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  • Locations: Auckland, New Zealand; Sydney, Australia; Tasmania, Australia
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Costs: Summer
  • Dates / Deadlines
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Click here for a definition of this term Program Type: Faculty-led GPA Requirement: 2.5
Education Abroad Advisor: Holly Wheeler Click here for a definition of this term Language Prerequisite: None
Language of Instruction: English Click here for a definition of this term Fields of Study: Applied Indigenous Studies
Program Description:

Indigenous Heritage & Education in Aboriginal Australia & New Zealand

Hobart, Tasmania / Sydney, New South Wales, Australia / Auckland, New Zealand
Professor Ora Marek-Martinez, Applied Indigenous Studies
Check back for summer 2022 dates!
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NAU’s Indigenous Heritage and Education in Aboriginal Australia and New Zealand is a three week, field-based program that centers on the areas of heritage management and educational efforts for, by, and with Aboriginal Australian communities in Tasmania and New South Wales, Australia and Hamilton New Zealand. Visits to Aboriginal and Indigenous communities, museums, cultural centers, local agencies, schools, and university centers will inform students about the unique and complex lived experiences of Indigenous Australians and Maori’s.

Students will return home with an appreciation and understanding of the issues Indigenous communities face, both in their own communities and across the world, they will also learn about efforts to revive cultural heritage, and they will bring home new skills to assist their own communities. Through “in-country” cultural tours of important Aboriginal and Indigenous heritage places and connections with Aboriginal Elders, communities, and students, NAU students will have a unique opportunity to foster lifelong connections that will establish global relationships that will have an impact beyond the trip.

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Course Information

ANT 499: Contemporary Developments- 3 credit hours

Program Itinerary
  • Fly out of Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport and arrive in Hobart, Tasmania 
  • Fly out of Hobart, Tasmania to Sydney, NSW 
  • Fly out of Sydney to Auckland, New Zealand, travel to Hamilton, NZ. Travel back to Auckland for flight.
  • Fly out of Auckland back to Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport 

Lagoon         Students in Australia

Program Requirements
Minimum 2.0 GPA
Must be 18 years old or older
Experience with indigenous communities studies preferred
Must attend pre-departure meetings in preparation for the program

Program Fee:
Includes: Accommodations, In-country transportation, International Health Insurance
NAU tuition and fees for three (3) credits
Application Deadline
March 15, 2022


Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2022 03/15/2022 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA