Leadership in New Zealand Faculty-led Travel Program

Leadership involves understanding people and helping them reach commonly held goals. Visiting other countries and cultures stretches our awareness of human potential and exposes us to new ways of doing familiar things.

The Leadership Education and Nursing faculty-led travel program is designed to immerse students emotionally, socially, physically, and intellectually while providing students with a New Zealand cultural leadership experience.


Team Leadership in New Zealand

New Zealand Destinations: Wellington, Queenstown, and Auckland

Dates: Feb. 26 - March 12, 2022

Approximate Cost: $4,600 - $5,400

The exact cost will be determined on Dec. 15, 2021.

Total Cost Includes: tuition, fees, most travel in New Zealand, accommodations (hostels and hotels), meals, medical insurance, and activities

Application: All applications and a $500.00 non-refundable deposit are due by Oct. 1, 2021. The remainder of the bill is due on Feb. 5, 2022.

The trip opens to other Minnesota State schools on Sept. 1 if seats are available. Applications are now open.

Activities included: Students will visit organizations, explore innovative community projects, meet with locals and visit Milford Sounds.

Course Titles:

  • LDRS 743 Leadership and Team Development
  • EL 692 Leadership Immersion: New Zealand

Number of graduate credits: 6

Enrollment limit: 14 students (10 minimum)

For additional information contact Theresa Waterbury at TWaterbury@winona.edu or Julie Ponto at JPonto@winona.edu.

Apply Today

  1. Click on the first option “I have a username and password
  2. Enter your StarID (do not include @winona.edu) and password
  3. Choose your term (Spring for Leadership in New Zealand)
  4. Begin completing the materials in your study abroad online account
  5. Once you have completed all the Pre-Decision materials, you may click Submit Application at the top of your account to indicate you have completed all the required materials for the IP office to review and tentatively accept you into the program.