Gulf News article about our Linguistics FSP

Gulf News article:

"A group of Ivy League  students from Dartmouth College flock to Piritahi Marae every summer to absorb Māori culture and language. Following a three-day stay at the marae coordinated by Waiheke local Bianca Ranson, the linguistics stuents spend 10 weeks studing te reo Māori at the University of Auckland. "During their stay at Piritahi, these students , a few of whom are part Native American Navajo, get to learn about our culture at a community level," says Bianca, who created Potiki Adventures to give visitors to Waiheke the change to learn about Māori culture and history. some of the Dartmouth undergraduate students spent Waitangi Day at Piritahi Marae last week and will shortly head to Fiji. "For a lot of them it's their first time travellling out of the US, and getting to experience Fijian and Māori culture is incredible," linguistics professor Laura McPherson told Gulf News.