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The Geology of New Zealand Programme combines a traditional five week geology field camp with a campus semester at the University of Canterbury. Field camp includes a series of interlinked modules that explore the stratigraphy, tectonics and hydrogeology of the South Island, and the volcanology and geothermal geology of the North Island. This programme is designed for US University students studying geology, geoscience, hydrology and environmental science. It is not open to students in other majors.
The New Zealand Earth Systems Programme at the University of Canterbury is an environmental science programme that combines environmental sciences, geosciences, hydrology and ecology to analyse current environmental issues. The four week field camp explores the North Island and South Island and includes geology, hydrology, natural hazards and indigenous knowledge modules. This programme is designed for US University students interested in environmental science or studies, geoscience, ecology or environmental chemistry. It is open to all science majors.
The New Zealand Earth Systems Programme at the University of Auckland analyses current environmental issues arising from the interface between nature and society through Māori and western scientific world views. We explore how both indigenous knowledge and western science are utilised to manage natural resources through field based education and scientific observation. A four week field experience will introduce students to both the North and South Islands of Aotearoa. This programme is designed for US University students interested in environmental science or studies and is open to all majors.
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 at the University of Canterbury (Geology of New Zealand and New Zealand Earth Systems - Environmental Sciences) with flexibility in tailoring your courses to fit your specific majors and interests. At the University of Auckland, we offer a New Zealand Earth Systems - Environmental Studies programme and introduces indigenous knowledge to help resolve environmental issues.
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 University of Canterbury is located on New Zealand's South Island in Christchurch. 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.
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.