Learning While Tramping on the Tracks of New Zealand
Hike up ancient volcano craters, to glacial mountain lakes, and along sandy ocean beaches. Explore museums that reflect the history and culture of the other land "down under" in Christchurch, the beautiful "garden city." Visit a local Maori Center and experience a Hangi (Maori feast). Explore the recreational fun town of Queenstown (home of bungee jumping), the dramatic alpine scenery of the Milford Track, and majestic Mt. Cook. In the US we "hike the trails in the forest", but in New Zealand the rugged individualistic kiwis "tramp the tracks in the bush." Expand your global awareness by learning about the society, culture, history, politics and environmental concerns of New Zealand.
PHED 319: Tramping the Tracks of New Zealand (4 credits). Department credit, one credit toward PE GenEd and four credits toward upper division credit requirement.
Physical Fitness, (backpacks weigh approximately 30 pounds), a flexible disposition and an ability to work cooperatively with peers. A moderate to high level of fitness is required.
April 13th, 2012. A non-refundable deposit of $50 is required with the application. A $250 non-refundable payment to confirm participation in the course is due within 10 days of notification of acceptance. Maximum of 16 students.
$5,425. Includes airfare, lodging, most meals, and supplemental study abroad insurance. PLU reserves the right to add a surcharge in response to unanticipated price increase.
These estimated additional costs indicated below are intended to assist students and parents in budgeting for those additional living and discretionary expenses not included in your program fee. Actual expenses may vary according to student interests, individual needs, and spending habits: