As bushfires continue to affect Australia, our hearts go out to our Aussie friends, wildlife and the environment.

For every student who applies this month to either the Australian Environment, Wildlife and Conservation or the Tropical Marine Ecology 3-week summer programs, we’ll donate $300 to Friends of the Koala in New South Wales.

About the Australian Environment, Wildlife and Conservation program

Travel across Australia to ecologically important destinations exploring the environment and wildlife with local experts contextualized within the global ecological crisis. Learn more… 

Photo credit: Madison Pitts, University of Arkansas
About the Tropical Marine Ecology summer program

Best suited for students interested in biology and ecology, this program includes island stays in the Great Barrier Reef studying how the various landscapes thrive and interact with various populations and wildlife. Learn more… 

About Friends of the Koala

The volunteer organization – which students visit during the Australian Environment, Wildlife and Conservation course – is dedicated to conserving koalas and preserving their habitat through rescue and rehabilitation, protecting and enhancing koala habitats, educating the community and more. Due to ongoing drought and bushfires, the organization is currently handling an influx of koalas needing care and rely on donations to continue their work.

How to ensure the koalas get the $300

Complete all of the following items this month before February 29, 2020.

  • Submit your program application for either the Australian Environment, Wildlife and Conservation or the Tropical Marine Ecology program along with your $100 application deposit.*
  • Complete the TEAN Applicant Profile, Personal Statement and Emergency Contact sections of your application.
  • Submit your $1,200 program deposit.* The program deposit is refundable if you withdraw before March 15.
  • Submit a copy of official transcripts for every university attended to the address below postmarked by February 29 or e-transcripts can be emailed to
    The Education Abroad Network
    505 N LaSalle, Suite 200
    Chicago, IL 60654

*If your home university pays your application or program deposit, you are not required to complete this step.