Terms and Dates:

  • Fall 2019


Alayne Prine

Housing Options:



Opportunity Description

Reciprocal interactions with diverse communities in ports of call and a real-world view of ocean issues from the deck of a sailing research vessel will offer a unique perspective on one of the most pressing environmental issues of the twenty-first century: the human impact on the environment.

What is unique about this program?

In this semester at sea program, students will explore the unique environmental and complex cultural influences that have shaped these islands. They will also visit marine and coastal protected areas and various ports of call to examine the relationship between different cultural groups and the ocean environment that surrounds them.


Cruise Track: Auckland, New Zealand » Christchurch, New Zealand
Destinations: Auckland › Russell › Wellington › Dunedin › Christchurch
*Port stops subject to change.

Program Highlights

  • Visit UNESCO World Heritage Sites
  • Explore relationships between people and their ocean/coastal environment
  • Choose electives to tailor coursework
  • Engage in a place-based curriculum

How do I apply?

Applying to study abroad is a 2-Step process.  You may complete both steps simultaneously, but Cornell Approval must be obtained before your program advisor in Global Learning can complete any approval or nomination forms for the program itself. 

  1. For Cornell Approval, click on the "Apply" button on this webpage. Applications are approved by the Office of Global Learning on a rolling basis until the application deadline listed on this webpage.
  2. For Program Admission, complete an external application directly on the program’s webpage, using the link in the “Snapshot” section. Note that this deadline may be in advance of the general Cornell deadline for approval.  Many programs fill by rolling admission.

On the Global Learning website you will find a list of current returned students who have agreed to share contact information, stories from students in their own words, and selections of recommended programs in these categories: Cornell Global Programs, College Administered, Global Issues, STEM-focused, and Beyond Europe.

Returning Applicants