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  • Locations: Auckland, New Zealand; Queenstown, New Zealand; Tauranga, New Zealand
  • Program Terms: Global Seminar Wntr
  • Restrictions: SPU applicants only
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
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There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
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Program Sponsor: SPU Faculty-led Areas of Study: Accounting, Business, Chemistry
Program Type: Study Abroad Internship: No
Language of Instruction: English Housing Type: Hostel/Hotel
Minimum GPA: 2.8 Number of Credits: 3, 5
Service Learning: No
Program Description:
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Climate Change in New Zealand
CHM 2410 Environmental Chemistry and Sustainability
ACCT 4351 International Accounting

December 2018

(Winter 2019 Global Seminar)

Program Overview

On this Winter Global Seminar, you will trade the drab winter days of Seattle for warm sun in the land of the hobbits -  New Zealand!

New Zealand, known for its beauty and culture, is an ideal place to consider the influence we humans have on our atmosphere and environment. If you forget your sunscreen, the speed at which you sunburn will quickly remind you that NZ is situated under the large ozone hole formed as a result of human emission of CFC’s (a chemical used in refrigeration). Additionally, the dependence of the New Zealand economy upon both environmental tourism and agriculture results in a tension between the need to be economically productive and environmentally responsible. 

Students will choose from two courses - Chemistry or Accounting, and together, will explore the interdisciplinary nature of environmental science. We will investigate how science (particularly chemistry) is applied in a real-world sense. As part of this experience, students will be exposed to Maori culture and the differences in approaches to environmental stewardship will be addressed. We'll also visit a research field station where scientists actively monitor the amount of various gases in our atmosphere. 
Both Dr. Schofield and Dr. Stewart are native New Zealander’s and together, with their knowledge and experience, will create a rich learning experience in this beautiful setting.

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This program is currently not accepting applications.