contact Corinne Tamashiro at (808) 974-7664, Carolina Lam at (808) 933-8810 or visit the program website: http://uhh.abroadoffice.net/australia.html.


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