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Studying abroad in New Zealand is paradise for nature lovers. The North Island offers sailing, beaches, and hot springs. On the South Island, wild rainforest, the Southern Alps, glaciers, and gold towns await your exploration.

More than 800 years ago, the Maori became the first people to migrate to New Zealand, crossing the South Pacific in canoes and navigating by the stars. European whalers and explorers found the islands much later. In 1840, New Zealand became a British colony, creating a unique and culturally diverse country with Maori carved meeting houses and British colonial architecture. As you can tell, the New Zealand study abroad experience is one of a kind.

Now it’s your turn to study abroad in New Zealand and explore this vast country and immerse yourself in university culture through our direct enrollment programs.

Cities

Choose your adventure in New Zealand with our locations on both islands that offer coastal views and endless outdoor opportunities
Auckland

Auckland, New Zealand’s capital, is located on the North Island, situated between two harbors.

Our Programs

Auckland Direct Enrollment - University Of Auckland

Auckland
,
New Zealand
Length: 
Fall 2017, Spring 2018
Language prerequisites: 
None
Estimated Cost: 
$19,900
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Auckland Summer Direct Enrollment – University of Auckland Film Production

Auckland
,
New Zealand
Length: 
Summer 2018
Language prerequisites: 
Non-native English speakers, please see the Application Requirements link under "Get started."
Estimated Cost: 
$6,950
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Top places to see in Auckland
  • Auckland Zoo

    There are more than 130 species of animals at the Auckland Zoo, and the collection is quite impressive. Among the favorites are the Indian Elephants, African lions, colorful parrots, friendly orangutans, giraffes, wallabies, and of course, the New Zealand icon, kiwis!

  • Auckland Tower

    The Auckland Sky Tower is the tallest man-made structure in New Zealand. Located in the Central Business District, the Tower reaches more than 1000 feet into the air and has become iconic of Auckland.

  • Boat Tour

    Just minutes from miles of clear blue water, Auckland is one of the most beautiful cities in the Southern Hemisphere. A boat tour is the perfect way to enjoy and see Auckland. Many companies offer different boat tours, including speed boats and sailboats.

Christchurch

Located on the east coast of the South Island, Christchurch is a vibrant city and a gateway to many natural wonders and outdoor activities.

Our Programs

Christchurch Direct Enrollment - University Of Canterbury

Christchurch
,
New Zealand
Length: 
Fall 2017, Spring 2018
Language prerequisites: 
None
Estimated Cost: 
$19,900
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Top places to see in Christchurch
  • Christchurch Gondolas

    Just minutes from miles of clear blue water, Auckland is one of the most beautiful cities in the Southern Hemisphere. A boat tour is the perfect way to enjoy and see Auckland. Many companies offer different boat tours, including speed boats and sailboats.

  • Antarctic Centre

    The Antarctic Centre recreates the environment of Antarctica. There are numerous exciting opportunities at the Centre, including snowmaking, dining with penguins, an outdoor adventure ride, and much more.

  • Wildlife Reserves

    Nature-lovers will surely enjoy the Willowbank Wildlife Reserves. Visitors can see and touch the most unique species, some of which are endangered. The Kiwi birds are one of the most popular attractions at the Reserves. At night, the Reserves offer a wildlife tour that is truly amazing.

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