Faculty Led Study Abroad Tours, 2-4 weeks in New Zealand

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Hobbiton 2019 Illinois
Hobbiton 2019 Illinois
Texas Tech Sydney 2018
Texas Tech Sydney 2018
Missouri Western 2019
Missouri Western 2019
Food production 2019 Illinois
Food production 2019 Illinois

About

Please share with your faculty and study abroad advisers that we design, develop and host truly memorable education programs through New Zealand depending upon where your special topic is located. Many university and college groups visit with faculty leaders after providing an academic wish list of topics and activities. We also offer combo programs across Australia and New Zealand or the Pacific Islands. Length is usually 2-4 weeks (up to 12).

Each visiting group is assigned a dedicated Program Leader and all logistics have been taken care of. The range of topics requested are vast and some have been in comparative business systems, innovation and entrepreneurship, creative technologies, environmental studies and policy, marine biology, ecology, cultural anthropology, agriculture, civic engagement and community service projects.

New Zealand's cultural heritage and Indigenous people are an essential feature of each program.

Highlights
  • customised group study tours
  • Throughout New Zealand
  • dedicated accompanying program leader
  • famous tourism and adventure opportunities
  • great reviews and repeat requests

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Reviews

9.88 Rating
based on 8 reviews
  • Academics 7.8
  • Support 9.8
  • Fun 9.9
  • Housing 9
  • Safety 9.9
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Allie
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

2020

Amazing trip with amazing people! Wish we got to spend more time there! We got to experience so much of the culture in just Wellington. If I could do it again, I would want to see other parts of the north island or even travel to the sound island. But I enjoyed all the activities we were able to do! Susie and Jan were very well organized but UC I think struggled with informing us with all we needed to pay for once we got there. As someone with food allergies, I wasn’t over impressed with my options but I brought lots of protein bars which was just fine.

What would you improve about this program?
Consistency: I felt that we were given free time at random times and it wasn’t the most convenient time or place to go off and do something in between scheduled activities.
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Hannah
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Amazing, life-changing experience!

I had an incredible experience in New Zealand which was perfectly tailored to my specific program. We learned so much about the local environment, culture, and history and had tons of fun in the process. The staff were great and always helpful and all the teachers and guides we met along the way were wonderful and incredibly knowledgeable. The highlights for me were visiting the Waitomo glow worm caves, Hobbiton, seeing parliament in Wellington, hiking at Aoraki, and learning about invasive species across the country.

What was the most nerve-racking moment and how did you overcome it?
Riding in a giant tour bus through some tiny winding streets outside Dunedin. I though we were going to fall into the ocean, but our fantastically talented bus driver kept us very safe!
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Laura
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Best experience ever!

This was an experience I will never forget and I had wished that it would never end. I got to experience this trip with a wonderful group of fellow students and two professors, and our guide from Global Engagement was wonderful in every way. She was very sweet, she helped us earn great deals on some incredible adventures including zip lining and bungee jumping, and she always made time for us to jump into the nearest lake. We packed so many activities into our one month trip, but it was the greatest month of my life! New Zealand is by far the most beautiful place I have ever been, and I am so lucky to have had the opportunity explore and learn so much about this country and it's amazing people. I hope to go back someday!

If you did this all over again, what's one thing you would change?
I would spend more time in locations a bit further from the city. While the cities were great, they were sometimes a bit touristy and I am most excited about activities that involve going out into nature!
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Matt
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Amazing Places, Wonderful Staff

This trip was easily one of the best months of my life. While most study-abroad experiences are pretty stationary, we had just the opposite. Moving locations every 1-3 days, we were able to see almost the entire country of New Zealand in only a few weeks. Our guides, Susie and Jan, were incredibly supportive and we all saw them as good friends by the end of the trip. The frequency of our travel became a bit tiring by the end, but it was well worth it for the diversity of places we were able to visit.

What would you improve about this program?
I think the academic components could be more rigorous. I would have appreciated hands-on research or something of that sort.
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Ella
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

One of the best months of my life

I had an absolutely amazing time on my 4 week study abroad program. I got to know many different parts of the country with a neat balance of urban and rural, tourist and local, educational, and entertaining. I loved getting to know our bus drivers and tour guides. I really felt welcomed and we received a personalized and unique experience. We visited most major cities, lots of different swimming spots, beautiful beaches, yummy local candy, etc. I especially loved seeing the Maoraki boulders, the museum in Wellington, and the glow worms in Rotorua. (Sorry if I misspelled any oth those)
20/10 would do again!

If you did this all over again, what's one thing you would change?
We didn’t get to snorkel on Goat island because of bad weather (still got a tour and guest lectures though), and later we went on a Jet boat ride in Queenstown which was fun. I don’t think I would want to change that, but maybe I would? Or if I could do both??
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Michael
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Amazing New Zealand Study Abroad Trip!

I took a group of my undergraduate business students from the U.S. to New Zealand over winter break in 2019 and it was a terrific experience for all of us. Jan and Sari did a fantastic job setting up company visits for us and giving my students the opportunity to learn first-hand about the New Zealand food production industry. From a coffee roaster to an urban winery to dairy farms and more, the educational experience was top-notch. Add in the unique Kiwi sightseeing opportunities and it was just about the perfect trip. I can't recommend the Institute of Global Engagement enough - I can't wait to work with them again!

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YW
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

4 weeks of non stop fun-ducation!

We spent 4 weeks literally gallivanting all over New Zealand, learning on site in more than 10 cities/towns and nature sites on both the North and South Island of New Zealand. We had amazing professors of different expertise join us at different stages of our trip. Our fun professors ensured our learning experience was engaging and never once boring: field trips, hands on experiments and speaking from experience. The Institute of Global Engagement also sent one of their staff at each point of our journey with us to ensure everything was smooth sailing.

If you did this all over again, what's one thing you would change?
As we were a group focused on learning about the environment, I wish we had spent more time out in the nature as opposed to the cities. Some camping would have been fun too.
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Ivy
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Environmental Science in New Zealand

I went to New Zealand with a group of students from my college to study environmental science, we had an amazing time and were able to visit so many places! Traveling with a guide from Global Engagement enabled us to get a kiwi perspective and personal tour guide, she also provided the support and organization that made our trip so free, fun, and educational. The coursework was very insightful, engaging, and dynamic but not very stressful. I never felt uninterested in the lectures or field trips, they were always very informational and offered unique perspectives on Maori culture and environmental challenges. It was a truly amazing month, an experience that I would highly recommend.

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
Just try to be in the moment and get the most out of each location and event. So much happens and you will see many incredible places, just remember to enjoy each one for its own unique attributes and get to know your guide--they are the sweetest!