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This program will examine the natural and cultural history and resource conservation of New Zealand's South and North Islands. Indigenous and modern cultures will be explored, particularly human dimensions of natural resource use and management. New Zealand's isolation has left this island nation with a unique natural heritage. The plants and animals that have evolved here are unknown elsewhere in the world.
The program will focus on topics related to conservation, natural resources, protected areas, human cultures, and sustainable tourism and development through educational travel, field trips, active participation, lecture presentations, seminars and coursework exercises. The goal is to use the New Zealand case to integrate different perspectives of diverse natural, biological, and social systems to understand their relationships. The courses (PRT 449 + PRT 450) fulfill Interdisciplinary Perspectives and Global Knowledge requirements.
Wednesday January 16 at 6 PM in 1214 Jordan Hall Addition
- PRT 449: Human Dimensions of Natural Resources in New Zealand (3 credits)
- PRT 450: Sustaining Natural Environments in New Zealand (3 credits)
- NC State Program Cost
- $5,050. See budget sheet for total estimated cost of attendance.
- May 14 - June 9, 2019 (subject to change)
Various locations throughout New Zealand including Dunedin, Mount Cook, Te Anau, Queenstown, Christchurch, Kaikoura, Abel Tasman National Park,
Rotorua, the Hobbiton movie set & a Maori marae!
- Dr. Annette Moore, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Dr. George Hess, email@example.com
- 2.0+ GPA
- Not on active disciplinary probation
- Not on Academic Integrity Probation currently or during the prior semester
Imagine visiting snow-capped mountains rising 12,000 feet out of the sea; cruising the largest fiords in the world; hiking massive glaciers carving their way to the ocean; experiencing close encounters with flora and fauna unknown elsewhere in the world; kayaking to deserted beaches through turquoise waters; and discovering the stunning scenery of the Lord of the Rings. New Zealand's South Island is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful islands in the world. The program will begin with several days in Dunedin, followed by an approximately 2-week field study of the South Island. A typical itinerary includes Mount Cook, the wild West Coast, swimming with dolphins at Kaikoura (weather permitting), a guided kayak of Abel Tasman National Park, a guided hike on Fox Glacier, a sheep farm visit, and a boat cruise on Milford Sound. The last week of the program will be spent on the North Island and includes visits to parks, beaches, and a stay at a Maori Marae. Our experiential education focuses on learning through guided action.
You will stay in comfortable hostels and sometimes hotels/motels in the larger cities. All accommodations are safe, secure and clean, and you will be sharing rooms with other students. Occasionally, you might camp or stay in more rustic accommodations for a night or two. Some meals are included in the cost of the program.
For additional program details and information please see Wolfpack Abroad.
The University reserves the right to alter the program format and/or costs in case of conditions beyond its control. If the program is canceled or a student withdraws, a refund of program costs may not be available in all cases. Please refer to the Study Abroad Office Withdrawal and Refund Policy for details. Questions may be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.