Housing & Meals
Accommodations at the University
University of Auckland
Skidmore in New Zealand students are housed at Carlaw Park Student Village. Students have their own room in a fully furnished apartment. Carlaw Park Student Village is located close to campus, Parnell Village (shops and cafes) and Auckland Domain (Green Space/Park). On campus recreation center is included. All apartments are self-catered, meaning you will cook for yourself. Skidmore students will receive a meal stipend to cover the costs of food.
University of Canterbury
Skidmore in New Zealand students are housed at Ilam Apartments (http://www.canterbury.ac.nz/future-students/accommodation/halls-of-residence-and-villages/ilam-apartments/). Students have their own room in a fully furnished apartment. Ilam apartments are located on campus and adjacent to large playing fields. On campus recreation center is included. All apartments are self-catered, meaning you will cook for yourself. Skidmore students will receive a meal stipend to cover the costs of food.
Accommodations during Field Camp
During field camp, students live in a variety of field stations, lodges, and marae (traditional Maori meeting houses). These facilities are generally bunk style accommodation with two to four students sharing a room. Large living quarters, great rooms, and study halls are the norm. Internet access is limited. Meals are prepared by the camp cooks! While evenings are generally filled with office work, there is ample time to relax in these amazing locales.
Geology: While in the South Island, the Geology program bases out of the University of Canterbury’s field stations. The Cass, Westport, and Kaikoura Field stations are well-equipped and situated in beautiful locations. For more information, visit the University of Canterbury’s field station website.
In the North Island, you spend one week living at the base of Mt. Ruapehu at a Ski Lodge in Whakapapa Village. You then travel to Rotorua and stay at a hostel styled camp, where you are joined by the Earth Systems group to study geothermal energy.
Earth Systems: Rarotonga is an incredible Pacific Island. For the first week of field camp, you will spend 7 days living in a island paradise!
In New Zealand, while learning about kaitiakitanga and completing their research projects, students stay the Umutahi Marae, the traditional Maori meeting house. The Earth Systems program also takes advantage of the University of Canterbury’s field stations. Check them out here!