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PROGRAM DETAILS


Spend the Winter 2012 term in 
NEW ZEALAND 
and earn full Brock credits!

Now in its fourth year, the TREN Term Abroad in New Zealand has become one of Brock University's flagship international programs. You will complete a full academic term abroad in one of the most beautiful and interesting countries in the world, spending seven weeks in residence at the University of Otago in historic St. Margaret's College (Dunedin, South Island), then embarking on a 24 day, two-island field course which explores the entire country from tip to tail. You will study environment and tourism with professors from Otago and Brock in the classroom and in the field, in the company of like-minded Otago University students. You'll experience New Zealand as students and as residents - not just as tourists.  

It's an intensive international opportunity that takes place during the regular northern hemisphere academic term, so there is no impact on your summer employment. There are no credit transfer issues either (all course credits are recognized by Brock University). There are also no program completion issues (with proper planning, there's no need for summer courses or make-up courses). And it's very good value for money - you will spend almost three months in New Zealand during the peak of summer, with accommodation, air and ground transportation, most meals, and Otago course fees included.

For further information, contact Dr. Dave Brown - dbrown@brocku.ca / +1-905-688-5550 ext. 3293

Dates, destinations and prices are best estimates, but are subject to change


OVERVIEW PRESENTATIONS

Watch these PowerPoint presentations to learn more
about the TREN Term Abroad in New Zealand program
(LEFT CLICK TO VIEW, RIGHT CLICK TO DOWNLOAD):

Part 1
Program overview and costs /
About Otago University / Dunedin /
TOUR 306: Ecotourism and Sustainability
 
(42 MB)

Part 2
Field program overview /
South and North Island Destinations
 

(32 MB)


ITINERARY


COURSE DESCRIPTIONS


ACCOMMODATIONS

Web page for historic
St. Margaret's College Residence, University of Otago

(your home from  08 Jan -18 Feb 2012)

PAYMENT SCHEDULE (subject to change) 

Total program fees for 2012 are estimated to be CDN $12,000. Final cost may change somewhat due to fluctuating exchange rates and volatility in airline ticket prices, etc. (reflected in final payment).

After 15 October 2011, subsequent payments will be made to Brock University (NOT to Scotiabank). Instructions about how to make these payments are forthcoming. 

Please make your payments according to the following schedule. 

Due Date Purpose of payment Details
03 June 2011 Payment 1: Deposit / Confirmation of participation ($1500) (Paid to Brock Finance Office)
15 July 2011 Payment 2: Portion of Airfare ($1000) Deposit to Scotiabank Account #10892 01758 11 
15 Aug 2011 Payment 3: Balance of Airfare ($1000) Deposit to Scotiabank Account #10892 01758 11 
13 Oct 2011 Payment 4: Otago course fees, etc ($2500) Deposit to Scotiabank Account #10892 01758 11 
17 Nov 2011 Payment 5: Accommodation fees / field course deposits ($2500)

Make deposit directly to your Brock student account.  (Instructions)

15 Dec 2011 Payment 6: Balance of field course fees (estimated at $3500) Make deposit directly to your Brock student account. (Instructions)

 


MEETINGS AND DUE DATES (subject to change) 

Date ACTION ITEM Details
03 June 2011 Payment 1: Deposit / Confirmation of participation ($1500) (Paid to Brock Finance Office)
15 July 2011 Payment 2: Portion of Airfare ($1000) due 

 

15 Aug 2011 Payment 3: Balance of Airfare ($1000) due 

 

On or before 13 Oct 2011

PRIOR TO PREDEPARTURE BRIEFING #1 -

St. Margaret's College Residence 2012 Application Form for Brock students (MS Word format)

Otago University Study Abroad Application Form for TREN program

1) E-mail electronic version of completed forms to all of the following:

summer.school@otago.ac.nz
conference@smc.ac.nz

dbrown@brocku.ca

2) Print, sign, and bring a hard copy version of the form to our first pre-departure meeting (below - date to be confirmed)

13 Oct 2011

PREDEPARTURE BRIEFING #1 - 

Powerpoint Notes for Pre-departure Briefing - Part 1a

Powerpoint Notes for Pre-departure Briefing - Part 1b

All documents to Dave Brown
BRING THESE COMPLETED HANDOUTS - click links below:

ALSO BRING:

  • Passport and / or any other relevant immigration or citizenship documents (e.g., Permanent Resident card, Canadian student visa) for copying
13 Oct 2011 Payment 4: Otago course fees, etc ($2500) due today Make deposit directly to your Brock student account. (Instructions)
17 Nov 2011

PRE-DEPARTURE BRIEFING #2

Dave Brown's Powerpoint Notes for Pre-departure Briefing #2

All documents to Dave Brown
BRING:

WE WILL COVER:

  • Liability Waiver Forms - complete, review, and witness
  • Emergency Contact Forms
  • Letters of Acceptance
  • Otago University Online Registration
  • Otago Summer School online insurance forms
  • December 15 fee payment expectations
  • Course expectations for:
    TREN 3P18: Sustainable Transportation;
    TREN 3F94: International Field Course –Ecological Regions and Tourism Destinations in New Zealand;
    TOUR 306: Ecotourism & Sustainability 
  • Practical matters: Baggage, clothing, weather, etc. 
  • Field course itinerary review, as required
  • Other business
17 Nov 2011 Payment 5: Accommodation fees / field course deposits ($2500) due today

Make deposit directly to your Brock student account. (Instructions)

15 Dec 2011 Payment 6: Balance of field course fees (estimated at $3500)

Make deposit directly to your Brock student account. (Instructions)

15 Dec 2011

PRE-DEPARTURE BRIEFING #3 - 
Dave Brown's Powerpoint Notes for Pre-departure Briefing #3 (forthcoming)

 
06 Jan 2012 MEET AT PEARSON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT FOR DEPARTURE!  

Updated 16 November 2011