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  • Locations: Christchurch, New Zealand
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: Arcadia 
  • Restrictions: U of A applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year U of A Application Deadline U of A Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2024 11/01/2023
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Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Fall 2024 04/01/2024 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Academic Year 2024-2025 04/01/2024 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Spring 2025 11/01/2024 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** If you are applying for an external program, please note the U of A application deadline listed may be different than the external program provider's application deadline.

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Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Study Abroad Advisor: Bumpers College: Madison Barnes, College of Architecture & Design: Brian Poepsel, College of Education & Health Professions: Madison Barnes, College of Engineering: Madison Barnes, Fulbright College: Katie Sabo, Walton College: Kat Stoddard Click here for a definition of this term Minimum GPA: 2.6
Credit Hours Available: Between 12-18 Credit Hours Area of Study: American Studies, Anthropology, Art, Astronomy, Biochemistry, Biology, Business (Economics), Chemistry, Classical Studies, Communication, Comp Lit and Cultural Studies, Education, Engineering, English, Environmental Soil & Water Sci, European Studies, Geography, Geology, History, Humanities, Law, Mathematics, Music, Other Language, Philosophy, Physics, Political Science, Psychology, Religious Studies, Social Work, Sociology
Program Duration: Academic Year, Semester, Varies Credit Type: Transfer Credit
Language of Instruction: English Open to non-U of A students?: No
Open to Graduate Students?: No Housing Options: Apartment
COVID-19 Vaccination: Vendor strongly recommends (Arcadia); https://studyabroad.uark.edu/pandemic-studyabroad/
Program Description:

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Study in the gateway to the South Island

Established in 1873, the University of Canterbury (UC) is known for its history of innovation and inclusion. Canterbury prides itself on being a holistic university that values seven dimensions, known as the UC7: Learn, Innovate, Connect, Bicultural, Global Citizen, Well Being, and Explore. The University is a leafy green campus on sprawling grounds ten minutes from the center of Christchurch that maintains a deep commitment to the community. Many courses have a field studies component, and the long semester break, especially in the Spring semester, is designed for students to get out in the field. Field studies are not limited to science courses and the diverse offerings include courses in community service, humanities internships, and Maori studies. UC is home to five colleges offering over 150 subjects with academic areas of excellence including unique course offerings in engineering, forestry, astronomy, environmental science, and speech therapy.

Since a major earthquake in 2011, Christchurch has become a hub of innovation, with a plethora of start-ups in the inner city. The university and the city have come together as the region rebuilds, driving the creation of the Centre for Entrepreneurship (UCE). The UCE also offers a credit-bearing opportunity to work with local start-ups and businesses in the course Enterprise in Practice.

Student life centers around the campus itself including its own social venue, The Foundry, and more than 80 student clubs to join. A favorite among Arcadia students is the Climbing Club which provides everything you need: gear, tuition, and cheers of encouragement, and gets students out to amazing climbing destinations like Castle Hill.

 
  • Credit-bearing course selections include an internship in the humanities. Examples of placements include: media and communications for major national companies, GIS mapping and environmental projects, organizing national charity events, and more.
 
  • The School of Business and Economics is AACSB accredited.
 
  • With an incredible location between the sea and mountains, Canterbury students like to brag that they can ski and surf in the same day and that they are in the best location for easy access to glaciers on the West Coast, whale watching at Kaikoura, and star-gazing in the Dark Sky Reserve at Lake Tekapo.
 
  • The University of Canterbury has field study sites across the South Island, providing opportunities for students of astronomy, geology, and marine research.
 
  • We recommend students get involved with the Student Volunteer Army. This vibrant organization links students to a wide variety of volunteer opportunities in the local area.
 
  • The University of Canterbury offers UC Opportunities to study abroad students, where they participate in a for-credit internship designed to engage with the Christchurch community.
 
  • UC gives students the choice of one free activity during their time abroad, including a dolphin nature cruise, sea kayaking, a zipline tour, and more.
 
  • Travel to fascinating places of interest that enhance your cultural immersion and give a meaningful context to your academic courses, through Arcadia's planned excursions and activities.

WHY ARCADIA?

Arcadia is a nationally recognized leader in higher education, offering exceptional study, research, and internship experiences for students from colleges and universities across the US. Our unique combination of customized, diverse academic programming and comprehensive support allows students to explore new worlds, get to know themselves, boost their resumes for future job opportunities and graduate school, and experience the incredible growth and shifts in perspective that a culturally immersive experience can deliver.

Please visit the Arcadia website for dates and the latest program information.