SIT Study Abroad: Australia - Sustainability and Environmental Action

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Surrounded by the inspiring beauty of Australia’s World Heritage areas, investigate sustainable ways of protecting the environment and promoting equality.From your base two blocks from the beach in the small coastal town of Byron Bay, you’ll explo... read more

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I gained a fresh perspective from Australians, and also gained a new perspective on the field of sustainability. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
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. - 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. - 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 - 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. - University of Maine - Orono View Entire Review
Past Review Loved It
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. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
Yes, very worthwhile - 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... - Bard College View Entire Review
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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. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
It was very worthwhile. I gained a new perspective on the United States as well as gained a great wealth of knowledge in the area of study. I also gained great tools to use in my studies and further career in environmental studies. - Hamilton 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. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
Yes, I learned a lot about climate activism through my own research and the coursework and that is invaluable. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
I learned more about what I care about, and what else is going on in the world that matters - 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. - Trinity University View Entire Review
Past Review Lifechanging
I am a changed person. I have more confidence, I'm happier, I'm more outgoing, and I feel liberated. I loved my program. - 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. - The University of Texas at Austin View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with SIT: Byron Bay - Sustainability and Environmental Action
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... - Austin College View Entire Review
Past 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! - Tufts University View Entire Review

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Surrounded by the inspiring beauty of Australia’s World Heritage areas, investigate sustainable ways of protecting the environment and promoting equality.

From your base two blocks from the beach in the small coastal town of Byron Bay, you’ll explore Australia’s burgeoning permaculture and sustainable farming initiatives. During excursions and workshops, including 10 days in Tasmania, as well as lectures from experts in Melbourne, and a four-day camping trip with Aboriginal elders, you’ll meet environmental activists, see examples of successful campaigns, and get tools to apply sustainability efforts at home.

Program Type(s):
Study Abroad
Program Length(s):
  • Fall
  • Spring
Instruction Language(s):
  • English
Relevant Study Subject(s):
  • Environmental Studies
  • Environmental Science
  • Sociology and Anthropology
Minimum GPA:
2.5
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SIT Study Abroad Scholarships

SIT Study Abroad is committed to increasing access to international education and to ensuring you have the information you need to successfully access funding for your study abroad program with us. SIT has awarded an average of over $1.3 million in scholarships and grants to SIT Study Abroad students in the past three years. We encourage all qualified students to apply for our need-based scholarships. SIT scholarships are not available for online courses or virtual internships. Your scholarship application is created when you select your interest in SIT need-based scholarships when asked in the drop-down section of your SIT Study Abroad program application. Your application is then reviewed separately, on a rolling basis, when complete. For a list of available scholarships and grants, click here.

$500 - $5000

Deadlines:
April 1 for summer programs May 15 for fall programs November 1 for spring programs

Guidelines/Requirements:
The SIT Study Abroad scholarship application process has been fully integrated into our online program application. After ticking the scholarship box in the program application, please complete the following steps: 1) Once your scholarship application is started, you will be asked to provide SIT with the name and email address of a financial aid counselor at your home institution, or the general email address of your financial aid office. This is very important as it allows SIT to consider any financial aid that may be available from your home institution when reviewing your scholarship application. 2) Add SIT’s school code (008860) to your FAFSA form. 3) Your scholarship application is complete and ready for review when SIT has your FAFSA and the financial aid information from your home institution. Confirm receipt of all required financial aid information with the SIT Study Abroad Scholarship Office (studyabroad.scholarships@sit.edu or 802.258.3503). 4) If you do not receive an award decision notification from SIT before the billing due date, please know that your scholarship application was not complete.

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