What better way to explore American identity than to remove one's self from those surroundings? Distance leads perspective, and for writers, new experiences oftentimes provide opportunities to reevaluate what was previously "known". Allowing students to explore their own (United States) to a new one (New Zealand) will serve to encourage their understanding of identity, in the framework of their writing. Composition 1302 will explore our own definitions of identity through a comparison study that includes issues such as gender identity, influences of food and nutrition, and definitions of beauty. For Physical Geography 1301, the best way to understand the importance of the interrelationships between humans and physical systems is to experience it first-hand. The students will have the opportunity of applying geographic thought as they live the culture of the people and study the landforms of this beautiful country. They will accomplish their studies through observations, people-to-people contact, and first-hand experiences.
Professor Melinda Zepeda, Associate Professor of English, has been teaching composition and literature with the Alamo Colleges for 14 years. She has 20 years of teaching experience at the university and college level. Her education includes doctoral-level courses in cultural studies, with focus on race, class and ethnicity, Chicano/a literature, and gender studies. Her international travel experience includes traveling with an educational tour to England, France, Italy, and Switzerland. Other international travel includes travel to Argentina, Canada, Chile, Costa Rica, Mexico, and Peru. Contact: email@example.com
Professor Philip Rodriguez is an instructor of World Regional Geography and Physical Geography. He has a Masters of Applied Geography from Texas State University at San Marcos. Rodriguez has 33 years of teaching experience in the fields of Earth Sciences and World Regional Geography. He has presented at local, state, regional and national geography conferences. Additionally, he has taken middle school, high school, and college level students on educational trips to Europe. His international travel experience includes Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Ecuador, France, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, Morocco, Peru, Portugal, Spain and United Kingdom. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Composition II (ENGL 1302) and Physical Geography (GEOG 1301)
Students are required to take two courses and will earn six hours of credit upon successful completion of the program.
*$5,400 Includes airfare, lodging, in-country transportation, some meals, entrance fees. This does NOT include tuition, passport fees, visa fees, books, materials and spending money. Final payments are due March 28, 2016. Financial aid is available.
APPLICATION DUE DATE:
November 18, 2017 ......................... $200 due with application (non-refundable fee)
Once students are accepted into the program,they will follow the scheduled payments:
December 2, 2017 .............................. $500 initial deposit
January 20, 2018 ...................................$1,567
February 10, 2018 ................................ $1,567
March 10, 2018...................................... $1,566
Failure to pay by the scheduled deadlines will result in cancellation of participation in the selected Study Abroad program.
June 8 Depart USA
June 10 Arrival Queenstown: Welcome dinner/rest
June 11 Milford Sound Fjordland, Milford Sound, Mitre Peak and Lake Te'Anau
June 12 Queenstown Walking tour/exploring Queenstown
June 13 Fox Glacier Lake Hawea, Lake Wanaka, Knight's Point and Thunder Creek Falls
June 14 Hokitika Walking tour/exploring Fox Glacier
June 15 Nelson Punakaiki blowholes, pancake rocks, and Buller Gorge
June 16 A. Tasman National Park Cruise, Kaiteritieri Beach, Kiwi family dinner
June 17 Wellington Picton seaside town and ferry across Cook Strait to North Island
June 18 Wellington Walking tour/exploring Wellington
June 19 Rotorua Lake Taupo and Tongariro NP-- UNESCO site
June 20 Rotorua/Kiwi Wildlife Park Government Gardens, Kiwi hatchery and Maori Cultural Tour
June 21 Auckland Waitomo Caves, Glowworm Grotto, Domain Park, farewell dinner
June 22 Depart New Zealand
*Alamo Colleges has taken considerable care in preparing information and materials for specific Study Abroad programs, but this information is subject to change. Although accurate at the time of publication, extended events could result in changes in dates, itinerary, costs and other aspects of a program. Revised information will be provided as soon as it is made available, and participants should check with the faculty leader or the District Office of International Programs for the most recent information. Alamo Colleges will not be held responsible for unintentional misinformation