Program Details

ORIENTATION EXcursion

Get ready for an exhilarating crash course in Kiwi living, plus a semester orientation with fellow TEAN students. Explore New Zealand’s rich culture and environments in either Auckland and Rotorua (Fall) or in Queenstown (Spring). You can expect an introduction to Maori culture and experience New Zealand’s natural beauty. After this packed four-day program, you’ll feel confident navigating all things Kiwi with a strong foundation on which to build your semester.  

Note: Students studying during the Spring semester will have their orientation in Queenstown and students studying during the Fall Semester will have their orientation in Auckland and Rotorua.  


 Housing

Choose from two university housing options: a private, dorm-style room in a residence hall or a private bedroom in a shared flat. In the residence hall, which includes shared bathrooms, lounge spaces, and a full board meal plan for the hall’s dining room, you’ll live with primarily first-year local and other international students. The self-catered, apartment-style accommodation comes with a bathroom, kitchen, and lounge area designed for five flatmates. Your TEAN Program Manager will provide more information about your housing options once you apply for the program.


TEAN Staff

Our team works with you from start to finish through the study abroad process. Our programs staff will help guide you through the application process to go abroad, then upon arrival in New Zealand, you will meet our team who will provide assistance during your time in-country. Throughout your semester you will meet with the Hamilton Resident Advisor for informal discussions and excursions. Our staff is readily available and able to assist you with any academic, social, or cultural questions or issues that you may face during your time abroad.

Meet the Team

University

About the University

  • Established in 1964 in Hamilton in the middle of NZ’s North Island.
  • Traditional, medium-sized university with 12,500 students including 2,500 international students from 80+ different nations.
  • University of Waikato’s Management School is triple crown accredited by AACSB, EQUIS, and AMBA – an honor held by only 100 business schools worldwide.
  • New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is a Waikato alum!

Courses

Courses

Courses (called “papers”  in New Zealand) are available in the below disciplines. For detailed instructions on how to find and select courses, and a list of popular courses at the University of Waikato, see our course selection instructions. Students enroll in 3-4 papers per semester (45 and 60 Waikato points), which usually transfers as 12-16 US semester credits or 18-24 US quarter hours.  

 Students will enroll once they are on-campus during the University of Waikato International Orientation

Find Courses 

Academic Departments and Schools at the University of Waikato are divided into seven academic divisions: Arts, Social Sciences and Law, Computing and Mathematical Sciences, Health, Sport and Human Performance, Education, Māori and Indigenous Studies, Science and Engineering, and Management.

Discipline
Subject Area
Business
  • Accounting
  • Agribusiness
  • Business Administration/Management
  • Digital Business
  • Economics
  • Finance
  • Hospitality
  • Human Resources Management
  • International Business
  • Leadership
  • Management
  • Management Information Systems
  • Marketing
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Tourism
Communications & Media
  • Creative Writing / Professional Writing
  • Media Studies
  • Media/Multimedia
  • Public Relations
Education
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Education
Engineering
  • Engineering, Biological
  • Engineering, Chemical
  • Engineering, Civil
  • Engineering, Electrical
  • Engineering, Electronic
  • Engineering, Environmental
  • Engineering, Materials Science
  • Engineering, Mechanical
  • Engineering, Robotics and Mechatronics
  • Engineering, Software
Environment
  • Climate Change
  • Earth Sciences
  • Ecology
  • Ecology and Biodiversity
  • Environmental Management
  • Environmental Science
  • Marine Biology
Health
  • Disability Studies
  • Health Administration
  • Kinesiology / Exercise Science / Athletic Training / Human Movement
  • Population Health
  • Sports Development and Coaching
Humanities & Social Sciences
  • Anthropology
  • Development Studies
  • Ethics
  • Gender Studies
  • Geography
  • History
  • Law
  • Linguistics
  • Literature
  • Philosophy
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Public Policy
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
International Studies
  • Chinese Language / Studies
  • French Language / Studies
  • International Relations
  • Japanese Language / Studies
  • Maori Studies / Language
  • New Zealand Studies
  • Pacific Languages / Studies
  • Spanish Language / Studies
Science
  • Aquaculture
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology
  • Biomedical Science
  • Chemistry
  • Computer and Information Science
  • Crime Science
  • Geology
  • Mathematics
  • Molecular Biology
  • Physics
  • Soil Science
  • Statistics
Visual, Performing Arts & Design
  • Dance
  • E-sports
  • Industrial Design
  • Instrumental Performance
  • Music
  • Music Theory
  • Theatre
  • Theatre Performance
  • Theatre Production
  • Theatre Studies

Internships

Internships

TEAN students have the opportunity to complete an internship during their semester in addition to taking 2-3 other classes. Open to all majors, internship placements are available at non-profit organizations, as well as in the corporate and government sectors, and consist of 15 internship hours across 2-3 days each week (180 hours total) that equals 15 Waikato credits, or 3-4 U.S. credits. If interested in interning, you will enroll in 2-3 other classes in addition to the internship course.

