Applying for the Program

Prerequisites

Anthropology: Two anthropology courses.

Linguistics: Linguistics 1, “Introductory Linguistics,” and one other linguistics course in the 20s.

In addition, applicants must have maintained at Dartmouth a 3.0 cumulative grade average and continue to do so from the time of application through the time of departure for New Zealand. Applicants must not be facing academic or conduct discipline at Dartmouth. Anyone whose cumulative GPA falls below 3.0 can be rejected from the program even after formal acceptance by Dartmouth. Further, acceptance into the program by Dartmouth College constitutes only a recommendation to the University of Auckland’s Foreign Student Admission Committee that the student be admitted to the University of Auckland as a special student specifically for this program. The University of Auckland makes the final decision on the Dartmouth student’s acceptance. Enrollment limited to 22 students.

Application Procedure

Applicants must apply online. Linguistics applicants use the standard application forms; anthropology applicants must complete the standard forms and one additional form relating to this program. Off-Campus Programs will obtain an up-to-date transcript. Applicants must also submit two letters of recommendation. Referees should include one Dartmouth faculty member and one person who has supervised you in a nonacademic activity (e.g., boss, coach). Interviews of applicants will be arranged.

For application deadlines, please check the off campus program website.

Selection Criteria

Applicants will be evaluated on a combination of academic preparation, personal attributes, and the quality of their application essay. One important criterion will be the strength of the applicant’s preparation in anthropology and/or linguistics. Priority by class (at the time of application) will be as follows: (1) juniors, (2) sophomores, (3) first-years.