SIT: Australia: Byron Bay: Sustainability and Environmental Action
Byron Bay, Australia (Education Abroad Programs Program)
|Homepage:||Click to visit|
|Program Sponsor:||SIT/World Learning|
|Dates / Deadlines:|
|Term||Year||App Deadline||Decision Date||Start Date||End Date|
|Spring Semester||2019||01-NOV-2018 **||Rolling Admission||TBA||TBA|
|Fall Semester||2019||01-APR-2019 **||Rolling Admission||TBA||TBA|
** 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.
|Class Status:||2nd year, 3rd year, 4th year||Minimum GPA Requirement:||2.5|
|Language Requirement:||none||Open to Non-UVa Students:||No|
|Housing:||Homestay, Hotel, With program group||Language Courses Offered:||No|
|Language of Instruction:||English||Credit Type:||Transfer Credit|
|Program Type:||Field Study/ Experiential, Island||Tuition Payments Made To:||Program Provider|
|Education Abroad Advisor:||Margaret Walter||Application Fee:||Yes|
|Study Abroad Administrative Fee:||Yes||Subject Area:||Anthropology, Biology, Environmental Sciences, Geology, Independent Study, Internship, Political Science, Urban Studies|
SIT Study Abroad Australia: Sustainability and Environmental Action
Investigate alternatives to current systems that are degrading the environment and increasing inequality, and be inspired by the incredible beauty of Australia’s World Heritage areas.
- Live two blocks from the beach in the small coastal town of Byron Bay.
- Go on a four-day camping trip with Aboriginal elders.
- Learn about ecopsychology, environmental action, and sustainable futures during interactive, multi-day workshops.
- Explore the methods of environmental activism.
- Discover how Australia’s successful sustainability efforts can be applied at home.
- Spend eight days in Tasmania, exploring its ancient forests and learning about conservation.
- Do independent field research or an internship.
SIT internships are hands on and reflective. In addition to completing the internship, you will submit a paper processing your learning experience on the job and analyzing an issue important to the organization you worked with, and/or you will design a socially responsible solution to a problem identified by the organization.
- Researching and writing materials for a social media outreach campaign with 1 Million Women
- Campaigning with The Wilderness Society for a new national park in Victoria
- Developing a children’s space within the Mullumbimby Community Garden
- Taking photographs and developing promotional materials for the Melbourne Farmers’ Market
- Collating and analyzing information from a renewable energy forum at the New South Wales Office of Environment and Heritage
- Assessing demand for local foods at Armidale City Council
- Working on a campaign to preserve the Great Eastern Ranges with Australian Conservation Foundation
- Developing a travel plan for a large hospital with Victoria’s Health Department
- Assessing the effectiveness of sustainability initiatives targeting small businesses at Tasmanian Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment
- Campaigning against the expansion of salmon farming with Environment Tasmania
- Helping Ocean Planet with marine conservation campaigns in Tasmania
- Sense of place
- The natural environment and nature conservation
- Social change and environmental action
- Ecopsychology and environmental ethics
- Aboriginal relationships with the environment
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- Awards generally range from $500 to $5,000.
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