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Linguistics FSP Auckland
Auckland, New Zealand (Outgoing w/Side Trips Program)
Program Terms:
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: 5
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FSP Department / Program: Linguistics
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Program Overview

AucklandThe Program in Linguistics and the Department of Anthropology 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 about one million.  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, and linguistics.  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. 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
2017 Winter:  Professor Laura Ogden (Anthropology Professor)
2018 Winter:  Professor David Peterson (Linguistics)

The academic program is eight weeks long and comprises the following:

(a) a four-day tour of significant Maori and colonial historical sites north of Auckland;
(b) seven weeks of classes at the University;
(c) various excursions in the Auckland area; and
(d) a three-day stay at a Maori meeting house on the coast north of Auckland.

The program begins at the end of December and finishes on or before March 1. All participants take the Dartmouth course, Anthropology 51, "Colonialism and Its Legacies in Anthropological Perspective," which is taught by a member of the Dartmouth faculty.  Students  concentrating in linguistics take, in addition to Anthropology 51, Linguistics 8, "The Structure of Maori," and Linguistics 54.

Linguistics: Linguistics 1, "Introductory Linguistics," and one other linguistics course in the 20s.


Student Life

During the time you are with your host family, it is important that you coordinate your schedule of activities with your host’s plans.  If you tell your host that you will be home for dinner, you must be home for dinner.  Your host will be expecting you and will have made preparations to feed you.  Similarly, if you have announced that you do not intend to be at home for a meal, then you must respect that agreement too.  Last-minute changes are inconsiderate and will not be well received.  In all cases, communication is crucial.  Even if you think you have clearly understood the agreement you have reached with your host, it’s always a good idea to repeat it, to be sure!
In January, Dartmouth students live at Whittaker House, a University of Auckland dorm and dining complex about a ten minute walk from the center of campus and the city center. 

For more information, please see the department website.

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 this program by clicking here. 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.