UW Oshkosh

Leadership & Culture in Australia

Dates: January 6 - January 27, 2015
Courses: Lib Stds 331, Lib Stds 336, Social Justice 399
Accommodation: hotels/youth hostels
Program Model: Faculty-led
Contact: Courtney Bauder, Sage 3455; 920-424-0928


This will be our 7th year taking students to Australia to explore issues of leadership and culture.  Students from all majors and minors are welcome to apply.  This is a service learning study abroad experience that incorporates a wide variety of activities that include volunteering with organizations that support  youth who are at risk, individuals with disabilities, Aboriginal culture and education, and environmental issues.  There are opportunities for working with children at a day camp, going on professional site visits to organizations that address issues of social justice and land rights for Aboriginal communities in addition to spending time within communities that work to maintain traditional Aboriginal cultural practices and language.  In addition to learning about local Aboriginal culture, and participating in the service learning opportunities, students who have participated in the past have enjoyed scuba diving and snorkeling as they learn about the environmental issues and marine life in the Great Barrier Reef, touring the Sydney Opera House, discovering the ecology of the Daintree Rainforest, and learning about opportunities for foreign service and US-Australian relationships with a visit to the US Consular General.  Presentations by local politicians, human service organizations, educational leaders, business leaders, and local Aboriginal elders, among others, offer a wide variety of opportunities for students to explore issues of leadership and culture for three weeks while earning between 1-4 credits at UW Oshkosh. 


Program Application & Guide
March 21, 2014