Study Abroad In

New Zealand

Find yourself on the other side of the world in New Zealand!

Explore the cultural and biological diversity of New Zealand. This multi-week trip will include visits to reintroduction/colony sites of many endangered species, the major cities of New Zealand, and strong-holds of the first settlers of New Zealand. Trip participants will interact with third grade students at Balmville Elementary School to explore the differences in biological diversity and conservation, and environmental practices between the United States and New Zealand. Apply now!

When: Winter Interim: December 27, 2015 - January 21, 2016

Academics: Earn 3 credits of non-laboratory science for your core requirements.

Affiliated Institution: All courses and faculty members are associated with MSMC and all credits will be issued by the institution.

Apply Now - New Zealand 2016!

Facilities: Lectures will be conducted at various sites throughout New Zealand including Victoria University, Tiritiri Matangi Open Sanctuary, Otago Peninsula Royal Albatross, and Brook Waimarama Sanctuary.

Immersion Opportunities:

  • Trip to Rotorua to experience traditional Maori culture.
  • Kiwi habitat restoration project in the Karori Sanctuary
  • Visit Royal Albatross and Yellow-eyed Penguin colonies

Housing: Students will stay in fully equipped youth hostels with one or two nights of camping in the national parks. Hostels are clean,  well -maintained,  safe, and meet all national safety standards.

Program Costs: Approximate costs $4,800 and include airfare, tuition, housing, transportation, and comprehensive health insurance.

Physical Requirements: This program requires students to be in moderate physical shape. Students should be able to carry their own backpacks on walks and able to camp, live and learn in a fairly rustic environment.

Apply Now - Study Abroad New Zealand 2016!

Application Deadline: October 15, 2015

For more information, please contact us: 

Ashley Knox
Study Abroad Coordinator
Office of International Programs
Mount Saint Mary College
330 Powell Ave, Newburgh, NY 12550

Douglas A. Robinson, Jr., PhD
Assistant Professor of Biology, Division of Natural Sciences
Mount Saint Mary College
330 Powell Ave, Newburgh, NY 12550

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