Study & Travel (Multi-Destination) Programs

Tropical Marine Biology in Australia: Itinerary

AIFS Flight Dates

Outbound: June 22 to Sydney | Inbound: July 21 from Perth

Tropical Marine Biology in Australia with optional Sydney visit

Academic Program: June 28 - July 20

Monday, June 22

Optional flight from U.S. to Sydney.*

Wednesday, June 24

Arrive Sydney and transfer to your accommodations* Guided sightseeing tour

Thursday, June 25

Blue Mountains day trip to include a visit to Featherdale Wildlife park where you can enjoy an encounter with a koala bear.

Friday, June 26

Free day to explore Sydney.

Saturday, June 27

Depart Sydney for Perth.*Welcome dinner.

Sunday, June 28

Orientation meeting. Introductory sightseeing tour of Perth and Fremantle.

Monday, June 29 to Friday, July 3

Lectures, laboratory sessions and tutorials on campus.

Friday, July 3

Depart Perth for Coral Bay, Ningaloo Reef Marine Park (overnight transfer).

Saturday, July 4

Arrive Coral Bay and settle into your accommodations. Orientation and coral-viewing tour. Afternoon labs, group assignments and planning.

Sunday, July 5 to Tuesday, July 7

Group projects.

Wednesday, July 8 to Thursday, July 9

Wildlife interactions and snorkeling tour. Free time to explore.

Friday, July 10 to Sunday, July 12

Group projects.

Monday, July 13

Free day. Evening departure for Perth (overnight travel).

Tuesday, July 14

Arrive in Perth. Balance of day free.

Wednesday, July 15 to Sunday, July 19

Report writing.

Monday, July 20

Group presentations.

Tuesday, July 21

Program ends. Optional return flight to the U.S.*

AIFS and Murdoch University reserve the right to modify the itinerary

*Included for students selecting one of the AIFS Flight Packages only.