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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.
Now accepting applications for SPRING 2015


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 program based in the Banks Peninsula. Read more


New Zealand Earth Systems - Auckland

This year's Earth Systems field camp will study kaitiakitanga - Maori concept of stewardship, marine and coastal ecology, glaciers and climate, and land use management Research projects will focus on kaitiakitanga with Dr. Dan Hikuroa! Read more


New Zealand Earth Systems - Canterbury

Earth Systems Canterbury will focus their research project on glaciers and climate, marine and coastal ecology and water land interactions. Field camp in Rarotonga and the North and South Islands! Read more


New Zealand Earth Systems - Fall

The Earth Systems fall program focuses on marine and coastal resources and management and community vulnerability, hazards and the disastrous Christchurch earthquake that changed the face of the Garden City. Read more

The FA program showed me that I wanted to continue my studies of geology into graduate school. It exposed me to research experience, extensive field geology, and awesome faculty/graduate students. More significantly, I was able to interact with the entire geology department throughout the semester–almost on the level of a graduate student–and I could clearly tell that I fit into the “graduate student” lifestyle. Hear more from alumni...

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
    In July 2011, Dr. Dan Hikuroa was made Research Director at Nga Pae o te Maramatanga (‘Horizons of Insight’), a National Centre of Research Excellence based at the University of Auckland. Frontiers...
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