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Studying in New Zealand

COM2051: Intercultural Communication



Program Map

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Comparative Education in the Netherlands
Natural Resources in Alaska
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Program Leaders

photo of Peg Alden

Program Director:
Peg Alden

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Academic Director:
Eric Matte

Please note: this program has been cancelled for 2020. Please stay tuned for updates about future program offerings.



EDU1001/1011, WRT1011, and one 1000-level Communications class (OR permission of the department chair)


June 12 to July 5, 2020

Program Overview

  • 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.
  • Check out the 2018 New Zealand Blog

Housing, Transportation, and Program Activities

  • Stay in suites including bedrooms, bathrooms, and small kitchens
  • Transportation will include private van/bus and public transport
  • Activities include visits to local sites of cultural, historical, or natural interest, including Maori cultural sites, natural hot springs, and the Hobbiton film set.

Special considerations

  • Flights to and from New Zealand are l-o-n-g (almost 24 hours from New York). Your program will start while you are still experiencing jet lag.

Program Cost

Cost for this program is $6,500* and includes:

  • 3-credit course
  • Group flights
  • In-country transportation
  • Field trips and housing
  • Some meals

Estimated additional costs: $900-1200

Student spending can vary depending on the individual. Additional costs include:

  • Most meals
  • Free time activities
  • Cell phone costs, if students plan to activate a roaming plan or purchase a local SIM card
  • Laundry
  • Souvenirs, gifts, etc.
  • Additional luggage beyond the first checked bag
  • Travel to reach departure airport

Landmark College’s “Global Engagement” Scholarship offers a scholarship of up to 50% of the program fee. Scholarships are need-based and in general there are 1 – 2 available per program. Applications are due Monday, February 24, 2020.

2018 Program Documents

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