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Anthropology FSP Auckland
Auckland, New Zealand (Outgoing w/Side Trips Program)
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Program Terms: Winter
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Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Winter 2020 02/01/2019
03/01/2019 TBA TBA

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Language of Country: English Target Language: English, Maori
Lodging Options: Dormitory, Homestay Enrollment: 15
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FSP Department / Program: Anthropology
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Program Overview

NZ_ChurchThe Department of Anthropology and the Program in Linguistics offer a joint foreign study program in Auckland, New Zealand, the only Dartmouth off-campus program in the South Pacific. Auckland is the largest city in New Zealand, with a culturally diverse population of 1.5 million people.  Classes are held at the University of Auckland in the Departments of Anthropology and Maori Studies. (The Maori are the indigenous people of New Zealand.) The University of Auckland is an internationally recognized center for the study of Pacific archaeology, cultural anthropology, biological anthropology, and linguistics, and is a leading institution in the comparative study of Indigenaity.

During this program, students live and study alongside New Zealand students of European, Maori, Pacific Island, and Asian descent, learning about their cultures from personal contacts as well as from classes. Students live on campus for the first half of the program, then move to homestays in Auckland for the second half. Anthropology and Linguistics students take different University of Auckland courses, but otherwise their participation in the program is identical. As enrolled members of the University's summer school, Dartmouth students have access to all the facilities of a major university, including the student recreation center.


Faculty Director
2019 Winter:  Professor John Watanabe
2020 Winter:  Professor Sienna Craig

The academic program is 9 weeks long and includes the following:

(a) an initial excursion around the Auckland area visiting places relevant to Maori history and culture;
(b) a seven-week intensive summer term at the University of Auckland and an additional two weeks of course work with the Dartmouth faculty director;
(c) a four-day trip to a Maori meeting house (marae) on the east coast of the North Island for an intensive workshop on kapa haka (Maori chanting, singing, and gesture dancing), including an an overnight stay in Rotorua, a center of Maori woodcarving and art;
(d) a four-day tour of significant Maori and colonial historical sites north of Auckland;
(e) an end-of-program three-day stay at a marae on Waiheke Island at the mouth of Auckland’s harbor;
(f) and, for Linguistics students, an excursion at the end of the 9 weeks to another Pacific island nation (e.g. Tonga, Samoa) for the completion of their third course, overseen by Dartmouth Linguistics faculty.

The program begins just after the new year (Jan. 1) and finishes after the first full week of March (usually March 8-10).  All participants take the Dartmouth course, Anthropology 51, "Colonialism and Its Legacies in Anthropological Perspective," which is taught by the Dartmouth faculty director.

In addition, those students concentrating in Anthropology take two courses from local faculty, Anthropology 52, "Introduction to Maori Society," taught in Maori Studies, and Anthropology 54, a course which varies annually, depending on the University of Auckland’s summer course offerings taught by faculty in Anthropology. Past offerings have included; "The Archaeology of New Zealand" and "The Ethnography of Island Polynesia."

Students concentrating in linguistics take, in addition to Anthropology 51, Linguistics 8, "The Structure of Maori," and Linguistics 54, a special course in linguistics, taught by a member of the Dartmouth Linguistics faculty in conjunction with University of Auckland faculty.

2019 Winter
Two courses in Anthropology, one of which must be in Cultural Anthropology.

2020 Winter
Two courses in Anthropology, one of which must be in Cultural Anthropology.

Student Life

In January, Dartmouth students live at a University of Auckland dormitory and dining complex designated for international students about a ten-minute walk from the center of campus and the city center.  In February, students live in homestays with New Zealand families across the greater Auckland area and commute in to campus on public transportation.

Financial Information

Tuition and Fees
The fees charged by the College for a Dartmouth-sponsored off-campus term of study include regular tuition charges for a term at Dartmouth, service fees, as well as the specific costs established for each off-campus study locale. In many programs, the room and board costs tend to be higher than for a term in Hanover.  You can view a budget sheet for each program by clicking on the appropriate term. The cost of transportation to and from the site is the responsibility of the student.

Financial Aid
In order that all qualified Dartmouth undergraduate students may have the opportunity to take part in off-campus programs, the College endeavors to adjust its normal financial aid awards for students already receiving aid. Tuition and expected family contribution for Dartmouth's off-campus programs are the same as for an on-campus term. Assistance is available to meet extra costs associated with off-campus programs, including airfare. Half of any extra cost is met with additional Dartmouth scholarship; loan assistance is offered for the other half. Loan assistance is also offered to replace the employment that would normally be included in an on-campus term. Although financial aid recipients are given aid to cover all of the required costs of the program, students are responsible for purchasing their own plane ticket and, on some programs, meals. Often this means that part of the expected family contribution is used towards these costs rather than for tuition.

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This program is currently not accepting applications.