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University of Canterbury — Christchurch, New Zealand

Quaint and picturesque, Christchurch is home to the second oldest university in New Zealand, the University of Canterbury. Participants enjoy access to a wide spectrum of course offerings, as well as an unbeatable base for exploring some of the world’s most thrilling landscapes, including the South Island’s stunning Southern Alps and majestic Fjordlands. Participants find it easy to meet similarly-minded explorers in their apartment-style university housing. Study New Zealand participants are offered a unique opportunity to get their first glimpse of Polynesian culture via an included pre-semester excursion to Fiji. With an extensive orientation program in Auckland and in-country support, participants are fully prepared to get the most from their semester abroad.

Program Highlights

  • The University of Canterbury is ranked in the top 200 universities in the world, and third in New Zealand by the Times Higher Education – QS World University Rankings (2009)
  • Take advantage of our pre-semester trip to the beautiful islands of Fiji
  • Experience living with local and other international students in university housing
  • Take advantage of our mid-semester trip options to New Zealand’s adventure-packed South Island or the culture and beaches of Thailand
  • Live near Christchurch, benefiting from its relaxed lifestyle, the attractions of a city within a small town, and its proximity to all the South Island has to offer
  • Feel the adrenaline rush during our Orientation Program where you are exposed not only to local culture but to New Zealand’s love of extreme sports
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