While You Are There
Auckland is the largest city in New Zealand, with a culturally diverse population of about one million. Classes are held at the University of Auckland in the Departments of Anthropology and Maori Studies. The University of Auckland is an internationally recognized center for the study of Pacific archaeology, cultural anthropology, and linguistics. The campus is located on a headland with spectacular views over Waitemata Harbour, parks on two sides, and the central business district just a ten-minute walk away. Students live and study alongside New Zealand students of European, Maori, Pacific Island, and Asian descent, learning about their cultures from personal contacts as well as from classes. As enrolled members of the University's summer school, Dartmouth students have access to all the facilities of a major university, including a large sports complex.
In January Dartmouth students live in International House, a dorm and dining complex about ten minutes walk from the University and the city center. Housing a mixture of New Zealand and foreign students, it has a library, music practice room, study room, tennis and squash courts, several lounges, and a games room. In February students live with local families of various ethnic backgrounds in the greater Auckland area.