New Zealand Indigenous Study Tour

Choose Ara and discover Maori and Pacific cultures, new and practical ways of learning, and a diverse landscape made up of beaches, mountains, and valleys. Ara is a top-rated New Zealand institution that offers a wide range of courses and programs.

Ara Institute of Canterbury, New Zealand

Ara, in Māori has multiple interpretations and can be translated as both “pathway” and to “arise”. This reflects Ara's aspiration to be a responsive and inclusive provider of education that creates multiple opportunities for all, regardless of origin and destination.



Ara Institute of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand


Open to full-time Indigenous Studies Diploma students in their second year of study.



Application deadline


Number of spaces

  • 2-4 (TBC)


Airfare from Victoria to Christchurch and accommodation during the program will be funded by Camosun (value of approximately $3,000). Additional paperwork from successful applicants may be required. Budget for transportation, host gifts, and extracurricular activities in New Zealand (approximately $300-$500).



Credit transfer

Credit transfers

The following sample credit transfers show how your Ara courses could transfer back to Camosun.

BAAA Program/ CourseCamosun Course
ASAR600 Physical Activity and RehabilitationSPEX 2XX Sport and Exercise 200-level
ASRE600 Research Design and StatisticsSPEX 410 Research Methods
ASWM600 Issues in Nutrition ManagementCHEM 214 Nutrition for Fitness
ASXP600 Exercise Prescription and ProgrammingEXW 241 Exercise Design and Prescription
AMCB644 Consumer BehaviourMARK 365 Consumer Behaviour
AMMK700 Strategic MarketingMARK 3XX Marketing 300-level
AMPM600 Project ManagementMARK 420 Marketing Project Management
Camosun exchange students at the Ara Institute of Canterbury, New Zealand

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