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Winter 2018: New Zealand ANFS
January 02, 2018 - February 01, 2018
This program is closed. Please contact the faculty director for more information.

Photo Courtesy of Susan Garey
Meetings
Interest Meetings:
03/01/2017 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM049 TNS Hall
Orientation Meetings - attend ALL of the following:
09/17/2017 1:00 PM - 2:00 PMTNS Hall
11/26/2017 1:00 PM - 2:00 PMTNS Hall
Program Notes
This program is highly competitive and will accept only a limited number of applicants. Interview appointments and acceptance decisions are at the discretion of the faculty director.
Program Description
Study animal science, sustainable farm management and current issues facing agriculture in New Zealand, a spectacular country full of beautiful scenery, friendly people and innovative farmers. New Zealand is one of the most agriculturally diverse and efficient countries in the world. Students will also enjoy the natural beauty of the Canterbury Plains, Southern Alps, glaciers, mountain lakes, and temperate rain forest.

Based at Lincoln University on the South Island of New Zealand, just outside of the city of Christchurch on the Canterbury Plains, you'll meet farmers, entrepreneurs and agricultural professionals as you study current issues facing the agricultural industry and pastoral livestock production. In addition you will learn about the history and settlement of New Zealand, one of the younger countries of the world and Maori culture (the native Pacific Islanders of New Zealand) through excursions to historic stations, modern farms, the Canterbury Museum, and The International Antarctic Centre. This winter session program takes in a large variety of excursions including many diverse farms of the South Island, the Christchurch Botanic Gardens, the Canterbury Livestock Auction and the native wildlife reserve and Kotane experience.

Students will reside in single dormitory rooms at Lincoln University with most meals provided in the dining hall.

No matter if you are interested in sustainable agriculture, animal science, Maori culture or the incredible scenery, the Winter Session Animal and Food Sciences program in New Zealand is a once in a lifetime opportunity to experience the "no worries" way of Kiwi life.

The Program Fee includes housing, all program-related events and excursions, some meals, in-country transportation and international medical insurance. Students will reside in single dormitory rooms at Lincoln University with most meals provided in the dining hall.

The Program Fee does NOT include airfare to/from New Zealand, nor airport transfers within the U.S. The program officially begins when students arrive in Christchurch. Students will receive detailed travel instructions after acceptance, explaining how and where to purchase their plane ticket. See the Cost section below for estimate airfare.
ACCESSIBILITY: Participants with disabilities should know that accessibility and accommodation in some program locations may differ from the United States. Transit systems and legacy building construction practices may not meet U.S. accessibility standards, and alternative access to public transportation, buildings, or public sites cannot be guaranteed. But UD students with disabilities are welcome and encouraged to study abroad. Review these questions with the Office of Disability Support Services to determine whether this program can meet your accommodation needs.
Program Courses
Students must enroll in all credit-bearing courses for a grade. Only the UNIV (zero credit) course may be taken pass/fail. Audit registration is not permitted on UD Travel Study. Please refer to the University Catalog to verify requirements and prerequisites
Honors credit may be available. Check with the faculty director and the Honors program for approval (check before departure).
All students must enroll in at least 7 credits, as well as the 0-credit UNIV course.
AGRI 267-070: Sustainable Farm Management (3 credits)
A broad overview of the sustainable management and operation of New Zealand agricultural enterprises related to stock and pasture management, natural resources management and global marketing and sales.
ANFS 419-070: Topics in International Animal Agriculture (4 credits)
Basic overview of the management of pasture for livestock feed, stock units, forage systems. The integration of livestock production with rainfall, soils, forage production, and seasonal and global markets.
Prerequisite: ANFS 101
Satisfies the following requirements:
Global Studies Minor
UNIV 370-077: Study Abroad - New Zealand ANFS (0 credits) pass/fail
Students are asked to reflect upon changes in their knowledge, skills, and attitudes that occur due to their study abroad experience.
Satisfies the following requirements:
Discovery Learning
Requirements
Applicants should have a G.P.A. of at least 2.0 (on a 4.00 scale).

Meeting these minimum requirements does not guarantee acceptance, which is based on academic quality and demonstrated ability to contribute to the objectives of the program. Early application is encouraged.
For all participants, a formal application is necessary, including at least one recommendation. An interview may be conducted in person or by telephone.

A transcript is required from Non-UD applicants only. Non-UD students, please send a copy of your official transcript to: IGS, Clayton Hall, 100 David Hollowell Drive, Newark, DE 19716 USA.

Study abroad at the University of Delaware is highly competitive. Please review the study abroad acceptance process. If you are not selected for your first choice program, we encourage you to apply to another program.
Costs
How much does it cost?.
  • University of Delaware Tuition/Fees for one Winter Session
  • Travel Study Program Fee
    • Usually covers: housing, all program-related excursions and some meals (check with the program's faculty director for details).
    • Does NOT cover: airfare to/from the program site and ground transportation to/from the U.S. departure airport. For planning purposes only, we estimate roundtrip airfare to be approximately $2,650.00.
  • Plan ahead for how to pay for travel study, and make sure you understand the costs associated with your program.
When and how do I pay?
If you are offered acceptance to the program, you will have 3 days to withdraw without financial penalty. After the 3 days have passed, you will be officially accepted to the program, and IGS will post the full Program Fee and Tuition/Fees to your UD student account.
  • An initial payment of $1000.00 will be due in mid-May.
  • The balance of the Program Fee and Tuition/Fees will be due in early January.
  • Payments are submitted through My Finances in UDSIS.
  • All charges, once posted to your account, are considered non-refundable.
Other important things to note:
  • Program Fees are subject to change until the group's departure date. Final Program Fees may increase due to unforeseen local cost increases, fluctuations in exchange rates, or changes in the group size.
  • IGS reserves the right to cancel a program at any time due to under-enrollment, safety/health/security issues, staffing issues, or any other relevant reason. If your program is cancelled, you will receive a full refund of all Program Fees paid.
Delaware ResidentNon-Delaware Resident
Final Tuition based on current year$2,228.00$5,976.00
Final Program Fee$3,300.00$3,300.00
UD Registration & Activities Fee$30.00$30.00
Total to be charged to UD account (final)$5,558.00$9,306.00
Plus Airfare Estimate (purchased separately)$2,650.00$2,650.00
Scholarships
Financial need-based scholarships are available to UD undergraduates on a competitive basis. To be considered, students must have a current FAFSA on-file with Student Financial Services. For more details, please see our scholarships page.
Deadlines
All charges, once posted to your account, are considered non-refundable. Payments are submitted through My Finances in UDSIS.
Submit Program Application by 5pm onApril 20, 2017
Acceptance and Scholarship AnnouncedMay 02, 2017
$1,000.00 Initial Payment Due *mid-May
Program Fee Balance, Tuition and Fees Dueearly January
*All students will receive an email when they are accepted to a program and will have 10 days from that notification to make their $1,000.00 Initial Payment.
Please note that this program is highly competitive and will accept only a limited number of applicants.
Contacts
Lesa Griffiths
Faculty Director
Animal and Food Science
48 Townsend Hall
302-831-1336
lesa@udel.edu
Susan Truehart Garey
Faculty Director
Animal and Food Science
Paradee Center
302-730-4000
truehart@udel.edu

Program information is subject to change at any time. Please check this web site periodically for updates.




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