A GROUP of international student volunteers has completed a set of stairs to the Korora Lookout in an effort to improve visitor experience.
The seven students have travelled from areas of China, Russia and the United States during their summer break with the help of International Student Volunteers and Conservation Volunteers Australia.
The project aims to teach students about the importance of conservation in our local area.
Overseeing the volunteers is Fores...Read More
EIGHT university students from the United States have joined forces with the Budj Bim rangers for two weeks of revegetating Indigenous Protected Area properties. Winda-Mara Aboriginal land management co-ordinator Matthew Butt said the students were part of the International Student Volunteers program.
"They will spend until next Friday here and be involved with the rangers planting up to 15,000 native trees and grasses accross five sites." he said.
"We have started at Ty...Read More
This past July, I found myself on a plane across the world. I had been planning for a year to travel to Australia with International Student Volunteers. In June, I was assigned to volunteer in Tasmania, a small island off Australia’s southern coast. Being the natural born worrier that I am, I worried. I worried about how cold it would be (it’s Australia’s winter), the rustic conditions we would be living in, and the difficulty of the conservation work we’d be completin...Read More
Take Tasmania's prickliest weed, seven enthusiastic young Americans, and an internationally recognised wetland.
They are the basic ingredients for an International Student Volunteers (ISV) project.
The Tasmanian Land Conservancy-hosted the US student group at its central east coast property that surrounds the Ramsar-listed wetland, Moulting Lagoon.Read More
INTERNATIONAL student volunteers from North America joined forces with local community groups in Robe and Natural Resources SE for significant environmental projects across the region last month.Read More
A GROUP of seven international university students have visited Mount Gambier to plant trees as part of a unique four-week volunteer and adventure program.
The program was coordinated by International Student Volunteers (ISV), a not-for-profit organisation that provides educational volunteer programs to university students and youth.
During their first week in Mount Gambier, the group planted more than 4000 plants and shrubs as part of the Glenelg Hopkins Catchment Man...Read More
A crew of seven US students is doing just that — and loving it.
The college students are spending their summer break as volunteers with the Tasmanian Land Conservancy.
They are this week pulling out Montpellier Broom at Flat Rock Reserve near Bagdad, staying in the relative luxury of a house after a shearers’ shack when they worked last week at Long Point Reserve near Coles Bay on the state’s East Coast.
“I can honestly say, without a d...Read More
The first ISV group in 2 years have added their fantastic contribution to Wild Mountains. Two weeks have gone by since they left with some time for reflection. As always their work plays a significant part in the maintenance and operations of this centre which focusses on taking responsibility for one’s actions and living more lightly on the planet so as to conserve the resources and beauty of spaceship Earth.
Many students had positive attitudes to an experience that can pro...Read More
1) From the Midwestern state of Indiana, Megan Broecker is a university student who said her understanding of Australian history has been boosted immeasurably by her Tyrenderra visit.
2) Accompanied by Gunditjmara rangers, nine American university students have spent last few days planting trees and performing other environmental tasks at Budj Bim.Read More
Eight students from the United States have spent a week and a bit out at Banrock Station, in the Riverland, as part of the NGO International Student Volunteers program.
Banrock have been hosting students as part of the program since 2006 (nearly a decade!).
Today, four of the students came in to the ABC Riverland studio.Read More
THE Little Desert Nature Lodge was the 'home base' for a group of students from the University of Northern Arizona and the University of Nevada Reno, who are taking part in the International Student Volunteers (ISV) program.
Conservation Volunteers Australia has been fantastic in coordinating the work along with helping facilitate a number of learning opportunities for the Students and Joe Park, their ISV Project Leader.
During the time spent in the Little Desert Nature...Read More
EIGHT volunteers from the USA spent last week constructing steps, installing seating and tables and maintaining walking trails in Bodalla and Dampier State Forests, thanks to a partnership between Forestry Corporation of NSW and Conservation Volunteers Australia.
The ISV (International Student Volunteers) conservation work was done just prior to the hazard reduction burn undertaken last week.
Bodalla Forest Rest Area and the Mummaga Lake Walking Track had been closed in ...Read More
TRUCKEE, Calif. — Michelle Campusano, a Truckee native currently attending University of Nevada, Reno, will be traveling “down under” to volunteer with Australia’s endangered animals and environments. Campusano will participate in a unique travel program in Australia this summer as a volunteer, restoring Australia’s deteriorating natural habitat and declining animal population, following years of poor land practice and environmental devastati...Read More
FOUR hundred student volunteers who are learning about sustainable travel will visit the Great Barrier Reef later this year.
Passions of Paradise sales and marketing manager Adam O'Malley said the US-based international volunteer program ISV had selected Passions of Paradise to host the students during their fourweek trip to Australia.
"Groups of the students will arrive from June to September and their stay in Cairns will include a day trip on the Passions of Paradise c...Read More
During the summer of 2008, UNCW junior Megan Gredler spent four weeks in Australia as part of the International Student Volunteers, Inc. (ISV) program. When she left on the plane, she was leaving as an American citizen. But she returned as not only an American citizen, but a global citizen, according to UNCW.
"Preparing our students to be global citizens" is UNCW's fourth strategic goal. The university has a total of seven, all branching off the main goal, which is to "create the m...Read More
Imagine travelling half way around the world to help save something you've never heard of...
When Abbey and Rachel signed up to leave their North American homes and travel to Australia for a month to volunteer on a conservation project, they probably weren't expecting to be standing on the edge of the Port Fairy golf course on a cold, windy, drizzly day, faced with the task of planting around 2,000 trees...
Along with a small group of fellow volunteers from Canada and th...Read More
Wild Mountains relies on its volunteer support with International Student Volunteers being especially important.
Each year we host teams of up to 15 university students from the US, Canada and Great Britain for two weeks at a time where they undertake a variety of tasks critical to Wild Mountains’ development.
Wild Mountains was one of the first project partners for Read More