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  • Locations: Muscat, Oman
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  • Budget Sheets: Term 4
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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 Click here for a definition of this term Available to Cross-Institutional students: Yes
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 2019. Applications for the December 2019 intakes of this program are expected to open in July 2019. 


An incredible opportunity to explore a geological wonderland. The Semail Ophiolite of Oman is world-famous. It is a rare example of oceanic crust obducted over the continent and exposed where we can easily study it. This trip will travel around Oman, to study the ophiolite, as well as the underlying thrust sheets of the Tethyan passive margin and the Neoproterozoic basement beneath. You can expect to stand on the Moho, examine fossil reefs and walk on ancient ocean crust.
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Dates

This program runs from December 3 to Dec 14, 2018.

 
The academic program commences in the study week of Semester 2 with a two hour background lecture and briefing meeting. Students will be required to prepare a 20 minute presentation to be given the week before the tour on Tues 27th November. There will be a 20 min interview-style oral assessment of each participant on the last morning of the field trip.



Cost

The program fee is AUD$1,500.The program cost covers travel within Oman, which is undertaken in 4 wheel drive vehicles with drivers.

Students are to cover their own international flights. Accommodation will be in light-weight tents that students will need to bring, along with cooking equipment. Students will also need to buy their own food.

Please note the University of Adelaide tuition costs also apply for the enrolled course SCIENCE 3500 - Science International Study Tour.



Financial Assistance:

Eligible students may access up to AUD$6,665 of funding from an OS-HELP loan.

Comprehensive travel insurance is provided free of charge by the University of Adelaide for students receiving credit for this program .



Eligibility

BSc, BSc(Advanced), BSc(Mineral Geoscience) and BSc(Energy Geoscience) students are free to apply to this program, if they have completed GEOL 2501 (Structural Geology II) and have completed, or are enrolled in GEOL 2502 (Igneous and Metamorphic Geology II).

The course is aimed at students planning to complete the Earth Science named degrees, or major in Geology as part of the BSc or BSc(Advanced). Preference will be given to students who demonstrate enthusiasm and aptitude for earth science.

Students should not enrol in the course code for this program – SCIENCE 3500 - students will automatically be enrolled by the Faculty of Sciences once they have been selected for the study tour.



Academic Credit

All credit is decided and pre-approved by the Sciences Office. Once selected for the program, students will be enrolled in SCIENCE 3500 by Faculty staff.

Students selected for this program will receive 3 units of credit.



Application and Deadlines

Applications have closed for this program. The details listed below are for information only and may be subject to change in 2019. Applications for the December 2019 intakes of this program are expected to open in July 2019. 


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Deadline for application submission: July 8, 2018.



Contact Information

For more information about the Oman Geology Study Tour program, including academic and program content, please contact Prof Alan Collins from the Department of Earth Sciences.

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

 


Please read the Program Description for how to apply.