Frontiers Abroad is a “life changing experience” weaving (raranga) together personal exploration and wellbeing with academic pursuits across the physical and cultural landscapes of New Zealand (Aotearoa) and its communities. Our philosophy is that learning and growth occur when you are well, your mind is open, and you’re having fun!
Frontiers Abroad’s unique programme model seamlessly blends a multi-week field course component and a full semester on campus. There are two Earth and Environment programme options (Geology of New Zealand and New Zealand Earth Systems) with flexibility in tailoring your courses to fit your specific majors and interests.
Raranga- Maori weaving is an art form with practical outcomes of building food baskets and rope, but raranga is also used more symbolically for unity and togetherness of people, knowledge, and what binds our Earth.
Aotearoa- Land of the long white cloud
The Geology of New Zealand Programme (Geology) begins with a five-week field camp, which includes a series of interlinked modules that explore the stratigraphy, mountain building, and tectonics of the South Island, and the volcanology and geothermal geology of the North Island.
The New Zealand Earth Systems Programme analyzes current environmental issues arising from the interface between nature and society within the New Zealand Earth System through Māori and scientific world views. The four-week field camp takes advantage of sites on both the North Island and South Island of New Zealand.
We are currently accepting applications for Spring 2021. We are still waiting to see when and how international students will be allowed into New Zealand. Currently, due to border restrictions, only NZ citizens and residents may enter New Zealand. As soon as we have information we will update applicants and schools. Please note - due to COVIS - we may have to change program dates and field modules.
That is Mt. Doom!
The University of Canterbury is located on New Zealand's South Island in Christchurch. Located and within hours of world class hiking, climbing , camping and paddling - we recommend UC for the adventurous students. Students studying at Canterbury live in Ilam Apartments. Click on link to learn more.
Located in Auckland, UoA is New Zealand top ranked university. Located in a vibrant city and close to wonderful beaches and forests, Auckland is the perfect place to study for those looking for an active city life with easy access to the outdoors. Students studying at Auckland live in Carlaw Student Village. Click on link to learn more.