Program Details

The program is offered in partnership with the EcoQuest Education Foundation/Te Rarangahau Taiao, which sponsors students' New Zealand visa applications, hosts the program for a field experience, and provides evaluation and oversight. Field studies inclu
Location:
Auckland, New Zealand
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
Undergraduate
Term:
Fall Semester

Program Overview

Program Description:
The program is offered in partnership with the EcoQuest Education Foundation/Te Rarangahau Taiao, which sponsors students' New Zealand visa applications, hosts the program for a field experience, and provides evaluation and oversight. Field studies include the Waikato and the Taupo regions, a Maori community on the flanks of Mt Ruapehu, Wellington, and the greater Auckland area. Field seminars focus on environmental management, biodiversity protection, Maori culture, national public policy, and urban planning. In Auckland, students intern for seven weeks in a local organization, becoming directly involved in efforts and debates around wildlife conservation, environmental advocacy, sustainability, transportation, water quality, youth development, cultural pluralism, and human rights. While in Auckland, students are lodged in homestays with accredited families. Each student has his or her own room, and meals are provided. During field visits, students are housed in various types of community facilities and provided with group meals. In some cases students shop and prepare meals together. A distinctive feature of the program is an internship of several weeks during the program's six-week segment in Auckland. Program faculty are now making arrangements with organizations in Auckland active in wildlife and habitat conservation, climate change, food, environmental law, sustainability, transportation advocacy, community-based television, water quality, Permaculture and Transition Towns initiatives, local democracy, youth development, and urban agriculture.
Setting Description:
The program is based in central Auckland, with field study in selected communities outside the city. Auckland class meetings take place in facilities close to the Central Business District.
Cost:
Some schools have a different fee structure. Check with your home institution first. "Nonmember" school students pay $18,300.

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