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Study Abroad Programmes

Frontiers Abroad – Study Abroad Programmes in Aotearoa/New Zealand

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. Frontiers Abroad offers four different semester and summer programmes. Our programmes combine field-based education, inquiry-based learning, and research projects to provide an incredible study abroad experience.

In addition we provide customozed study abroad programmes for US colleges and Universities.

Transcripts for all Frontiers Abroad programmes are provided by Lafayette College, our US school of record.


Study Abroad Programmes


Geology of New Zealand

University of Canterbury

The Geology of New Zealand Programme is designed specifically for Geology majors and consists of a 5-week field camp, coupled with a semester of study at the University of Canterbury, in Christchurch, New Zealand. The programme consists of 5 courses transcripted by Lafayette College.
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Spring Dates:January 6th to  June 28th
Fall Dates:June 7th to November 13th


New Zealand Earth Systems

University of Canterbury or University of Auckland

New Zealand Earth Systems is an interdisciplinary programme integrating Maori perspectives of stewardship with marine and coastal ecology, environmental science, policy, management and economics as a basis for tackling environmental issues. The program combines a five-week field camp experience with a campus semester at the University of Canterbury or the Univeristy of Auckland. The programme consists of 5 courses transcripted by Lafayette College.
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Fall Dates:June 7th to November 13th
Spring Dates:January 14 to June 28th


Earth Systems Science Field Camp – Summer Programme

Field Based Programme

Frontiers Abroad’s Earth Systems Science Field Camp – Summer Programme focuses on analyzing the Cook Island and New Zealand Earth System through the worldviews of both the Māori and western science. We explore how both indigenous knowledge and western science are utilized to manage New Zealand’s natural resources through field based education and community engagement.
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Dates: June 7th to July 17th