Aargh! For a fifth year, we are returning to Australia to study issues related to environmental and cultural sustainability. Our course runs from May 12 through June 6. This is a unique collaboration between the Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies (RCLS) at East Carolina University, and American Universities International Programs (AUIP). We encourage you to apply for these exciting study abroad opportunities in the South Pacific.
- Our courses explore the dynamic cultures and natural environments of the region, traveling extensively as a group with local field experts.
- Credit is available for up to 6 semester hours in RCLS, which can be applied as general electives, restricted electives, or cognates toward coursework in your major
- The programs are suitable for students of all backgrounds and majors
- There are no prerequisites for the Study Abroad Australia Program
- Students need a 2.0 GPA, and also need to have a record clear of major disciplinary issues
- Credit from our study abroad program may be applied to a Certificate in Global Understanding, a Certificate in Global Understanding with Distinction, or a Minor in International Studies as part of that degree’s specialized concentration
- As an add on, you can study in Fiji with Clemson University for 3 credits. These credits will transfer to ECU, and can be applied as an elective or credit to the Certificate in Global Understanding or Minor in International Studies.
Studies in Australia and Fiji focus on sustainable tourism and natural resource management issues. These two areas of focus can be classified under concentrations focusing on international environmental problems and population/demographic issues as described in the guidelines for the Minor in International Studies.