Global Programmes

He aha te mea nui o te ao? He tangata! He tangata! He tangata!
What is the most important thing in the world? It is people! It is people! It is people!

Immerse yourself, learn and expand your horizons in a country and culture of fascinating stories, captivating experiences, and legendary landscapes.

ExpedNZ Global Programmes explore New Zealand life, traditional Māori culture, our approaches to environmental management, our political systems and our economy.

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We specialise in designing bespoke programmes

ExpedNZ designs and delivers challenging, educational experiences in the diverse and spectacular environment of Te Waipounamu - the South Island of New Zealand.

Our programmes are tailored to meet the needs of the participants and requested learning objectives. All programmes provide cutting edge opportunities for personal and social growth.

The core themes or programme components that can be weaved into a bespoke international programme are explored in more detail below. These can be offered independently or let us bring a few or all components together to give you a diverse, rich and authentic NZ experience.


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Programme Components

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Adventure Focused

3 National Parks and some of the most spectacular wilderness terrain in the world provide a perfect learning platform for our adventure programmes.

There are few locations in the world that can offer such variety of challenge and adventure against a backdrop of such a breath-taking natural environment.

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Cultural Immersion

Māori are tangata whenua (indigenous people of the land) of Aotearoa New Zealand. Māori have a rich and dynamic culture with a special affinity for the natural environment.

In this module you will stay at Marae (local meeting houses), learn from kaiako (Māori teachers) and kaumatua (Māori elders).

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Kaitiakitanga means guardianship and protection. It is a way of managing the environment, based on the Māori world view, where people are closely connected to the land and nature.

Within the concept of Kaitiakitanga humans are part of the natural world, explore what this means from a conservation perspective.

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If exploration is on top of your list and you have more than two weeks let us create a journey that includes the very best sites, activities and attractions across Aotearoa - New Zealand.

We will take you on a Journey of Discovery by the road less travelled to discover some of New Zealand's best hidden gems.

Want to find out more about a programme or have a question for us? Talk to one of our friendly team - we're happy to help.