Australia Highlights

Student Profile - Shriya Das
“I felt as though this program would expose me to parts of the Australian continent that I would never be able to explore as a mere tourist. Additionally, the hands-on fieldwork integrated into each class seemed like an incredible way to learn about Australia and its ecology. I had always wanted to visit the Great Barrier Reef and the Australia program allowed us to spend 2 weeks right on the Reef, 2 hours away from the mainland, snorkeling in a coral cay with enormous biodiversity.”

Student Profile - Brian Kim
"When deciding where to study abroad, I knew that I wanted an experience that involved hands on experiences. The Stanford in Australia program is uniquely hands on. From wading through mangroves to shooing away spiders from my tent, every aspect of the program involved interacting with and, inevitably, reimagining the environment in a way so distinctly disparate from how I view the environment in my daily life at Stanford."

Academic Prerequisites

Completion of one of the following courses: BIOHOPK 43, BIO 46, BIO 47, BIO81/BIOHOPK 81, BIO 101, BIO 105A, BIO 115, BIO 130, or HUMBIO 2A. Students will also be required to take a swimming test.

Please contact Kevin Arrigo with questions about specific academic preparation that might serve as the equivalent prerequisite.

NOTE: Accepted and waitlisted students must pass a swim test to maintain eligibility for the Australia program.

NOTE: The Autumn Quarter 2021-22 program in Australia has been deferred to Spring Quarter 2021-22 due to entry restrictions that prohibit students from participating in the program. Applications for Australia Spring Quarter 2021-22 will open in Autumn Quarter 2021-22.

About Australia

Watch the BOSP Australia 2017 cohort's experiences in Cairns, Far North Queensland, Heron Island, Sydney, North Stradbroke Island, and Brisbane in the video below!

Immerse yourself in Australian culture while studying the enormous diversity of coral reefs and rainforests in Stanford’s program in Australian Coastal Studies. Ideal for students interested in environmental and ecological science and policy. The program also includes opportunities for students to earn WAYS requirements!