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The Education Abroad Network (TEAN): AUT Summer Rugby Program

Auckland, New Zealand
Terms offered: 
Summerterm
Program Type: 
Minimum GPA: 
2.5
EA Advisor: 
Language of Instruction: 
English
1.800.585.9658
 
AUCKLAND New Zealand

The Ultimate Study Abroad Experience

Rugby lovers and collegiate players can take advantage of studying abroad – while still keeping their university coaches happy – as part of a unique program combining continued training with college credit and the chance to live in New Zealand. Created by the Auckland Rugby Union, the high performance program is renowned for providing rugby players with comprehensive strength assessments, personalized conditioning and nutrition programs, and medical care. Open to both current rugby players and those interested in the sport, coaches lead physical training with a focus on technical skill on the field while students also study more about the history, society and culture of New Zealand in the the country’s rugby center.

Auckland SUmmer Program Highlights

  • Enjoy studying abroad during the summer and, for rugby student athletes, still maintaining a guided training program to meet your athletic requirements back at your home university
  • Spend 4 weeks in Auckland learning about Sport, History, Society and Culture in New Zealand, as well as participating in one the best rugby training programs in the world - the Auckland Rugby Academy
  • Live in Auckland, arguably the world home of rugby and home to the All Blacks, where locals live and breathe the sport
  • Participate in an intensive training program tailored to your needs and be placed with a local rugby club at the appropriate level for the duration of your stay
  • Gain full access to the Auckland Rugby Union High Performance Centre at Eden Park; gymnasium, Players Common Area (complete with kitchen), internet and more
  • Live with local rugby enthusiasts in a homestay, where the families help you adhere to the nutrition program as established by the Auckland Rugby Academy

 


 


 

 
"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. However, UMD cannot yet approve transfer credit for TEAN’s field studies, internships or experiential learning courses. Study tours and classes offered on a pass/fail basis are not transferable.

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
Summerterm 2018 03/15/2018 01/01/2018