Intercultural Communication (COM2051)
Intercultural Competency: Theory to Practice (COM3051)
+/- July 6 – July 28, 2018
Prerequisites for 2000-level: EN1011/1015 or WRT1011 (English Composition & Rhetoric), FY1011 or EDU1011 (Perspectives in Learning), 1000-level Communications course (or permission of instructor to waive prerequisites).
Prerequisites for 3000-level: same as for 2000-level, plus EN1021 or WRT1012 (Research & Analysis) and three 2000-level courses at C or higher (or permission of instructor to waive prerequisites).
Follow the current 2018 New Zealand Blog
Check out the 2016 Australia blog! (This program hosted the Intercultural Communications class in 2015/2016.)
Program Director: Peg Alden
Academic Director: Geoff Burgess
- Study the relationship between culture and communication in multicultural New Zealand.
- Explore New Zealand’s distinctive urban, rural, and coastal landscapes with time spent in Tauranga and Rotorua.
- Engage with New Zealanders in informal settings as well as for structured projects on tourism and media.
- Understand the role of cultural patterns and verbal/nonverbal codes in the development of intercultural relationships.
- Recognize one’s own culture in order to deepen and broaden one’s understanding of self and the world.
- 3000-level students will develop a framework for understanding diversity issues and challenges of cross-cultural communication and inclusion.
- Flights to and from Australia are l-o-n-g (almost 24 hours from New York). Your program will start while you are still experiencing jet lag.
Cost for this program is $6,500* and includes:
- 3-credit course
- Group flights
- In-country transportation
- Field trips and housing
- Some meals
- Price does not include individual spending money
Limited financial aid is available; contact Michael Mertes, Director of Financial Aid.
*Discounts for students who enroll in multiple summer study abroad programs.