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Auckland, New Zealand

Culture and the Environment: A Shared Future - Fall Semester

The Higher Education Consortium for Urban Affairs (HECUA) is pleased to announce an opening of a new international program site. In partnership with their colleagues at EcoQuest, we will be delivering a semester-long, 16-credit off-campus study program based in Auckland, New Zealand.

Culture and the Environment: A Shared Future examines how social and environmental factors are shaping political and ecological dimensions of identity and culture, and how New Zealanders from many different backgrounds are envisioning and creating a shared future.

Courses
Total: 4 course credits / 16 credit hours
Housing
While in Auckland, students are lodged in homestays with accredited families.
Costs/Scholarships
This HECUA semester abroad is an SMU Affiliated Program. As such, all Federal and State aid (except work study) and up to $2,000 in SMU institutional aid may be applied to the program's costs. Contact the Director of Study Abroad to discuss program fees and financial aid.
Program Dates/Application Deadline
The Fall Semester 2014 program dates are September 1 through December 12, 2014. The application deadline is March 15, 2014.
Application Process
To be eligible: Students must have completed their first year in college, be in good academic standing overall with a 2.0 GPA or higher (any GPA lower than 2.5 will receive extra evaluation)
Next Steps
After acceptance, complete the following required items.
Country/City Information
New Zealand, population of 4.36 million is a stable parliamentary democracy, which recognizes the British monarch as head of state. It has a modern economy with many tourist conveniences and efficient local services. The terrain is highly varied, from snow-capped mountains to lowland plains, it about the size of Colorado.