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  • Locations: Wellington (North Island), New Zealand
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Winter / Spring
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  • Program Sponsor: Center for International Studies 
  • Budget Sheets: Fall
  • Dates / Deadlines
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Program Type: Study Abroad Minimum Class Standing: 1 Sophomore
Minimum GPA: 2.7 Language of Instruction: English
Area of Study: Anthropology, Architecture, Arts, Business, Chinese Langauge Basic, Communication Studies, Criminal Justice, Ecology, Economics, English, Environmental Studies, Film, Geography, History, Law, Music, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Religion, Sociology
Program Description:
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Study in the heart and soul of New Zealand at Victoria University of Wellington. The Semester in New Zealand – North Island program will connect you to one of the world’s most extraordinary cultures. Wellington is the business, commercial, and political capital of the country, yet it’s small enough to walk almost everywhere. The atmosphere is sophisticated, with a down-to-earth and youthful vibe. Grab a tea in the cozy cafes before you bound off to your next adventure in the North Island. You’re certain to have the time of your life!

Here are some things to expect while on this unique program:
  • A metropolitan city with more cafés per capita than New York City
  • Additional excursion to Sydney, Australia for all New Zealand semester students
  • A large, diverse student body with over 3,000 international students
  • An innovative curriculum with more than 80 academic degree areas
  • Fully furnished on-campus apartments shared with other international students
Location:
Wellington is a compact, walkable city likened to San Francisco. Situated on the southern tip of the North Island, Wellington is the political, business, and cultural capital of New Zealand. You'll join nearly 500,000 other people who live in Wellington, but the city truly feels like a close-knit community.

Kiwis in Wellington are enthusiastic about living a good life, and they want to celebrate with great music, delicious food, and exciting film, culture, and art festivals. You'll find more restaurants and cafés per capita than New York City! Spend a day at Te Papa national museum of New Zealand or ride the cable car up to the space observatory or botanical gardens. Additionally, you can feel like you've traveled back in time at the Zealandia wildlife sanctuary. "Windy Wellington" has all the sophistication and modernity of a major city, but still has the charm, safety, cleanliness, and friendliness of a small town. It’s no wonder Wellington was recently ranked 12th in the world for best quality of living!

You'll be in awe of Wellington's natural beauty. The city is known for its picturesque harbor views and rolling green mountain sides. The harbor’s three islands offer an abundance of bush walks and reserves so you can get a break from the city. Jump on a tour bus to explore the volcanic, desolate Tongariro National Park. Or travel farther north so you can sunbathe on the sub-tropical beaches of Northland, Bay of Plenty, Waikato, and Auckland. If you feel really adventurous, hop on the ferry and set sail for New Zealand's magnificent South Island. Wellington's airport can quickly connect you to the rest of the country, to Australia, and beyond!

 
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Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2019 04/15/2019 04/15/2019 07/08/2019 11/13/2019
Academic Year 2019-2020 07/15/2019 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.