OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY

Australia

OSU: Engineering, Australia, University of New South Wales (GE3)

Program Administrator: 
College/Departmental Program (OSU)
Country: 
Australia
Host Institution: 

University of New South Wales

Location: 

Sydney

Duration: 
Winter/Spring Semester
Academic year
Summer/Fall Semester
Language: 
English
Class Format: 
Classes Primarily with Host-Country Students
Housing: 
Residence Hall
Apartment
Requirement: 

minimum 3.0 GPA; currently enrolled student in the OSU College of Engineering

Program Costs: 

Please refer to University of New South Wales GE3 Information

You can calculate your estimated cost of living by using the following currency converter.

Academic emphasis: 
Bioengineering
Chemical Eng.
Civil Eng.
Computer Sci.
Elec. & Comp. Eng.
Environ. Eng.
Manufacturing Eng.
Mechanical Eng.

OSU: Engineering, Australia, University of Melbourne (GE3)

Program Administrator: 
College/Departmental Program (OSU)
Country: 
Australia
Host Institution: 

University of Melbourne

Location: 

Melbourne

Duration: 
Winter/Spring Semester
Academic year
Summer/Fall Semester
Language: 
English
Class Format: 
Classes Primarily with Host-Country Students
Housing: 
Residence Hall
Apartment
Requirement: 

minimum 3.0 GPA; currently enrolled student in the OSU College of Engineering

Program Costs: 

Please refer to University of Melbourne GE3 Information

You can calculate your estimated cost of living by using the following currency converter.

Academic emphasis: 
Renewable Mat.

OSU: Forestry - Managing Forest Resources & Ecosystem Services in Australia

Program Administrator: 
College/Departmental Program (OSU)
Country: 
Australia
Host Institution: 

This Managing Forest Resources and Ecosystems Services in Australia program is organized by OSU faculty from the College of Forestry.

Location: 

Queensland

Duration: 
Summer
Language: 
English
Class Format: 
Classes Primarily with US Students
Housing: 
Other
Requirement: 

Sophomore class standing

2.5 GPA

Satisfactory OSU Conduct Record

Prerequisite: All applicants must successfully complete WSE/FES 406 (1 credit) during spring term 2014 or receive instructor approval in order to participate in this summer experience.

 

Program Details: 

Program Dates: June 22-July 5, 2014

COURSE DESCRIPTION

Students will travel through tropical and sub-tropical Queensland studying landscape usage through the lends of the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment. From local experts and stakeholders, the group will learn about the opportunities and challenges that face those managing Australia's diverse natural resources for conservation, forest products, and tourism/recreational use.  Highlights include trips to the Daintree (the world's most ancient rainforest), the Atherton Tablelands, the Australian Everglades, Noosa Biosphere, Koala conservation site, and the Great Barrier Reef!  Centered in Cairns and Mooloolaba, this field-based program will introduce students to the peoples and wealth of natural bounty that is the northernmost part of Australia. 

Prerequisite: All applicants must successfully complete WSE/FES 406 (1 credit) during spring term 2014 or receive Instructor Approval in order to participate in this summer experience.

Sophomore standing.

2.5 gpa

 

PROGRAM LEADERS:

Dr. Laurence Schimleck: 119 Richardson

Dr. Jo Tynon: 107 Peavy (541.737.1499), Jo.Tynon@oregonstate.edu

Dr. Jeff Morrell: 230 Richardson (541.737.4222), jeff.morrell@oregonstate.edu

Please contact Michele Justice, 541.737.6458, Michele.Justice@oregonstate.edu, Dr. Tynon or Dr. Morrell if you are interested in learning more about this program.

Program Costs: 

The estimated total cost is $5,810.

.     The program cost is $3,340 whcih covers tuition, lodging, insurance, a few meals, transportation in Australia (including flight from Cairns to Brisbane) and all excursion/entry fees (Great Barrier Reef Snorkeling, Frasier Island, Noosa Biosphere, etc.).  The program fee does NOT cover airfare to Australia, the majority of meals, or personal expenditures.  Students are advised to budget $2470 for these costs.  

Academic emphasis: 
Ag. Business Mgt
Bioengineering
Bioresource Res.
Earth Science
Ecological Eng.
Environ. Econ. Policy
Environ. Eng.
Environ. Science
Forest Eng.
Forestry
Natural Resources
Rec. Resource Mgt
Renewable Mat.

