FUTURE-FOCUSED STUDY ABROAD

New Zealand

Where else can you study abroad that offers opportunities to engage with Maori culture, participate in outdoor adventures, and experience exquisite natural beauty all while getting a top-notch education? From the vibrant capital city of Wellington to sophisticated Auckland to college town Dunedin, New Zealand’s cities feature sports, entertainment, cultural attractions and lots to see and do. It’s no wonder Lonely Planet named New Zealand the top destination in the world two years in a row!

You can choose from five partner universities for an outstanding study abroad experience. The flexibility of the New Zealand university system gives you a great selection of courses and subjects, along with the opportunity to truly immerse yourself into the Kiwi culture. Consider taking at least one Maori studies course to learn about the history and culture of the Polynesian Maori, the impact of European settlers in the 19th century, and their participation in New Zealand government in the 21st century.

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University of Otago Partnership
Dunedin,
New Zealand

This program has been suspended for Spring 2022. Please consider another IFSA program for Spring 2022 or apply to this program for Fall 2022. Check out these Spring 2022 program alternatives.


Located near the country’s southern tip, Dunedin is a classic university town where not only students, but heritage architecture, natural beauty and protected wildlife are plentiful. At New Zealand’s oldest university, take advantage of a top-ranked research institution with quality academics, shared houses with Kiwi hosts, and amazing possibilities for outdoor adventure. 

Term
Fall
Spring
Est. cost
$ 18,975
$ 19,975
GPA
2.80
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University of Canterbury Partnership
Christchurch,
New Zealand

This program has been suspended for Spring 2022. Please consider another IFSA program for Spring 2022 or apply to this program for Fall 2022. Check out these Spring 2022 program alternatives.


Established in 1873 by scholars of Oxford and Cambridge, the University of Canterbury is ranked amongst the top 3% of universities in the world. If you are interested in hiking, snow sports, rock-climbing or pretty much anything outdoors, prepare for Canterbury to steal your heart and fill up your Instagram feed.

Term
Fall
Spring
Est. cost
$ 18,975
$ 18,975
GPA
2.80
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Victoria University of Wellington Partnership
Wellington,
New Zealand

This program has been suspended for Spring 2022. Please consider another IFSA program for Spring 2022 or apply to this program for Fall 2022. Check out these Spring 2022 program alternatives.


Nestled in the heart of New Zealand's hilly capital city is a vibrant campus with an award-winning International leadership program. Here not only will you be encouraged academically but you will find yourself living in a diverse, artsy, cosmopolitan city home to more cafés and bars per capita than even New York City.

Term
Fall
Spring
Est. cost
$ 18,975
$ 18,975
GPA
2.70
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University of Auckland Partnership
Auckland,
New Zealand

This program has been suspended for Spring 2022. Please consider another IFSA program for Spring 2022 or apply to this program for Fall 2022. Check out these Spring 2022 program alternatives.


Located in the geographical and economical heart of New Zealand's largest city, the University of Auckland is surrounded by beautiful parks, galleries, museums, shopping areas and more bars and cafes than you can count. This prestigious university is ranked within the top 100 universities in the world offering a diverse catalogue of courses in a wide range of subjects.

Term
Fall
Spring
Est. cost
$ 19,975
$ 19,975
GPA
2.40

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