UMD: A Globally Connected University

The Education Abroad Network (TEAN): University of Canterbury

Christchurch, New Zealand
Terms offered: 
Fall
Spring
Year (Fall-Spring)
Program Type: 
Credit Type: 
Minimum GPA: 
2.8
Non-UMD Students Eligible to Apply: 
No
EA Advisor: 
Language of Instruction: 
English
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CHRISTCHURCH New Zealand

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
 
 
 
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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
Fall 2017 03/15/2017 01/01/2017
Year (Fall-Spring) 2017 03/15/2017 01/01/2017
Spring 2018 10/15/2017 06/01/2017