Animal and Zoological Management
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- Study Abroad Advisory of Student Risk
- Student Experience
You will be staying in shared, dorm-style rooms with shared bathrooms. Hot showers and WiFi are available in all locations. Self-service laundry is available for a fee.
UC Davis reserves the right to change the accommodation location(s). Should this be necessary, we will arrange alternative lodging. Please note that elevators, air conditioners, central heat and other modern conveniences may not be available in all locations.
A welcome and farewell meal, as well as breakfast and lunch on workdays (Monday-Friday), are provided. All other meals are the student’s responsibility.
From Lonely Planet, Australia:
Port Douglas (Port or PD) is equal parts flash and fun, from the million-dollar marina to the dreamy Four Mile Beach and the five-star resorts big enough to warrant their own postcode.
The peninsula was the traditional home of the Yirrganydji people until European settlement turned it into a remote port and fishing village. Port Douglas really developed in the 1980s, thanks largely to the late entrepeneur Christopher Skase, becoming a sophisticated and upmarket resort town that's quite a contrast to Cairns' tourist scene. PD is well connected: the outer Great Barrier Reef is less than an hour offshore, the Dickson Inlet and estuary is packed with fish and crocs, and sunset sailing from the marina is too good to pass up.
Participation in this UC Davis Study Abroad program requires travel to and extended living in a foreign location(s) abroad. UC Davis Study Abroad endeavors to reduce and mitigate risk wherever possible. However, the environments and risks associated with living in these locations are substantially different than those found during a regular course of study at UC Davis. All participants must download and review the following information prior to departure. Any questions should be directed to the Program Coordinator.
Due to the nature of the program activities—which includes working with live animals—you may be at risk of contracting rabies if exposed to an infected animal. UC Davis Student Health and Counseling Services recommends that you receive the rabies vaccination prior to departure. Consult with UC Davis Student Health and Counseling Services or your private healthcare physician about this further.
- Animal and Veterinary Science Internships Health and Safety Advisory Packet (PDF)
- Study Abroad General Risk Advisory
- Program Specific Risk Advisory (PDF)
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