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Indigenous Learning in New Zealand

Application Deadline: Jan. 05, 2024
Dates: May 6-16, 2024 (plus travel days)
Location: New Zealand
Local Partner: University of Waikato
Estimated Cost: $500 (Program fee)
Bursary amount: Subsidized Program
Physical activity requirement: Level 2


In partnership with North island College (B.C.) and the University of Waikato in Hamilton, New Zealand, NSCC will participate in a two week global skills opportunity about Indigenous identity. The program will consist of classroom lectures, field trips to local Indigenous communities, group discussions and reflections.

The program is open to all students who identify as Indigenous and will be held in May 2024. 

Learning Outcomes

  • Apply knowledge, skills and attitudes from tasks and projects in an international setting;
  • Outline the benefits of cross-cultural collaboration for work-related projects and tasks;
  • Build evidence of experiences and new learning (both personal and industry related) for portfolio development and the education of others;
  • Assess safety and risk pertaining to international travel to make informed decisions about traveling abroad;
  • To identify and reflect on the differences and similarities between Canada and New Zealand.


Subject to change

October, 2023 - Applications launched

January 5, 2024 - Application deadline

January 2024 - Student selection

February 2024 - Online pre-departure course begins

April 19, 2024 - Pre-departure conference

May 2024 - Indigenous Learning Program in New Zealand

June 2024 - Evaluation and reflection

Fall 2024 - Celebration of learning

Student Eligibility

This program is open to Indigenous students from any program at NSCC with an interest in culture, identity and travel. Students must be in good academic standing. Some international learning programs can fall under the Prior Learning and Assessment (PLAR) Procedures | NSCC. Students interested in this process should seek advice from a faculty advisor and academic chair prior to travel to review whether the international learning program could satisfy program or course outcomes.

Travel advice and advisories

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Cost Breakdown

Item Cost (estimated)
Program Fee (includes airfare, local accommodations, in-country ground transportation, program activities and some meals) $500
Passport and any associated travel documents & fees (if having to apply for one) $200 travel insurance (mandatory purchased through NSCC International  arranges. $100
Immunizations & prescriptions (cost will vary depending on individual) $200 - $500
Transportation to and from Halifax airport (depending on location) $200
Other meals and incidentals (will vary depending on individual) $200
Items of personal nature, tourism activities and excursions outside of the program and souvenirs (varies depending on individual) $200