Summer Study Abroad in Australia and New Zealand Field Studies Program

Environmental Studies:
Ethics, Culture and Sustainability
The Spirit of the Landscape


Students need to bring a backpack to transport all their gear – a suitcase will not be appropriate for this program. Additionally, bring a day pack to use as a carry-on bag. As the course is situated in the tropics for 3 weeks then in the New Zealand Alps during winter for the remaining 2 weeks, a range of gear is required; however, specialist mountain equipment can be rented in New Zealand.

Suggestions of Gear to Bring:

  • Shorts
  • Swimsuit
  • SCUBA diving certificate (if applicable)
  • T shirts
  • Long sleeved shirt
  • Sun hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Basic toiletries and small towel
  • Waterproof jacket (goretex or similar)
  • Fleece or warm sweater
  • Thermal underwear (if you have them)
  • Long pants (preferably not only jeans)
  • Watch
  • Pens/pencils/notebooks
  • Waterproof overpants (if you have them)
  • Strong walking shoes/boots and sneakers
  • Sleeping bag
  • Woolen socks
  • Casual clothes for sightseeing
  • Warm hat (beanie)