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New Zealand Study Abroad Programs

(Flag of New Zealand)Top-notch academics meet exquisite natural beauty and Maori culture in New Zealand. Enjoy outdoor adventure by taking advantage of hiking, skiing, fishing, camping and river rafting opportunities throughout the country, or simply take a stroll through the famously beautiful countryside. New Zealand has plenty of urban excitement, too. From the vibrant capital city of Wellington to sophisticated Auckland to college-town Dunedin, New Zealand’s cities feature sports, entertainment, cultural attractions and lots to see and do. It’s no wonder Lonely Planet named New Zealand the top destination in the world two years in a row!

Choose from five universities for an outstanding study abroad experience. The flexibility of the New Zealand university system gives you a great selection of courses and subjects, as well as the opportunity to truly immerse yourself into the Kiwi culture. Consider taking at least one Maori studies course to learn about the diversity of New Zealand’s history and population.

To learn more about our dedicated on-site staff and student services in New Zealand, visit our New Zealand Resident Office website. We also recommend the New Zealand Educated site, which has tons of great advice on living and studying in New Zealand. Click here to view the student events and excursions for your New Zealand university.


Program Dates

See individual program pages for program dates!

Program Fees

Below are links to our fees for all programs in New Zealand. You can also visit program pages for individual program dates and fees.

Semester 1 and calendar year fees are available online around October 1. Semester 2 and academic year fees are available around April 1.

Semester 2 2014

Academic year 2014

Semester 1 2014

Calendar year 2014

What's included in our New Zealand program fees


New Zealand Student Achievements

Congratulations to the following IFSA-Butler students who have made great academic and personal achievements during and after their study abroad experiences! For more details on some of our students' amazing experiences, visit the IFSA-Butler blogs.

Dylan Mackie-Hernandez
Colorado College

University of Auckland

Dylan has been recognized by the Department of Sociology at the University of Auckland for his excellent grades during semester 2 2010. Congratulations to Dylan for his outstanding academic achievement!

Pete Miller
Saint Michael's College

Victoria University of Wellington

Pete was featured in Maine magazine for his up and coming musical career. In the article, Pete credits his study abroad experience in New Zealand as the impetus for his musical ambitions. Click here to read the article.

May Tobar
Wooster College

Victoria University of Wellington

May received a commendation on her high academic achievement from the School of English, Film, Theatre and Media Studies at VUW. She also has been encouraged to participate in the honours programme after completion of her degree at Wooster.

Caitlin Treuth
Ursinus College
Victoria University of Wellington

The U.S. Embassy invited Victoria students to its Memorial Day service, and Caitlin was asked to do a reading. Click here to view a photo of Caitlin at the event.


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