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Study Abroad - New Zealand / Australia

Students hiking in New Zealand


The New Zealand trip uses the theme of sustainable development to explore the relationship between people and their natural environment. Five days will be spent in the garden city of Christchurch, followed by a nearly three week field study of the South Island, including Mount Cook, the wild West Coast, swimming with dolphins at Kaikoura, a guided kayak trip of Abel Tasman National Park, a guided hike on Fox Glacier, a sheep farm visit, a visit to a Maori marae, and a boat cruise on Milford Sound.

In Australia the program integrates field excursions, discussions, essays and reflections on challenges to protecting and conserving fragile environments while sustaining human societies. Participants can expect to read articles, write essays, complete on-site group projects and discuss experiences related to their time in the rainforest, the bush and at the Great Barrier Reef.

When: New Zealand - May 16-June 10, 2011Student in Australia

When: Australia - June 14-July 9, 2011

Get 6 hours of course credit in New Zealand:

  • PRT 491 - Conservation & Natural Resources in New Zealand (3)
  • PRT 491 - Protected Area Use and Management in New Zealand (3)

Get 6 hours of course credit in Australia:

  • PRT 449 - Human Dimensions of Natural Resourece in Australia (3)
  • PRT 450 - Susatining Natural Environments in Australia (3)

Apply online at:

Deadline: February 11, 2011

Scholarship information also available online through the study abroad office.

Print the flyer:Study Abroad in New Zealand and Australia

Contact Roger Moore or Annette Moore for information about studying in New Zealand / Australia - Summer 2011.

Find out more about Study Abroad at NC State.