Please note: We are currently evaluating Fall 2020 program date changes due to Covid
Frontiers Abroad offers earth and environmental science study abroad programmes to US colleges and Universities in the diverse culture and environment of New Zealand. Our point of difference is our emphasis on field and research learning, with our goal to make you a better candidate for top research graduate institutions and employment opportunities. Programs integrate a 4-5 week field experience with a campus semester at either the University of Canterbury or University of Auckland.
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. Following field-camp, students transition to a campus semester at the University of Canterbury located in Christchurch on New Zealand’s South 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. Students will explore the Mt. Ruapehu, Banks Peninsula, the Southern Alps, and Kaikoura through a series of field modules.
Both the Geology of New Zealand and New Zealand Earth Systems are offered as field camp options during the US summer (June-July). Summer only students work alongside the semester students during field camp. Please Note: Due to COVID 19 - we are not offering summer field camps for 2020.
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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.