The EcoQuest Challenge
These are programs for open-minded, conceptual thinkers. During their stay in New Zealand students will be challenged to combine existing knowledge and awareness with new experiences and concepts through involvement in real-world issues and problem solving.
Why Study In New Zealand?
New Zealand is a young dynamic country with a multi-cultural and plural society, diverse ecosystems and agricultural landscapes. We have a pro-active approach to a sustainable future.
Programs provide rigorous academic pursuit and hands-on learning from the mountains to the sea. Full immersion learning across a range of stunning sites in the North and South Islands.
Who Studies at EcoQuest?
Programs are offered in partnership with, and accredited by the University of New Hampshire. They are open to highly motivated students from institutions across the US and around the world. To date, students from over 90 US Universities and Colleges have attended our programmes. All students are registered for academic credit through UNH and this credit may be transferred directly to the participant’s home institution.
Haere Mai! - Welcome!
Toitū te Marae o Tāne,
Toitū te Marae o Tangaroa,
Toitū te Iwi
Protect and strengthen the
realms of the Land and Sea,
and they will protect and
strengthen the People.
Te taenga ki te Ao hou - Arrival in a New World
Your flight across Te Moananui-aKiwa—the great Pacific, will take you through the night, leaping forward a day into a bright Aotearoa dawn. The shift begins, everything is different: night is day, right is left, the sun goes backwards. You are seeing with fresh eyes. Capture that feeling and let yourself be immersed in our place, our culture. Our papa kāinga (field centre) by the sea will become your home.
Whatever your pathway, if we can widen your vision, earth your understandings, and encourage an abiding fascination for the natural world, we can feel assured that you will work towards sustainability wherever you belong.
Every place needs its guardians.
Community in Action
EcoQuest is embedded in community.
Students engage in outreach activities with local schools, NGOs, iwi (tribes) and a variety of stakeholders. These include habitat restoration, community gardens, citizen science and monitoring projects throughout Aotearoa New Zealand.
EcoQuest strives for beneficial outcomes for both the community and planet.