“IFSA allowed us to have so much independence and flexibility, which allowed us to engage with the local culture and explore the city right from the start.”
SPRING : October 15
- DATES AND FEES
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.
Looking for specific classes? Explore CHART, our exclusive class database — if the University of Auckland Program is pre-approved at your institution, you’ll find classes recently taken by other IFSA students.
Open the University of Auckland online course catalog to discover the courses that are offered. When you click on the department name, it will drop down to show all the courses offered in that department. Click on a course number or title to bring up a course description.
Students typically take 4 classes each semester for a total of 16 U.S. semester credit hours.
15 Points at Auckland = 4 U.S. semester credit hours
Please review all your syllabi and course materials when you are registering for classes (both pre-arrival and on-site). Certain classes may have a one-off lab or field trip fee that is disclosed in the syllabus or first meeting of class. You will be responsible for these fees, whether they are billed and paid by IFSA or billed to you.
- Courses not available to Study Abroad and Exchange students:
- BUSINESS 101 and BUSINESS 102
- Courses ending with the letters F or H, e.g., HISTORY 91F or MAORIHTH 14H. These are foundation year courses and not appropriate for Exchange Students.
- Stage I Engineering courses (ENGGEN 115, ENGGEN 121, ENGGEN 131, ENGGEN 140, ENGGEN 150, ENGSCI 111, ELECTENG 101, CHEMMAT 121) except for those ending in G.
- Policy 702
- Courses in Medicine, Surgery, Pharmacy and Optometry.
- Courses running for the whole academic year - e.g. PSYCH 308A and 308B (expect students enrolled for the whole University of Auckland academic year - February to November).
- 100 level courses in Fine Arts, Architecture and Planning (unless the student is majoring in the subject at their home university.
- Graduate School of Management courses running on a quarterly basis - eg, BUSACT, BUSADMIN etc.
- Courses offered in the Faculty of Law - Part II courses, Part III yearlong courses and Part IV Advocacy, Mediation and Negotiation courses.
- GLOBAL 100, GLOBAL 200 & GLOBAL 300
- Courses with very limited enrollment availability:
- Nursing (note courses generally commence before the official start of semester)
- Biological Science, Psychology and Computer Science courses
- Courses showing the letter "G" - e.g. PHYSICS 107G
- 700 level Finance and Accounting courses.
The University of Auckland recommends that students have a second choice option for each course with limited enrollment availability. Students from these areas must apply early, in particular for Semester Two. *Nursing is only available to undergraduate students coming through special arrangements with our School of Nursing.
Gain valuable career experience through this credit-bearing internship opportunity. This course, worth 4 U.S. semester credits, is open to students who enroll in at least two classes from the Faculty of Arts, which offers humanities and social sciences subjects.
Following an introductory series of seminars, you will work 6-8 hours per week at your placement in the Auckland area, keeping a journal of your experience. You will complete an internship research project related to the organization’s strategic goals or core purpose.
The Arts faculty have placements in relevant areas; there is no guarantee of placements outside of Arts-related subject areas. Past interns have worked with the following organizations:
- Intelligent Ink
- Teach First NZ
- TEAR Fund
- Artists Alliance
- Transparency International
- The Creative Thinking Project
You must apply for the internship course in advance, no later than two weeks before the beginning of the semester. The application form is online and students must submit an academic reference in addition to working with an internship coordinator extensively before arrival.
After you return to the U.S., IFSA will send an official Butler University transcript to your home university with your coursework converted to the U.S. credit system. You will also have access to an unofficial transcript in your IFSA Student Portal. The transcript reflects courses taken, credits attempted, and grades earned during your term abroad. This service is included in your study abroad program at no additional cost.
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What Our Students Say
“The biggest thing I learned is the value of immersing oneself in a culture unlike that which you come from. Even though Australia speaks English, the culture has taught me to relax and take everything one step at a time.”
“I enjoyed the academic and personal freedom of my IFSA program. Being able to take whatever classes I wanted/needed in order to satisfy my requirements for major and what happened to interest me set the foundation for my study abroad experience.”
“For two years, I have tried to manage and exist with depression and anxiety. Coming to New Zealand enlivened me and gave me the tools to function and create the life I want and need. I was able to live somewhere for the first time away from family and friends and thrive in it. It allowed me to realize my potential and ability.”
Student, New Zealand
“I’ve learned about the culture my family comes from, more about the world in general, and the different ways there are to simply live. Above all, I think I’ve learned a lot about myself and my behavior—how I tend to act and react in situations. I’ve also become more assertive, courageous, and confident through this experience.”
“My IFSA program was amazing. They really do a great job making sure you adjust well and are well equipped for your time abroad.”
“Through IFSA, I learned to enjoy the small things in life, was able to better understand a culture different from mine, developed intellectually through independent study, and improved my Spanish.”
“The connections I made during my time in Scotland was the most enjoyable aspect of my IFSA study abroad abroad experience. I was able to connect with peers on the program, IFSA staff, and the local culture. Being part of the St. Andrews basketball team really facilitated my relationship with the campus and its students.”
“Through my IFSA program, I volunteered at a travel startup where I initiated and developed a six-month lesson plan for the first English teaching program in a Mayan community, created a cost plan for program volunteers, and translated itineraries.”
“I enjoyed study abroad the most when I got courage to speak at my first poetry SLAM, befriend a fanzine publisher, and speak up (in my broken Spanish) in my film class. Having the courage to own who I am made me feel good.
Unpacked: Student Stories
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