New Zealand

Christchurch and Wellington, New Zealand

Application Deadlines: 
  • Minimum GPA 2.5
  • Unofficial Transcript
  • Short Essays
  • Interview with Program Leader
  • Pre-requisite (Spring 2017): CROP 310 or CROP 405 or special topics course with instructor's approval.

Application deadline: Mar. 15, 2017

Program Details: 

Program Dates: Aug. 18 - Sept. 7, 2017 (approximate)

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.

For more information, contact the Program Leaders: Dr. Serkan Ates and Dr. David Hannaway.

Academic Emphasis: 
Ag. Business Mgt
Agricultural Sciences
Animal Sciences
Bioresource Res.
Crop & Soil Science
Ecological Eng
Rangeland Sciences
Program Administrator: 
OSU Faculty-Led
Program Costs: 

Cost Estimates: to be confirmed at a later date

  • Tuition:
  • Participant Fee:

(includes: lodging, some meals, ground transportation, etc.)

  • International Airfare:
  • U.S. Passport: $135
  • Books & Supplies:
  • Meals (not included in the Participant Fee)
  • Incidentals and miscellaneous:

Total Program Cost Estimate: TBC

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