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This program is organized by OSU faculty from the College of Forestry. During this program the group will be hosted by Waiariki Institue of Technolgy in New Zealand as well as the University of the Sunshine Coast in Australia.
While this program will travel through several cities, students will primarily spend time in Auckland and Rotorua, New Zealand and Brisbane and Mooloolaba, Australia throughout the course.
Sophomore class standing
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.
This six credit two week program (June 20 - July 6, 2014) will begin with a flight to Auckland, New Zealand followed by travel to Rotorua for a comparison of multi-use urban forests in NZ and Oregon as well as an exploration of energy sources and land management/ownership from the perspective of the indigenous Maori population. The group will then fly to Australia where they will be based in Mooloolaba for lessons in the history of Australian land management/ownership, native vs introduced plant species, exploration of the rainforests in Queensland, discussion of fire in ecosystems and study of the effect of urbanization on koalas and other native species.
The purpose of this course is to provide students with an international experience where we will accomplish the following objectives:
• broaden your geographic experience base;
• broaden your cultural experience base;
• develop an enhanced understanding regarding a breadth of natural resource issues and how they are treated differently in Australia and New Zealand versus the U.S.; and
• develop an understanding regarding the interaction between culture and natural resource management decisions.
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.
A tentative syllabus can be found here: Forestry NZ and Australia Study Abroad Syllabus 7-12-2013.pdf.
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), email@example.com
Please contact Dr. Tynon or Dr. Morrell if you are interested in learning more about this program.
The following application pieces are due by February 17th. Students are encouraged to apply early.
Submit the OSU Online Education Abroad Application: https://studyabroad.oregonstate.edu/apply/ (Click Education Abroad, in the "Country" field select Multiple Countries, in the "Program" field select OSU|Australia and New Zealand|Managing Forest Resources & Ecosystem Services|)
All students who submit complete applications by February 17th will be interviewed by the program leaders as the final step in the application process. Applicants will be individually contacted for interviews.
The estimated cost for this program as of September 2013 is $5200 (including tuition, airfare for all flights, lodging and meals). The finalized cost will be available by late October 2013.