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  • Locations: Sydney, Australia
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: Loop Abroad 
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Click here for a definition of this term Language of Instruction: English Click here for a definition of this term Class Status: 1-first year, 2-sophomore, 3-junior, 4-senior, 5-grad student, 6-other
Click here for a definition of this term Areas of Study: Animal Science, Marine Science, Veterinary Science, Zoology Program Type: Study Abroad
Program Description:

A two-week adventure “down under” to volunteer at the Walkabout Wildlife Park in Calga Springs outside Sydney, Australia. Study zoology, wildlife care, and zoo veterinary medicine with koalas, kangaroos, echidnas, wallabies, and all kinds of other Australian wildlife.Enjoy a fun few tourist days in Sydney and a day trip to a nearby beach town, explore aboriginal sites in the bush, visit the Targona Zoo, and study “Australian Wildlife Handling, Conservation, and Care” with your veterinarian (DVM) trip leaders in the classroom and with the animals.

Who It’s For

This program is designed for university-aged students who are interested in becoming veterinarians or working professionally with animals. Participants must be at least 18 years old. Most are 18 to 25, but we also accept full-time undergraduates over 25.

There are no pre-requisites for this program. You do not need to be in school currently to apply. Individuals of any nationality may apply.

Each group of up to 10 students will have its own veterinarian and work with several wildlife rangers.


• Assist in treatment rounds with Australian wildlife
• Health check kangaroos and koalas
• Examine pythons and echidnas
• Learn to handle and assess possums and bandicoots
• Discover the anatomy, behavior, and care needs of Australian animals from a zoo vet perspective
• Create enrichments for everyone from dingos to cockatoos
• Perform veterinary labs such as marsupial necropsies
• Enjoy two days exploring Sydney

Dates Open for Application:
May 11 – May 28, 2023
May 27 – June 11, 2023
June 10- June 25, 2023
June 24 – July 9, 2023
July 8 – July 23, 2023