Dates and Fees


The Program will take place during winter term of 2008 and will roughly correspond to the Carleton term.


The cost of instruction, room, board, all program events, and group transportation within each country will be covered by the 2007-08 comprehensive fee. All major scientific equipment and supplies are provided. Students are responsible for the cost of round-trip transportation from the U.S. to Sydney, Australia, and any personal travel during the midterm break within Australia. Participants are also responsible for purchase of books, personal items, independent travel during the mid-term break, and some personal field gear and clothing. The College will assist students in arranging economical purchase, loan, or rental of the necessary snorkel, mask, fins, and wet suit.

For those who plan to dive, SCUBA certification will incur the additional expense of training (approximately $290 for class and PADI certification at Carleton) and of dive gear (estimate $1000+ for purchase), which is also available more cheaply by renting in Australia.