Research

Research

Students studying sciences who are in their third year or higher can take a specialized, research-focused science course: SCIEN301 for group projects or SCIEN313 for individual undergraduate research projects. There are several group projects run each semester or you can choose your own research topic (subject to approval), working with expert faculty in fields such as animal behavior, chemistry, coastal processes, earth science, ecology and biodiversity, environmental sciences, hydrology, and more.

Some projects may require specific knowledge or experience with instruments or research methods. Ask your TEAN Program Manager for more information.

Eligibility

Eligibility

  • 2.5 GPA. Students with a lower GPA are encouraged to apply and may be admitted on a case-by-case basis.
  • Minimum sophomore standing at a four-year institution at the time of participation.

EVENTS & EXCURSIONS

ACTIVITIES/IMMERSION

Our local staff organize various activities throughout the semester to help immerse you in the local culture. Each semester includes a minimum of three cultural activities or events, and two coffee catch-ups where you can connect with your Program Manager and other TEAN students. These are all included in your program price! If you have a specific interest or hobby, your Hamilton-based Resident Director can also point you in the right direction.

In addition to the TEAN events, our local team sends out frequent emails letting you know what is happening in Hamilton and throughout the country – ranging from community events to music festivals – so you can make the most of your time in New Zealand.


Optional Excursions

During the semester, you’ll be busy with class and exploring your local area on the weekends. With this in mind, TEAN encourages students to get to know New Zealand better or travel to even more exotic destinations with excursions organized during school breaks. Participating in these excursions will depend on your program dates and semester abroad.

South Island New Zealand

New Zealand’s South Island offers some of the most magnificent natural surroundings this planet has to offer! And it’s home to some of the world’s most extreme adventure sports. From the Southern Hemisphere's highest (and original) bungee jump, to jet boating through ravines, white water rafting the raging rapids, and hiking glaciers, you won't be disappointed or bored!

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Thailand

Take advantage of your ideal location in the South Pacific and explore incredible Asian destinations. With TEAN’s exclusive 9-day excursion to Thailand, you’ll find yourself hanging with Southeast Asia’s majestic giants - the elephants, introducing your tastebuds to tropical fruits, and lounging on a white sand beach. With the culture of the north and the beaches of the south, this excursion is not to be missed.

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MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA

Don’t miss your chance to explore the hidden gems of Melbourne. On our weekend trip to this uber cool city you’ll explore hidden alleys and be introduced to the sporting culture of Aussie Rules Football. Led by our local Resident Director, this is one place you absolutely must visit.

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Program Dates

Application Deadlines

TEAN has a rolling admissions process. We recommend submitting your application anytime from June for Spring applications, and from January for Fall applications. Late applications may be considered. Contact TEAN if the application deadline has passed.

Spring Deadline Nov 1
Fall Deadline April 1

PAYMENT DEADLINES

Your signed program contract and full payment for the program are due by the program deadline. Please note we do have options for using financial aid and enrolling in a payment plan if you cannot make full payment by the payment deadline. You can find more information about funding your program here

Spring Payment Deadline Nov 15
Fall Payment Deadline TBD

Fall 2022

Depart the US July 3
Arrive in New Zealand July 5
TEAN Orientation July 5 – 8
Housing Move-In July 8
University Orientation  July 11 – 15
Classes Begin July 18
Semester Break Aug 29 – Sept 11
Classes End Oct 21
Study Period Oct 25 – 28
Exam Period Oct 31 – Nov 11
Program Ends Nov 12

Spring 2023

Spring 2023 dates are coming soon!

Fees & Inclusions

Fall 2022

  • Program fee: $13,950
  • Housing: $3,250-$6,350

spring 2023

  • Program fee: $14,950
  • Housing: $3,325 – $6,525

What’s Included

  • Full tuition (4 courses)
  • Guaranteed, pre-arranged housing including internet
  • Bedding Pack
  • Comprehensive health and travel insurance
  • Services of local TEAN support staff throughout the semester
  • 4-day Orientation Excursion Program with meals, excursions, accommodations and transportation
  • Local SIM card
  • Cultural events and catch ups during the semester such as attending a rugby match
  • Access to unique and exciting optional mid-semester excursions, which may include New Zealand’s South Island, Thailand and other places
  • Access to pre-arranged flight itineraries and booking agent
  • Extensive pre-departure advising
  • University and course selection advice
  • Official academic transcripts from host institution
  • Credit approval and transfer assistance
  • Help with student visa preparation
  • Financial aid transfer planning
  • Airport pickup and reception upon arrival at TEAN
  • Orientation and in host city
  • Student association fees
  • Host university orientation
  • Farewell Dinner at conclusion of program

What’s Not Included

  • International airfare ($1,800)
  • Domestic airfare in U.S. ($500)
  • Books ($200)
  • Meals during the semester ($1,700)
  • Student visa ($30)

*Numbers are estimated based on previous student experience and budget. Actual amounts will vary depending on the student.

