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  • Locations: Phnom Penh, Cambodia; Singapore, Singapore; Vientiane, Laos
  • Program Terms: Winter School
  • Budget Sheets: Winter School
  • Please read the Program Description for how to apply.
Fact Sheet:
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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:

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 Winter School 2020 intake of this program are expected to open in March 2020. 

This study tour will see 15 students from the Adelaide School of Biological Sciences visit Singapore, Laos and Cambodia.

Students will be immersed in a 13 night experience observing ecology and animal trafficking in South Eastern Asia. Visits to live animal markets, conservation parks and wilderness experiences will also be included. This immersive cultural experience will enable students to gain knowledge and understanding of the South East Asian animal trafficking trade and conservation efforts.

This program has been created by the School of Biological Sciences and is being run by Phill Cassey and Justin Brookes who will accompany students and facilitate learning alongside academic support staff.


This program will run from 7 July to 21 July 2019.

There will be a compulsory briefing seminar held before departure.


The program fee is expected to be AUD$3,500. However, this tour has been awarded funding from the New Colombo Plan to help subsidise the program costs. Follow the link for the program fee cost breakdown.

The amount will include program costs, accommodation, some meals, transport and other expenses. Students are responsible for most meals and any visa costs. Students should budget approximately $30 per day for meals.

Please note that University of Adelaide tuition fees also apply.

Financial Assistance

Thanks to the New Colombo Plan, 20 eligible students will receive AUD$3,000 to subsidise this program. Please visit the Study Overseas website for New Colombo Plan Mobility Grant eligibility requirements

Students may also be eligible for up to AUD$8,149 in OS-HELP funding.

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


Students must be enrolled in Environmental and Ecology courses with majors in either Botany, Ecology, or Ecology and Landscape Science.

Students must have completed the minimum requirement of 36 units of study.

Eligibility for the course will be based on GPA and submitted application.

Students should not enrol in the course code for this program - SCIENCE 3500 International Student Experience - until selected for the program and approved by the Faculty of Sciences.

Course Content

Students will be required to complete a pre-departure assessment to develop a tour itinerary for specified days on the trip. This will include notes on sites of cultural, scientific and historical significance.

Assessment will include a scientific report based on field experience and a reflective presentation seminar on students' experiences.

Academic Credit

All credit is decided and pre-approved by the Faculty of Sciences. Once selected for the program, students must enrol in SCIENCE 3500 International Student Experience. 

Students selected for this program will receive: 

  • 3 units of credit

Application and Deadlines

Check eligibility against above criteria.
Make your application by clicking ‘Apply Now’ above, on or before the deadline.
  • Deadline for application submission: 19 March, 2019
  • Students intending to apply for both the “Beneath the waves” study tour and “Downstream Traffic” study tour should submit an application on the Global Learning Application System (GLAS) for their preferred tour prior to the application deadline.

If you are not selected for your preferred study tour, you may be considered for your second preference. Please stipulate in the ‘About Me’ section of your application if you would like to be considered for both study tours.

Contact Information

For more information about the Downstream Traffic Study Tour including academic and program content, please contact Justin Brookes in the School of Biological Sciences.

For information about applications and administration, please contact Study Overseas.


Please read the Program Description for how to apply.