Program Details

The University of Canterbury assigns a point value to each course. IES Abroad divides the number of points by four in order to determine the number of IES Abroad semester credits earned. You take between 60 and 75 points, or 15–19 IES Abroad credits (typi
Location:
Christchurch, New Zealand
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
Undergraduate
Term:
Fall Semester, Spring Semester, Year Round

Program Overview

Program Description:
The University of Canterbury assigns a point value to each course. IES Abroad divides the number of points by four in order to determine the number of IES Abroad semester credits earned. You take between 60 and 75 points, or 15–19 IES Abroad credits (typically four courses). The University of Canterbury has hundreds of course offerings. The disciplines listed are available to IES Abroad students. In addition to course offerings across the disciplines, the University offers you unique opportunities for field study through its four research stations. Founded in 1950, IES Abroad is a global, not-for-profit study abroad organization with 115+ academic programs in Africa, Asia Pacific, Europe, and Latin America. To learn more about what we offer visit our website.
Setting Description:
Are you ready for the adventure of a lifetime? Pack your bags and head to Christchurch! Tucked in between the mountains and the Pacific Ocean, Christchurch is known for its beautiful gardens (its nickname is the Garden City), rich European 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.
Cost:
We offer more than $2.2 million in scholarships & financial aid. Contact IES Abroad or see our website for cost, scholarships, and financial aid.

Program Reviews

Overall Rating

5.0

Based on 3 Reviews

  • Galavanting on the South Island
    5.0
    04/27/14

    I spent the fall semester of my junior year in Christchurch, and I regard it as one of the best experiences of my life. The social climate and way of life is laid back and foreigners are welcomed with genuine friendliness. Kiwis are extremely hospitable

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    Bottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
  • Wonderful Semester
    5.0
    04/26/14

    I had a great time enjoying New Zealand's countryside. The mountains are even more amazing in real life than they are in LOTR. The hiking and mountain climbing is so fun, and the people are very friendly and welcoming. I lived in an apartment with other

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    Bottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
  • Go For It
    5.0
    03/29/14

    IES was the way to go for me. They helped me organize everything, set up a week long trip during the middle of the semester to the Cook Islands - which is essentially New Zealand's version of Hawaii. A tropical paradise in the middle of the Pacific Ocean?

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    Bottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend