New Zealand Program

Our classrooms are some of the most spectacular you'll ever experience. Students Mt. Cheeseman. 

Nestled under the South Island’s snow capped Kaikoura range, but less than two miles to the ocean, CCSP’s Old Convent campus is the ideal setting for a New Zealand study program.  Jump on your CCSP issued bike, and within minutes you’ll be experiencing small town Kiwi life.  Bike a little further and you’ll be at the beach where dolphins and seals frolic, and further off-shore whales are hunting.

CCSP New Zealand isn’t just about fantastic individual experiences--although it is that, more importantly CCSP intentionally cultivates a living-learning Christian community of students, staff and faculty.  To learn more about this important aspect of the New Zealand program please read this short description of community life.

Through ecological field studies, homestays, and participation in a diversity of cultural activities students explore the ecological and cultural diversity of New Zealand.  Learning to sustainably care for both non-human creation and human communities tops off an academically rigorous and spiritually transformative semester.

Throughout the semester, the schedule also allows for independent exploration of New Zealand during breaks and free weekends.  Click this link to learn more.

Maori Carving on a Traditional Marae Building (aka. Meeting House)