University of Delaware Institute for Global Studies
Winter 2024: New Zealand KAAP

Program Dates January 04, 2024 - February 01, 2024 (dates are tentative)
This program is closed.

Program Overview This program is currently recruiting students and will begin the application and enrollment process when an estimated program fee is established. To receive an alert when the program begins accepting applications please fill out this 24W interest form.

Note: Please check program pages regularly or follow @UDGlobal on Instagram or Twitter for updated information on applying for a 24W study abroad program.

Please review the CGPS COVID-19 Updates page before applying to a study abroad program for information about COVID-19 related travel requirements and policies for UD study abroad.

All applicants must have a valid passport by the program’s application deadline. Your passport’s expiration date must be more than six months after the program ends. If you do not have a current passport, apply through the U.S. State Department. It takes an average of 10-13 weeks (3-4 months) to process a passport.

Traveling and studying abroad during a global pandemic poses new challenges and requires accepting a higher level of uncertainty than in the past. Students who choose to study abroad at this time must be prepared to adapt to the evolving situation and must take responsibility to act in accordance with the rules, regulations, and recommendations of UD, their program leadership, and legal authorities of their home and host country. Due to the rapidly changing and unpredictable global and local response to COVID-19, these rules, regulations and recommendations are subject to change at any time.

The University will continue to monitor the ongoing situation with COVID-19 (coronavirus) as we approach the departure date for this program. Please reach out to your program coordinator or faculty director with questions and continue to monitor the UD coronavirus webpage for updates. If UD decides to cancel a study abroad program, we will communicate directly with affected students.

New Zealand is the perfect environment to study exercise science in outdoor settings. Kiwis have a strong sense of Kaitiakitanga, or guardianship of the natural environment, which permeates all aspects of their life and culture. What better location than to learn about the relationships among physical activity, exercise, health, and disease than in the pristine outdoor settings of New Zealand.

We will split our time between the South and North Islands, staying in both major metropolitan areas and culturally significant locations. We will visit institutions like Te Papa Museum, the national museum of NZ in Wellington and the University of Otago Anatomy Library in Dunedin. Many of our excursions link directly to our course content, and therefore, require students to engage in moderate to vigorous physical activity. We will bicycle on the Otago Central rail trail, hike on the Hooker Valley track and even go curling! We have included a variety of cultural excursions relevant to both courses, including an overnight stay at a marae, and several eco-trips.

Students reside in both single and shared rooms, in both dormitories and hostels. There will be some meals provided throughout our stay in New Zealand.

You don’t have to be a Kinesiology major to benefit from this unique pair of Exercise Science courses and exciting cultural excursions. All you need is a love for physical activity as well as an interest in Kiwi culture and the active, outdoor lifestyle of New Zealand!

The Program Fee includes housing, all program-related events and excursions, some meals, in-country transportation and international medical insurance.

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 New Zealand. Students will receive detailed travel instructions after acceptance, explaining how and where to purchase their plane ticket. See the Cost section below for estimated airfare.

Students should also budget an estimated $35 to cover the cost of their NZeTA to enter New Zealand. Students who hold passports from other countries may have other visa requirements and/or additional expenses.

ACCESSIBILITY: Students with disabilities are welcomed and encouraged to study abroad, but should be aware 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. 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. All students must enroll in at least 6 credits, as well as the 0-credit UNIV course.
KAAP 440-071: Topics in Exercise Science - Kinesiology of Outdoor Activities (3 credits)
KAAP 440-070: Topics in Exercise Science: Gender, Sport, and Physical Activity (3 credits)
UNIV 370-080: Study Abroad - New Zealand (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$2,633.00$7,065.00
Final Program Fee$5,000.00$5,000.00
UD Registration & Activities Fee$30.00$30.00
Total to be charged to UD account $7,663.00$12,095.00
Plus Airfare Estimate (purchased separately)$2,800.00$2,800.00

The rates above may not apply to you if you are a UD graduate student during the time you are studying abroad. Please refer to for the appropriate rates.

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:
Nancy Getchell
Faculty Director
Kinesiology and Applied Physiology
157 Rust Ice Arena
Todd Royer
Faculty Director
Kinesiology and Applied Physiology
201 STAR Health Sciences Complex

Submit Program Application by 5pm on April 20, 2023
Recommendation also due by 5pm on April 20, 2023
Acceptance and Scholarship Announced: May 03, 2023

Interest Meetings:
03/15/2023, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM, Health Sciences Complex 113
03/21/2023, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM, Health Sciences Complex 113
04/06/2023, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM, Health Sciences Complex 113

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