Program Details

This four week summer course will provide the opportunity for students to study organizational communication within the contexts and cultures in New Zealand. The course will begin with historical background of the colonization of Aotearoa/New Zealand and
Location:
Wellington, New Zealand
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
Undergraduate
Term:
Summer

Program Overview

Program Description:
Aotearoa/New Zealand is a country full of contradiction. With the first people setting foot on “the land of the long white cloud” only 800 years ago, the country is home to enduring Maori traditions but also grapples with intractable issues of post-colonialism. Strong identifications with “Kiwi identity” nestle alongside a growing immigrant population and meaningful multiculturalism. Lush biodiversity contrasts with some of the most pressing climate change issues, including the depletion of the Ozone layer over Australasia. Additionally New Zealand companies are responsive to local interests while simultaneously making global headlines in agribusiness, technology, and other innovative markets. Such contradiction means that New Zealand is a different country for different people, and it is this broad diversity that makes it an excellent site for the study of organizational communication.

This four week summer course will provide the opportunity for students to study organizational communication within the contexts and cultures in New Zealand. The course will begin with historical background of the colonization of Aotearoa/New Zealand and the Maori experience, transition from this rich entwining of people and land to a study of the country’s biggest export earner, the dairy industry, and then move to exploration of the country’s burgeoning high-tech, start up, and film industries.

By the conclusion of this course, students will be able to: 1) Capably identify and name key organizational communication theories and concepts and explain how they are exemplified in New Zealand’s history of colonialism as well as contemporary organizational practices. 2) Recognize the communicative practices Maori people use to maintain their social and cultural history and present community by visiting the Maori cultural center as well as meeting with Maori leaders. 3) Generate a substantial scholarly essay on communication, labor and land in New Zealand.
Setting Description:
Housing & Meals: Information on housing and meals will become available at a later date. Please continue to check back for more information as it becomes available. Cultural Activities: • Te Hana Te Ao Marama – Maori Cultural Center • Auckland Museum - Maori and Pacific Island Collections • Howick Historical Village • Voyager New Zealand Maritime Museum • Waikato – dairy and sheep farming province with site visits to several farms • Waikato & Taupo - Regions used during the filming of the “Lord of the Rings” series • Auckland Central Business District • Waitomo – geothermal sites
Cost:
Program cost will be posted on the program page in December

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