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  • Locations: Auckland, New Zealand
  • Program Terms: Maymester
  • Budget Sheets: Maymester
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Housing: Hotel Academic Courses: PSY, PSY w/LAB, WEL
Program Length: Short-Term Faculty-Led Program Type: Faculty Led
Minimum GPA: 2.50 Office Location: Study Abroad Office JAAC 1009
Program Fee: $6500
Program Description:

Belmont in New Zealand 


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This Maymester course offers students the opportunity to explore the relationships between wellness, psychology, and the environment in New Zealand, a nation that consistently ranks highly in quality of life and wellness, as well as one that, given its historical isolation, offers a unique and forward-thinking approach to its environment. Students will also have the chance to participate in a number of activities that will inspire them to incorporate health, fitness, and wellness into their daily lives. Finally, students will be provided with time to explore the different cities and regions to enhance the cultural experience of the trip.

  • Surf lessons
  • City tour by bike
  • Canyoning & Ziplining
  • Waitomo glow worm caves
  • Maori cultural experience
  • Dark sky stargazing at Cowen’s Observatory
  • Scenic hikes and tours

COURSES AVAILABLEcity nightscape
All courses will satisfy either Belmont requirements in the Gen Ed core or the specified major. You must participate in at least one course offered on the program. You should consult individual program faculty to see how online options can fit into your study abroad program.
  • PSY 2950 or  PSY 4950: Environmental Psychology
    • The course will provide a survey of the field, speaking to the bidirectional relationships between people and their environments
    • Course counts as BELL CORE non-lab science (2950) (3 hrs.), OR
    • Course counts as BELL CORE lab science (4950) (4 hrs.), OR
    • Course counts as a Psychology major or minor elective(2950; 3 credits)
    • Instructor – Patrick Morse
  • WEL 1700, WEL 1600, WEL 2100 or JCS 3500: Wellness & Physical Activity in NZ
    • The course will provide an introduction to an international prospective of health and fitness concepts with physical activity
    • Course counts as a BELL CORE wellness & physical activity (1700; 3 credits)
    • Course counts as a BELL CORE wellness (1600; 2 credits)
    • Course counts as a BELL CORE physical activity (2100; 1 credit)
    • Course counts as a JUNIOR CORNERSTONE (3500; 3 credits)
    • Instructor – Nick Bacon

ENG 3950: Third Year Writing (English 3010; satisfies BELL CORE requirement)
REL 3950: Religion Jr. Cornerstone (Path A or B; satisfies BELL CORE requirement)
INB 3950: (satisfies BBA Core Business requirement for International Business 3300)


1. Program Fee: $6,500: 
This fee will include airfare, accommodations, 3 group meals, transportation within country, and all activities, lectures, and tours.

Costs not covered by the program fee include: Tuition, additional meals, personal expenses.

2. Belmont Tuition
Tuition is charged at the special study abroad tuition rate of 2/3 off the cost of normal maymester tuition. For every 3 hours of study abroad credit you register for, you pay for only one hour.  

Program Deposit: $500 due at time of acceptance 


Faculty-Led Application Process
Dates and Deadlines
All requirements must be completed by the Study Abroad Office deadlines: online materials are due by 11:59 PM on the deadline date
  • Spring Break Programs: November 15
  • Maymester Programs: February 1
  • Summer Programs: February 15 
How to Apply
1. Please click the Apply Now button (found at the top-right of this page and/or at the bottom of this page) to apply. 
2. You will automatically be directed to your myBelmont account to log-in. 
3. After logging in to your myBelmont account, if you are not re-directed back to Belmont Global, open a new window for Belmont Global to complete your application. 


Patrick Morse • MCWHORTER HALL 418

Nick Bacon


Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.

This program is currently not accepting applications.