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CAS Summer in New Zealand

Travel dates: May 15 - 27, 2025.
Travel with us to discover the fascinating world of geothermal energy and geysers in New Zealand. You will delve into the science behind geothermal energy, understanding how geysers form, covering the intricate interplay between microbiology and geothermal systems, and learning about the role of geothermal energy sources in shaping the indigenous and modern-day culture of New Zealand. Visit the breathtaking backdrop of New Zealand's landscapes and vibrant indigenous Maori cultural heritage as featured in the famous films like Lord of the Rings. This program will visit cities such as Auckland and Wellington, and include trips to locations including the Hobbiton Village, Geothermal Huka Prawn Farm, Aotearoa Art Festival, Waitomo Caves, geysers of Rotorua, and more!
** CAS study abroad will be enforcing COVID vaccination and/or testing requirements based on the regulations of the country of designation. Please note the situation and requirements in other countries can fluctuate over time.
Applications and program costs will be available soon. If you have questions or would like to be notified when the application is available, please email

Program Details

Course Numbers Available:
PHYS 4010, PHYS 5350, MICR 4990, MICR 5990 - (3 credit hours)
Instructors: Dr. Marianna Patrauchan, Dr. Flera Rizatdinova, Dr. Lisa Slevitch
Travel Dates: May 15 - 27, 2025
   *Depart May 15, arrive in New Zealand May 17.
Course Dates: May 12 - June 6, 2025*
  * Class meeting times will be within those dates
Studying abroad was truly the best decision I ever made for myself. Trading my comfort zone for the opportunity to experience different cultures and new perspectives was beyond beneficial.”  - Audrey
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