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The Education Abroad Network (TEAN): Victoria University of Wellington

Wellington, New Zealand
Terms offered: 
Fall
Spring
Year (Fall-Spring)
Program Type: 
Credit Type: 
Minimum GPA: 
2.7
Non-UMD Students Eligible to Apply: 
No
EA Advisor: 
Language of Instruction: 
English
1.800.585.9658
 
WELLINGTON New Zealand

The Ultimate Study Abroad Experience

Study abroad in Wellington, perched on the southern coast of New Zealand's North Island, the city effortlessly bridges the two islands while also blending the city's artsy side with its role as capital. The epitome of relaxed, "Welly" is home to hip bars, funky galleries, and a plethora of bohemian cafés ideal for the study abroad student. Steep hills dotted with Victorian houses dramatically rise from the sparkling harbor as playful winds swirl through the streets. We dare you not to be swept away by the charms and energy of this idyllic city when you study abroad for a semester or year.

Wellington Program Highlights

  • Select from two universities to study abroad in New Zealand's capital which offer a comprehensive array of courses
  • Take advantage of our pre-semester trip to the beautiful islands of Fiji
  • Experience living with local and other international students in university housing
  • Take advantage of our mid-semester excursion options to New Zealand's adventure-packed South Island or the culture and beaches of Thailand
  • Live and study in Wellington – an artsy college town that just happens to be the capital of the country and is perfectly located to explore the North and South Islands
  • 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

 


 


 

 
"One of the best parts about studying abroad in Wellington are all of the different markets the city hosts. Every weekend there were four different markets. One of my favorite days in Wellington was one Sunday when my friends and I spent the majority of our morning and afternoon at the farmer’s market. We got our produce and ate lunch lying on the grass in the sun looking out onto the water; it was the perfect way to relax before the school week started up again." 

Kate Farrell, University of Hartford 

 
 
 
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
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