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Date(s) - 03/09 - 03/18
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Travel to Australia During Spring Break 2015

AS PART OF THE SPRING LAS 7 COURSE

“ABORIGINE CULTURE: ASSESSING THE IMPACT OF GLOBALIZATION ON INDIGENOUS PEOPLE”

MARCH 9-18, 2015

Based on the request of many students, we are pleased to finally announce that NEC will be sending students to Australia next spring break! This 11-day program, based in the northeastern city of Cairns, is the perfect introduction to Australia. Cairns is the top spot in Australia
for nature, culture, and adventure. Explore exotic marine life while snorkeling at the Great Barrier Reef, hike through the world’s oldest rainforest, interact with aboriginals, and work with a Wildlife Rescue Program for two days, helping rehabilitate orphaned animals to eventually be reintroduced into the wild. Come along to the land down under and discover Australia’s world- renowned wildlife and unique terrain.

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS

• Witness the huge diversity of marine life while snorkeling at the Great Barrier Reef, a
UNESCO World Heritage Site.

• Hike through the 135 million year old Daintree, the oldest rainforest in the world.

• Learn about conservation and sustainability while participating in valuable service projects.

• Become immersed in the Aussie way of life with a family homestay.

• Interact with aboriginal Australians and discover their history and traditions.

• Explore the jungle and majestic waterfalls at Wooroonooran National Park.

• Learn about the principles of permaculture and sample exotic fruits at an organic farm.
NOTE: There is an additional cost associated with this trip. Due to the extended spring break, as well as the flight costs (both to get there as well as in country), the pricing will be around $5,000. Price is all-inclusive: airfare, hotel (double, triple occupancy), visas, fees, guides, health/travel insurance, and transportation. The pricing will be finalized in the next few days.

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If you have questions, please contact Bryan Partridge at bpartridge@nec.edu