HECUA: New Zealand - Culture and the Environment : A Shared Future

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  • Location(s): New Zealand
  • Program Type(s): Study Abroad

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HECUA and colleagues in New Zealand have developed an interdisciplinary program devoted to the interconnections of society and the environment in New Zealand. The program examines how social and environmental factors are shaping political and ecol... read more

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I learned a lot about different perspectives on issues of climate change and animal agriculture that I had not considered before. We learned a lot about indigenous Maori perspectives, and being able to live with, and learn from these people really changed how I look at things. It showed me another, more integrated, holistic way ... - Macalester College View Entire Review

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HECUA and colleagues in New Zealand have developed an interdisciplinary program devoted to the interconnections of society and the environment in New Zealand. The program 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 in Aotearoa New Zealand, the "Land of the Long White Cloud."

In the early part of the semester, students are on the road, traveling slowly from Auckland to Wellington over a period of five weeks. Along the way, they stay in a variety of communities, where they have discussions of history and culture with European, indigenous Māori, and Pacifica leaders establish the complex bases of New Zealand’s identity and nationhood: its bicultural foundation and diverse multicultural population, the rich ecological setting, national commitments to peace and sustainability, and the challenges posed by globalization. Students learn about New Zealand's ecological history, the challenges of its "clean and green" national brand, and the sustainability frameworks that have been developed both by European and Māori New Zealanders

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Study Abroad
Program Length(s):
  • Fall
Relevant Study Subject(s):
  • Environmental Studies
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