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  • Locations: Auckland, New Zealand; Brisbane, Australia; Byron Bay, Australia; Dunedin, New Zealand; Sydney, Australia; Waitomo, New Zealand; Wanaka, New Zealand; Wellington, New Zealand
  • Program Terms: Spring, Winter Break
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Budget Sheets: Spring, Winter Break
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2019 09/28/2018 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Program Type: No Language of Instruction: English
Intent of Program: Field experience (direct hands-on learning) Program sponsorship indicator: Non-Mankato Program
Program Description:

Australia - New Zealand

Pacific Challenge

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Sponsored By:

Winona State University

Travel Study Program

Winona, MN 55987

A Summer Downunder

Escape winter for two months amidst Australia and New Zealand?s stunning mountain, forest and beach environments. Gain insight into Maori and Aboriginal cultures, discover some of the world?s most livable cities, and experience firsthand legendary Australasian friendliness. Try rock climbing, white water rafting, caving, backpacking, mountain biking, sea kayaking, dolphin swimming, scuba diving, surfing . . . and more!
  • No prior experience necessary
  • Age range best suited 18-30
  • Non students & graduates welcome
  • Annual program. Groups depart: January 15, 18, 21

Pacific Challenge

We offer unique and extensively researched programs, carefully blending exciting adventure, personal and leadership development, eco-tourism ideals, cultural immersion and bundles of fun!
The option to combine this with up to a semester of US college credit gives you an unbeatable travel/study abroad experience.

Since its inception, in 1985, Pacific Challenge has taken over 1500 students and graduates on our unique experiential travel programs, utilizing a staff of experienced and qualified leaders and faculty.


During this two month program, you are introduced to a wealth of information regarding the cultures, history and environments of Australia and New Zealand. Numerous geographical excursions, incidental learning experiences, and in-house study sessions contribute to the education structure of the program.

For those students who would like to enhance this educational opportunity with academic credit, 15 upper division semester college credits or the equivalent in quarters, are attainable. Lower division credits can also be provided. Interested participants should indicate this on their registration form. Please note that credit is optional and incidental to this amazing adventure travel experience.


All accommodation, a multitude of adventure activities, most food and all round-trip travel from Los Angeles is included. Each group has 18-19 participants and two leaders. We find this the optimal size for the development of supportive group dynamics, environmentally sound travel and an overall enriching experience for each participant.

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