Study Abroad

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 2017-January 2018

Academics: Earn 3 credits of non-laboratory science for your core requirements. The course will be led by Douglas Robinson.

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

Apply now to study abroad in New Zealand in 2018!

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 are $4,800 which includes 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 to study abroad in New Zealand in 2018!

Application Deadline: October 20, 2017