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  • Locations: Auckland, New Zealand; Wellington, New Zealand
  • Program Terms: Spring, Spring Break
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
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Fact Sheet:
Program Type: Faculty-led Housing Type: Hotel or Hostel
Language of Instruction: English Faculty-led: Yes
Program Description:
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Leadership and Team Development in New Zealand | Faculty-led Program

The most recent Leadership and Team Development in New Zealand faculty-led program took place in spring 2018. The program was going to run in March 2020 and March 2022 but was cancelled due to COVID-19. This faculty-led program may be offered again in 2023 or 2024.

The Colleges of Education and Nursing and Health Sciences are offering a two-week leadership experience in New Zealand during the spring semester. The New Zealand Leadership experience is designed to immerse students physically, emotionally, socially, and intellectually while providing a cultural leadership and educational experience. LDRS 743: This course covers best practices for leading teams in areas of conflict management, team development, team leadership, leveraging individual strengths, and interpersonal communication of teams. Adult learners will gain knowledge and develop skills to be effective team leaders. EL 692: This course introduces the student to leadership faculty\-led study abroad program and prepares students for the trip. The curriculum is designed to adapt to different disciplines. Current global issues, leadership dimensions, and the importance of culture and context in organizational development will be covered.
Students must have the ability to walk up to 0.3 miles in an urban area carrying luggage, and up to 1 mile/day getting to organization visits; hiking up to 3 miles on easy terrain; Biking (optional); ability to tolerate extended air travel (12-14 hrs).

PLEASE NOTE: A valid passport is required for participation in this faculty-led program. The passport must be valid for at least 6 months beyond the completion of travel. If you do not have a valid passport, you can apply for a passport on campus at WSU through the Study Abroad office.

  • Travel dates: approximately 14 days during the semester semester (late February through mid-March)
  • Pre-departure course meetings: online components and 4 in-person meetings (December, January, and February before travel)
  • Post-trip course meeting: Specific meeting date to be determined

New Zealand: Auckland, Wellington, and Queenstown

  • LDRS 743 (3 credits)
  • EL 692 (3 credits)
  • Graduate students from the Colleges of Education and Nursing and Health Sciences, including Leadership Education, EdD, and Graduate Nursing students.
  • Open to WSU graduate students
Graduate students only

  • The typical cost range for this program is between $4,600 - $5,600 depending on enrollment min/max.
  • The program cost includes: WSU tuition and fees for 6 credits associated with this program, most in-country transportation, most meals, all lodging, admission & event fees for group educational activities, international health insurance for the duration of the program, and the Study Abroad administrative fee. 
  • The $500 confirmation deposit required as part of the program application is applied toward the final program cost.
  • PLEASE NOTE: Roundtrip Minnesota/New Zealand international airfare and the New Zealand visa cost are not included in the price range above. Students are responsible for searching for and purchasing their own international airfare and obtaining and paying for their individual New Zealand visa.

Dr. Theresa Waterbury (
Dr. Julie Ponto (

Kathy Jicinsky, Assistant Director of Study Abroad for Faculty-led Programs

Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.

This program is currently not accepting applications.