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  • Locations: Christchurch, New Zealand
  • Program Terms: Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: Pomona applicants only
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Language of instruction: English Housing options: Apartment, Field Camp
Areas of study: Anthropology, Architecture, Art, Art History, Asian Studies, Astronomy, Biochemistry, Biology, Biomedical Sciences, Botany, Chemistry, Child Development, Classics, Computer Science, Creative Writing, Culture, Earth Science, Ecology, Economics, Education, Engineering, English, Environmental Studies, European Studies, Film, Forestry, Gender and Women's Studies, Geography, Geology, History, Humanities, Independent/Directed Research, Indigenous Studies, International Relations, Latin American Studies, Linguistics, Literature, Marine Science, Math/Statistics, Media Studies, Minority Studies, Molecular Biology, Music, Peace & Conflict Studies, Performing and Visual Arts, Philosophy, Photography, Physics, Politics, Pre-Health, Psychology, Public Health, Religious Studies, Sciences, Social Sciences, Sociology, Theatre, Zoology Class standing: 1 - Second Semester Sophomore, 2 - Junior, 3 - First Semester Senior
Program type: Direct enrollment, Experiential/field-based, Hybrid GPA: 3.0
Program Description:
New Zealand comprises two large islands, the North Island and the South Island, as well as many smaller islands.

Christchurch is the South Island's largest city with about 370,000 inhabitants. A short distance from both the snowcapped Alps and the Pacific coastline, Christchurch is in an ideal location for the outdoor enthusiast. Lovers of art will also appreciate the city's thriving art scene. Christchurch boasts many beautiful parks, including a free botanical garden, that are inviting to walkers and joggers, or one may prefer to sit along the Avon river and watch the water flow on by.

Academic Program
Before classes begin at the university, students take part in the Earth Systems Science - Field Course (5 U.S. semester credits; 1.25 Pomona credits), a 4-week field camp on the North Island and the South Island. This field component is divided into several interrelated modules. Please reference the Frontiers Abroad website for program-specific details. Once the university semester begins, students continue with research they initiated during the field camp in the Research Methods in Environmental Sciences & Studies course (4 U.S. semester credits; 1 Pomona credit). Students may not take the field study or research methods courses on a CR/NC basis.

Following the field camp, students enroll full-time alongside local students at the University of Canterbury in Christchurch. Students enroll in up to three elective courses (4 U.S. semester credits each; 1 Pomona credit each). Pomona requires students to take a humanities or social science course with a focus on New Zealand.

Students enroll in a total of 17-21 Frontiers Abroad credits to earn 4.25-5.25 Pomona credits.

Number of Students
Frontiers Abroad enrolls approximately 25 students, selected from a national pool.   

Host Institutions

Frontiers Abroad
University of Canterbury

Faculty Liaisons
Char Miller
Marc Los Huertos


Students should have a demonstrated academic interest in human and natural environments. Background in physical, environmental, and biological sciences recommended. Students should meet with an EA faculty member or one of the faculty liaisons.

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There are currently no active application cycles for this program.

This program is currently not accepting applications.