New Zealand 2022 Study Abroad Interest Meeting

Kia Ora (hello)

There will be a New Zealand 2022 Study Abroad Interest meeting on Thursday January 21st from 7-9pm.

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All majors in CANR are welcome and we usually accept students from many CANR majors.  The focus of our program is sustainable food production, preservation of native habitats and resources (soil and water) on farms, and efficient, pasture-based food production.  Our program includes 7 cr hrs of coursework and many, many excursions to some of the most beautiful and productive stations (ranches/farms) on the South Island of New Zealand.  The field trips to stations are complimented with cultural and historical trips to museums, the International Antarctic Centre, a wildlife rehabilitation center, and botanical gardens.  Our home-base for the month is Lincoln University where we stay in their residence halls and use the dining hall for our meals!  I will attach the PDF file of our slide show from the first interest meeting in case you were unable to attend.

We expect applications to open around February 11th  (applications are on the UD study abroad webpage) and although we take a fairly large group (usually ~ 35 students), the program usually fills quickly,  so we suggest you apply early.

Since this is a ZOOM meeting, please feel free to include your parents/sponsors so that they can ask all their questions too!

Of course, at any time, COVID could result in program cancellation and we are quite certain that NZ will require us all to have proof of COVID vaccination to enter the country.  But we are preparing as we usually do – with the assumption that we will be able to take you all to one of the most beautiful places on earth next January!

Ma Te Wa (until we meet again),

Dr. Lesa Griffiths  lesa@udel.edu and Ms. Susan (Truehart) Garey  truehart@udel.edu

LANDSCAPE EXPLORATION OF BRAZIL – CANR 2020 STUDY ABROAD

Learn about this exciting study abroad at an interest meeting on Wednesday, March 13 at 6 PM in 306 GORE. In the Landscape Exploration of Brazil study abroad program (W2020) students will study how humans interact with plants while learning methods to capture details in the landscape using freehand sketching and journaling.  The program will begin in the Amazon rain forest where students will explore local fauna, flora and culture.  We will then fly to Rio de Janeiro and stay in a hotel about one block from Ipanema beach.  We will see how the work of the famous landscape architect, Roberto Burle Marx impacts Brazilian culture in public and private gardens in and around Rio. We will also enjoy the beach, modern art museums and various cultural events such as samba and the famous “hippie fair”. Students will interact with members of the landscape firm Roberto Burle Marx, LTD as they study a variety of Brazilian landscapes and artists.  The two courses, Plants and Human Culture and Field Sketching of Landscape Subjects will include some classroom sessions as well as a wide variety of field trips to local gardens, museums, and parks.  The program will be co-led by Sue Barton and Anna Wik.  If you are interested, come to the Interest Meeting on the 13th or send Dr. Barton  an email  sbarton@udel.edu  and you will be placed on an “Interest List” to keep you apprised of program planning updates.