HECUA New Zealand

HECUA New Zealand — Academics

Program Structure

HECUA is an affiliated program. You receive resident credit for the courses you take. Your grades count toward your University of Minnesota GPA, and each course appears on your transcript. Consult the Learning Abroad Center's Academic Policies website for more information.


New Zealand Culture and the Environment: A Shared Future

Each student takes 4 courses worth 4 semester credits each: Maori Perspectives, Pluralism, and National Identity; Sustainability, Ecology, and New Zealand Environmental Policy; Internships, Field Work, and Integration; and Independent Study Project.

Total: 4 course credits / 16 credit hours
The courses are taken as an integrated whole and provide the equivalent of a semester's worth of credit, i.e., 4 course credits, 16 semester hours. This program is full-time, 5 days a week, with classes scheduled 3 days a week and approximately 6 hours weekly in an internship.

Instruction is in English by local faculty. Typical credits: 16 credits for semester.

Maori Perspectives, Pluralism, and National Identity fulfills the following Liberal Education requirements: Historical Perspectives Core; Global Perspectives Theme

Sustainability, Ecology, and New Zealand Environmental Policy fulfills the following Liberal Education requirements: Social Sciences Core; Environment Theme

Note: students who take at least 3 credits/3 weeks study abroad will receive the Global Perspectives theme.

Finding Course Information

Learn about country-specific academic terminology and how to find host university course information.

I-UROP Scholarship

University of Minnesota students participating in a research project on this program may be eligible for the International Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (I-UROP) Scholarship