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  • Locations: Auckland, New Zealand; Christchurch, New Zealand; Dunedin, New Zealand; Kaikoura, New Zealand; Rotorua, New Zealand; Wellington, New Zealand
  • Program Terms: Interim/J-Term
  • Dates / Deadlines
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Program Type: Bethel Faculty-Led Program Minimum GPA: 2.2
Eligibility by Grade Level: 2-sophomore, 3-junior, 4-senior Open to all majors: Yes
Gen Ed Tags: K - Science, Technology, & Society, Z-tag Cross-Cultural Experience
Program Description:

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Course: GES317KZ , 3 credits

Course description:

This course will explore the historical development of science and technology in New Zealand, including current challenges. Topics include inventions and inventors, health care, unique technologies, native and invasive species, sea life, earthquakes, hot springs, and volcanic activity in the context of historical Maori and British colonial cultures leading to the present day. 

Other academic focuses will be: 
•The cultural histories and current relationships of New Zealand society
•The relationship of faith with science and technology in New Zealand

• Laboratory Science “D” course
• Mathematics “M” course

• General education: "K" Science, Technology, & Society
• General education: "Z" Cross-cultural Experience
• Elective in the Human Kinetics & Applied Health Science department

Course leaders 
Trey Maddox,
Kenneth Rohly,

Enrollment 30 students (applicant selection will be done by the professors) 
Where: Auckland, Rotorua, Wellington, Kaikoura, Christchurch, Westport, Franz Josef Glacier, and Queenstown

Tentative Dates:
January 2-27, 2021
Jan 2            Depart MSP
Jan 4-6         Auckland
Jan 7-8         Rotorua
Jan 9-12       Wellington
Jan 13-15     Kaikoura
Jan 16-18     Christchurch
Jan 19-20     Westport
Jan 21-22     Franz Josef Glacier
Jan 23-26     Queenstown
Jan 27          Return to MSP
Estimated program fee: $5,600 (excluding tuition*) includes: round-trip airfare from MSP, intra-country transportation, course-related excursions, room, meals, and iNext travel medical insurance. Students are responsible for optional entertainment and transportation expenses, passport, immunizations, telephone, and other personal expenses. 

Students can choose to do three separate payments for their interim course starting in the fall semester. Students can also use loans by checking with the financial aid office.

*See policies for more information

• After this date, you will receive notice of your application status (tentative approval, wait list, conditional, etc).
• Non-Bethel students may be considered for course participation after the priority deadline.


PLEASE NOTE: Final acceptance is contingent upon approval from Bethel’s Business Office in the fall. Students with account balances over $2000 in early September will not receive final approval or be allowed to participate in the program.


• Once a course reaches its maximum enrollment students may be placed on a wait list. Students must submit all application materials to be on the course wait list.
• A non-refundable confirmation deposit will not be required until a cancellation occurs and wait list student moves to accepted status. 


• The cost of interim tuition is covered for students who are full-time both fall and spring semesters. Students who are not full-time both semesters will need to pay the appropriate interim tuition costs in addition to the stated program fee.
• Students should review individual course descriptions and consult faculty to know exactly what is and what is not included in the program fee.
• Costs listed in spring promotional material are approximate and are based on a minimum of 15 students per course. Every effort is made to operate the program at the stated price. However, the OIS reserves the right to adjust fees due to dollar devaluation, fuel surcharges and general inflation. Final course costs will be set in September.
• Students will receive a payment schedule for their course in the fall. The program fee will be divided into three payments due September 1, October 1, and November 1. (Students taking out additional loans for their program will not be expected to meet those payment deadlines.)


• An accepted student must submit in writing their cancellation to the study abroad office on or before September 17th to avoid further penalty beyond the loss of their $150 deposit. Withdrawal forms are available in the study abroad office (CC320A).
• Decisions as to whether courses with low enrollment will be offered will be made on or before September 17th. If a course is not offered due to low enrollment students may transfer to another open course or receive a full refund.
• If an accepted student withdraws after September 17th, they will not only forfeit their $150 deposit, but may be responsible for additional costs. After this date, course instructors and/or the study abroad office begin making payments to reserve airfare, room, board, etc. Even if the student has not made additional payments, money may have been spent to hold their position and there may be unrecoverable costs. Depending on the date of cancellation, the entire course fee may be forfeited. If the cancellation occurs after Nov. 13th, the student will be responsible for the entire program fee.
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Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Interim/J-Term 2022 09/01/2021 09/14/2021 TBA TBA