Location and Culture
Located on Australia’s southeast coast, the seaside city of Melbourne is known for its parks, gardens, and beaches, as well as art festivals, sporting events, and fine dining establishments. Students can also explore the nearby mountains, deserts, mining downs, and extensive parklands and wildlife reserves. Average temperatures range from 51°F to 69°F in April, and 60°F to 80°F in December.
Past students at the Melbourne, Australia Project Center have:
- Evaluated an educational program teaching conservation to visitors at Zoos Victoria, a zoo consortium
- Worked with the E.W. Tipping Foundation to provide an evaluation of assistive technology options to improve the independence of people with disabilities
- Sought to improve engagement of aboriginal communities with emergency services in Victoria