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  • Locations: Auckland, New Zealand
  • Program Terms: J-Term
  • Restrictions: MU applicants only
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
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Program Description:
NZ MaoriIDCC 260/BIOL 290 explores the shaping of New Zealand today from settlement by Maori within its unique flora and fauna through European contact, adoption of Christianity by the Maori and how Maori shape national culture today. We will explore all the major terrestrial ecosystems in the North Island, including ancient forests with trees over 1500 years old, active volcanic mountains, beautiful white-water rivers and even caves and stay with Maori people in their ancestral tribal homes. Course includes hiking, rafting, caving, sailing, swimming, great people, exceptional museums and cultural sites. Open to all majors and carries ELI and cross cultural credit.
Estimated Course Fee $5300

Faculty Biographies:

David K. Foster, Professor of Biology and Environmental Science. Research Interests: ecology of temperate forest herbs and vines; ethnobotany and religious customs of indigenous peoples; global concepts of sustainability. Contact Information: 217 Kline Hall, ext. 6860, e-mail This is David's 16th trip to NZ.

Jeff Erikson, Associate Professor of Biology and Environmental Science. Research Interests: Aquatic ecology and insect indices for pollution monitoring in fresh water systems. Additional interest in traditional martial arts. Contact Information: 256 Jordan Hall, ext. 7093, e-mail . This is Jeff's 2nd trip to New Zealand.


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