- Oceania (Australia) /
- Australia /
- Byron Bay /
- SIT Study Abroad: Australia - Sustainability and Environmental Action
SIT Study Abroad: Australia - Sustainability and Environmental Action
Witness and investigate practical alternatives to current systems that are degrading the environment and increasing inequality and be inspired by the incredible natural beauty of Australia's World Heritage areas.This program is designed to empower... read more
It was very worthwhile. I had incredible experiences traveling around Australia and learned a lot about sustainability, environmental action, Aboriginal culture, conducting research, and more. A student - Middlebury College View Entire Review
I learned how to become more independent and not rely on advisors or others to help me on my work or projects but I still think it was worthwhile. A student - Brandeis University View Entire Review
I gained an understanding of environmental activism, new friendships, an enriched sense of place, and an opportunity to live as an adult A student - Middlebury College View Entire Review
I grew as an individual. People from the program was different from my friends I have at school and I had to adapt. Studying abroad in Australia, especially with this program was so worthwhile. I have memories from my group that I will treasure until the day I die and the personal changes are forever. A student - University of Maine - Orono View Entire Review
I loved my time abroad, I made amazing life long friends on the program, developed my passion for environmental work, learned a lot about myself and what I want to do with my future, saw some beautiful places, and got to live on the beach for a month. A student - Middlebury College View Entire Review
Yes, very worthwhile Sarah C - Middlebury College View Entire Review
I loved learning about sustainability, I loved Australia, I loved our group. It was a risk for me doing this program because I was an art major with only one previous environmental science class (I am now majoring in both art and environmental science), not particularly interested in camping, but I wanted something different out... Johanna K - Bard College View Entire Review
The academic content covered in the program was not quite what I was expecting or hoping for but what I learned from our outings and from talking to people made the trip worthwhile. Elizabeth F - Wellesley College View Entire Review
It was definilty worthwhile. I learned a lot about sustainability and environmental activism as well as about aboriginal and indigenous culture. A student - Wellesley College View Entire Review
Yes, I learned a lot about climate activism through my own research and the coursework and that is invaluable. A student - Brandeis University View Entire Review
I learned more about what I care about, and what else is going on in the world that matters A student - Middlebury College View Entire Review
I learned a lot about Australian history and culture. The program focused on environmental action and was very personal and encouraging. Unfortunately, being an environmental studies major, I didn't feel like I was learning a lot of new information. The independent research project was challenging and empowering. Carina H - Trinity University View Entire Review
I am a changed person. I have more confidence, I'm happier, I'm more outgoing, and I feel liberated. I loved my program. A student - Middlebury College View Entire Review
I learned about myself, my place in a natural and cultural context, and I learned what I want to do with the rest of my life. This is an inspiring program and it changes people's lives. Celeste A - The University of Texas at Austin View Entire Review
Australia is very similar to the United States. There is still materialism, consumerism, capitalist markets and so on. Their histories are very similar also, with the English exploring the land, chasing off or socially integrating the Indigenous, as well as changing the landscape. So by learning more about the way Australia came... Katelyn S - Austin College View Entire Review
My study abroad experience was absolutely worthwhile. I gained a love of travel, and an appreciation for new experiences, and a new way of looking at learning. No matter what program you decide to do, or where you decide to go, you should definitely study abroad - it is an experience you'll never forget! Allison K - Tufts University View Entire Review
Witness and investigate practical alternatives to current systems that are degrading the environment and increasing inequality and be inspired by the incredible natural beauty of Australia's World Heritage areas.
This program is designed to empower you to make a positive contribution in building more sustainable societies. You will witness and investigate practical alternatives to the current economic system, which is degrading our environment and leading to increasing inequality, and will be inspired by the incredible natural beauty of Australia’s World Heritage areas. You will learn how to apply the principles of sustainability, not only in your personal life, but in any career you choose.
Program Type(s):Study Abroad
Relevant Study Subject(s):
- Environmental Studies
- Environmental Science
- Sociology and Anthropology
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SIT Study Abroad Scholarships
SIT Study Abroad awards need-based scholarships and grants. We do not offer merit-based awards at this time. Average awards range between $500 and $5,000 for our semester programs, and between $500 and $3,000 for our summer programs. Our scholarships and grants are available to all students accepted into an SIT Study Abroad program irrespective of citizenship, national origin, or home school. We do not require a separate scholarship application for each scholarship fund; eligible students will be evaluated for all funds for which they are eligible. Please note: SIT Study Abroad scholarships and grants are only applicable to tuition and room/board fees billed by SIT Study Abroad. We do not award scholarships or grants to cover any other expenses, including, but not limited to, immunizations, visa fees, books, or study abroad fees charged by your home school. If your home school has an established billing agreement with us, it is your responsibility to communicate with your home school as to how your SIT scholarship or grant will be passed on to you by your home school. For a list of available scholarships and grants, click here.
$500 - $5000