* Price does not include flight, subject to change
Note: Late applications, if accepted, are subject to a $125 fee
Sydney is Australia's premier city with a population of four million people and it is the largest and oldest city in Australia.
Sydney has been drawing both migrants and visitors to its shores since first European settlement in 1788. Today, Sydney has a cosmopolitan mix of people, making it an exciting and rewarding city to live and study in.
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Program Dates: July 7 to July 29, 2012
+ Great Barrier Reef Adventure Dates: July 29 to August 1, 2012 (More info)
Course: Australian Politics, Culture & Religion since 1788 (Colonization)/ Outback Service Learning Program (working with Aboriginal communities in rural New South Wales)
This program offers a unique opportunity for students to study AND experience Australia over the course of one month. The course will explore the historical interaction between religion and Australian politics and society. And the students will explore what modern-day Australia has to offer.Learning will extend beyond the classroom to include a service trip aimed at assisting indigenous students in the Outback towns of Moree and Walgett.
The summer program begins with a 40-hour seminar course held in Sydney on Campion’s campus. This 3 credit subject will include a combination of lectures, tutorials, and field trips.
This course will focus primarily on the historical interaction between politics, culture and religion in Australian History since 1788. It will examine the historiographical debates regarding the nature of
Australian history. Topics will include:
The summer program will end with The Great Barrier Reef Adventure, a 4-day, 3-night trip to Cairns, Australia and the Great Barrier Reef. Students will have the opportunity to experience one of Australia's crown jewels. The Great Barrier Reef, one of the world's seven natural wonders, contains over 3,000 reef systems, the largest in the world. An abundance of marine life swarms the area.
The trip is included in the cost of the program, except for the cost of the flight from Sydney to Cairns. Students can then fly home from Cairns.
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Great Barrier Reef Adventure
The course will be offered over a three week period starting July 7, 2012. Lectures, tutorials and excursions will be held. The Sydney portion of the program concludes on July 29, and the Great Barrier Reef Adventure in Cairns, Australia concludes on August 1.
Students will travel from Sydney to Cairns Australia on Sunday, July 29 and stay until Wednesday, August 1.
A reader containing the required readings will be sent to you prior to the commencement date. The Campion Library will be available for private study and includes computers and printing facilities.
The official application needs to be submitted by April 30, 2012. However, acceptance is made on a first come-first served basis.
Students pay Athena directly by check. Instructions and invoices will be included in the acceptance packet.
Athena's partner school will arrange to meet you at Sydney Airport and transfer you to the your accommodation if you request this service. Transportation to and from the College is included for all program field trips and city visits.
A maximum of 30 students are permitted to enroll. This group will comprise the lecture group. Students will sign up into two groups of 15 for tutorials.
There are three forms of accommodation available:
Note: All students will have hotel accommodation in rural Australia during the service component.
Yes. Students should let us know if they have any special requests, such as roommates or dietary requirements - Athena will do its best to make appropriate arrangements. Note that accommodation is separated into male and female arrangements.
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"I had the experience of a lifetime at Campion College. The faculty, staff and students were all extremely eager to introduce me to the Australian culture. Not only did Campion College take me on great excursions, but the education I received was phenomenal. I would recommend it to everyone."
Hilary Reichling , Edgewood College , WI
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"Traveling to Sydney was an experience I will never forget. Campion College is truly an institution dedicated to both personal and spiritual growth of each individual student and I would strongly encourage any students who intend to study abroad to consider Campion College."
Elisabeth Head, Seton Hall University, NJ
"Campion is the perfect place to learn about, and engage in, Australian Culture. Its Catholic roots and curriculum led me to travel there, but it was the students and the faculty that caused me to love it. Everyone I met was so welcoming and friendly and made it a truly one-of-a-kind
Margaret Wessel, Seton Hall University, NJ
"An old Kenyan saying says, 'travel makes a wise man better.' ... by traveling to study in Australia and participating in the Campion program, I gained a better understanding of the intersection of history, with the current state of society and the possibilities for the future."
Valentine Mukuria, Ohio State University, OH