Find out what undergraduate study in Samoan involves.
Find out more about enrolling in a Samoan language course for the first time.
The undergraduate courses you can take as part of Samoan.
The subject Samoan is located within the Centre for Pacific Studies.
The Samoan population is the largest Pacific ethnic group in New Zealand. Our Samoan courses complement the efforts of the Samoan community to maintain and develop the language.
Studying Samoan will help you to understand the complexities of fa'a Samoa (Samoan culture), Samoan values and world-views. It can enrich your study of subjects such as Anthropology, Pacific Studies and Linguistics. For New Zealand born Samoans, studying Samoan is a great opportunity to learn more about your cultural and linguistic heritage.
Samoan and your career
Knowledge of Samoan can be useful for careers in education, the public service, social services and welfare, business, marketing, journalism, language teaching, interpreting and translation.
Study options in Samoan
Samoan is available for undergraduate programmes and is taught by the Centre for Pacific Studies.