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  • Locations: Auckland, New Zealand; Wellington, New Zealand
  • Program Terms: Winter
  • Program Sponsor: CCSA- Cooperative Center for Study Abroad 
  • Dates / Deadlines
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Housing Options: Hostel
Program Description:

Program Details:

Application Fee: $150 if paid by September 15, 2018, $250 thereafter. 
Program Base Price: See CCSA Website
Estimated Airfare: See CCSA Website
Dates: December 26, 2018 - January 8, 2019
Scholarships: Yes (see scholarships page)

APSU Requirements:
APSU Application Fee: $30 (will be billed to student's account)
(APSU students need to complete CCSA and APSU study abroad applications)
APSU Tuition: $798 (3 credits hours. Tuition will increase in July 2018)
(APSU students need to pay tuition in order to receive credit for the class)


Program Description:

New Zealand offers a unique and diverse opportunity for your study abroad experience. Known for its mixture of European and Maori cultures, New Zealand is unlike any other English-speaking country in the world. The Kiwis – local folks – know how to make you feel welcome while opening up new ways of seeing the world around you. You may arrive unsure of what you will find, but you will leave knowing that you must come back.

Program includes round-trip air transportation from Cincinnati to New Zealand and ground / air transporting between program sites. Round-trip air transportation from other cities and / or extensions to the departure or return date will be considered on a case-by-case basis, at your own expense.

The price of this CCSA program includes:

  • accommodations in twin rooms with the occasional use of multi-bedded rooms
  • All required program excursions
  • Course-related activities and entrances
  • Ground transportation for course activities
  • Daily breakfast and some additional meals
  • Health and emergency evacuation insurance
  • Program directors and staff on-site 24/7
  • Additional cultural program excursions

Optional Group Travel:

A GROUP TRAVEL OPTION through CCSA is available at additional cost and includes:

  • Round-trip air transportation from one of CCSA's designated departure cities; round-trip air transportation from other cities may be considered on a case-by-case basis.
  • Round trip shuttle service between the destination/departure airport(s) and the accommodation sites.
Travel with friends and other participants on this program as a group all the way to your destination! If this is your first time abroad (or even flying!) we highly recommend you travel as part of the group. Round-trip air transportation from cities otherthan CCSA-designated airports may be considered on a case-by-case basis at an additional cost.


Course(s) Offered:

Art and Design / History / Architecture

Contemporary Art and Indigenous Cultures of New Zealand
Course Description: Become an art explorer and uncover New Zealand’s rich and exciting past and contemporary art scene. We’ll visit museums, meet leading artists, and learn about this island nation’s global contributions to the arts in Auckland, Rotorua, Wellington, and Christchurch. Experience the native traditions of the Maori people at the National Tattoo Museum and visit a Maori Village. The beautiful environment influences New Zealand art, so we’ll visit lakes and the geothermal Ring of Fire and examine how history and nature connect with the current artistic vision of New Zealand. Explore the art of New Zealand and discover your artistic vision.
Dr. Ilona Szekely | 3 Cr. Hrs. | U/GR

Biology / Earth and Environmental Science

Island Biogeography: Exploring the Biodiversity of New Zealand
Course Description: Uncover the ecology, biology and geology behind the diverse wildlife of New Zealand. On our journey from Christchurch on the South Island to Auckland on the North Island, we plan to trek through the Banks Peninsula, go birding along the Kapiti coastline, brave the geothermal landscape of Taupo, explore the Waitomo caves, and island-hop in the Hauraki Gulf. Through field excursions and participation in local research and conservation efforts, students will learn to identify species of birds, mammals and plants, to map habitats, and to estimate species diversity. All skills and experiences during this course will help students explore, understand, and protect our planet’s ecosystems.
Prerequisite: Introductory Biology
Dr. Stephanie Snyder | 3 Cr. Hrs. | U


New Zealand: Interaction of Indigenous and European Cultures
Course Description: Discover New Zealand’s history and how its unique geography impacted the native Maori culture and European colonizers. We’ll explore history in the streets and museums of Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch; a Maori village; and the geothermal wonders of the Ring of Fire and Lake Taupo. Learn what attracted the first Polynesian settlers over 700 years ago and Dutch and British explorers like Captain James Cook in the 17th and 18th century. The complex interaction between sailors, missionaries, colonists and the native Maori will be the focus of our journey. And maybe you will see a mythical hobbit.
Dr. Cynthia W. Resor | 3 Cr. Hrs. | U/GR

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Winter 2019 09/19/2019 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.