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UF in New Zealand - Biodiversity and Conservation
Christchurch, New Zealand (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Summer B
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Program Advisor: Leslie Johnson
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Program Type: Research, UF Sponsored
Agricultural and Life Sciences
Field of Study: Biodiversity, Conservation
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UF in New Zealand

Biodiversity and Conservation
Summer B: June 29-August 1

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About the Program

You will go on a variety of day and overnight field trips and have opportunities to interact with conservation groups, scientists, landowners, Maori, and city/regional representatives who are implementing biodiversity strategies. Conserving biodiversity is a struggle, and the focus of this course is to expose you to how “Kiwis” have tackled this problem. Topics will span the human dimensions of natural resource conservation and basic ecology. Click here for more information.

About the Location

New Zealand is a biodiversity hotspot with plants and animals found nowhere else in the world. The class is based in Lincoln, Canterbury at a local university near Christchurch.


Overnight excursions include trips to the West Coast (Greymouth), Kaikoura (stay at a Maori Marae), Arthur’s Pass, and Hinewai Reserve (Akaroa). Also included are wildlife viewing, dinner, and traditional Maori dance at Willowbank Wildlife Preserve.


You’ll have your own room at a Lincoln University dormitory. Accommodations are included, though you will need to bring your own towels.


  • Students in good standing
  • 2.5 GPA or higher
  • Interview with faculty program director

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Learn About Ways to Conserve, Manage, and Restore Natural Habitats and to Promote Biodiversity in Urban and Rural Environments, and Understand the Challenges in and Solutions for Doing So.

Examine the Relationship Among Planners and Policymakers, Developers, and the Public, and their Roles in Conserving Biodiversity.

Explore the Unique Flora and Fauna of New Zealand.

Course Information

Department of Wildlife 

Ecology and Conversation
Courses are taught by UF Faculty and guest scientists, each for 3 UF GPA credits.

WIS4905: Biodiversity Conservation and Management
WIS4905: New Zealand Flora and Fauna

Total Number of Credits Offered: 6

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 Undergraduate Program Fee: $4,930
2018 Graduate Program Fee: $5,427

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.

What’s Included

NZ biodiversity3Tuition for 6 credits, housing, most meals, overnight excursions plus transportation, day field trips, guest speakers, international health insurance, and emergency medical assistance.

What’s Not Included

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

UFIC Study Abroad Advisor
Leslie Johnson

Faculty Program Director
Dr. Mark Hostetler


This program is currently not accepting applications.