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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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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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Program Description:

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. Students will examine sport and performance as both heavily influence the country's culture. During this two and a half week trip, students will travel throughout Eastern Australia visiting sport facilities including attending games at the Marvel stadium, rugby at the ANZ stadium and observing the Australian Iron man, to name a few. Students will also experience first hand common leisure activities in Australia such as surfing lessons and snorkeling in the Great Barrier Reef, as well as hiking through the Blue Mountains (the Australian version of the Grand Cayon.) In addition to these excursions, students will attend lectures and workshops to identify comparisons between United States and Australia sport, nutrition and leisure in the context of lifestyle focusing on attitudes, values, behaviors, resources and experiences. Lectures and workshops will teach students about the Aborigines, sport nutrition, strength and conditioning and high performance sport with esteemed professionals and researchers at the Australian Institute of sport. 


Objectives

  • 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, pbeach@brockport.edu

Housing & Orientation

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

Cost

Fees for the Australia: Sport, Nutrition and Leisure Program
Budget Sheet for Summer 2020
Estimated Cost: $6,097.66

Included:

  • Tuition (3 credits)
  • Program acceptance fee
  • SUNY International Health Insurance*
  • Various campus fees** (college fee, technology fee, etc.)
  • Pre-departure orientation materials
  • On-site orientation
  • Round-trip airfare from JFK in NYC 
  • Accommodations (hotel and hostel, multi-shared rooms)
  • Some meals
  • Entry fees for program activities and excursions
  • In-country transportation and airport pick-up
  • AUIP 24-hour logistics and emergency support
  • Brockport's Study Abroad Office services

Not Included:
  • Passport
  • Transportation to/from JFK in NYC
  • Most meals
  • Miscellaneous expenses (entertainment, souvenirs, WiFi, etc.)
The actual amount that you will spend depends heavily on your style of living, and will vary with each individual's personal spending habits, entertainment preferences and travel choices.

Financial Aid can be applied toward program fees. 


*The SUNY International Health Insurance is mandatory and will be included on the student's Brockport invoice. 
**Varies depending on the SUNY campus at which the participant pays tuition.

We strongly recommend that you purchase trip insurance to cover loss of luggage, cancelled/missed flights, missed/cancelled program, etc. In the event that you cannot attend a program (for example, with a medical emergency or U.S. State Department Travel Warning), such insurance can cover loss of program fees resulting from a cancelled program.​
 

Courses

Course Syllabus
Australia Summer 2020 Syllabus.docx

Itinerary(est):

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

Dates:

May 23rd, 2020 - June 8th, 2020 (est.)



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