Auckland, New Zealand
Average annual high: 67°F
Studying abroad in New Zealand is perfect for the warm weather seeker who also wants to cool off in the water. Water is never far away in this multicultural, urban capital. The city has a seemingly endless coastline and more than 2,000 hours of sunshine per year. Visit the black sand beaches along the country’s west coast or trek up the famous Rangitoto Volcano, which has been dormant for 800+ years. Paradise also isn’t far away from Auckland.
Start off your term with IES Abroad orientation on beautiful Waiheke Island. Later in the semester, join IES Abroad for a field trip to Rarotonga, Cook Islands, famous for its white sand beaches, where you’ll learn how to paddle an outrigger canoe and witness first-hand the island nation’s political and education systems.