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Wellbeing Throughout New Zealand: Maori and Mainstream Health

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Program Type Departmental
Program Location Multiple Cities, New Zealand
Course # SA 10203
Duration Summer
Upcoming Program Dates
Summer 2018 05/14/18 to 06/05/18

Program Leader

Name Kristofer Chang Alexander

Enrollment Details: Enrollment Currently Closed
Applications for this program have been closed.

Program Description

Our next study abroad to New Zealand will be in 2020


Kia Ora!

Culture, health and wellbeing are intimately connected. As people, we view health and wellness differently depending on where we live in the world. Nowhere is this relationship demonstrated more greatly than in New Zealand. We often consider New Zealand to be an English-speaking nation, but it is actually a dual-language nation – English and Maori. This dual-language nation is also a dual culture. New Zealand might be small geographically, but within this mighty land we witness two cultures whom view and experience health, wellness, healing, suffering and ways of knowing differently. On this trip, you will see and experience these differences.

In addition to learning about health and wellness, we will embed ourselves into New Zealand – both the North and South Islands and interact with nature and the local people. Since nature is so essential to wellness in New Zealand, we will explore all that the nation has to offer – beaches, small islands off the mainland,. We will see bubbling mud pools, hike near glaciers as well as Mt. Eden (an old and inactive volcano), we will see rolling green hills, and even visit the Shire in Hobbiton.

We hope you join us as we learn about wellbeing throughout New Zealand and meet some of the people focused on improving wellness for all New Zealanders. This is a once in a lifetime experience.

Academic Credit

6 Credits (You Will Choose 2 Course Titles From The Options Below)

  • CSR 390 - Maori Health
  • CSR 390 - Native American Health
  • CSR 390 - Culture and Health
  • CSR 390 - International Health

In addition, students MUST

enroll for a Spring Course that meets on Sundays from 12-3pm.

The 2-credit hour course is 8-weeks long and is required in order to do the summer study abroad.

We will meet on the following Sundays - January 21st & 28th, February 11th, 18th, & 25th; March 25th; April 8th, and 15th.


Once students are accepted into the program they receive permission to add the course to their schedules.

Program Cost

Final costs is $4,367.20 (with the $1,000 Move scholarship).

United States students who have not received a MOVE Scholarship before can qualify by applying for the scholarship. This scholarship requires students to submit a FAFSA form and the family income under $250,000.

Please note: MOVE Scholarships are only available to US students who fill out a FAFSA with financial aid and their parents make less than $250,000.

Cost includes:

6 credit hours of courses

Travel within the country

Classroom supplies (journals and pens)

all housing

all excursions

daily breakfasts

daily dinners (excluding the days off)

Cost excludes:

Travel to Australia

Any activités outside the course.

Coffee addictions :)


Passport (if do not currently have passport)

Application Deadline

$500 deposit .

Country map courtesy of The General Libraries, The University of Texas at Austin