Christchurch and Wellington, New Zealand
Application deadline: Mar. 15, 2017
This summer study program will explore New Zealand grass-based beef, sheep, and dairy production through classroom instruction by OSU and Lincoln University faculty and visits to working ranches, research facilities, and industry centers.
Students completing this study tour will be able to identify and describe characteristics of the primary grass and legume species used to support animal industries, compare and contrast US and NZ management strategies, and explain differences in agricultural policies and the impact on farmers and ranchers and international trade.
Accomodations will be a combination of university-based dormitories, farm and ranch home-visits, and hotels. Transportation will include air, ferry, train, and coach.
Travel will include both South and North Island cities and rural landscapes.
Our long-standing exchange programs (since 1975) and close personal relationships among presenters will ensure a comfortable and rewarding experience for all participants.
New Zealand has a “laid back vibe” and an epic natural beauty with its breathtaking mountains, crystal clear lakes, primeval forests, green pastoral and stunning coastal scenery. No wonder Peter Jackson chose New Zealand to shoot the ‘Lord of the Rings’ movies.
In addition to the valuable technical training, students will have ample opportunities for intercultural learning and visit several tourist attraction sites. New Zealand offers numerous options for recreation in the form of fishing, mountain biking, skiing, cruising, and kayaking. Fans of Lord of the Rings and Hobbit movies will be able to visit some of the fantastical set locations and Hobbit town.
Cost Estimates: to be confirmed at a later date
(includes: lodging, some meals, ground transportation, etc.)
Total Program Cost Estimate: TBC