Offered Summer 2019!
Dates (approximate): Leave May 31/June 2-Return June 20/23
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.
ML Klotz, Professor of Psychology
James Briggs, Associate Professor of Psychology
Scott Manning, Dean of Global Programs
To find the last program fee, click on "Budget Sheet" above. Note that program fees are recalculated before every program.
The GO Short Program Cost includes international flights, meals, activity fees, and transportation in the host country.
Some estimated additional personal expenses may include laundry, toiletries, purchase of personal items and resources.
Please note that you are responsible for getting to the departure airport.
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
Photos provided by David Richard
Programs are unique, changing from year to year. Here are some activities that GO New Zealand students have done in the past:
- Spent time in Auckland, Tauranga, Rotorua, and Wellington.
- Visited the Aukland Sky Tower, the Aukland Museum, Waikato Tainui College of Research and Development, Te Papa Museum, and New Zealand Parliament.
- Discovered the Zealandia eco-sanctuary and Botanic Gardens, and Te Puia Maori Arts and Crafts Institute.
- Explored Devonport, Waitangi Treaty Grounds, Waihi Gold Mine, Wairoa River watershed, and Harborside Market.
- Hiked Karangahake Gorge, Mount Manganui, Wai-o-tapu Geothermal Park and Wellington’s Southern Walkway to Mt. Victoria.
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.