Australia—Agriculture and Veterinary Science
- Excursions and Day Trips
- Study Abroad Advisory of Student Risk
- About Australia
- Weather and Climate
- Research Your Destination
- Accommodations vary by placement location. In the city, students may be in furnishes apartments that have a fully-equipped kitchen and are centrally located or are conveniently located near public transit routes. Internet access and on-site laundry facilities varies from apartment to apartment.
- Outside of cities, particularly at some wildlife centers, students stay on site in volunteer housing.
- Participants should be open to living and working in the location where the most suitable placement is found in order to gain the best career-building experience available.
UC Davis reserves the right to change the accommodation location(s). Should this be necessary, we will arrange comparable lodging. Please note that elevators, air conditioners, central heat and other modern conveniences may not be available in all locations.
No meals are included. Students will need to cook/buy their own meals/groceries.
All students will participate in ISA’s Bridging Cultures Program, which allows students to gain valuable knowledge while experiencing an unique destination. The Bridging Cultures Program encompasses the on-site orientation delivered at the onset of the internship program. The key emphasis is placed on areas related to goal setting, intercultural awareness, diversity and preparing you for success at your internship.
Participation in this UC Davis Study Abroad program requires travel to and extended living in a foreign location(s) abroad. UC Davis Study Abroad endeavors to reduce and mitigate risk wherever possible. However, the environments and risks associated with living in these locations are substantially different than those found during a regular course of study at UC Davis. All participants must download and review the following information prior to departure. Any questions should be directed to the Program Coordinator.
Most Australians live along the coast, and most of these folks live in cities – 89% of Australians, in fact. It follows that cities here are a lot of fun. Sydney is the glamorous poster child with world-class beaches and an otherwise glorious setting. Brisbane is a subtropical town on the way up with amazing weather. Source: Adapted from Lonely Planet
Currency: Australian Dollar (AUD). To see today's exchange rate, visit Oanda.com.
Language Spoken: English
Australia’s climate ranges from tropical to cool temperate. Seasons are reversed: summer begins in December and winter begins in June. Winters are generally mild. Melbourne and Sydney have a temperate climate, rarely dropping below 50°F at night. Brisbane temperatures generally hover in the 60s-70s and is generally dry. The average winter temperatures in Cairns range from 63 – 78 °F and there is low rainfall.
Because weather is unpredictable, bring clothes that you can layer for ease of comfort. There may be some rain showers during your stay, so bring a jacket, poncho or umbrella and appropriate shoes for rain.