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  • Locations: Bangkok, Thailand
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  • Restrictions: Only Adelaide applicants may apply through GLAS
  • Budget Sheets: Summer School
  • Please read the Program Description for how to apply.
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Click here for a definition of this term Program Type: Study Tour Academic Level: Undergraduate
Study Tours: Governing Faculty: Faculty of Sciences
Program Description:
 
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Applications have closed for this program. The details listed below are for information only and may be subject to change in 2020. Applications for the January 2020 intake of this program are expected to open in September 2019. 


This two week program to Thailand will introduce students to a large animal clinical practice at the Chulalongkorn rural large animal medicine facility outside Bangkok, and the companion animal hospital. There will be subsequent visits to a large and a small Thai swine production facilities and a visit a dairy buffalo farm in order to gain insight into farming Asian practices. Environmental and conservation regulations permitting, students will also spend time visiting marine animal and aquaculture facilities, possibly site-visits to hatchery and growing farms including fish/crustaceans.

In this program students will experience Thai culture and make personal and professional contacts with local students from Chulalongkorn University. Developed by the School of Animal and Veterinary Sciences, this program is an opportunity for students to enter an international network of animal and agricultural scientists.

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Dates

This program will run from 12 January to 26 January, 2019. Please note that these dates may be subject to change.



Cost

The study tour program fee is estimated to be AUD$2,400. Follow the link to see the program fee cost breakdown.

This includes airfare, program costs in Thailand, airport transfers, internal transport, accommodation, excursions and on-site support staff. Meals must be purchased individually.



Financial Assistance:

Students may be eligible for up to AUD$7,880 in  OS-HELP funding.

Travel insurance is provided free of charge by the University of Adelaide.



Course Content

 
Week 1: Pigs and Buffalos
  • Academic activities: Visit the large animal clinical practice at the Chulalongkorn rural large animal medicine facility outside Bangkok and the companion animal facilities. Students will visit Thai swine production facilities in order to gain an insight into Asian practices, and will spend a day at a dairy buffalo farm where they can interact with staff and perform routine milking duties.
    Cultural activities: Tour of Bangkok with students from Chulalongkorn University. During the evenings and on the weekends, if in Bangkok, local students will be asked to guide Adelaide students through the city with visits to the main cultural sites such as the Grand Palace. When travelling, diversions may be made to visit nearby cultural sites.
    During the middle weekend, students will be allowed to go to an elephant sanctuary, but it will be unsupervised and at their own cost.

Week 2: Aquaculture
  • Academic activities: Focus on marine animal (eg. turtle) and aquaculture facilities with site-visits to hatchery and growing farms.
  • Cultural activities: See week 1.



Eligibility and Selection

This program is open to second year students who are enrolled in the Bachelor of Science (Veterinary Bioscience) and Animal Science. Those students wishing to apply for OS-HELP must have completed at least 24 units which need to be recorded on their transcripts at the time of application and must have at least 3 units of study to complete on completion of this study tour.

The tour is limited to 11 students. Selection for this tour will be made based on a combination of GPA and responses to application questionnaires.
  • After selection, students will be notified of their application outcome, and be required to pay a deposit to secure their place on the study tour.
  • The Faculty of Sciences will conduct a degree check for each selected student and approve this credit. This is an automatic internal process and students do not have to take any action for this to occur.
  • Students will be required to pay a AUD$500 deposit within 14 days of their selection for this program.



Academic Credit

Students studying a Bachelor of Science (Veterinary Bioscience) must gain approval from the EMS Office to count this study tour as part of their Extra Mural Studies. Please gain this approval before the closing date of the application by emailing animalvetsci@adelaide.edu.au to express your interest.



Applications and Deadlines

Applications have closed for this program. The details listed below are for information only and may be subject to change in 2020. Applications for the January 2020 intake of this program are expected to open in September 2019. 

 
  • Check your eligibility for this program against the criteria above.
  • Make your application by clicking 'Apply Now' above, on or before the deadline.
  • Deadline for application submission: Sunday 22 October, 2018



More information

For information about course content and academic details, please contact Professor Roy Kirkwood. For administration and program information, please contact Senior Academic Support Officer, School of Animal and Veterinary Sciences.

For more information about applications and administration of this program, please contact Study Overseas.

 
 
 
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Please read the Program Description for how to apply.