International Studies Abroad ®est. 1987


Available Excursions for Cairns

Excursions may not be available for all programs and sessions.

Atherton Tablelands

Travel to a host of beautiful rainforest areas, including crystal clear waterfalls, ancient rainforests, crater lakes, beautiful mountain areas, the chance to see native wildlife such as tree kangaroos and platypus, and lots of great views of green countryside and farmlands. Students will get to... Read More

Byron Bay Bridging Cultures Program

Every ISA student participating in a semester or year program in Australia will begin their adventure abroad with a four day Bridging Cultures Program in gorgeous Byron Bay, Australia. The Bridging Cultures Program is a multi-day orientation that blends adventure, information sessions and... Read More

Daintree National Park

Travel north of Cairns along Australia's Premier scenic coastal road to the Daintree National Park. Students enjoy a refreshing swim and morning tea at the famous Mossman Gorge before travelling, via cable ferry, across the Daintree River to Cape Tribulation. While visiting, take in picture... Read More


Visit Kuranda, the "Village in the Rainforest," located at the top of the mountain range just behind Cairns. Spend some time wandering the eclectic markets, enjoy a rainforest walk, take a leisurely cruise on the Barron River or visit one of many attractions such as the Butterfly Sanctuary,... Read More

Spring/Fall Break Excursions

Optional for some or all sessions
In addition to the ISA included excursions in Australia, semester or year abroad students will have the opportunity to participate in optional spring/fall break excursions. The purpose of these trips is to give students exciting options to explore their host country or another unique destination... Read More