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  • Locations: Auckland, New Zealand; Christchurch, New Zealand; Wellington, New Zealand
  • Program Terms: January Intersession
  • Costs (Click term to view): January Intersession
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
January Intersession 2019 09/30/2018 ** Rolling Admission 12/17/2018 01/12/2019

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
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Program Type: Faculty-led Language of instruction: English
Minimum GPA: 2.5 Class Eligibility: 01 First Year, 02 Sophomore, 03 Junior
Non-UD Students: No Language coursework offered: No
Field of study: Physical or Life Sciences Program Advisor: Dan Goldman
Academic Level: Undergraduate Max credit hours: 6
Program Description:
Geology: New Zealand Field Camp

About the Program

New Zealand
From the hydrothermal systems and towering volcanoes of the North Island to the famous glaciated peaks of the South Island, New Zealand offers unparalleled opportunities to explore the dynamics and geological diversity of an active plate boundary first-hand. Few places on Earth offer such a dazzling array of active geological environments in so small an area.  Students will have a unique opportunity to study the diverse active geologic environments and explore the complex interaction of human beings and nature in an active geologic setting.  They will also have opportunities to contrast European land-use patterns and values with those of the Maori, the indigenous people of New Zealand. Students will experience a traditional Maori “Hangi” or welcome feast and learn how geological resources such as jade and geothermal hotsprings became key elements of Maori culture.  They will hike the world-famous Tongariro Volcanic Crossing, study the effects of earthquakes on modern cities, and directly examine the effects of global climate change on mountain glaciers that they will climb on.

The program is only open to Geology majors and minors.

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Curricular Options

GEO 303 New Zealand Field Camp (6 Credits)

Study of field relationships in an area containing abundant igneous, metamorphic, and sedimentary rocks.
Prerequisites: GEO 115, 116.


Faculty

Dr. Allen McGrew, Associate Professor, Department of Geology (site coordinator)
Shuang-Ye Wu, Associate Professor, Department of Geology
Michael Sandy, Professor, Department of Geology


Eligibility

Students must be 18 years of age and eligible to take courses for credit at the University of Dayton. Students must be Geology majors or minors to apply. Students must also be in good disciplinary standing.

Cost and Refund Policy

See budget sheet for specific cost information and the refund policy for this program.

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January Intersession 2013 Participant
The field camp in New Zealand was a great way to apply the material from the classroom to practical situations. It was awesome that we got to travel all around both the North Island and South Island and got to see a wide variety of what NZ has to offer.