Study Abroad in the Outback
API students have an opportunity to study abroad in the Australian Outback on one of the most unique summer programs around – La Trobe University’s Edge of the Outback summer photography program. Students will spend 3 weeks in Mildura learning photographic techniques, and then participate in photography workshops and field trips into the Outback with a local Aboriginal guide, who will provide special insight into the cultural significance of the ancient landscape. At the end of the program, students will present their work in a gallery exhibition!
The program will be based in the city of Mildura, which is situated on the major arterial routes between the capital cities of Melbourne, Sydney and Adelaide. Mildura is a charming oasis by the Murray River. It is at the centre of a large agricultural region that spreads over parts of Victoria, South Australia and New South Wales. The area is often referred to as the Mediterranean in the outback, with its picturesque citrus groves and vineyards, endless sunshine and the cosmopolitan feel of a larger city. After three weeks in Mildura, participants will be able to experience a photographic journey through the Australian outback and develop their skills in digital and analogue photography. Students will visit unique and beautiful locations and witness evidence of indigenous camp fires and burial sites dating back nearly 50,000 years. Along the way, students will see kangaroos, emus, and goannas, as well as the endangered Yellow Footed Rock Wallaby.