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EcoQuest Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems in Pohara, Aotearoa (New Zealand)

  • City: Pohara
  • Term: Fall, Winter
  • Instruction in: English
  • Requirements: One college-level course related to agriculture production and management (such as Sustainable Agriculture, Horticulture, Animal Science, Agroecology, or any other applicable course), and at least one related to Agricultural Business, Environmental Economics, or Food and Society.
  • Majors/Minors this program benefits: International Studies (Global Environment and Health); Food and the Environment; Sustainability; Environment

During this 15-week semester, 16-credit program, students are based in Pohara by Golden Bay on the South Island of Aotearoa (New Zealand) as team members of the vibrant, sustainable EcoQuest learning community. Through an exciting mix of challenging academic courses, lectures, workshops, case studies, and hands-on experiential learning, students engage with a variety of community agribusinesses throughout the South Island.

In addition, students are placed at local farms/agribusinesses for 20 working days where they will gain practical skills, knowledge and experience while increasing competency and making connections in sustainable farm and food systems related work. To experience and understand the diversity of agricultural landscapes and microclimates, students will embark on extended field trips to several places in the Nelson/Tasman region, Te Tau lhu Marlborough and Waitaha Canterbury.