Earn 2.5 credits while exploring beautiful New Zealand.
The Department of Geography and Tourism Studies is pleased to announce the Winter 2023 New Zealand Term Abroad Program, a full academic term abroad that will take place between January and March 2023.
Virtual Information Session
Did you miss our Virtual Info Session? Please email Dr. David Brown (firstname.lastname@example.org) for a link to the event recording.
APPLICATIONS NOW CLOSED!
We are no longer accepting applications for the Winter 2023 New Zealand Term Abroad Program. Forms were due to the Department by May 31, 2022.
- Open to all Brock students
- Domestic students will receive a minimum bursary of $1,500 (all participants) to upwards of $4,000 (certain eligible participants) from the Federal Global Skills Opportunity (GSO) program to go towards trip expenses **
- Spend a whole term exploring New Zealand with Dr. David Brown
- Earn 2.5 Brock credits
- This is an OSAP eligible program
- Learn alongside students from many different backgrounds
- Credit will count towards your Tourism Studies or Geography major or minor, or as an elective credit
We anticipate that the Term Abroad in New Zealand program will begin at the University of Otago on January 9 through February 17 (1.5 credits), and run during the regular Otago Summer School session until Feb. 17. Immediately after, GEOG-TOUR 3F97 (1.0 credit) will run from February 17 – March 14, 2023. Details to be confirmed once the University of Otago finalizes their Summer School schedules.
By the end of the program, you will complete the following 2.5 credits, which is equivalent to a full Winter Term course load:
- GEOG/TOUR 3F97 Tourism Field Course (1.0 credit). Students will spend up to 25 days in the field on this course, as part of the Term Abroad in New Zealand program.
- TOUR-IASC 3P93: Heritage Interpretation in the Digital Age (0.5 credit).
- TOUR 306: Ecotourism and Sustainable Development (1.0 credit, University of Otago), or equivalent, as approved by the Department of Geography and Tourism Studies and your home department (if applicable).
Domestic students will receive a minimum bursary of $1,500 (all participants) to upwards of $4,000 (certain eligible participants) from the Federal Global Skills Opportunity (GSO) program (the program targets students in financial need, Indigenous students, and students with learning disabilities for additional subsidy).
Course and program fees are eligible for GSO funding of $1,500 – $4,000, as assessed by Brock’s Student Accounts and Financial Aid office, and for OSAP. By submitting your application for this program (below), you will be automatically assessed for this GSO funding subsidy.
OneApp will open for the 2022-23 school year on on August 1st, 2022 and can be accessed at https://brocku.ca/safa/awards-and-bursaries/oneapp.
Please contact Brock Central if you have any questions about tuition, OSAP, or financial aid.
IMPORTANT NOTE: All costs outlined below are best estimates, but may change due to unforeseen circumstances.
The full Term Abroad in New Zealand program is anticipated to cost approximately $8000 (“the program fee”), but that amount will be subsidized generously (see “Funding” section below).
Program fees ($8,000) are distributed in the following categories:
- Return air travel from Toronto to Dunedin, and from Auckland to Toronto after the field course, is included in your program fee. We will likely purchase tickets as a group. Note that current volatility in oil process may affect the cost of air tickets due to fuel surcharges.
- During the University of Otago Summer School session (Jan. 9-Feb.17), you will be staying in residence at St. Margaret’s College, University of Otago. Accommodation (double occupancy) and meals at St. Margaret’s Dining Hall are included in your program fee.
- During the GEOG-TOUR 3F97 International Field Course, you will be staying in a range of hotels, motels, lodges, hotels, and holiday parks. Accommodation (double occupancy) is included in your program fee.
- During the University of Otago Summer School session (Jan. 9-Feb.17), meals at St. Margaret’s Dining Hall are included in your program fee.
- Local Transportation
- At the University of Otago: An airport shuttle will be provided to transport us from Dunedin Airport and the University of Otago upon arrival. St. Margaret’s College is located on the Otago campus. All lecture halls and downtown Dunedin are within walking distance of the College.
- On the GEOG-TOUR 3F97 Field Course: we will travel by hired motor coach. All program-related ground transportation costs are included in your program fee, including an airport drop-off in Auckland at the end of the field program if you are returning home or travelling elsewhere.
- Admission fees
- This trip will include visits to various national parks, museums, cultural attractions, and institutions. Certain program-related admissions are included in your program fee.
Additional fees include:
- Your regular Brock tuition fees are not included in the program fees (except for the additional cost of Otago transfer credit TOUR 306: Ecotourism and Sustainable Development, which is covered).
- Please follow regular tuition deadlines set by the Registrar’s Office for the Fall-Winter Term: https://brocku.ca/safa/tuition-and-fees/overview/undergraduate/
- During the GEOG-TOUR 3F97 field course (25 days), you will be responsible for your own meals. We will make regular provisioning stops at grocery stores so you will have the opportunity to purchase prepared meals or ingredients to prepare your own simple meals. You may also dine at takeaways or in restaurants where available. It’s recommended to budget at least $25 – 30/day for grocery store meals; higher if you eat in restaurants. Some accommodations will have simple cooking facilities (microwave, kettle, etc.).
- Admission fees (optional)
- Admission and fees for discretionary individual activities (including all adventure tourism activities) are the responsibility of the student.
Thank you for your interest in our New Zealand Term Abroad Program.
Applications for the Spring 2023 Winter Term Abroad in New Zealand Program were due by May 31, 2022 at 11:59 pm EST.
Photos of the New Zealand Term Abroad Program taken by Dr. David Brown.
Brock University continues to closely monitor the COVID-19 situation. The University follows the advice of Public Health authorities.
As of Sept. 7, 2021 Brock University’s vaccine mandate is in effect. Students and Faculty must be fully vaccinated to participate in this term abroad program and must provide the University with proof of vaccination status.
Due to the ongoing uncertainty of COVID-19, details of this field course are subject to change.
Program will be offered dependent on final enrollment.
Final dates are conditional on final course enrollment.
Limited spots available. Priority will be given to Geography and Tourism majors in their third and fourth year of studies. However, students from all Brock programs and any year of study are welcome to apply.