Australia is known for its stark beauty, bustling cities, and unique wildlife. Australia is also a land with abundant resources. So what happens when converging forces cause wildfires throughout a nation that is almost the size of the United States. How do local and regional authorities marshal the resources needed to combat the fires? And how do they determine what to do after the fires are out?
Australia’s bout of wildfires forever changed the landscape and how local communities manage their natural resources. CCSA students and faculty will meet people in Australia tasked with disaster recovery and mitigation as a lesson for all on how local, national and global decision-making impacts not only one community, but potentially, people around the globe. The program schedule includes multiple nights in Sydney and Melbourne, along with class activities outside these urban areas.
Travel together with faculty, staff and other participants from your CCSA program with optional group travel. If you opt for group travel CCSA will purchase a airline ticket from select U.S. cities on your behalf. The airline cost will be included in your final bill from CCSA. In addition to the flight, those that choose group travel also receive transport to/from the accommodation in the destination city and the airport.
You can check our currently available departure cities on our departures page CCSA highly recommends this option for those new to international travel.
roundtrip ground transportation between airport and the accommodation site.
CCSA faculty and staff to guide you through the immigration and customs process.
* All prices are estimates based on winter 2019 costs. Final pricing will be published on the CCSA website by May 2020.
Option 2 —Independent Travel:
If you wish to make independent travel arrangements and depart from a city not listed or travel outside the program dates please choose INDEPENDENT TRAVEL from the selection below. You will book your own flights and arrange your own transportation to/from the airport and the accommodation site of the program. This is a great option for going early, staying late, or using airline miles to purchase tickets. We highly recommend participants not fly standby for these programs as a late arrival may negatively impact your grade.
Important Note for Independent Travelers: Please be aware that your check-in date may be up to 24 hours AFTER the program start date (program dates include travel time). Check the CCSA website at https://ccsa.cc/departures for your scheduled date/time check-in.
Not required for U.S. citizens for less than a 3-month stay. Non-U.S. citizens are responsible for obtaining a visa as needed.
Program Dates December 26, 2020 —January 09, 2021
(14 days) Base Price
TBA Enrollment Status: OPEN
October 09, 2020 ($100 application discount if received by September 18)Scholarships: OPEN Due October 16. See our scholarships page
Business / Operations & Supply Chain Management
Exploring Resiliency and Restoration in Australia
Course Description: Experience the resiliency of Australia in the wake of recent bushfires—one of the worst natural disasters in history. In addition to learning about Australian culture while visiting Sydney and Melbourne, we’ll seek out service learning opportunities targeted at restoring habitat for Australia's wildlife. This business class will study the implications of population growth, climate change and globalization on Australia and the international business economy, while also focusing on risk management and supply chain management issues. We’ll hope to take away from this once-in-a-lifetime experience an understanding of what can minimize natural disaster damage in the future.