Anthropology FSP Auckland

Auckland, New Zealand

Program At a Glance

Terms Offered



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The Department of Anthropology and the Program in Linguistics offer a joint foreign study program in Auckland, New Zealand. The program is a seven-week intensive summer term at the University of Auckland in the Departments of Anthropology and Maori Studies with an additional two weeks of coursework with the Dartmouth faculty director.

Auckland is the largest city in New Zealand, with a culturally diverse population of 1.5 million people.

The University of Auckland is an internationally recognized center for the study of Pacific archaeology, cultural anthropology, biological anthropology, and linguistics, and is a leading institution in the comparative study of Indigeneity.




Students begin the program living in University of Auckland campus housing; a short walk from the city- and campus-centers. Partway through the term, students move to homestays with families throughout the greater Auckland area and commute to campus using public transportation.

Highlights of the program typically include excursions to places relevant to Maori history and culture including a trip to a Maori meeting house, a workshop on kapa haka, and an overnight stay in Rotorua.

For more information, please see the department website.

Tuition and Fees

The fees charged by the College for a Dartmouth-sponsored off-campus term of study include regular tuition charges for a term at Dartmouth, service fees, as well as the specific costs established for each off-campus study locale. In many programs, the room and board costs tend to be higher than for a term in Hanover. You can view a budget sheet for each program by clicking on the appropriate term. The cost of transportation to and from the site is the responsibility of the student.

Financial Aid

In order that all qualified Dartmouth undergraduate students may have the opportunity to take part in off-campus programs, the College endeavors to adjust its normal financial aid awards for students already receiving aid. Tuition and expected family contribution for Dartmouth's off-campus programs are the same as for an on-campus term.

All costs, including airfare and spending money, are considered when determining the cost of an off-campus program. Any costs in excess of a typical term in Hanover are met with additional Dartmouth Scholarship Funds.  Loan assistance is offered to replace the employment that would normally be included in an on-campus term.

Students are responsible for purchasing their own plane ticket and, in many cases, meals. Often this means that part of the expected family contribution is used towards these costs rather than for tuition. For help sorting out who pays what and how, a visit to the Financial Aid Office is often advisable.


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