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UF in New Zealand - Sustaining Humans and their Enviroments
Christchurch, New Zealand (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Summer A
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Graduate, Undergraduate
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Program Advisor: Leslie Johnson
Type of Credit:
UF Course Registration: LEI 4955
Open to non-UF students:
Program Type: Research, UF Sponsored
Health and Human Performance
Field of Study: Tourism & Recreation Management
Program Description:

UF in New Zealand

Sustaining Humans and their Environment
Summer A 2018: May 15-June 8


NZ  NZ 2  NZ 3

About the Program

This program offers an interdisciplinary approach to sustaining human societies and their natural environments. The focus is on learning through guided action. You will spend about 75% of your time traveling the stunning national parks, forests, wildlife reserves, coastlines, and islands of the Pacific under the guidance of knowledgeable field professionals. The remaining time is spent in class with leading experts from New Zealand universities, government departments, Maori Iwi tribes, and scientific research bodies. A love of the outdoors and hiking is essential as this program is very physical.

About the Location

For its size, New Zealand is one of the most geographically diverse countries in the world. Visit snowcapped mountains that rise 12,000 feet out of the sea, cruise the largest fjords in the world, hike massive glaciers that carve their way to the ocean, experience close encounters with unique flora and fauna, and kayak to deserted beaches through turquoise waters.


This program is a study tour that begins in Dunedin and ends in Auckland. You will travel throughout the South and North Island of New Zealand and visit places such as Milford Sound, Queenstown, Kaikoura, and Mount Cook. You will also have the opportunity to swim with dolphins in Kaikoura, kayak in Abel Tasmin National Park, hike on the famous Routeburn Track, explore the Hinewai Reserve on Banks Peninsula, participate in a Maori cultural experience, and spend three days in Queenstown.


  • Open to all majors
  • 2.5 GPA
  • Students in good standing

UNDERSTAND the principles of sustainability and the
interconnectedness of social, economic and
environment dimensions of sustainable development

FOCUS on natural resource management in New Zealand national parks

TAKE PART in a field-based experiential learning
environment where students learn by doing

ENGAGE in service-learning projects related to natural
resource management

LEARN about the threats to bio-diversity in New Zealand
from invasive species and climate change

Course Information

College of Health and Human Performance
Department of Tourism, Recreation, and Sport Management
Course is taught by UF Faculty and experts from New Zealand's universities for 6 UF GPA credits.

LEI4955/LEI6931: Adventure Recreation and Tourism

Total Number of Credits Offered: 6

NZ 4


Range of budget style accommodations including hotels, holiday parks (cabins), dorms and hostels.

Financial Aid

Most financial aid that you would receive on campus during the summer can be applied toward the cost of this study abroad program; however, all financial aid eligibility is determined by Student Financial Affairs. You must speak with your financial aid advisor to determine what aid can be applied to the cost of this study abroad program, including scholarships.

2018 Pricing

2018 Undergraduate Program Fee: $6,826
2018 Graduate Program Fee: $7,322

A $350 nonrefundable deposit toward the total cost of the program is due at the time of application. The remaining fees are due no later than 45 days prior to departure. If you receive financial aid, you can defer payment until it disburses. Deferment decision will be based on the amount of aid to be received.

What's Included:

Tuition for 6 UF GPA credits, all accommodations, in-country transportation (excluding airfare) & program activities, some meals, international health insurance, and emergency medical assistance.

What's Not Included:

Round-trip airfare, incountry airfare, some meals, course packet, additional personal travel, and personal expenses.

UFIC Study Abroad Advisor
Leslie Johnson

Faculty Program Director
Dr. Heather Gibson


This program is currently not accepting applications.