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Frontiers Abroad

Frontiers Abroad designs and implements field and research focused earth and environmental science study abroad programmes for undergraduates. Our name reflects our unique field curriculum and teaching locations in a remote part of the world, New Zealand and the Cook Islands. We are now accepting applications Spring 2016 programmes
Now accepting applications for Spring - 2016

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The Geology of New Zealand

The Geology of New Zealand combines a traditional 5 -week field camp with a campus semester at the University of Canterbury. Central to the program is a semester long research project. Geology of NZ program now offered in Fall semester with field camp in June and July. Read more

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New Zealand Earth Systems

The New Zealand Earth Systems analyzes current environmental issues arising from the interface between nature and society. This year, students study kaitiakitanga - the Maori concept of stewardship, marine and coastal ecology, glaciers and climate, and land use management. Read more

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Environmental Economics, Sustainable Business and Entrepreneurship

The Environmental Economics, Sustainable Business and Entrepreneurship programme is designed specifically for economics, finance and business undergraduates. Central to the learning experience is a Internship Course or an Economics Research Methods Course. Read more

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Māori, Science and the Environment – Summer

Frontiers Abroad's field based summer program - Māori, Science and the Environment - focuses on analyzing environmental issues and hazards of the Cook Islands and New Zealand Earth Systems through the worldviews of both the Māori and "western" science. Read more

Congratulations to former FA student Gabe Lewis and FA Director Sam Hampton for their new publication "Visualizing volcanic processes in Sketch Up: An integrated geo-education tool Download the publication here!

Why choose FA?

  • Field Camp!
  • Research opportunities
  • Leading New Zealand Researchers
  • Family atmosphere
  • 190+ satisfied alumni
  • Transcript from Lafayette College
  • 15 academic credits
  • New Zealand is beautiful
  • Rarotonga

Explore the endless possibilities

  • New Student Publication! New Student Publication!
    We are proud to announce that Frontiers Abroad Alumni Karina Greater’s New Zealand based research was just accepted into the journal American Mineralogist. The publication is entitled “Formation of rhyolite at the Okataina Volcanic Complex,...
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  • FA Spotlight – Dr. Dan Hikuroa FA Spotlight – Dr. Dan Hikuroa
    Watch Dr. Dan Hikuroa, the New Zealand Earth Systems Director and Research Director at Nga Pae o te Maramatanga (‘Horizons of Insight’), a National Centre of Research Excellence based at the University...
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