Study & Travel (Multi-Destination) Programs

Tropical Marine Biology in Australia: Itinerary

AIFS Flight Dates

Outbound: June 24 to Sydney | Inbound: July 24 from Perth

Tropical Marine Biology in Australia with optional Sydney visit

Academic Program: July 1 - July 22

Monday, June 24

Optional flight from U.S. to Sydney.*

Wednesday, June 26

Arrive Sydney and transfer to your accommodation.* Guided sightseeing tour.

Thursday, June 27

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

Friday, June 28

Free day to explore Sydney.

Saturday, June 29

Depart Sydney for Perth.* Arrive Perth and transfer to your accommodation.* Welcome dinner.

Sunday, June 30

Orientation meeting. Introductory sightseeing tour of Perth and Fremantle.

Monday, July 1

Lectures, laboratory sessions and tutorials on campus.

Friday, July 5

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

Saturday, July 6

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

Sunday, July 7 to Tuesday, July 9

Group projects.

Wednesday, July 10 to Thursday, July 11

Wildlife interactions and snorkeling tour. Free time to explore.

Friday, July 12 to Sunday, July 14

Group projects.

Monday, July 15

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

Tuesday, July 16

Arrive in Perth. Balance of day free.

Wednesday, July 17 to Sunday, July 21

Report writing.

Monday, July 22

Group presentations.

Wednesday, July 24

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.