New Zealand Co-Curricular Learning Certificate
The Co-Curricular Learning Certificate is a record of the student's non-academic co-curricular and extra-curricular learning experiences. The CLC is a self-directed opportunity organized under a series of themes explained at orientation. Students spend a prescribed amount of hours engaged in activities that contribute to the completion of a reflective piece. The work is assessed by The College of Global Studies and the certificate is awarded to students meeting the criteria.
Students in New Zealand may choose from the following three themes:
Sport and Recreation in New Zealand
Students learn about the significant role that sport plays in the development of the New Zealand culture, including maintaining health, experiencing nature and the landscape, and building a sense of community in team sports.
Multicultural New Zealand
Students learn about the importance of New Zealand's location within the greater Pacific Rim community, and the effect this has on its cultural population. With significant Pacific Islander and Asian communities, the students discovered the multi-cultural make-up of this island nation.
The New Zealand Landscape
Students gain a greater understanding of the diverse and unique natural landscapes in New Zealand, and further understand the rural and ecological sustainable the diversity of flora and fauna within New Zealand and the realities associated with changing climatic conditions.
Life of the Mind Highlight
As part of Arcadia’s Life of the Mind series to provoke ideas and
discussion on themes related to global living, Arcadia in New Zealand
offers this seminar as an exploration into the personal and societal
benefits of global careers.
Working Internationally - Change for Good?
With Chris Chamberlin, Consultant in International Development, in collaboration with Victoria University
Does working internationally broaden a person's outlook and deepen
tolerance and understanding? Does working internationally prove to be
financially rewarding in comparison to similar positions in other
sectors? What happens to a person's sense of identity when working
As an American consultant now based in Wellington New Zealand, Chris
Chamberlin has worked in international development for 40 years and
lived in Samoa, Thailand, Puerto Rico and France. Chris served as an
advisor for foreign affairs and aid to U.S. Senator Paul Tsongas. In
his role as a social sector economist and manager for the World Bank
he operated in the areas of social protection and health from 1985 to
2004. He has held many consultancies since 2004 with the World Bank,
AusAID and NZAID in the Pacific and Asia, focusing on public
expenditure analysis in health and education, social protection
strategy, project design, and bilateral country engagement strategies.
Gabrielle Levy, Tufts University
Amateur Theater Critic Wellington, New Zealand
For her CLC, Gabrielle wrote for the Victoria Wellington Uni magazine Salient during semester as a theatre critic: For centuries, those who have ventured into unknown worlds have shared their findings through meticulously kept and often revelatory written chronicles of their findings and experiences in discovering an unfamiliar people. Perhaps I fancied myself a bit like a modern-day Marco Polo, exploring this strange culture called "New Zealand" and examining it through the lens of what we had in common: a fascination with the dramatic.