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  • Locations: Brisbane, Australia; Cairns, Australia; Heron Island, Australia; Sydney, Australia
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Language of Instruction: English Minimum GPA: 2.5
Housing: Hostel, Research Station, Residence Hall Eligible Year: Graduate, Undergraduate
Program Type: Faculty-Led
Program Description:
Tentative Travel Dates:  May 23 (arrive in Australia) to June 13, 2019 (depart Australia)
Number of students on program:  Limited to 18 students
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Study in Australia this summer under the guidance of Adelphi faculty in the Department of Biology and explore some of the most diverse ecosystems on the planet. During this three-week course, students learn about preserving tropical rain forests and coral reefs amid the Earth’s ongoing biodiversity crisis. In addition to conducting research at Heron Island Research Station, located on an island within the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park, students will visit the Daintree Rainforest, wander through the Cairns Botanic Gardens and sightsee in Sydney.  This 3-credit course is open to students of all majors. Students are required to pass a swim test and take 1-credit prep course during the spring semester.

2017 Adelphi in Australia Itinerary (2019 Itinerary coming soon)
Syllabus Field Research On Tropical Marine and Terrestrial Systems

Faculty Leaders
Matthias Foellmer, Associate Professor of Biology,

Aaren Freeman, Assistant Professor of Biology,

Course Registration

  • During open planning, students should register online for the following 3-credit summer course, Field Research on Tropical Marine and Terrestrial Systems.  This course is cross listed.   For Biology credit, register for course number 0105-415.  For Earth Science, register for 0112-415.  For Environmental Studies, register for 0125-415.  All registrations will need CIE Office approval.  
  • During spring semester registration, students will also need to register for the 1-credit Introduction to Field-based Research course (course number coming soon), which will take place during the spring semester.
  • All participants will receive undergraduate credit.
  • Graduate students may participate; however, they will receive undergraduate credit that will not count toward their graduate degree.


  • Students will be charged per credit tuition at the appropriate rate for this course.
  • All participants will be charged a $150 study abroad fee.
  • All tuition charges and fees will be assessed to the student's online tuition account for the relevant semester.

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Program Fees
Estimated Program Cost: $3,400 + $3375 (3 credits of undergraduate tuition) + international airfare (estimated at $1700)

Program fee includes: 
  • Accommodations in shared rooms
  • Most meals
  • In-country transportation for group activities
  • Admission fees for site visits
  • CISI international health insurance

Program fee does not include:

  • International airfare: estimated at $1,700 (DO NOT BOOK YOUR FLIGHT UNTIL CIE HAS CONFIRMED THE PROGRAM WILL RUN!)
  • Personal expenses 
  • Passport & visa fees (US citizens do not need a visa)
  • Luggage fees
  • Some meals
  • Adelphi tuition and study abroad fee (charged to tuition account; see above)


Application Procedures & Deadlines
Apply directly online by clicking "Apply Now" above.  You will then need to make a deposit to reserve your spot.   Program acceptance is done on a first-come, first-serve basis, based on the order in which the deposits are received. Your application will be considered incomplete without the program deposit.  Cash, checks or money orders (payable to Adelphi University) are acceptable forms of payment.  The Center for International Education is located in Nexus 145 on the Garden City campus.  Office hours are Monday - Friday from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm.  

Mailing Instructions: (checks & money orders only)
Northern Greenhouse Hostel
Center for International Education
Adelphi University, Nexus 145
One South Avenue
Garden City, NY 11530

The payment timeline is as follows.  Please note that a $50 non-refundable late fee will be assessed for each payment deadline missed.

  • December 10: $500 (non-refundable)
  • January TBD: First program payment of $1600
  • February TBD: Final program payment of $1300

Refund and Cancellation Policy

The program deposit is non-refundable unless the program is cancelled. An attempt to recover funds from our tour providers will be made, but no refund is guaranteed.

Travel Documentation

  • Students are responsible for their own travel documents, including obtaining a passport and researching entry regulations.
  • All students need a valid passport with an expiration date at least six months after your return.
  • U.S. passport holders must obtain an Electronic Travel Authority to be granted entry to Australia.  The cost is $20USD.   Find more information and how to apply here.
  • If you are a citizen of another country, please the Australian visa requirements and obtain appropriate entry documents.  Email the Center for International Education ( if you need assistance.
  • For students maintaining F-1 international student status, interested in participating in a study abroad program, the following must be completed:
    • Contact the Office of International Student Services in order to review your I-20, passport and F-1 visa for review and guidance for participation.
    • Request a travel endorsement signature valid for re-entry into the United States. 
    • Maintain valid F-1 status

Financial Aid & Scholarships

  • All students participating in Adelphi faculty-led programs may be eligible to have their financial aid package re-evaluated based on the additional program fees listed above.  Keep in mind that most re-evaluations result only in an increase in loan eligibility and funds may not be available until after the start date of the program.  Students who anticipate using loans must be registered for a minimum of 6 credits. Students are responsible for meeting all payment deadlines above, regardless of their financial aid status.  If you would like to discuss your financial aid package, you should visit the Student Financial Services office in the lower level of Levermore Hall.  
  • Adelphi University offers several study abroad tuition scholarships.  Find more information here.
  • Students who receive a Pell Grant are eligible to apply for the Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarship, which offers up to $5000 in scholarship funds for study abroad.

Health and Safety  

  • All students must past a swim test to participate in this program.
  • Find updated Travel Advisories & Alerts posted by the Department of State here.
  • For updated health information pertaining to your study abroad destination, visit the CDC. 

This program is currently not accepting applications.