Leadership and Team Development in New Zealand | Faculty-led Program
PLEASE NOTE: This program has reached capacity for spring break 2020. Students completing their applications as of September 3 will be added to the waitlist for the program and would be accepted only if spots become available.
Join us for an adventure of a lifetime while earning 6 graduate credits. We will visit organizations, explore innovative community projects, meet with locals, cruise the Cook Straight to the South Island, and spend a few days hiking in the incredible Able Tasman National Park. The major topics or themes of this program include: conflict management, team development, team leadership, leveraging individual strengths, interpersonal communication of teams, culture, cultural awareness/ intelligence, and cultural context in organizational development. Students will take LDRS 743 (3 credits) and EL 692 (3 credits) as part of this program.
- 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. Students must be able to participate in hiking up to 3 miles on easy terrain. Biking will be an optional activity as part of this program. Students must have the ability to tolerate extended air travel (12-14 hrs).
Participation in this program requires a valid passport through at least September 15, 2020. If you do not have a valid passport or your passport is set to expire before this date, please apply for a passport if you hope to participate in this program.
- Travel dates: February 29-March 14, 2020
- Pre-departure course meetings: online components and in-person meetings on January 22, February 5, and February 29, 2020
- Post-trip course meeting: Specific meeting date to be determined
- Auckland, New Zealand
- Wellington, New Zealand
- Paihia, New Zealand
- LDRS 743 (3 credits)
- EL 692 (3 credits)
Graduate students only
- Range from $5,750 - $6,250 depending on enrollment min/max.
- The program cost includes: WSU tuition and fees for 6 credits associated with this program, roundtrip airfare, transportation throughout the duration of the program, 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.
Dr. Theresa Waterbury (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Dr. Julie Ponto (email@example.com)
Kathy Jicinsky, Assistant Director of Study Abroad for Faculty-led Programs
firstname.lastname@example.org or (507) 457-5019
- September 15, 2019 at 4pm: Application deadline. Students must have complete applications and pay the $500 confirmation by this date in order to be considered for the program. PLEASE NOTE: This program has reached capacity for spring break 2020. Students completing their applications as of September 3 will be added to the waitlist for the program and would be accepted only if spots become available.
- December 1, 2019: If you are accepted for the program and withdraw after this date you are financially responsible for the full cost of the program regardless of participation.
- NOTE: This deadline is 90 days prior to the start of the program. As detailed in the Cancellation, Financial, and Conduct Policies - faculty-led document students must review & electronically sign as part of the application for this program, students and families are strongly urged to consider purchasing travel cancellation insurance. The Center for Global Education does not endorse any particular travel insurance coverage, but quote comparisons can be found at insuremytrip.com. Review closely what the cancellation insurance includes and what it does not include. Cancellation insurance must be purchased immediately after acceptance into the program for the insurance to be effective.
- February 8, 2020: Full payment for the program is due by this date. If you can show you have spring semester financial aid/private loans to cover your outstanding balance for the program, you will be allowed to participate even with a balance as of February 8.