PUBLISHED: 4:05 PM on Wednesday, March 28, 2007
Juneau woman studies abroad in Australia
Alice Smoker of Juneau is spending this spring semester in Australia as part of a study abroad program with Lewis & Clark College. Smoker, a junior at Lewis & Clark, will study Australia's natural history and marine biology, as well as gain a comparative perspective on Pacific Rim international relations.

Based in Brisbane, the program will include excursions to the Great Barrier Reef, rain forests, and other regional areas of ecological and ethnic importance.

Smoker is one of 24 participants in this year's Lewis & Clark Australia program. About 110 students will participate in Lewis & Clark College's 13 off-campus study programs this year, studying both abroad and in the United States.

Located in Portland, Ore., Lewis & Clark is a private institution with a public conscience and international reach, enrolling approximately 1,900 undergraduate students and 1,300 students in graduate professional programs. The alumni, faculty, and students are recognized as global thinkers and leaders. The three schools offer undergraduate studies in the liberal arts and sciences and graduate professional programs in education, counseling, and law. For more information, go online to