International Noho Marae: Indigenous Encounters of a Maori Kind

AUT University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    International Noho Marae: Indigenous Encounters of a Maori Kind

  • Host University

    AUT University

  • Location

    Auckland, New Zealand

  • Area of Study

    New Zealand Culture, Pacific Studies

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    The relationship between culture and identity is explored in an authentic indigenous Maori experiential learning and teaching context (noho marae). This involves a critical examination of the protocols that define Maori hospitality and in particular Maori rituals of encounter and engagement. Integral to experiential learning is the understanding of the significance Maori cultural knowledge (epistemology) as it relates to the noho marae.

    • This is a course designed for students who wish to join in the cultural weekend stay for international students at the AUT Marae (traditional Māori meeting place).
    • The Noho Marae is an unforgettable weekend of learning about Māori culture, traditions and protocol, followed by tutorials in the AUT Marae throughout the semester
    • The Marae will be your classroom where you will study, experience and reflect about what it means to be Māori in Aotearoa/New Zealand.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.

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Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.

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Please note that some courses with locals have recommended prerequisite courses. It is the student's responsibility to consult any recommended prerequisites prior to enrolling in their course.