Program Details

Spend your semester or academic year abroad in New Zealand! Study abroad in Wellington—with AIFS.
Wellington, New Zealand
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
Academic Year, Fall Semester, Spring Semester

Program Overview

Program Description:

Spend a semester in the exciting and modern city of Wellington with AIFS and earn up to 16 credits. Live in a Residence Hall. Enjoy cultural activities such as guided city walks, a cable car ride over the city, sporting events like rugby or cricket, and a Lord of the Rings Tour. A 3-day excursion to Rotorua is included, and an optional 1-credit Pacific Studies Program in Suva, Fiji is offered prior to the start of the program.

AIFS in New Zealand offers a unique academic experience with the optional Pacific Studies Program in Fiji, giving students an introduction to the history and culture of the Pacific Region. Victoria University offers Victoria PLUS, a service learning oriented certificate program that includes workshops and seminars.

Setting Description:
Located at the southern tip of New Zealand’s North Island, between a beautiful harbor and rolling green hills, the vibrant and cosmopolitan city of Wellington is the political, cultural and creative capital of New Zealand. Wellington offers a range of outdoor and cultural activities: hike, surf, sporting events, visit music venues, theaters, art galleries and museums in the city. With more restaurants and cafés per capita than New York City and a lively calendar of festivals and sporting events, there is always something going on in Wellington.
AIFS is a premier provider of study abroad programs. Program fees cover tuition and housing, with $800,000 in scholarship and grant funding available each year. A meal plan, tours and excursions, insurance and 24-hour emergency service are also included. Coordinated AIFS Flight Packages with major airlines are also available.

Additional Program Information

Open to college sophomores, juniors and seniors. Minimum 2.7 GPA required. GPAs of 2.6 and above will be considered on a case by case basis.
Scholarships Description:
Please see website for deadlines and eligibility requirements.

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