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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 for Fall 2015 and Spring 2016 programmes
Now accepting applications for Summer and Fall - 2015 and Spring - 2016


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


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


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


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

Spring 2015 Field Camp for the geology and Earth Systems Programs has just started. The Geology group is on its way to the Southern Alps and the ES crew is headed to Rarotonga. You can follow on our Facebook group site!

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

  • FA Student Publishes Research! FA Student Publishes Research!
    Frontiers Abroad and Lafayette College Student Brian Peacock recently published a journal article on his Frontiers Abroad research. The article entitled “Watershed-scale prioritization of habitat restoration sites for non-point source pollution management”...
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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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