Bringing together the world's largest Polynesian population with diverse European and Asian cultures, Auckland is brimming with unique experiences, scenery, people and adventure. For students looking for high academic standards mixed with an unbeatable atmosphere, you've come to the right place! New Zealand's largest city sits comfortably on a narrow isthmus between two magnificent harbors. Black sand beaches on the west coast and island beaches on the east coast vie for attention as eight dormant volcanoes dot the landscape and the rainforest silently envelops the city. Add in both the nation's top-ranked university and fastest-growing university, not to mention New Zealand's best business program and the option to participate in professional internships, and you have the perfect combination for a study abroad destination that will always be introducing you to something new.
Auckland Program Highlights
Study abroad at AUT University or University of Auckland, both located in downtown Auckland
Take advantage of our included pre-semester trip to the beautiful islands of Fiji
Live in university apartments just a short walk to campus
Live in Auckland, and enjoy the benefits of New Zealand’s largest city
Take advantage of our mid-semester trip 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
"Studying abroad is the best way to learn about another culture and yourself. In New Zealand, I constantly pushed myself to try something new and experience a different lifestyle. Studying abroad has taught me to be more open and adventurous. I attribute this newfound courage to the kindness of my new friends and TEAN. The staff members at TEAN are sincere in their efforts were genuinely concerned about my study abroad experience. They provided a good foundation for me to build upon and make my own. The cultural events and orientation made me feel comfortable about going out to explore more."
Phillomina Wong, University of Southern California
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:
UMass/IPO Application Deadline
** 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.