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  • Locations: Christchurch, New Zealand
  • Program Terms: Calendar Year, Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: The Education Abroad Network: Study Australia, Study New Zealand, Study Asia 
  • Dates / Deadlines
Fact Sheet:
Advisor: Candice Snowden Who Can Apply?: UMA only - non-UMA students consult your study abroad office
Fields of Study: Accounting & Information Systems, Anthropology, Art, Asian Studies, Biochemistry, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Biology, Chemistry, Child Development, Communication, Comparative Literature, Computer Science, Creative Writing, Criminal Justice, Culture, East European Studies, Ecology, Economics, Education, English, Environmental Sciences, European Studies, Film Studies, Finance & Operations Management, French & Francophone Studies, Geography, Geology, German Studies, Greek, History, International Business, International Relations, Italian Studies, Journalism, Latin, Legal Studies, Linguistics, Management, Marine Studies, Marketing, Mathematics, Music, Philosophy, Physics, Political Science, Psychology, Public Health, Religion, Russian, Science, Service Learning, Social Thought and Political Economy, Sociology, Theater, Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies Host Institution: University of Canterbury
Minimum GPA: 2.8 Program Provider: TEAN
Program Type: Study Abroad Minimum Class Standing: 2nd Sem Sophomore
Housing: Apartment
Program Description:

The Ultimate Study Abroad Experience

Quaint Christchurch awaits the study abroad student with a quiet dignity, much like the English villages it is modeled after. At the heart of the city center, Christchurch Cathedral's Gothic architecture is a stunning landmark and the perfect place to enjoy an aerial view of this picturesque city. At night, the "Garden City," sheds its more refined nature and plays host to bustling hotspots in its more obscure laneways. At the entry point to the truly magical South Island of New Zealand, you're never far from some of the world's most stunning natural scenery and corresponding high-adrenaline activities. Study abroad in Christchurch and be prepared for the city and the South Island of New Zealand to take your breath away.

Christchurch Program Highlights

  • Select from two universities in the Canterbury region
  • Take advantage of our included pre-semester trip to the beautiful islands of Fiji
  • Experience living with local and other international students in university housing
  • Live in 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
  • Take advantage of our mid-semester excursion options to New Zealand's adventure-packed South Island or the culture and beaches of Thailand
  • 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


"All of my classes were interesting and included either hands-on components or small groups and discussion components. I loved my Maori Studies class because it explored Maori culture, which was very applicable to my time in New Zealand, but it also traced the culture from pre-settlement through modern times, pointing out the origins of different parts of the culture. The course also explored the natural world around us in New Zealand, and we had the opportunity to assist in conservation work in both modern and traditional Maori techniques on a field trip to Kaikoura."
Elizabeth Jacobsen, Williams College

If you have already researched this program (identifying appropriate courses, costs, application requirements, deadlines, etc.) and you are CERTAIN that you want to apply to it, you may start the IPO portion of the application process by clicking the "Start IPO Application" button, above or below.
If you are NOT certain that you want to apply to this program, please come to the Education Abroad Advising Center for advising, located at 70 Butterfield Terrace, open Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year UMass/IPO Application Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Calendar Year 2019 12/01/2018 ** Varies TBA TBA
Spring 2019 12/01/2018 ** Varies TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admissions.

If you are applying to a partner program, you must check their website for ACTUAL APPLICATION DEADLINES. The posted deadline above indicates when your UMass Abroad application materials are due and the program’s deadline may be sooner.