New Zealand (Biology)


Courses Offered:

BIOL 4950 Biodiversity & Natural Resource Management of New Zealand
Professor: Dr. Jessica M. Reichmuth


*Prerequisite: BIOL 1108 with C or better; may consider BIOL 1102 with A or B or BIOL 1107 with B or better

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*subject to change*

Pre-trip Orientation Meetings (Summerville Campus): April - May 2021

June 7, 2021

  • Shuttle from Augusta to Atlanta
  • Flight from Atlanta to Auckland

June 8, 2021

  • Arrival in Auckland, NZ
  • Volcano tour Mt. Eden
  • Session about Auckland Geography and other volanoes

June 9, 2021

  • Join the Department of Conservation Rangers for a conservation day.
  • Visit to Tauranga
  • Visit Motuihe Island, a recreation reserve

June 10, 2021

  • Meet with Marine Studies at Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology for an educational day

June 11, 2021

  • Start the day at Te Puia to learn about geothermal activity
  • Visit the Government Gardens
  • Visit to an authentic Maori village deep within the heart of a Rotorua forest to learn about Maori customs

June 12, 2021

  • Fly from Rotorua down to Christchurch to visit Kaikoura
  • Meet with a local guide for an educational talk about Kaikoura coastline and changes in the landscape and marine ecosystem

June 13, 2021

  • Boat tour in search of the Giant Sperm Whale and lessons about the variety of marine life found in Kaikoura waters
  • Visit to Christchurch to visit the International Antartic Center

June 14, 2021

  • Educational visit with the New Zealand Biological Heritage Challenge, which aims to protect and manage Aotearoa biodiversity, improve biosecurity, and enhance resilience to harmful organisms 
  • Spend the afternoon with the staff at Orana Park Wildlife Center

 June 15, 2021

  • Depart for Mount Cook via Tekapo where you can see the remarkable torquoise colored Lake Tekapo.
  • Meet with a guide for a walk in the magical Hooker Valley learning about the unique flora and fauna of the region. 

June 16, 2021

  • Depart for Queenstown 
  • Stop at the Goldfields Mining Center
  • Lunch and winery tour at the beautiful Gibbston Valley 

June 17, 2021

  • Explore Queenstown on your own in the morning!
  • Board the TSS Earnslaw for a scenic cruise across to Walter Peak Farm to learn about farming life in New Zealand

 June 18, 2021

  • Fly from Queenstown back to Auckland to tour the regged west Auckland beaches and forest - the Waitakere Ranges Regional Park
  • Dinner at the iconic Sky Tower for a dinal dinner in the rotating Orbit restaurant

June 19, 2021

  • Depart Auckland for Atlanta
  • Shuttle from Atlanta to Augusta

** If program travel is cancelled due to travel restrictions from the State Department, University System of Georgia, or Augusta University, this course will NOT be offered during Summer 2021.

Financial Information:

Cost of Program: $5460 + Tuition and Fees

Deposit: $200

Final Payment: $5200

Tuition & Fees: Click here to calculate how much yours will be
What's included? Airfare, accommodations, meals according to the itinerary, mandatory excursions
Additional Expenses: Passport, additional meals not included in itinerary, personal expenses 


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Last updated: 1/21/2021