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The Education Abroad Network (TEAN): University of Auckland

Auckland, New Zealand
Terms offered: 
Fall
Spring
Year (Fall-Spring)
Program Type: 
Credit Type: 
Minimum GPA: 
3.0
Non-UMD Students Eligible to Apply: 
No
EA Advisor: 
Language of Instruction: 
English
1.800.585.9658
 
AUCKLAND New Zealand

The Ultimate Study Abroad Experience

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
 
 
 
 
1.800.585.9658
 

To apply to this program, you must complete two main steps:

  1. Submit a UMD approval application - start by clicking “apply now” at the top of this page. This application allows UMD Education Abroad to approve your study abroad program selection so you may earn credit in a program outside of UMD.
    This application will require you to meet with your EA advisor, who will communicate important details related to participating in this program. If you do not complete this application by the stated deadline, you may not receive credit for your study abroad program and will lose your student status for the time you are not studying at UMD.
  2. Apply directly to the program provider. After receiving UMD approval, you should submit the program application directly to the program sponsor by their deadline. Your program sponsor will determine your official acceptance to a program. You must adhere to the provider's timeline, eligibility standards, and application requirements.

After being accepted to your program, your EA advisor will guide you through the course pre-approval process where you will determine which credits you will fulfill abroad.

UMD partners with TEAN to offer affiliate program options to UMD students in Australia, New Zealand, and Asia. You will maintain your UMD student status while abroad and you will work directly with TEAN program staff as a participant on their program. Your EA advisor will assist you with this process and can answer questions you may have about the application process.

Academics on a TEAN program
All courses on TEAN programs are considered for transfer credit. Field studies, internships, and other experiential courses require explicit approval by exception from your academic advisor or college advising office for credit transfer.

Costs & Billing for TEAN programs
The affiliate program costs apply to this program. UMD students studying on TEAN semester programs will get an $800 discount off of the published TEAN program fee.

As part of your program application to TEAN, you will pay a $500 program deposit and an $350 housing deposit to secure your spot. The remaining TEAN program fees, including housing, will be charged to your UMD student account. You will be able to use any financial aid you receive from UMD towards these charges.

Scholarships for this program are available through the UMD Education Abroad Fund and TEAN Scholarship Funds including the Diversity Scholarship and merit and need-based awards.

Students studying in New Zealand are also encouraged to apply for the New Zealand - Generation Study Abroad Excellence and Travel Award.

Term Year Application Deadline Admission Notification Program Start Program End
Spring 2018 10/15/2017 06/01/2017
Fall 2018 03/15/2018 01/01/2018
Year (Fall-Spring) 2018 03/15/2018 01/01/2018