IFSA-Butler: Australia, University of Adelaide

Program Administrator: 
IFSA-Butler
Country: 
Australia
Host Institution: 

University of Adelaide

Location: 

Adelaide is located in south central Australia.

Duration: 
Winter/Spring Semester
Summer
Summer/Fall Semester
Language: 
English
Class Format: 
Classes Primarily with Host-Country Students
Housing: 
Host Family
Apartment
Requirement: 

2.8 GPA (3.0 for the public health program)

Mandatory Application Checklist: 
Program Costs: 
Academic emphasis: 
Accountancy
Agricultural Sciences
Animal Sciences
Anthropology
Art
Asian Lang & Cultures
Biochem. & Biophys.
Biology
Bioresource Res.
Botany
Business Admin.
Chemical Eng.
Chemistry
Chinese
Computer Sci.
Crop & Soil Sci.
Digital Comm Art
Economics
Education
English
Environ. Eng.
Environ. Science
Ethnic Studies
Finance
Food Sci. & Tech.
French
General Science
Geography
Geology
German
History
Horticulture
Interior Design
Int'l Business
Italian
Management
Marketing
Mathematics
Mechanical Eng.
Microbiology
Music
Natural Resources
New Media Comm.
Philosophy
Physics
Political Science
Public Health
Psychology
Rangeland Sciences
Sociology
Spanish
Women Studies

IFSA-Butler: Australia, Griffith University

Program Administrator: 
IFSA-Butler
Country: 
Australia
Host Institution: 

Griffith University

Location: 

Gold Coast and Brisbane

Duration: 
Winter/Spring Semester
Summer/Fall Semester
Language: 
English
Class Format: 
Classes Primarily with Host-Country Students
Housing: 
Residence Hall
Apartment
Requirement: 

2.5 GPA

Mandatory Application Checklist: 
Program Details: 
Program Costs: 
Academic emphasis: 
Accountancy
Anthropology
Applied Visual Arts
Art
Asian Lang & Cultures
Biochem. & Biophys.
Bioengineering
Biology
Bioresource Res.
Botany
Business Admin.
Business Info. Sys.
Chemistry
Chinese
Civil Eng.
Digital Comm Art
Economics
Education
Elec. & Comp. Eng.
English
Environ. Eng.
Environ. Science
Ethnic Studies
Exercise & Sport Sci.
Finance
French
General Science
German
History
HDFS
Int'l Business
Management
Marketing
Mathematics
Mechanical Eng.
Music
New Media Comm.
Nutrition
Physics
Political Science
Pre-Pharmacy
Public Health
Psychology
Rec. Resource Mgt
Sociology
Spanish
Tourism & Outdoor Lead

SIT: Australia, Rainforest, Reef and Cultural Ecology, Queensland

Program Administrator: 
SIT
Country: 
Australia
Host Institution: 

School for International Training (SIT)

Location: 

Cairns, Queensland

Duration: 
Winter/Spring Semester
Summer/Fall Semester
Language: 
English
Class Format: 
Classes Primarily with US Students
Housing: 
Host Family
Other
Requirement: 

This program has a research component, and students complete an independent study project for 5 of the 15 weeks. Preferred experience: previous college coursework and/or other significant preparation in environmental studies, ecology, biology or related fields, as assessed by SIT.

Mandatory Application Checklist: 
Program Details: 

This program explores the terrestrial and marine ecosystems of far North Queensland and the relationship of traditional and contemporary human cultures with the environment. Students interact with scientists and local experts from organizations such as the Lizard Island Research Stationand the Wet Tropics Management Authority to gain a firsthand understanding of ongoing conservation efforts in an exceptionally diverse environment.

The program's field-based modules allow students to:

  • Examine the diversity of habitats and environments within the Wet Tropics Bioregion
  • Study coral reef conservation and management issues
  • Experience traditional Aboriginal lifestyles and culture
Wallaman falls

Wallaman falls

Educational Excursions

Excursions to different ecosystems with high biodiversity and landscape values are a major emphasis of the Australia: Rainforest, Reef, and Cultural Ecology program. Therefore, much of the program's academic delivery takes place outside of Cairns. The program's four field based modules are designed to integrate field observations, lectures, and direct experience with theoretical considerations learned in the classroom and from course readings.