Scholarships

TEAN Scholarships

Apply for TEAN scholarships – starting at $1,000 – for the chance to receive money specifically for studying abroad. Each year we award thousands of dollars in need- and merit-based scholarships, diversity scholarships, a full ride scholarship and more. Visit our scholarships page for details!

From the Blog

@teanabroad

Nov 18 Hanyang campus

Hanyang Summer School

Study in Seoul at the largest international summer school program in South Korea at the respected Hanyang University. As one of the country’s leading research institutions offering a wide range of courses in English, particularly in STEM, Hanyang University welcomes around 2,000 students from around the world every summer. Choose two or three classes in the fields of your choice while also being introduced to the contemporary South Korean culture through included excursions and activities. Throughout it all, you’ll also receive beginning-to-end support from resident TEAN staff, accommodation and more to make the most of your summer in Seoul!

Sep 07

Semester in Thailand

Experience the thrill of studying and living in Bangkok, Thailand’s sprawling capital city and a global hub of culture, commerce and cuisine. Though Bangkok is a major metropolis, this semester program is the least expensive of all TEAN offerings and offers students a surprisingly affordable cost of living. Study at Mahidol University International College (MUIC), the English-speaking arm of the esteemed Mahidol University, taking a variety of classes in English along with your Thai peers. Often considered the gateway to Asia, Bangkok is a great jumping off point to explore further afield in neighboring countries such as Cambodia, Malaysia, Myanmar and more. Of course, the incredible Thai street food, unique culture and varied landscape may have you wanting to just stick around the Land of Smiles!

Dec 14

Semester in Shanghai

TEAN has joined together with one of the most prestigious universities in China, Fudan University, and a leading Mandarin instruction program from the University of Virginia to offer students an incredibly comprehensive semester abroad. The Semester in Shanghai offers a challenging, yet supportive environment with more than 120 courses available in English that cover a variety of subjects, from business to liberal arts, in addition to studying Mandarin – the most spoken language in the world. Participants are housed in our premier accommodation, featuring fully-furnished apartments with wireless internet, and room with an English-speaking local Fudan University student.

Dec 08 Lush greenery on Singapore Management University's campus

Singapore Management University

Spend a semester in Singapore at Singapore Management University where you have the unique opportunity to experience the city-state’s diverse and vibrant culture while enrolling at one of Asia’s top business schools – its accounting and finance, as well as business and management programs are ranked 50th globally.

Dec 07

Australia Internship

International work experience is more important than ever and one of the best ways to make the leap into working abroad is by completing an internship in Australia – a longtime leader in the health, sports and technology industries. Offering a range of internship opportunities throughout the country, TEAN works tirelessly to connect students with highly relevant placements in every trade from finance, to environmental conservation, to even sports medicine. While Sydney is a popular destination as an international business hub, other cities throughout the country also provide a variety of internships suited to meet nearly every degree or interest.

Dec 07 A medieval-type corridor surrounds a vibrant green quad

University of Melbourne

The University of Melbourne is not only located in the world’s most liveable city, but is also consistently ranked as one of the top two universities in Australia and within the top 50 in the world. Here students are challenged in the classroom with leading programs and innovative methods while experiencing big city life near Melbourne’s Central Business District. Outside of studying, discover all that Melbourne has to offer – from its vibrant arts scene, to exciting cafe culture and everything in between.

Dec 07 Four students sit on a patch of grass in front of a building on Deakin's campus

Deakin University

Set among Melbourne’s eastern suburbs, Deakin University is the perfect place to combine the benefits of an on-campus experience with access to Melbourne’s renowned art and music scene. The university offers a wide range of courses designed to fit most majors, but is particularly known for its education and sports science programs.

Dec 07 Photo of the University of New South Wales campus

University of New South Wales

Within walking distance of stunning Coogee Beach and home to Australia’s oldest study abroad program, the University of New South Wales (UNSW) offers students an impressive array of courses to choose from plus an academic calendar similar to the U.S. Known for its commitment to innovation and research, UNSW is a leading university not only in Australia but around the world for science, technology and more. Along with enjoying the campus’ convenient location close to both the city center and the beach, UNSW students have guaranteed living arrangements in our Sydney off-campus, high quality housing as well as the option to reside in our beachside housing, literally steps away from the shore.

Dec 07 The exterior of the rear of Macquarie University's library at sunset

Macquarie University

Macquarie University offers participants the opportunity to enjoy the bustling nature of international Sydney and also the more relaxed, local feel of the city’s suburbs. Located in North Ryde featuring a sprawling campus just a short train ride away from Sydney’s Central Business District, students live in our downtown accommodations or an on-campus apartment. With a variety of courses to choose from – the university is ranked in the top 120 universities in the world in nine subjects – and a schedule that allows for semester break excursions, Macquarie students benefit from both local interactions and global experiences.