Gordon College's Department of Languages and Linguistics has selected the University of Auckland for Linguistics majors who wish to pursue a semester abroad. Auckland's School of Cultures, Languages and Linguistics offers a diverse array of Linguistic courses that fulfill Gordon requirements and electives (e.g. Syntax, Semantics and Pragmatics, Lexical Functional Grammar).
Gordon's Languages and Linguistics Department requires its majors to take advantage of the opportunity to better understand New Zealand by taking a course related to New Zealand culture while at Auckland. Aside from options within Linguistics such as Polynesian Comparative Linguistics, there are many appropriate courses across the other disciplines:
Qualifying Linguistics majors/minors will:
Courses at Auckland are generally 15 "points" (credits). To convert New Zealand points to the U.S. credit system, divide by 4. So, students taking a 60-point courseload at Cardiff (the usual semester load) will receive 15 U.S. credits.
Global Understanding core credit can be fulfilled by this semester program when students participate in COR210 pre-departure and COR211 upon re-entry. Lab fees apply.
The cost of study at Auckland is the same as regular Gordon tuition, room, and fees for a semester. Board is removed as housing in NZ is self-catered. Accepted students may apply all regular scholarships to the cost of the program. Gordon tuition, room and fees covers:
Charges not covered by Gordon include:
APPLICATION PROCEDURES & DEADLINES
Students wishing to study abroad must first submit an online seat application and have an interview with the Global Education Office.
FALL SEMESTER (NZ Semester 2, July–November):
Online seat applications must be submitted and interviews completed by March 1. You will be notified within five days of the deadline regarding the decision on your seat application.
After you've been approved by the Global Education Office, proceed directly with your program's application process. Auckland's semester 2 deadline is May 1.
SPRING SEMESTER (NZ Semester 1, February–June):
Online seat applications must be submitted and interviews completed by September 30. You will be notified within five days of the deadline regarding the decision on your seat application.
After you've been approved by the Global Education Office, proceed directly with your program's application process. Auckland's semester 1 deadline is December 1.
This application requests information that will be used to evaluate your eligibility for an off-campus program. The College reserves the right to grant seats to applicants based on proven academic performance, moral maturity and personal motivation.
Please fill out the application form below with your information. Your responses to these questions will be used in evaluating your applications for a seat in an off-campus program. We encourage you to take your time and write considered responses to the personal statement questions.