CHRISTCHURCH: University of Canterbury
Christchurch, New Zealand
- Fall Semester - Early July - Mid November
- Spring Semester - Mid February - Late June
- Fall Semester - March 1
- Spring Semester - October 1
Study Abroad Coordinator: Daisy Biddle (firstname.lastname@example.org)
This program, on the south island of New Zealand, allows students to live and study in one of the most scenic and picturesque regions of the world. Students spend either the summer/fall or the spring/summer terms at the University of Canterbury. There are a limited number of courses offered in a variety of disciplines, for example: Anthropology, Geology, Sociology, English, Political Science, History, Computer Science, and Psychology. Students will also have access to all campus resources, including e-mail, campus activities, library facilities, and sports clubs.
Students may choose from the University of Canterbury's entire course catalog. Courses taken abroad may satisfy college and departmental core requirements. Students should consult with their advisor to discuss the specific requirements that may be satisfied abroad. Students interested in taking any Engineering courses are required to include a list of the courses they wish to take with their study abroad application for admission.
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Canterbury College, as the University was originally known, was established in 1873 and became the second university institution in New Zealand. The intervening years have seen it expand from a small liberal arts college to a modern autonomous university occupying a purpose built site in Ilam, 7km away. The University is physically situated between established suburbs and comparatively modern suburbs, with 2 bus routes connecting it to the city center.
- 2 completed terms at NU, one of which may be a summer term
- GPA of at least 2.8
- Transfer students and spring admits, please contact OISP for eligibility
- Completed online OISP application
- Completed Canterbury application form (http://www.canterbury.ac.nz/international/docs/forms/study_abroad_form.pdf)
- Official transcript
- Photocopy of Passport ID Page
Fall 2013 or Spring 2014: $20,490
Includes: Northeastern University (NU) tuition for 16 NU credits ($20,390), and 24/7 worldwide emergency assistance ($100). Students are responsible for all other expenses, including housing and other non-academic costs for which they will be billed directly by the program provider or host institution. Students are also responsible for arranging and purchasing their own flights.
Canterbury's campus housing is more than lodging. In a "Hall of Residence", you become part of a community that has many of its own social and sporting activities. Students live in Ilam Village, "suite" style housing with a fully equipped kitchen, laundry, and bathroom. This style accommodation is self-catering, meals are not included.
The city of Christchurch, located in the south island of the continent, has a population of 300,000 people. The south island is distinctly majestic and offers adventurous students the experience of a life time. Just a short trip from campus, students will find breathtaking snow capped mountains, parks, rivers, beaches, waterfalls, valleys, and lakes. The city, underneath its English facade of stone buildings, offers students many cosmopolitan attractions such as the theater, restaurants, cafes, shopping, pubs, and sporting events. The University of Canterbury is only a 15 minute bus ride to the center of town.