Application, Deadlines, and Costs

FDSB – Sustainable Business Australia


The 2018 application will be posted during summer of 2017. If you wish to be notified when the 2018 FDSB Australia application and costs are available, please fill out this form.

Deadlines (2017)

Friday, November 18, 2016, 5:00 pm EST:

  • Last Day to Submit Application

Thursday, December 15, 2016:

  • Program Fee Due
  • Purchase Airline Tickets
  • Apply for Australian Visa
  • Submit All Required Program Documents from Acceptance Packet

Saturday, January 1, 2017

  • Departure Date from U.S. Origin City

Registration Fee (2017)

The 2017 registration fee for FDSB – Sustainable Business Australia is (USD) $4100 per participant

Registration fees include:

  • Accommodations for 11 days/10 nights (double occupancy)
  • Local transportation
  • Airfare from Sydney to Brisbane
  • Cultural and social events
  • Most breakfasts and lunches, occasional dinners

Participants will be responsible for any and all personal and/or additional expenses including (but not exclusive to) round-trip international airfare, visas, passports, currency exchanging fees, internet, faxes, phone, lodges incidentals or extensions, meals not covered in the program, Value Added Taxes (V.A.T), appropriate tips, vaccinations/inoculations, and any voluntary tours or excursions not covered in the program fee.

Optional Costs

Spouse or Adult Guest: $3550

Spouses and adult guests (at least 21 years old) will lodge with their faculty sponsor, and the program fee includes all transportation and cultural programs.

Twilight BridgeClimb (Sydney): $275 per person

With your Climb Leader as your guide, step by step you’ll ascend the arches of the Bridge and enjoy the iconic views of Sydney, situated in one of the most beautiful harbours on earth. Throughout your Climb, your Climb Leader will entertain you with stories about the history of the Bridge. From its construction, to its opening in 1932, right through to its place in day to day local celebrations. Participants will reach the summit of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, 134m above sea level, right in the heart of Sydney Harbour for an uninterrupted panorama of the city and surrounds. Whilst at the top, you’ll soak up the world around you while your Climb Leader captures your photo. Every ticket to the top includes a Climb Group Photograph, a Certificate of Achievement, a BridgeClimb Cap and free entry to the Pylon Lookout. For more information visit:

Lady Elliott Island Weekend Trip (Southern Great Barrier Reef): $825 per person

Participants who choose this option will fly with the rest of the group from Sydney to Brisbane. From there they will fly to Bundaberg, where they will board a small plane for the 1 hour ride to Lady Elliot Island. LEI is a coral cay island in a declared ‘Marine National Park Zone’. In addition to the marine wildlife, the island is home to thousands of birds and is therefore filled with the sounds and smells associated with them. If you long for an experience where you can get away from pretentious ‘name-brand Resorts with little substance’ and really interact with the tidal zone and the underwater water world of the Great Barrier Reef on your own terms then Lady Elliot Island is for you. For more information visit:

The trip fee includes:

  • Transportation to/from the island
  • Double accommodation
  • Meals on the island
  • Snorkel equipment
  • Some programming

Scuba lessons and equipment are available for an additional charge.

Single accommodation fees:

Regular program: add’l $1000 ($5100)

Lady Elliott trip: add’l $150 ($975)


*All Prices in USD*