University of Delaware Institute for Global Studies
Winter 2018: New Zealand ANFS

Program Dates January 02, 2018 - February 01, 2018
This program is closed.

Program Overview 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.

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.

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)
ANFS 419-070: Topics in International Animal Agriculture (4 credits)
Satisfies the following requirements:
  • Global Studies Minor
UNIV 370-077: Study Abroad - New Zealand ANFS (0 credits) pass/fail
Satisfies the following requirements:
  • Discovery Learning


Program Costs:

How much does it cost?.
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 $5,558.00$9,306.00
Plus Airfare Estimate (purchased separately)$2,650.00$2,650.00

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.

*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.


Contact Information:
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



Deadlines:
Submit Program Application by 5pm on April 20, 2017
Recommendation also due by 5pm on April 20, 2017
Acceptance and Scholarship Announced: May 02, 2017

Please note that 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.



Interest Meetings:
03/01/2017, 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM, 049 TNS Hall


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