ISA Study Abroad in Cairns, Australia
Tropical, wild and rugged, Queensland's Far North is a stunning destination and tourist mecca. Though geographically small, the region contains the richest pocket of bio-diversity in Australia, if not the world. The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park ... read more
I learned a lot about myself on a social level. On an academic level, I got to try new subjects not offered in the States. Julia Mackin-McLaughlin - University of Maine - Orono View Entire Review
Yes. I've experienced a different country's approach to university that was a bit different than my home university. I've also come to realise some of the things I have taken for granted- having my own car, the food I am used to, having my mobile phone, wireless/highspeed internet- the list goes on. I have a deeper appreciatio... REBECCA M - Pacific Lutheran University View Entire Review
Yes it was worthwhile, i enjoyed it alot, and learned alot in a different educational and global setting. I have become more independent and practical. Marlen C - Berea College View Entire Review
Aside from the amazing people that I met and amazing times I had throughout my travels, I also developed strong interpersonal, organizational, and independent working skills. will.mccabe.73 - Furman University View Entire Review
Yes it was, I learned that I could survive in a new culture and that I was ready to go off on my own and explore. Marcy F - Marshall University View Entire Review
Tropical, wild and rugged, Queensland's Far North is a stunning destination and tourist mecca. Though geographically small, the region contains the richest pocket of bio-diversity in Australia, if not the world. The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park offers spectacular reefs, and the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area contains ancient rainforest and pristine white-sand beaches.
Cairns, distinguished as an international and domestic player in both tourism and business, is the center of tourism for the region and is packed with hotels, restaurants and shops. Additionally, this region is renowned for its myriad of day tours and adventure activities - white water rafting, bungee jumping, scuba diving, bush walking, trail riding and much more. Whatever your fancy, Cairns is sure to please.
Programs in Cairns include:
- Academic Year: TROPICAL STUDIES, ECONOMICS, SOCIETY & CULTURE
- Semester / Trimester: TROPICAL STUDIES, ECONOMICS, SOCIETY & CULTURE
Program Type(s):Study Abroad
- Academic Year
Relevant Study Subject(s):
- Biology and Biomedical Sciences
- Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
- Earth Science
- Ecology, Evolution Biology
- Environmental Studies
- Marine Sciences
- Pacific Area Studies
- Zoology, Animal Biology
International Studies Abroad / ISA Scholarships
The ISA Diversity Scholarships aim to encourage students of a broader cultural make-up to participate in ISA programs by offering funds to assist with the expenses of studying abroad. The scholarship amounts to USD 14,000 in awards and is to be used towards ISA programs.
2 x $1,000 for Summer Programs; 3 x $2,000 for Fall Programs; 3 x $2,000 for Winter/Spring Programs
In pursuit of its goals of enhancing cultural awareness and providing students with the independence and language skills necessary for the workplace, The Dr. Carlos E. Castañeda Memorial Scholarship seek to help those who may not otherwise be able to study abroad. As a testament to his early struggle and lifelong pursuit of academic excellence, ISA offers USD 58,000 annually in scholarships to be used towards ISA programs in memory of Dr. Castañeda. The Dr. Carlos E. Castañeda Memorial Scholarship are both merit and financial need-based scholarships that assist students from affiliated universities with the expenses of studying abroad. Scholarship awardees will have the opportunity to participate in the Correspondent Internship, which gives students the chance to add content to ISA’s Student blog. The student may also be given an opportunity to be part of ISA’s offices abroad based on the need of the particular office.
12 x $2000 for Fall Programs; 12 x $2,000 for Winter/Spring Programs; 2 x $2,500 for (Fall-start) Year Programs; 2 x $2,500 for (Spring-start) Year Programs
ISA offers USD 8,000 worth of scholarships annually dedicated to the memory of Michaela Farnum. Michaela was a junior studying International Business and Spanish at Seattle University and was a participant in the ISA program in Chile. Her experience was tragically cut short when she lost her life in a hiking accident in the mountains of La Campana National Park in Chile. ISA hopes that this scholarship will help aspiring study abroad students and will do so in memory of Michaela who only began to realize her dream of study abroad. The scholarship is both merit and financial need-based scholarships for the study abroad expenses for the summer term of the student awardees
8 x $1,000 for Summer Programs