Human and Animal Interactions in New Zealand

New Zealand group photo

This experience will allow students to gain a global perspective of animal management practices and human interactions with various livestock and wildlife species. Students will see first-hand how culture, history, and geography impact the use of land and animals within society. Students will study the culture of native New Zealanders (Maori), their close interactions with flora and fauna, and critically analyze livestock management and wildlife conservation in Australasia. Learning experiences include lectures, activities, educational site visits, and reflective exercises.

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Program Details | Faculty Overview Presentation | Excursions | How to Apply | Student Testimonials


Program Details

This program is only being offered virtually for 2021. Apply on HogsAbroad Portal by Dec. 1, 2020.


Virtual - January 2021
In-person - anticipated January 2022

Application Deadline:

Nov. 15 (virtual)


ANSC 410V/510V
ANSC 410V(H)
BIOL 496V/496V(H)

Program Costs:

Virtual Program Cost: $305 (fee) + UA Tuition

In-person costs (after 2021): (Estimated) $3,500 +
Airfare (est.$2,750) +
UA Tuition*

Faculty Leaders:

Dr. Kathi Jogan

Faculty Overview Presentation


 Just a few items on the trip agenda:

  • Mitai maori village Maori warrior cultural performance and their close dependence on native plants and animals
  • Swim with New Zealand fur seals in their natural environment in the coastal waters off of Kaikoura
  • Elm Wildlife tour on the Otago Peninsula, also known as the wildlife capital of New Zealand
  • Hobbiton More than a movie set, Hobbiton is also a working beef and sheep farm, a successful example of agritourism 
  • Milford Sound, located in Fiordland, on the southwest coast of the South Island, is a fiord carved by glaciers during the ice age

How to Apply

Contact the faculty leader if you're interested in this program. This program is only being offered virtually for 2021. Apply on HogsAbroad Portal by Dec. 1, 2020.

Student Testimonials

“My favorite part of the New Zealand program was the ample opportunity to interact with rare and endangered wildlife, an experience that was eye-opening and unforgettable.”

Student Testimonial