• Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, Senior
• 2.8 cumulative GPA for semester programs; 2.6 cumulative GPA for summer programs
• Good academic and disciplinary standing
• Applicants must be eighteen years of age. Previous college-level ecology or biology course required for semester programs. Applicants must have completed at least one semester of college prior to the start of the program.
• Language Pre-requisite: None
• Open to UW Madison degree seeking students only. Other students should apply directly to School for Field Studies.


Biological & physical science, environmental studies

Classroom Language



Field Research Station

Program Duration

Fall semester: Mid-September - Mid-December
Spring semester: Early February - Mid- May
Summer Program: Early June - Early July or Mid-July - Mid-August or both

Application Deadline(s)

TermApplication Deadline
Spring 2014-15  10/3/2014
Summer 2015 Session I: Rainforest Studies-Aust/New Zealand 2/27/2015
Summer 2015 Session I AND II: Combined Sessions Jun-Aug 2/27/2015
Summer 2015 Session II: Rainforest Research-Australia 2/27/2015
Fall 2015-16  2/27/2015

Future durations will be posted at a later date.

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Australia, Yungaburra
SFS Rainforest Studies

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Offered through the School for Field Studies (SFS), the SFS Rainforest Studies programs are approved UW affiliate programs. The program options are: Tropical Rainforest Studies (semester), Summer Session I: Rainforest Management Studies, Summer Session II: Techniques for Rainforest Research. On these programs, you will understand the dynamics of rainforest ecosystems, including potential impacts of global climate change, and in turn develop rainforest restoration strategies that benefit both ecosystems and human communities.

You will be working closely with both IAP and SFS on these programs. You can access the programs' main information page through the SFS website to learn more about the academics, housing, excursions and activities, and location.