Category: Australia (Vet Tech)

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NOTE: Program is full 
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Deadline has passed
Travel: Dec. 8 – 22, 2018
Course: Dec. 10 – 21, 2018

The Great Barrier Reef is one of the seven wonders of the natural world, attracting people wishing to see first-hand the gorgeous diversity of marine life. But unfortunately many of these magnificent marine creatures are in trouble, including the Green Sea Turtles, Flatback, Hawksbill and Olive Ridley Sea Turtles. Some turtles are the victims of boat strikes, their bodies and shells damaged by the propellers. Others suffer from obstructions in their guts as a result of the ocean rubbish that the turtles eat, mistaking the garbage for food. SPC student will be able to come to the aid of sea turtles during their experience, addressing their medical problems, nursing them to health and when they are well, returning them once again to the ocean. In addition while in Australia, students will network with the local veterinary community, the local zoo and the students and faculty of the University of Queenslands Veterinary Technology department.

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Available courses – Students must enroll in the course listed below. Note: Please talk to an advisor to ensure you have met all college enrollment requirements AND course prerequisites.

Professor: Tricia Gorham

  • ATE 2947 – Work Experience V- 1 credit

Lead faculty contacts
After you submit the application online, we will review your application and e-mail you with details of scheduling your interview with the Australia program lead faculty, Tricia Gorham, (727)302-6733.

Other SPC Study Abroad programs
Learn more about other Study Abroad countries where SPC students have made their mark.

Student Travel Blog – For a taste of what it’s like to study abroad in Australia, or to follow our students as they travel, read posts from the Australia blog below.

SPC Student Shares Her Experience While Exploring Veterinary Care in Australia!

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“Australia is a beautiful country and we only got to see a small chunk of it. We went in their winter season, so their climate was just perfect. Most days we would be waking up at a brisk 15C (59F) and then it would warm up to a nice 28C (83F) by the afternoon. We … Continue reading SPC Student Shares Her Experience While Exploring Veterinary Care in Australia!

SPC Student Was Able to Fulfill Her Dream Through her Study Abroad Scholarship!

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“It has always been a dream of mine to go on a trip to Australia and when the opportunity presented itself through SPC, I knew I just had to go. I was extremely grateful for the 2 scholarships I was awarded, and it helped tremendously and was honestly the only reason I was able to … Continue reading SPC Student Was Able to Fulfill Her Dream Through her Study Abroad Scholarship!

“I am extremely thankful for the opportunity I had to Study Abroad through SPC!”

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SPC Study Abroad Student, Jeanette Burdette, Shares her Exciting Experience in Australia Vet Tech Program over the summer 2018: “After the hustle and bustle of plane flights, airports and shuttles; we finally made it to our hostel on Sunday morning.  Although I didn’t arrive with my luggage in hand like I had hoped for, it … Continue reading “I am extremely thankful for the opportunity I had to Study Abroad through SPC!”

SPC Learns About Turtles and Koalas During Her Australia Study Abroad Program!

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SPC student, Beatriz Santander, shares her experience in Australia with St. Petersburg College after receiving a study abroad scholarship: “On the first day of the trip, I was so nervous to meet everyone! Once I got to Australia and settled that nervousness dissipated. While taking the ferry to Fitzroy Island our guide, Jenny, was talking to … Continue reading SPC Learns About Turtles and Koalas During Her Australia Study Abroad Program!

Experience Diverse Cultures At SPC – Join CIP September Opportunities & Events!

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You don’t have to get on a plane to experience diverse cultures. They are all around us! September is packed full of fun and exciting international engagement opportunities and events! Event Date Time Campus/Location Elemental: Ancient Chinese tradition of Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal and Water Tues-Sun thru Sept 2019 Click here for Hours TS Leepa-Rattner Museum … Continue reading Experience Diverse Cultures At SPC – Join CIP September Opportunities & Events!

SPC Study Abroad Student Learns about Turtle Rehabilitation in Australia!

Turtle Rehabilitation

“I am extremely grateful for the opportunity to study turtle rehabilitation in a country as beautiful as Australia. The experiences that I gained from this trip are things I could never have experienced anywhere else in the world. I sincerely hope that I am able to go back some day. During our time in Cairns … Continue reading SPC Study Abroad Student Learns about Turtle Rehabilitation in Australia!

Experience Diverse Cultures At SPC – Join CIP July events!

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You don’t have to get on a plane to experience diverse cultures. They are all around us! It’s Summertime, but SPC global engagement does not take a break! International Opportunities & Events for July 2018 include… Event Date Time Campus/Location Center for International Programs Global Literacy Contest Tues, July 3 12:00 – 2:00 pm Seminole … Continue reading Experience Diverse Cultures At SPC – Join CIP July events!

2017-2018 Study Abroad Orientation was a success!

Study Abroad Orientation

For the 2017-2018 study abroad orientation, the Center for International Programs created a new and exciting process! The meeting was held in the SPC Collaborative Lab in the Epi Tech Building with the option of attending morning or late afternoon meetings. A huge thank you to the Collaborative Lab Staff, along with Center for International … Continue reading 2017-2018 Study Abroad Orientation was a success!

Study Abroad Tips from the Australia 2016 students!

Pack enough clothes but make sure to leave lots of room in your bags to bring stuff home. Save up more money than what you expect to spend. Do not expect things to go according to plans. Bring at least 1 or 2 towels. These countries are different, so it will be “shocking” on more … Continue reading Study Abroad Tips from the Australia 2016 students!