Offered Summer 2018 - May 20-June 8
Offered Winter 2018/2019 - December 30-January 17 (dates approx.) - 18 spaces
About GO New Zealand/Aotearoa:
The land of New Zealand is ancient, home to 2000 year old kauri pine trees and hundreds of extinct volcanoes, but its human culture is young, dating back only to 1250 AD when Maori explorers first reached this “Land of the Long White Cloud.” We will spend two weeks exploring both the ancient the modern sides of New Zealand. We’ll visit sandy beaches, geothermal hotspots, and volcanic islands, and we’ll also take in the view from Auckland Sky Tower (the tallest freestanding structure in the Southern Hemisphere). Also, as we travel across the North Island, we’ll learn about traditional Maori culture as well as the modern Pakeha (European settler) culture in both urban and small town settings.
Financial aid: Need-based aid may be available
Summer 18: Scott Manning, Dean of Global Programs, and Andy Dunlap, Counselor
Winter 18/19: ML Klotz, Associate Professor of Psychology, and Jim Briggs, Associate Professor of Psychology
New Zealand is a beautiful country who has a mixture of urban, rural, and coastal areas. My favorite places were the coastal areas, which were Paihia and Wellington. -Sophia Francisco-Simon, participant - winter 17/18
My New Zealand GO short experience was the best combination of education, sights, experiences, food, and fun! The landscapes are amazing and the experiences are unlike anything available in the US. - Chandler Cox, participant -winter 17/18
About GO Short:
Through intentional programming, students make the most of their short-term study abroad on GO Short programs. You will study away with Susquehanna faculty/staff leading a small group of Susquehanna classmates, all of whom have participated in the program’s preparation (i.e. GO Prep) course in the semester prior to departure. After an intensive, active program, there is a reflection course for the program to optimize your cross-cultural learning. As these programs run during winter or summer breaks and are 2-6 weeks, they are great opportunities for students to study away without committing to a full semester.