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ASU: New Zealand: Film, Culture, and Lord of the Rings
Auckland, New Zealand; Queenstown, New Zealand; Rotorua, New Zealand; Tongariro National Park, New Zealand; Wellington, New Zealand (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Summer
This program is currently not accepting applications.
Earn ASU Credit: View Pre-Approved Courses
Cost Sheets Summer
Areas of Study:
Arts/Design, English, Film, Fine Arts, Humanities, Other
Program Type:
Faculty Directed
Language of Instruction:
English
Internships Available:
No
GPA Requirement:
2.50
International Coordinator:
Ilana Waldman
College Sponsor:
College of Liberal Arts & Sciences (Humanities)
Department/School Sponsor:
Department of English, Film and Media Studies
Available to Non-ASU Students:
Yes
  Program Details
 

Overview

New Zealand Hobbiton

   Quick Facts

 
  • Travel to four different cities in New Zealand: Auckland, Rotorua, Wellington, and Queenstown
  • Academic Visits include the New Zealand Film Archive, Hobbiton and Lord of the Rings filming locations
  • Exposure to the indigenous Maori culture
  • Earn 6 credits
   

Location


map of New Zealand

Location Details


The program will be grounded in several field trips, lectures by New Zealand university professors, and discussions by ASU professors. The program will visit Auckland, Rotorua, Wellington, and Queenstown, with tours including the Matamata Hobbiton tour, a Tamaki cultural performance, Te Papa Museum, Rover Lord of the Rings tour, and Lord of the Rings Country and Southern Lakes tour.

 

Visa Information

It is each student’s responsibility to independently determine if a visa is necessary for travel to any foreign countries visited on this program. Limited information may be provided by the ASU Study Abroad Office, your faculty director, and/or partner organizations/institutions. Where visas are required, failure to obtain a visa may result in your inability to participate and, ultimately, your withdrawal from the program, subject to the terms of the Study Abroad Payment and Withdrawal Policies

Consult this page for additional information regarding visas. If you need assistance securing a U.S. Passport, visit the ASU U.S. Passport Acceptance Office in Tempe.

PLEASE NOTE: Visa requirements for non U.S. citizens may differ from those for U.S. citizens; students who are not U.S. citizens are advised to contact their International Coordinator and begin independently researching the visa requirements for their nationality as soon as possible.

Academics

Eligibility Requirements

This program is open to all students, including non-ASU students and non-degree seeking students.  Non-ASU students should consult these instructions for information on how to apply.

Courses

Students enroll in 6 credits:

FMS 441: Global Cinema (3) General Studies: HU, G.
FMS 450: Technology, Culture and Media (3) General Studies: HU, L.

New Zealand LOTR 2Wellington (credit: Rob Suisted)

Faculty

Faculty Directors



Michelle Martinez
Lecturer, Department of English
Michelle.J.Martinez@asu.edu


Justin Winters
Lecturer, Department of English
Justin.T.Winters@asu.edu 




 

LOTR New Zealand 1
Glenorchy, Queenstown (credit: Chris Sisarich)

Housing

New Zealand Hobbit 2

Program Housing

Students will be housed in shared rooms at centrally-located hotels and/or hostels in the destination cities for the duration of the program in New Zealand. Students will be responsible for lunch and dinner meals with the exception of some group meals. Breakfasts are included at each of the accommodations.

Accessibility

Accessibility Information

Individuals with disabilities may find accessibility and accommodation in one of more of this program’s locations very different from what you find in the United States. Depending on the program, there may be a great deal of walking or the regular use of public transportation. The Study Abroad Office cannot guarantee access to public transportation, buildings, or public sites on this program.

Although ASU cannot guarantee the accessibility of all program sites, students with disabilities can and do study abroad. Upon request, the ASU Study Abroad Office can provide information about the availability of accommodations and accessible facilities on the specific program and can help you determine whether this program can meet your accommodation needs.

2013 Group with Ogres

Cost

Cost Information

The Program Fee for Summer 2018 is $6,485.

Program Fee includes: ASU tuition for 6 credits, lodging, some meals, group activities & cultural events, transportation to and from the airport, ground transportation through New Zealand, domestic flight from Wellington to Queenstown, and International Health Insurance. Not included: ASU student fees, airfare arriving to Auckland and leaving from Queenstown, passport & visa fees, additional meals and incidentals, books, and personal travel expenses.

Faculty Directed program participants are also responsible for paying a non-refundable $50 Application Fee, in addition to the Program Fee listed above. All other costs associated with participation in the program are the responsibility of the individual student. Be sure to reference the program Cost Sheet for information on program fees and any additional estimated expenses.

The program may allow for time which can be spent in non-program activities. Participants may wish to travel, sight-see or participate in activities or events in which they have a personal interest. Please note that the participant is fully responsible for making arrangements and for all costs of transportation, lodging, food and additional expenses that may be associated with any non-Program activities.

Funding

Funding Your Study Abroad Program

Studying abroad is an investment in your future, which requires careful planning and management. However, the personal, academic, and professional rewards that you will gain from this experience will last a lifetime. You should carefully consider costs, budgets and financing when selecting and preparing for your experience abroad. If you have questions at any step of the process, we encourage you to reach out to your International Coordinator for guidance.

Steps to Financing Your Study Abroad Program

  1. View the program Cost Sheet to find a breakdown of program expenses.
  2. Attend a Financing Your Study Abroad Workshop.
  3. Consider your Financial Aid options.
  4. Search and Apply for Scholarships and Grants.
  5. Exhaust your options by exploring Additional Funding Resources including our Community-Based Funding Guide.
  6. View our  Financing Your Study Abroad Program Handbook for more information, including Payment Information.

Unique Funding Opportunities for This Program

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  Dates & Deadlines
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2018 03/01/2018
**
Rolling Admission 07/01/2018 07/20/2018
NOTE: Please do not purchase airfare until prompted by your program leader or International Coordinator.

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision tasks prior to the term's application deadline.

Indicates that deadline has passed
 
This program is currently not accepting applications.