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  • Locations: Geelong, Australia; Melbourne, Australia; Sydney, Australia
  • Program Terms: Spring Break
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  • Budget Sheets: Spring Break
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Fact Sheet:
Study Abroad Adviser: Cornell, Jodi Program Director: Lence, Sergio, Luvaga, Ebby, McDaniel, Marshall
Housing Options: Hotel/Tourist Lodging Language of Instruction: English
Host Country Language: English Online Course Catalog Available: No
Sponsor: Iowa State ISU Course: AGRON 496, ECON 496
Program Description:

Sydney Opera House 



Tuesday, October 11th, 4:10-5:00, 272 Heady 
Wednesday, October  12th, 5:30-6:30, 160 Heady


Program Overview: The course objective is to enhance students' understanding of production and competition in agricultural world markets. Students will analyze production agriculture (a typical farm or ranch), business, and trade in Australia and compare them with respect to the U.S. The pre-departure orientation will familiarize students with the history, culture, politics, geography, soils, agriculture, economy, and trade of Australia.

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Program Prerequisite: 3 credits in Agronomy and/or 3 credits in Economics.

Agron 496, Econ 496: 3 credits (2 of Agron and 1 of Econ, or 2 of Econ and 1 of Agron)

Program Directors: Dr. Ebby Luvaga; Dr. Sergio Lence; and Dr. Marshall McDaniel

Tentative Itinerary:
Thursday, March 9, 2017       Departure from Des Moines International Airport

Saturday, March 11, 2017      Arrive at Sydney International Airport
                                               Guided City Tour of Sydney (Sydney Bridge, Opera House, etc.)

Sunday, March 12, 2017        Free/Personal Day in Sydney: Possibly Darling Harbour, Circular Quay, The Rocks, Sydney Olympics
                                               site Botanical Gardens, Sydney Tower, Maritime Museum, etc.

Monday, March 13, 2017        Fish market, Sydney
                                                Three Sisters Perk, Katoomba
                                                Mulyan Farms, Cowra
                                                Springwaters Stud, Boorowa

Tuesday, March 14, 2017       Guided City Tour of Canberra - Anzac parade, Lake Shore, Parliament House,
                                                Grains, Pork and Rural Industry corporations, Animal Health Australia, Canberra
                                                Wiradjurie dance and workshop, Canberra
                                                USA Embassy, Canberra
                                                CSIRO Ginninderra Field station
                                                BBQ @ behind War Memorial base of Mt Ainslie

Wednesday, March 15, 2017   Mixed farm enterprise, Dirnaseer
                                                 School of Agriculture, Charles Sturt University, Wagga Wagga
                                                 Prof David Falepau- Agribusiness,Charles Sturt University, Wagga Wagga
                                                 Dr Michael Friend - Australian sheep farming systems research, Charles Sturt University, Wagga Wagga
                                                 CSU Winery  -   wine industry and wine making, Charles Sturt University, Wagga Wagga
                                                 Horse industry tourCharles Sturt University, Wagga Wagga

Thursday, March 16, 2017       Orange grove, Leeton
                                                 Vineyard, Leeton
                                                 Rice farm, Whitton
                                                 Cotton mill, Whitton

Friday, March 17, 2017            Creswick Forestry Centre
                                                 Dairy farm, Purnim
                                                 12 Apostles, Great Ocean Road
                                                 Kangaroobie, Princetown

Saturday, March 18, 2017        Loch Ard Gorge, Great Ocean Road
                                                 Grotto, Great Ocean Road
                                                 Otway fly, Great Ocean Road
                                                 Cape Otway, Great Ocean Road
                                                 Cattle @ Kangaroobie, Princetown

Sunday, March 19, 2017          Guided City Tour of Melbourne (Queen Vic Markets, Docklands, Cenotaph, St. Kilda beach)
                                                  Free/Personal afternoon in Melbourne

Monday, March 20                    Depart from Melbourne to the U.S.
                                                  Arrive back in the U.S.


Program Fee: $3,900.00, which includes airfare, lodging, some meals, round trip airport transportation in the U.S., on-site local ground transportation, entrance fees and required CISI emergency insurance.

Other Fees - 1) $10 program application fee to the Ag Study Abroad office; 2) $105 study abroad administrative fee charged by Study Abroad Center

Out of Pocket Personal Cost - 1) passport which costs $135 if you don't already have one; and 2) immunizations, if desired (varies based on what you already have).  Other personal expenses, such as souvenirs, some meals on own (approximately $150-200), snacks, etc.

Program fee and the $105 administrative fee will be applied directly to your Ubill in spring 2017.

 Scenic View AustraliaFish Marcket Australia

Important Note Regarding Missing classes: Please note that participation on some travel courses require you to be away from campus for some school days. The College of Agriculture & Life Sciences tries to minimize the number of days missed for this purpose, but in some events, the inflexibility of the travel schedule prevents us from working completely within our breaks. Should you choose to enroll in a travel course that requires missing some class(es) on campus, you will need to contact your instructor directly to inquire whether or not arrangements can be made to make up this class work and/or exams. The CALS Study Abroad office can provide you with a letter explaining the dates of the trip. However, it is your responsibility to contact the instructor to determine the potential impact on your grade before signing up for a Study Abroad program. The instructor is responsible for determining the impact of any absence from class.

This program is currently not accepting applications.