- Wellington, New Zealand
- Program Type:
- Study Abroad
- Degree Level:
- Academic Year, Fall Semester, Spring Semester
- Program Description:
Semester on the North Island, New Zealand, will connect you to one of the world’s most extraordinary cultures. Wellington is unique because it is the business, commercial, and political capital of the country, yet it is small enough to walk almost everywhere. And the atmosphere is sophisticated, yet down-to-earth and youthful. When you study abroad in New Zealand, start getting excited about: Living in one of the adventure capitals of the world – Adventure and adrenaline-pumping sports were practically invented in New Zealand. You can bungee jump with the world’s original bungee company, tandem skydive over the ocean, and learn to surf, ski, and white-water kayak. There are also plenty of opportunities for outdoors enthusiasts to hike, bike, and climb in stunning terrain. Visiting sites from Lord of the Rings – A 3-hour drive in any direction will take you from pristine white-sand beaches to deciduous rain forests and mountain glaciers. There’s a reason why New Zealand’s spectacular landscapes and unique settings are featured in movies such as Lord of the Rings. World-class academics – Victoria University of Wellington is widely regarded as one of the strongest universities in the Southern Hemisphere. It is internationally recognized for its broad range of courses, diverse student body, and elite faculty members. It's the perfect place to study abroad in New Zealand! Clubs and student organizations – Ever thought to try your hand at fencing? How about canoeing or kayaking? With clubs and organizations as diverse as the student body, you’ll find something that suits your interests and make new international friends in the process. Sports – New Zealanders, aka Kiwis, eat, sleep, and breathe sports. Rugby and soccer are national pastimes, and you will have plenty of opportunities to watch, learn, and play.
Semester on the North Island, New Zealand, takes place at Victoria University of Wellington, which offers more than 80 academic degree areas. The traditional yet innovative curriculum is excellent in both teaching and research. For 3 consecutive years, the University has been awarded for innovation in international programs. There's also a rugby study abroad semester that includes playing with the university team, attending games, and training with the team - a popular option for football players and other athletes!
If you've ever wanted to study abroad in New Zealand, then check out our Semester on the North Island, New Zealand program! Here are a few of the key highlights that make this program unique. Ocean, beaches, and mountains all within a few hours A metropolitan city with more cafés per capita than New York City Life in a cosmopolitan city with a robust cultural scene Extensive adventure opportunities Classes at an internationally acclaimed university 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 When you travel to New Zealand, there are abundant travel options with short, inexpensive flights to Asia, Oceania and Australia
- Setting Description:
- Situated on the southern tip of the North Island, Wellington is the political, business, and cultural capital of New Zealand. It is also the southernmost capital city in the world. Although Wellington boasts a population of nearly 500,000, it is a compact, walkable place. The city has a variety of architectural styles from throughout the last 150 years. It also is quite a happening city, with more restaurants and cafés per capita than New York City. You can experience a wide variety or art, music, film, drama, and more with something to offer everyone’s interests. It has all the sophistication and modernity of a major city, but still has the charm, safety, cleanliness, and friendliness of a town. In addition to a great city life, Wellington possesses natural beauty. It has the perfect combinations of landscapes, known for its picturesque harbor view and rolling green mountain sides. The harbor’s 3 islands offer an abundance of bush walks and reserves which will give you the chance to
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