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Skidmore in New Zealand

Skidmore in New Zealand

Skidmore in New Zealand is a semester long program that allows students to direct enroll the University of Canterbury (fall or spring). In addition to taking classes at the university, students can choose to focus their semester with one of three tracks. The Earth Systems and Geology field & research tracks will begin with a  5-week field camp experience leading up to the university semester. These students will also take a research methods course based upon data collected in field camp. The Communities, Cultures and Landscapes track will begin with a one-week pre-semester field experience as well as a mid-semester field experience.  All students, regardless of track, will take 4 courses at the University of Canterbury for the semester. 

  • University of Canterbury (2.75 GPA)
    • New Zealand Earth Systems track 
    • Geology of New Zealand track
    • Communities, Cultures and Landscapes track (beginning spring 2025)

Skidmore in New Zealand is run in partnership with Frontiers Abroad, is a mission-driven educational organization that provides distinct science-focused academic opportunities through field curricula and study abroad opportunities for US students in New Zealand and the Pacific Islands.

Unique Characteristics of Skidmore in New Zealand:

  • Direct enrollment in New Zealand university classes
  • Broad range of curricular choices
  • STEM and Social Sciences focused curriculum
  • Research & Internship opportunities
  • Field camp experience