Program:  Australia: Intercultural Experiences
Credit Hours: 3
Dates:  June 5th to June 20th


Sydney, Cairns, Port Douglas, Mossman

Informational Sessions

  • Monday January 23rd – 4:00 pm - CAC 1022
  • Tuesday January 24th – 4:00 pm - CAC 1022



Australia offer a unique opportunity to study differences in how a native culture and a modern culture co-exist.   Australia, spent years attempting to marginalize the aboriginal culture, and it has only been in the past few decades begun to recognize the relative importance of the native culture to Australia.

The program also provides students with the opportunity to study how their academic specialization is lived in another culture.  The social, cultural, and legal rules that govern relationships, organizations, values, and one's place are sufficiently different as to provide the ability to develop insights into intercultural, interpersonal, organizational, mass communication and public relations contexts.

Course options


  • COMM 3911 - International Studies I
  • COMM 4911 - International Studies II


  • COMM 6200 - Advanced Intercultural Communication
  • COMM 7000  - Environmental Communication
  • COMM 7400 - Directed Study

Planned Activities

Blue Mountains, Sheep Station (Outback), Tjapaki, Rainforest, Barrer Reef (Green Island), Cooya Beach spear fishing, Janbel Gallery, River Cruise (Croc Photo hunting), Cape Tribulation, Aboriginal Painting 

Optional Activities

Green Island, Whale Watching,  Sydney Opera House Tour, Camberra Trip

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