Program:  New Zealand: Intercultural Experiences
Credit Hours: 3
Dates:  May 16th to June 5th


Auckland, Rotorua, Wellington, Nelson, Franz Josef, Queenstown, Dunedin

Informational Sessions

  • Monday January 23rd – 4:00 pm - CAC 1022
  • Tuesday January 24th – 4:00 pm - CAC 1022



New Zealand offers 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 as relative equals and have merged to form a co-culture.       

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.

Course options


  • COMM 3911 - International Studies I
  • COMM 4911 - International Studies II


  • COMM 6200 - Advanced Intercultural Communication
  • COMM 7000  - Environmental Communication
  • COMM 7400 - Directed Study

Planned Activities

Auckland Museum, Mitai, Waitomo Cave, Te Puia, Polynesian Spa, Agradome, Te Papa, Glacier Walk, Eco-tour, Otago Museum

Optional Activities

 Wine Tour, Hobbiton, Lord of the Rings Tour, Glacier Helitrek, Skiing, Bunge Jumping

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