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|Term||Year||App Deadline||Decision Date||Start Date||End Date|
|Maymester||2018||03/19/2018 **||Rolling Admission||05/05/2018||05/30/2018|
** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
|Program Category:||UGA Faculty-Led||Sponsor:||UGA|
|Type of Instruction:||Experiential, Fieldwork/Research, Interdisciplinary, Study-Travel||Classes With:||U.S. Students, UGA Students|
|Language Program:||No||Language of Instruction:||English|
|Taught By:||UGA/U.S. Professor(s)||Housing Location:||Off-Campus|
|Housing Type:||Dorm/Student Residence, Hotel/Hostel, Shared Apartment||Work Opportunity:||No|
|Volunteer Opportunity:||No||Scholarship Availability:||Yes|
|College/School:||Terry, Warnell||Academic Area:||Anthropology, Ecology, Forest Resources, Geography, International Affairs, International Business|
|Minimum number of credit hours:||6||Maximum number of credit hours:||6|
|Minimum GPA Requirement:||2.0 or above||Number of Student Participants:||21-40 students|
|Type of Admission:||First-come first-served (rolling)||Open to non-UGA students:||Yes|
|Adventure Sport:||Scuba Diving, Snorkeling|
UGA - Warnell - Discover Abroad: Maymester Australia and New Zealand: International Business (Light Blue) 2018
Program Fee: $2,995 (excludes airfare, tuition, and fees)
Dates: May 5 – May 30, 2018
Credits: 6 credit hours during UGA's Summer semester (details below)
Application deadline: March 19, 2018 — But admissions are rolling, so apply now!
Visit two worlds in one program! This program focuses on sustainable development in both Australia and New Zealand with an emphasis on animal behavior. Credits are available in International Business and other areas.
The Australia portion of the program includes Sydney, considered one of the world's best places to live and play, the Great Barrier Reef, the vast expanse of the Outback, and the beach town of Noosa.
The other half of the program is spent on the South Island of New Zealand, where the image of 100% Pure, Clean, and Green is arguably most evident. Known as the adventure capital of the world, there are mountains rising 14,000 feet out of the sea, the largest fiords in the world, rainforests, massive glaciers carving their way to the ocean, thermal hotsprings, and volcanoes. New Zealand's isolation has spurred the development of a unique natural heritage: Plants and animals have evolved here that are unknown anywhere else. We travel the breadth of the South Island from the Deep South in Fiordlands National Park to the northern coastal town of Kaikoura.
The following sites and activities are included in the program: Snorkel or dive the Great Barrier Reef, hike Carnarvon Gorge, get up close with some of Australia's unique wildlife, and several days in the cities of Sydney and Noosa. In New Zealand you will have the opportunity to hike Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park, visit a traditional sheep farm in the high country, cruise Fiordland National Park, stay in the remote and beautiful Doubtful Sound, visit the capital of extreme/adventure sports in Queenstown, and swim with wild dolphins in Kaikoura. There is a strong cultural emphasis throughout both countries, exploring the historical and contemporary lives of the indigenous peoples of Australia (the Aborigine) and New Zealand (Maori).
Discover Abroad runs five separate Maymester cohorts to Australia and New Zealand. Explore all of the options by clicking here. All Maymester programs have the option of adding on the Fiji: Ecotourism and Sustainability program directly following the conclusion of their cohort. If interested, you must submit a separate application for the add-on program using the links above.
Room 102, Warnell Building Four
180 East Green Street
University of Georgia
Athens, GA 30602-2152
Participants will select one course from the following list of courses for 3 credits:
ANTH/ECOL/FANR/GEOG/INTL 4271/6271 Sustaining Human Societies and the Natural Environment (FANR 4271W meets UGA Writing Certificate requirements)
AND students will take the following course for 3 credits:
INTB 5100 International Sustainable Business
That is, though the coursework will be the same for all students, one student may choose to take ANTH 4271 and INTB 5100 while another student takes ECOL 4271 and INTB 5100.
The 3000- and 4000-level courses are for undergraduate students and 6000-level courses are for graduate and honors students. Any of the following course prefixes can be selected: ANTH (Anthropology), ECOL (Ecology), FANR (Forestry and Natural Resources), GEOG (Geography), INTB (International Business), and INTL (International Affairs). (Note: INTL 4271H replaces INTL 6271.)
Click here for sample itinerary.
Students will stay in a variety of locations on this program, ranging from eco resorts and condos to permanent tents in the Outback. Approximately 80% of meals are provided. In remote locations like the Outback and Great Barrier Reef, all meals are provided and fewer meals are provided in cities, such as Sydney and Noosa.
Program fee: $2,995
The program fee includes all accommodations, field excursions, cultural events, health insurance, in-country ground transportation, and roughly 80% of meals. The program fee does not include airfare, UGA (Spring) tuition, or UGA fees. For Georgia residents attending a Georgia school, HOPE and Zell Miller scholarships apply to tuition costs as you would normally expect. Out-of-state UGA students and non-UGA transient students pay in-state tuition rates for registered study abroad courses. Please refer to the UGA Bursar's website for the most up to date tuition and fees.
Participants should also take into consideration personal spending money and other expenses like trip cancellation insurance for airfare tickets, which we strongly encourage.
Please provide information about your accommodation needs by email to firstname.lastname@example.org at least 6 weeks prior to departure in order to allow time to arrange for accommodations.
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|Holly Katherine Shinn, Maymester 2017 Participant|
|The Australia and New Zealand Discover Abroad trip was one of the best months of my life- an incredible, once-in-a-lifetime experience. From scuba diving with manta rays to studying the fascinating cultures of the countries and bungee jumping in Queenstown, I couldn't trade these adventures. I wish I could do it all over again!|
|Maymester 2017 Participant|
|Taking part in the Australia/New Zealand study abroad enabled me to experience the countries in a manner that I would never be able to when traveling independently.|
|Maymester 2017 Participant|
|It was honestly the best month of my life! I would go back 100 more times if I could!|
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|What were the most significant take-aways from your experience?|
|The importance of travel. It truly opened up my eyes to the world and other cultures. It is something I plan to do for the rest of my life. Also the importance of protecting our planet for future generations, and also the present. I have become much more aware of sustainable practices.|
|— Laura Graben, Maymester 2016|
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