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INFORMATION SESSION 27 SEPTEMBER 2010 Term Abroad in NEW ZEALAND.

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1 INFORMATION SESSION 27 SEPTEMBER 2010 Term Abroad in NEW ZEALAND

2 Term Abroad in New Zealand - AGENDA - 1.URGENT: Registration procedures for Otago TOUR 306 course 2.URGENT: Application procedures for New Zealand student visa 3.Confirmation of accommodations - St. Margaret's College and Executive Residence 4.Details of ground travel and accommodations for country-wide field course 5.Outstanding fees and payment schedule 6.Dates for Nov and Dec pre-departure briefing sessions 7.Confirmation of appropriate course registration 8.Other information 9.Slide show – our destinations

3 Predeparture Briefing #1: TODAY Registration for Otago TOUR 306 course 1)Complete and submit Otago University Study Abroad Application Form for TREN program to me today Otago University Study Abroad Application Form for TREN program 2)Submit passport / citizenship document to me today -> will be copied, certified, and original returned to TREN main office for pick-up by tomorrow morning 3)Submit completed Brock transcript request form to me today

4 OCTOBER 15 FEE PAYMENT $2500 installment due at Brock Finance Office before Oct 15 use Payment Form 3: Otago course fees, student visa fees, etc. ( available online at ) Payment Form 3: Otago course fees, student visa fees, etc.http://www.brocku.ca/tren/nz

5 Cost Comparison Exchange rate – Accurate as of 26 Sept 2010 Item Airfare Otago TOUR 306 credit NZ Student Visa Health Insurance Room/meals Field course expenses LOP Transfer fee 2011 $ 2332 $ 2101 $ 200 $ 130 $ 2059 $ 3933 $ 35 $ /- +$ 257 $ 34 $ 0 -$ 121 +$ 33 $ 0 $ 203 (+1.02%) 2010 $ 2075 $ 2067 $ 200 $ 130 $ 2180 $ 3900 $ 35 $10587

6 Approximate Per Diem Costs St. Margaret’s College/ Executive Residence: Accommodation and 3 meals per day: $2059 for 44 days = $46.79 per day (single room in Brock Village Residence with meals = $56.45 per day in 2009) Field Course: Ground travel (~8500 km), core attractions, accommodations, full cooked breakfast: $3933 for 27 days = $146 per day

7 Predeparture Briefing #2: November 1 VISA APPLICATION AND OTHER FORMS BRING YOUR ORIGINAL PASSPORT AND THE FOLLOWING COMPLETED FORMS: New Zealand Student Visa Application Form (INZ 1012) Evidence of enough money to support yourself in New Zealand (your own bank record, student loan record, or a New Zealand Financial Undertaking for a Student form (INZ 1014) if a parent or other person is your guarantor Liability waiver form Emergency contact form We will also conduct a field course itinerary overview

8 NOVEMBER 15 FEE PAYMENT $2700 installment due at Brock Finance Office on Nov 15 use Payment Form 4: Accommodation fees / field course deposits ( available online at ) Payment Form 4: Accommodation fees / field course depositshttp://www.brocku.ca/tren/nz

9 Predeparture Briefing #3: Mid-December CULTURAL ORIENTATION & COURSE EXPECTATIONS Cultural orientation Health and wellness Living in New Zealand About University of Otago Field course assignments: overview and scheduling Last minute details!

10 DECEMBER 15 FEE PAYMENT $2700 installment (estimated) due at Brock Finance Office on Dec 15 use Payment Form 5: Balance of field course fees ( available online at ) Payment Form 5: Balance of field course feeshttp://www.brocku.ca/tren/nz

11 Schedule of Activities (subject to change) Sept-Dec 2010 Pre-departure briefings and course preparation at Brock University January 2011 Transit to New Zealand - 07 Jan 2011 Tree fern - near Auckland

12 Schedule of Activities (subject to change) Jan – Feb 2011 Otago campus classes: Mon 10 Jan – Fri 18 Feb Otago credit: TOUR 306- Ecotourism and Sustainability Brock credit: TREN 3P18: Sustainable Transportation Exam: Mon 21 Feb 2011 Oamaru: Tue 22 Feb – Thu 24 Feb 2011 University of Otago campus

13 Schedule of Activities (subject to change) Feb – Mar 2011 TREN Field Course Fri 24 Feb – Sun 20 Mar: TREN 3F94 - Ecological Regions and Tourism Destinations in New Zealand 1.0 Brock credit

14 Schedule of Activities (subject to change) March 2011 NZ program formally ends: Sun 20 Mar (return to Canada or additional travel) Semester wrap-up in Canada: Tue 22 Mar – Fri 08 Apr completion and submission of TREN 3F95 reports (electronic) (no classes) Dunedin Airport


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