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Auckland, New Zealand

Culture and the Environment: A Shared Future - Fall & Spring 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.

Total: 4 course credits / 16 credit hours
While in Auckland, students are lodged in homestays with accredited families.
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 2016 program dates are September 1 through December 9, 2016. The application deadline is March 15, 2016. The Spring Semester 2017 program dates are February 1, 2017 through May 12, 2017. The application deadline is November 1, 2016.
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.