Aboriginal Worldview

Aboriginal guides, associated with the SIT program for more than 15 years, enthusiastically share with students their diverse knowledge of traditional Aboriginal lifestyles and culture. Students explore the environs around their campsites and investigate how traditional Aboriginal culture viewed and interacted with their environment. Group discussions focus on the practical realities of survival in the Australian environment, and students contemplate how environmental realities affected the development of the world's oldest living culture. Students address contemporary problems facing Aboriginal cultural survival and discuss the means by which Australian society in general, and North Queensland in particular, can reconcile its sometimes violent and tumultuous past, with a future that includes the First Australians.

The Wet Tropics Bioregion: A Landscape Ecology Perspective
The 10 day rainforest module examines the diversity of habitats and environments within the Wet Tropics bioregion. The program adopts a landscape ecology approach to emphasize the development of the region both from an historical and contemporary perspective. Students examine the linkages between geology, geomorphology, climate, human activity, and the ecological systems of the Wet Tropics. Day trips to a variety of sites allow students to examine a range of different structural "types" of rainforests as recognized by scientists. Students are required to develop their observation skills and knowledge of forest physiognomic characteristics in order to categorize the structural features that account for these differences. At each site students are required to place the site within its overall landscape context and relate the larger scale patterns and processes they observe, in order to integrate their understanding of the natural and human communities of the bioregion. Students are expected to become "experts" on local flora and fauna, and throughout this module the identification of organisms and knowledge of the phylogeny, taxonomy, and life history of the biota is emphasized. During this module, students also complete a two day field study in which they develop a research question and methods, and analyze and report their findings to the rest of the group.

Read more about the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area

Coral Reefs: Ecology and Conservation
The coral reef ecology and conservation module is delivered primarily during the 10 day excursion to Lizard Island Research Station on the Great Barrier Reef. During this module, students develop an in-depth understanding of the ecological patterns and processes of coral reef ecosystems. Students examine coral reef conservation and management issues from both local and global perspectives. The research station provides six-person boats which are used to survey the diverse fringing reefs surrounding Lizard Island. During morning snorkeling sessions (usually about 3 hours in duration) students learn underwater data collection and fish observation skills, and become proficient in the identification of major coral groups and reef fish families. Students must collect data for a scientific report they write as part of their coursework. During afternoon snorkel sessions (usually about 2.5 hours in duration), students explore various reef habitats around the island, observing how environmental parameters influence reef structure and species composition. On these snorkeling excursions, students often see marine turtles, stingray, octopus, and the occasional moray eel.

When not in the water or at lectures, students may interact with the researchers working at this world-class research facility. Many students in the past have collaborated with researchers at the station on their Independent Study Project.

Check out the SIT website for more information!

Program Costs: 
Academic emphasis: 
Biology
Bioresource Res.
Botany
Environ. Science
General Science
Natural Resources

IFSA-Butler: Australia, University of Sydney

Program Administrator: 
IFSA-Butler
Country: 
Australia
Host Institution: 

• One of Australia’s most prestigious universities, modeled after Oxford
• Main campus next to the laid-back, trendy Glebe neighborhood with a cafe culture and a New Age attitude
• More than 100 teaching departments organized into 16 faculties
• A magnificent 1857 quadrangle regarded as a national treasure
• The modern Fisher Library, the largest of its kind in Australia
• An active student union with dining services, recreational facilities, medical centers, dental clinic, banks, pharmacies, travel agencies, hairdresser, news agents and food outlets
• More than 200 student societies and clubs to give students a rich and diverse experience
• Great sports facilities, including indoor pool, rock climbing, tennis pavilion, gymnasium and recreation center, plus a ski hut
• A short bus ride from the central business district, Darling Harbour and Circular Quay, and about 30 minutes from the closest beach

Location: 

Reknowned for its multicultural flavor, Sydney is without a doubt one of the most amazing cities in the world. The possibilities for education, culture, entertainment, and sports are nearly endless in this thriving metropolis. At its heart is a spectacular harbor, home to the famous sails of the Sydney Opera House and the Sydney Harbour Bridge. When you're looking to unwind from the fast pace of Sydney, visit the Blue Mountains in the west or sample wines int he Hunter Valley to the north of Sydney, where some of Australia's best wines are made.

