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Are you ready for the adventure of a lifetime? Pack your bags and study abroad in Christchurch!

Tucked in between the mountains and the Pacific Ocean, Christchurch is known for its beautiful gardens (its nickname is the Garden City), rich European culture, and high quality of living. Need to clear your head? Travel to the Southern Alps for a challenging hike that will make you feel like you’re on top of the clouds.

When you study abroad in Christchurch outdoor activities, exploring the University of Canterbury campus, and enjoying the laid-back city lifestyle will all be routine.


Christchurch Direct Enrollment - University Of Canterbury

New Zealand
Fall 2018, Spring 2019
Language prerequisites: 
Estimated Cost: 
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Christchurch's Top Five

Visit Kaikoura

Swim with dolphins, kayak on the sea, and experience whale watching.

Bike Christchurch

Discover Christchurch by bike on the new cycle trails.

Hike on the Port Hills

See spectacular views of Christchurch and Lyttelton Harbour.

Visit a Cafe

Grab a coffee, and enjoy the scenery for a couple of hours in between classes.

Smell the Flowers in Ilam Gardens

Take time to smell the azaleas and rhododendrons.

The Latest from Christchurch

Dec 5 3:19pm

Closing Thoughts

by Bella

For fifteen days I have been back in the U.S., and for a handful of these days I have been pondering what I wanted to write about in my final blog post. To be completely honest, I have been at a loss when I begin to think about what I want to share with everyone about my experience. How do I put 5 months of experiences, thoughts, people and places into a single post, and do so eloquently?

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Nov 17 4:14pm

Solo Travels; Why You Should Give It a Try

by Bella

Sometimes people have a hard time finding the difference between being alone and feeling loneliness. Being an introverted person, being alone often has not made me feel lonely, but makes me feel rejuvenated, happy, and calm. Because of my tendency to crave solitude, I knew when coming to New Zealand, I wanted to take advantage of my love for aloneness, and travel solo at least once.

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Nov 3 10:23pm

Fleeting Moments

by Bella

As the leaves turn the shades of fire and sunlight in the Northern Hemisphere, the trees surrounding me here in the Southern Hemisphere have went from bare and brown, to green and lush in a matter of weeks. Over the past four and a half months, I have sat in this exact location, writing blogs, doing school work, calling loved ones, getting to know new friends, and staring out the window watching the progression of the trees outside.

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Oct 29 8:44am

Top 10 Study Abroad Instagram Photos from September & October 2018

by IES Abroad

Are you ready to fall head over heels for study abroad?

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Oct 8 4:34pm

Growing Pains

by Bella

As my semester in New Zealand is coming to a close I have been spending some time reflecting on the experiences and feelings I have had along the way.

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