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  • Locations: Wellington, New Zealand
  • Program Terms: Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: Center for International Studies 
  • Dates / Deadlines
Fact Sheet:
Candice Snowden
Who Can Apply?:
UMA only - non-UMA students consult your study abroad office
Fields of Study:
Anthropology, Architecture and Design, Art, Biochemistry, Biology, Chemistry, Communication, Criminal Justice, Culture, Ecology, Economics, English, Environmental Sciences, Film Studies, Geography, History, Hospitality & Tourism Management, Legal Studies, Music, Philosophy, Physics, Political Science, Psychology, Religion, Sociology, Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies
Host Institution:
Victoria University of Wellington
Language(s) of Instruction:
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Minimum Class Standing:
2nd Sem Sophomore
Minimum GPA:
Program Description:
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Program Information:
Semester on the North Island, New Zealand, will connect you to one of the world’s most extraordinary cultures. Wellington is unique because it is the business, commercial, and political capital of the country, yet it is small enough to walk almost everywhere. The atmosphere is sophisticated, yet down-to-earth and youthful.

Here are some things to expect while on this unique program:
  • Live in one of the adventure capitals of the world – Adventure and adrenaline-pumping sports were practically invented in New Zealand. You can bungee jump with the world’s original bungee company, tandem skydive over the ocean, and learn to surf, ski, and white-water kayak. There are also plenty of opportunities for outdoors enthusiasts to hike, bike, and climb in stunning terrain.
  • World-class academics – Victoria University of Wellington is well-known as one of the strongest universities in the Southern Hemisphere. It is internationally recognized for its broad range of courses, diverse student body, and elite faculty members. It's the perfect place to study abroad in New Zealand!
  • Live in Lord of the Rings country – A 3-hour drive in any direction will take you from pristine white-sand beaches to deciduous rain forests and mountain glaciers. Visit sites that were used to fill the Lord of the Rings and take in all that this magical country has to offer. 
The southernmost capital city in the world - Wellington is situated on the southern tip of the North Island, and is the political, business, and cultural capital of New Zealand. Although Wellington boasts a population of nearly 500,000, it is a compact, walkable place.  It also is quite a happening city, with more restaurants and cafés per capita than New York City.  It has all the sophistication and modernity of a major city, but still has the charm, safety, cleanliness, and friendliness of a town.

There are many reasons to study on our Semester on the North Island of New Zealand program, but here are a few of the key highlights that make this program unique.

Mountains, oceans, and beaches all within a few hours
•  A large, diverse student body with over 3,000 international students
•  Live on campus in fully-furnished apartments, shared with other international students
•  Endless adventure opportunities
•  An innovative curriculum with more than 80 academic degrees to study in
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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 UMass IPO portion of the application process by clicking the "Start IPO Application" button, above or below. Note that you must also apply directly to the program provider. 
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:
Term Year UMass/IPO Application Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2018 05/01/2018 ** Varies TBA TBA
NOTE: Please check the partner program website for ACTUAL APPLICATION DEADLINES. The posted deadline above is the date when UMass materials, signature documents, and questionnaires need to be handed in or completed. If the program start and end dates read "TBA," consult the program's website or your IPO advisor.

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.