Study Abroad

Planet Girth (New Zealand)

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Spend 13 days in beautiful Lord of the Rings country, New Zealand: one week each on the north and south island. While abroad, you’ll examine Kiwi and Maori culture, health, and physical education via lectures at the University of Otago and site visits to local primary and secondary schools. If you enjoy outdoor activities and love adventure, this course is for you! Experience all that this astonishing country has to offer.

Course Information

Course: GBS 3333: Planet Girth: The Cultural Comparison of Health & Fitness; fulfills the HPU Global Studies (GBS) requirement

Term: Spring 2014

Credit Hours: 4

Prerequisite: None

Faculty Leaders: Dr. Martie Bell & Dr. Nancy Groh


Program Details

Dates: May 4-19, 2014

Estimated Cost: $5,999-6,399 (10-14 students)

Please click here for more detailed information about the Planet Girth Program.


Application Information

This program is no longer accepting applications for 2014.

Selected students will be notified by Wednesday, November 25, 2013.


The Office of Study Abroad is located in Cottrell Hall, Suite 142. Building #12 on the HPU Campus Map.

Phone: +1 (336) 841-9280

Click here to meet your study abroad team.


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