Where else can you study abroad that offers opportunities to engage with Maori culture, participate in outdoor adventures, and experience exquisite natural beauty all while getting a top-notch education? 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!
You can choose from five partner universities for an outstanding study abroad experience. The flexibility of the New Zealand university system gives you a great selection of courses and subjects, along with the opportunity to truly immerse yourself into the Kiwi culture. Consider taking at least one Maori studies course to learn about the history and culture of the Polynesian Maori, the impact of European settlers in the 19th century, and their participation in New Zealand government in the 21st century.
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Appreciate Stunning Natural Wonders
New Zealand has a diverse landscape that includes snow-capped mountains, black and golden sand beaches, volcanoes, natural hot springs, rain forests, fiords and more. All this diversity is perfect if you enjoy the outdoors or are an avid photographer. New Zealand is the perfect place for water lovers, too. Whether you want to be on it, in it or next to it — all of the New Zealand campuses are within 30 minutes of the water!
Love Your City
New Zealand is home to some of the most livable cities in the world. Whether you are in Aukland or Wellington, you will have access to endless coffee shops, world-renowned restaurants, music venues and cultural festivals all within clean, safe and walkable (or bikable) cities. It’s perfect whether you’re an urban explorer or new to city life.
Experience a Unique Cultural Melting Pot
Do you want to go abroad and delve into several different cultures at once? New Zealand is a multicultural society that embraces its native Maori history and culture, and continues to welcome cultures from countries all over the world. You’ll experience life in a nation that acknowledges and celebrates its diversity and cultural significance.
Kiwis are notorious for being some of the friendliest people in the world. New Zealand was even ranked the fourth-most peaceful country in the world. Kiwis are welcoming of foreigners and are quick to make you feel at home.
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