Program: Australia and New Zealand: Intercultural Experiences
Credit Hours: 3-6
Dates: May 10th to May 30th
Auckland, Rotorua, Sydney, Cairns, Port Douglas
New Zealand and Australia offer a unique opportunity to study differences in how a native culture and a modern culture co-exist. In the case of New Zealand, the cultures appear to co-exist as relative equals and have merged to form a co-culture. Australia spent years attempting to marginalize the aboriginal culture, and it has only been in the past few decades begun to recognize the relative importance of the native culture to Australia.
The program also provides students with the opportunity to study how their academic specialization is lived in another culture. The social, cultural, and legal rules that govern relationships, organizations, values and one's place are sufficiently different as to provide the ability to develop insights into intercultural, interpersonal, organizational, mass communication and public relations contexts.
Undergraduate (open to all majors):
- COMM 4911 - Communication Study Abroad I
- COMM 4912 - Communication Study Abroad II
These courses are placeholders. The courses can be used as substitutions for other courses.
- MAIC 6200 - Intercultural Communication
- MAIC 7400 - Directed Study
Australia - Blue Mountains, Sheep Station (Outback), Tjapaki, Rainforest, Barrer Reef (Green Island), Cooya Beach spearfishing, Janbel Gallery, River Cruise (Croc Photo hunting), Cape Tribulation, Aboriginal Painting
New Zealand - Auckland Museum, Mitai, Waitomo Cave, Te Puia, Polynesian Spa, Agradome
Australia - Outer Barrier Reef, Whale Watching, Sydney Opera House Tour, Canberra Trip
New Zealand - Wine Tour, Hobbiton, Lord of the Rings Tour, Luging, Zorbing, Hiking