Program:  Australia: Intercultural Experiences
Credit Hours: 3
Dates:  May 10th to May  27th


Sydney, Cairns, Port Douglas, Mossman

Informational Sessions

  • TBA




Australia offers 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 4911 - International Studies I
  • COMM 4912 - International Studies II


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

Planned Activities

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

Optional Activities

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

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