Duration: 
Winter/Spring Semester
Academic year
Calendar year
Summer/Fall Semester
Language: 
English
Class Format: 
Classes Primarily with Host-Country Students
Housing: 
Residence Hall
Apartment
Requirement: 

Required G.P.A. 3.0

Mandatory Application Checklist: 
Program Details: 

For program details and application deadlines, see IFSA-Butler website

Program Costs: 

OSU administration fee $350 per term
For IFSA-Butler University of Sydney program fees see IFSA-Butler website

Academic emphasis: 
Accountancy
Ag. Business Mgt
Agricultural Sciences
American Studies
Animal Sciences
Anthropology
Applied Visual Arts
Arabic
Art
Asian Lang & Cultures
Biochem. & Biophys.
Biology
Bioresource Res.
Botany
Business Admin.
Business Info. Sys.
Chemistry
Chinese
Civil Eng.
Computer Sci.
Crop & Soil Sci.
Digital Comm Art
Economics
Education
Elec. & Comp. Eng.
English
Environ. Eng.
Ethnic Studies
Exercise & Sport Sci.
Finance
Food Sci. & Tech.
French
General Science
Geography
Geology
German
History
HDFS
Int'l Business
Italian
Management
Marketing
Mathematics
Mechanical Eng.
Microbiology
Music
New Media Comm.
Nutrition
Philosophy
Physics
Political Science
Pre-Pharmacy
Psychology
Sociology
Spanish
Speech Comm.
Sustainability
Women Studies

IFSA-Butler: Australia, University of Queensland

Program Administrator: 
IFSA-Butler
Country: 
Australia
Host Institution: 

University of Queensland

Location: 

Brisbane is the third largest city in Australia (1.8 million), Brisbane is the third largest city in Australia (1.8 million), the state capital of Queensland and considered to be one of the more desirables places to live.  It is a multicultural city of tropical charm with a laid-back outdoor lifestyle and offers a cosmopolitan atmosphere, plenty of cultural events, and access to amazing parks.  Brisbane's selection of restaurants, cafes and nightlife provides a truly urban experience.

Duration: 
Winter/Spring Semester
Academic year
Summer/Fall Semester
Language: 
English
Class Format: 
Classes Primarily with Host-Country Students
Housing: 
Residence Hall
Apartment
Requirement: 

3.00 cumulative GPA and sophomore standing

Mandatory Application Checklist: 
Program Details: 
Program Costs: 
Academic emphasis: 
Accountancy
Agricultural Sciences
Animal Sciences
Anthropology
Art
Asian Lang & Cultures
Bioengineering
Biology
Botany
Chemistry
Chinese
Earth Science
Economics
Education
English
Ethnic Studies
Finance
Fisheries & Wildlife
French
General Science
Geography
Geology
German
History
Horticulture
Italian
Management
Marketing
Mathematics
Microbiology
Music
Natural Resources
Nutrition
Philosophy
Physics
Political Science
Pre-Pharmacy
Public Health
Psychology
Sociology
Spanish
Sustainability
Zoology

OSU: Business - Australia, University of Technology, Sydney Exchange

Program Administrator: 
College/Departmental Program (OSU)
Country: 
Australia
Host Institution: 

University of Technology, Sydney (UTS)

Location: 

The University of The University of Technology, Sydney is located near downtown Sydney, a city of four million people. The UTS campus is just a short walk or bus ride away from an exciting selection of entertainment, shopping, and sightseeing.

Duration: 
Winter/Spring Semester
Summer/Fall Semester
Language: 
English
Class Format: 
Classes Primarily with Host-Country Students
Housing: 
Apartment
Requirement: 

For details on requirements, application processes, and deadlines, please visit the College of Business exchange programs pages: http://business.oregonstate.edu/services/application-information

COB Majors only!

Program Contact: 
Program Details: 
Program Costs: 

Contact the exchange program coordinators for more details

Academic emphasis: 
Finance
Management
Marketing

OSU: PHHS, Australia, University of Sydney Exchange

Program Administrator: 
College/Departmental Program (OSU)
Country: 
Australia
Host Institution: 

University of Sydney

Location: 

The University of Sydney campus where exercise and sport science is taught is called the Cumberland Campus and is located in Lidcombe, approximately one hour from downtown Sydney. Sydney has an excellent transportation system, so there is easy access to the spectacular harbor and beaches, botanical gardens and parks, museums, cinemas, and theatre. The University of Sydney is culturally diverse and is a lively place to live and study.

Duration: 
Winter/Spring Semester
Summer/Fall Semester
Language: 
English
Class Format: 
Classes Primarily with Host-Country Students
Housing: 
Residence Hall
Apartment
Requirement: 

Junior or Senior standing; Completed Human Anatomy/Physiology sequence; Minimum 3.00 GPA

Mandatory Application Checklist: 
Program Contact: 
Program Details: 

Visit the HHS website

Program Costs: 

Visit the HHS website

Academic emphasis: 
Exercise & Sport Sci.
Nutrition