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Australia: Sport, Nutrition and Leisure- Summer
Cairns, Australia; Canberra, Australia; Melbourne, Australia; Sydney, Australia (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms:
Program Terms: Summer
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Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2019 03/15/2019
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Summer 2020 03/01/2020 ** Rolling Admission 05/23/2020 06/08/2020

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Country: Australia Program Type: Faculty-led
Region: Australia/ Pacific Islands Term: Summer
City: Cairns, Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney GPA Requirement: 2.5
Academic Fields Available: Interdisciplinary/ Open to all majors, Language and Cultural Studies, Sports Studies
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About the Sport, Nutrition and Leisure in Australia Program

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An exciting new program on Sport, Nutrition and Leisure has been developed for this summer in Australia!  Where better to learn more about high performance sport and sport nutrition than in the land down under, where sport is life! 

This trip will take you to Melbourne, Canberra, Sydney and Cairns and includes many once in a lifetime experiences including attending games at the Marvel stadium, rugby at the ANZ stadium, observing the Australian Iron man, learning about the Aborigines, visiting the Sydney Opera House to name a few, and attending workshops on sport nutrition, strength and conditioning and high performance sport with esteemed professionals and researchers at the Australian Institute of sport!  The trip also includes beach adventures with surfing lessons and even snorkeling the Great Barrier Reef as well as hiking adventures such as through the Blue Mountains (the Australian version of the grand canyon). 


  • To provide students with the opportunity to gain first-hand knowledge and experience of the sport, nutrition, culture and customs of Australia.
  • To facilitate personal development through gaining intercultural sensitivity, feeling more connected to the wider worlds of sport and leisure;
  • To develop independence, confidence, and self-knowledge through international travel.
  • To experience short-term living in different cultures, exposure to different learning environments, increased knowledge of another part of the world, and interaction with local residents.
  • To develop collegiate-level reading and writing skills.

For more program information, please contact the faculty leader: Dr. Pamela Beach,

Housing & Orientation

Accommodation will be in Hotels or Backpackers Hostels with shared accommodations (up to 4) for students 


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Course Syllabus
Australia Summer 2020 Syllabus.docx


Day 0: Depart USA to Melbourne

Day 1: Melbourne
  • Arrive in Melbourne
  • Walking tour of the city
  • Welcome and orientation
  • Free afternoon
  • AFL game (subject to schedule)
Day 2: Melbourne
  • Melbourne Royal Botanical Gardens Aboriginal Heritage Walk
  • Bourke Street Mall
  • Melbourne Museum
  • Free evening
Day 3: Melbourne​
  • Melbourne Cricket Ground tour
  • National Sports Museum
  • Victorian Institute of Sport
  • Free evening
Day 4: Melbourne​
  • Introduction to the Melbourne Sports Institute
  • Athlete experience optimization program with Dr. Andrew Mills
  • Free evening
Day 5: Melbourne/ Canberra
  • Flight from Melbourne to Canberra
  • Canberra Deep Space Communication Center
  • AIS group dinner
Day 6: Canberra
  • Australian Institute of Sport: Nutrition lecture and workshop
  • AIS group dinner
Day 7: Canberra
  • Australian Institute of Sport: Movement Science lectures and activities
  • AIS Group dinner
Day 8: Canberra​/Sydney
  • Travel to Sydney via bus
  • ANZ Stadium Tertiary Event Day Experience
  • Free evening
Day 9: Sydney
  • Introduction to surfing lesson at Bondi Beach
  • Free afternoon to explore Sydney
Day 10: Sydney
  • Sport Nutrition talk by Susie Burrell
  • Exercise immunology in overtraining with Dr. Kate Edwards
  • Sydney University High Performance Sport Tour
  • Free evening
Day 11: Sydney
  • Free day to explore the city (recommendations of what to do will be given)
Day 12: Sydney
  • Sydney Opera House guided tour
  • Free afternoon and evening for final night in Sydney
Day 13: Sydney/ Cairns
  • Flight to Cairns
  • Free evening
Day 14: Cairns
  • Great Barrier Reef day trip (all day)
  • Free evening
Day 15: Cairns
  • Free day (recommendations for day trips will be made)
Day 16: Cairns
  • Spectate at the Ironman Aisa-Pacific Championship
  • Farewell dinner 
Day 17: Depart Australia for USA

Detailed Itinerary
Austalia Sport Nutrition Program.docx

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