OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY

Managing Forest Resources and Ecosystem Services in Australia

College Of Forestry International Programs

Managing Forest Resources and Ecosystem Services in Australia

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Queensland, Australia

Dates: June 20-July 5, 2014


About the Program:

Australia is probably best known for its fascinating wildlife, but it also has a substantial forest resource that has been the subject of considerable controversy as all of the users seek to secure their part of the forest.  Students will travel through tropical and sub-tropical Queensland studying landscape usage through the lens of the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment. 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!  This field-based program will operate out of Cairns and Brisbane, and will introduce students to the peoples and wealth of natural bounty that is the northernmost part of Australia.  

Accommodation will be in hotels and shared student apartments.  

Please click to view the Information Powerpoint:

PROGRAM PARTICIPANTS:  GETTING READY TO GO

1.  View "Trip Preparation" Powerpoint (below)

2.  Submit Payment Agreement form and $500 deposit made payable to "Oregon State University" by April 21, 2014

3.  Complete online orientation (link will come from IDEA office)

4. Get a plane ticket!  Remember, program begins in Cairns, ends in Brisbane

5.  Register for class with IDEA CRN

6.  Be sure you have insurance information from IDEA - check your email


Please direct any questions to:  Michele Justice, Office of International Programs, 140 Peavy Hall. 541-737-6458.

 

Program Leaders:

Dr. Jo Tynon, FES

Email: Jo.Tynon@oregonstate.edu

Dr. Jeff Morrell, WSE

Email: jeff.morrell@oregonstate.edu

Dr. Laurie Schimleck

Email: Laurence.schimleck@oregonstate.edu

 Questions?  Please contact one of the faculty leaders or Michele Justice, CoF International Programs:   

 

MISSED 2014, BUT MIGHT WANT TO GO NEXT TIME?  HERE'S THE PROGRAM INFORMATION.  AT THIS TIME, PROGRAM IS TENTATIVE FOR 2015.

DATES/COSTS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE

 

WATCH THIS POWERPOINT FOR PROGRAM OVERVIEW

Academic Information:

Required:  1 credit spring term class

Summer program is 6 credits, 400 level in COF

Application:

Deadline: WINTER TERM, DATE TBD

Requirements:

Sophomore class standing

2.5 GPA

Satisfactory OSU Conduct Record

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.

Application

All students will be interviewed by the program leaders as the final step in the application process. Applicants will be individually contacted for interviews.

Students must apply using the International Degree and Education Abroad (IDEA) application at:  

http://oregonstate.edu/international/studyabroad/programs/australia/osu-for-managing-forest-resources

The following documents must be submitted to Michele Justice, International Programs, College of Forestry (Peavy Hall 140)

A copy of your unofficial academic transcript

Responses to the following essay questions (can be submitted electronically)

  • Why do you want to participate in this program? (approx 200 words)
  • What will your presence add to this group? (approx 200 words)
  • How do you anticipate applying the knowlege gained on this program to your future studies? (approx 200 words)

Costs:

Application Fee:

Non-refundable application fee (billed to student account at time of online application) $50

Program Fee: 

The program fee payable to OSU College of Forestry is: $3340.  This 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.).  It does NOT cover airfare to Australia, the majority of meals, or personal expenditures.  Students are advised to budget $2470 for these costs. 

There is also a $50 non-refundable application fee.

Total estimated cost: $5860

 Timetable:

Application Deadline is TBD  All applicants will be interviewed and informed of selection within two weeks of the application deadline.  Please contact Michele Justice if you are planning to apply after March 15.   Students are required to enroll for the one credit spring course that proceeds the program. 

 

Scholarship Information for College of Forestry Students:

Need help funding this experience?

Please look over the Dean's Awards for International Engagement

Apply using the application HERE

(541) 737 6458

Students are encouraged to apply for scholarships through the IDEA Scholarship Page