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 Study Abroad in the Solomon Islands


Experience Pacific island life in a biodiverse nation of many islands, and engage firsthand with the development questions facing fragile Pacific Island environments. The urban capital of the Solomon Islands, Honiara (pronounced ho-knee-ár-a), lies on the northern coastline of Guadalcanal, the principal island in the nation. The climate is equatorial, and over 200 varieties of orchids and other tropical flowers dot the pristine landscape.

Explore the World Heritage-nominated Western Province region threatened by rising sea levels and other effects of climate change. Delve into the impact of a changing climate on public health while participating in challenging field activities in rough terrain. Conduct marine and terrestrial inventory and water quality assessments. Develop resource management plans to support responsible development activities.​
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Pacific Island Environmental & Community Health–Australia & Solomon Islands
Students with a deep commitment to service and sustainability will have the opportunity to engage with development issues facing fragile Pacific island environments. Six weeks of intensive training at the University of Queensland will prepare students for this unique research and work, while further study at the Solomon Islands National University (SINU) will ground students in the specific environmental and health challenges facing the nation. In the final phase of the program, students undertake group research projects as they work alongside SINU students in the magnificent remote communities of the Western Province.
Class Levels: Jr, SrLanguage of Instruction: English
Terms: SpringLanguage Prerequisites: None