Australia – Kristine Schad (2000)

Kristine Schad majored in biology at the University of Wisconsin at Stevens Point. During summer 2000, Kristine participated in a School for Field Studies program in northeastern Australia. Kristine studied tropical reforestation and worked with the community, government, and biological staff on limiting the destruction of the tropical rainforest. Kristine lived in the rainforest on the northeast coast of Queensland for the entire course. Kristine’s award of $1300 paid for her airline ticket to Australia.

Here are Kristine’s travel safety tips:

If you ride with a driver from a school program that makes you uncomfortable, speak to someone in charge immediately. If you are uncomfortable broaching the subject on your own, talk with other participants in order to have a group consensus.