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Queensland Term Abroad

Brisbane & Day Trips

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Finals and Party
People at table

7 November
Night Out! — We finished classes and final exams; it was time for a celebration. What a great evening. Lots of fun, pictures, and pre-break excitement.

Rugby World Cup
Stadium shot

Rugby — The Rugby World Cup's been big news here the last couple of months. A number of our number have become quite interested. See what it's like.

Brisbane City

All Term
Cityscapes — Brisbane is our home away from home for most of the term. It's a modern city with lots to offer. Here are just a few images to give you a glimpse of the city.

UQ Campus
Students taking test

All Term
UQ Campus — We've lots of pictures from our various field trips, but we spend just as much time in class and in the library at the University of Queensland's St. Lucia campus. Campus is located in a bit horseshoe bend of the Brisbane River, a couple of kilometers from the city center.

Lone Pine Sanctuary
Alyssa and the wallaby

10 October
Koalas Everywhere — Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary is dedicated to the preservation of Australian Wildlife through education about the needs of our unique Australian animals. According to Lone Pine, "the best way to learn is to get close to Aussie Wildlife" and get close we did. Click here to visit the Lone Pine website.

Brisbane Forest Park
Rainbow Serpent (modern)

5 September
Brisbane Forest Park — Dr. Mike Pole, our Terrestrial Ecologist, took us to Mt Coot-tha Lookout and Brisbane Forest Park to begin our exposure to Australia's unique flora and fauna. After a short hike through some of the native vegetation and some Aboriginal rock art, we visited the animal park there. The park features a variety of stunning birds, as well as Platypus (though the Platypus must have been asleep, because it didn't make an appearance) and several kinds of wallabies. You know, it turns out that the wombat is quite a comical creature.