Study Abroad in Christchurch

What to Expect in Christchurch

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 on New Zealand’s South Island, Christchurch is known for its beautiful gardens (its nickname is the Garden City), rich 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 engaging in outdoor activities, exploring the University of Canterbury campus, and enjoying the laid-back city lifestyle will all be routine. 

Languages Spoken: 
English, Māori
Climate: 
Temperate
Currency: 
New Zealand Dollar (NZD)
Time Zone: 
GMT+13

Top 5 Things to Do in Christchurch

Visit Kaikoura
Swim with dolphins, kayak on the sea, and experience whale watching.
Bike Christchurch
There are 70 kms of mountain bike trails for you to test your skills. 
Hike on the Port Hills
See spectacular views of Christchurch and Lyttelton Harbour.
Sample Local Flavors
Why not visit one of many famers' markets to get a taste of Christchurch?
Smell the Flowers
Take time to smell the azaleas and rhododendrons in Ilam Gardens.

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