For those students out there looking to better the Earth and learn more about going green, consider studying abroad in Queensland, Australia. Queensland, also known as the Sunshine State is one of the larger states in Australia and is located in the north east portion of the country.
Queensland is home to diverse cities like Brisbane, Townsville and Cairns. Because Queensland has different climates and environments, it has become known as a great place for those who want to learn more about the eco-friendly practicing state.
Most study aboard courses that you take in Queensland are very hands on and outdoorsy. With many days of hiking, scuba diving, climbing and touching- this is an experience of a life time. There are several parts to Queensland that you most likely will study:
Queensland has tropical rainforests that are considered the oldest rainforests on Earth. The preservation efforts of the rainforest are one that many can learn from with thousands of different and unique mammals and fauna to study and observe.
The Great Barrier Reef:
Queensland is also home to the remarkable Great Barrier Reef. The Great Barrier Reef is the world's largest reef systems made up of over 2,900 individual reefs. While studying abroad there are many scuba and snorkeling trips that will teach you about the problems that the reef faces like coral bleaching and over fishing.
The Outback is a vast dry and arid land in Australia that has many kangaroos and dingo’sand unique fauna and flora. Throughout the Outback there are mining spots from years ago when precious minerals could be found. The Outback activities range from learning about the mining areas from many years ago, climb a rock outcrop or bird watch in the wetlands, the options are endless.
Australian’s indigenous group referred to as Aborigine’s is a very interesting culture to study. Aborigines have over 200 distinct languages and differing cultures and their involvement with the environment in Queensland is fascinating. Learning about their struggles and the ‘Stolen Generation’ will teach you more than any book can.
There are a few things we can learn from our distant neighbors in Queensland, Australia, they are constantly finding new ways to protect and preserve the Earth and its environment. The majority of study aboard programs held in Queensland are studies called: Natural Environment, Natural Resource Management, Rainforest Research, Eco tourism and Conversation, etc. Earn a few extra credits and explore Queensland soon, it will be your trip of a lifetime!
This is a guest post from Laura Backes, she enjoys writing about all kinds of subjects and also topics related to internet providers in my area. You can reach her at: laurabackes8 @ gmail.com.
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