IFSA-Butler Victoria University of Wellington Partnership

Wellington, New Zealand
Term
Fall, Spring, Year
Language of Instruction

English

Language Prerequisite

None

Finance Options
Scholarships, grants, financial aid, monthly payment plan, credit card payments and more!
Application Deadlines:
  • Fall: April 1
  • Spring: November 1

YEAR OPTIONS: Students interested in calendar or academic year-long options should contact IFSA-Butler for deadlines, fees and more.

Min. GPA for Consideration:
2.7
Typical Credit Load:
15

About Victoria University of Wellington Partnership

Nestled in the heart of New Zealand's hilly capital city is a vibrant campus with an award-winning International leadership program. Here not only will you be encouraged academically but you will find yourself living in a diverse, artsy, cosmopolitan city home to more cafés and bars per capita than even New York City.

Victoria University of Wellington Partnership Benefits

  • Live and learn in a compact, cosmopolitan and vibrant academic setting
  • Business students study at an AACSB accredited business program
  • Participate in the Victoria International Leadership Program (VILP), an academically-oriented extracurricular program focused on themes of international leadership, cross-cultural communication, global connectedness and sustainability—the first program of its kind in New Zealand
  • An active student union and more than 90 cultural, social and athletic clubs to choose from
  • Get to know local students through the International Buddy Programme

The IFSA-Butler Difference

Your success is our success! Whatever your goals, our approach is carefully designed to help you achieve them.
You will experience challenging, rewarding coursework in the highest quality classes, while receiving the academic support you need.
More than a tourist in a foreign country, you will engage in the community, build competencies, and develop yourself as a citizen of the world.
Our programs and practices reflect the value we place on diverse perspectives and are designed to support a variety of learners.
Round out your classroom experience with hands-on opportunities like internships, directed research, student teaching, community-based learning or volunteering, and cultural excursions.
You will have academic and personal mentors to assist with program choice, application, travel, cultural acclimation, language acquisition, class registration, academic issues, health and safety, and everything in between.

Academics at Victoria University of Wellington Partnership

Courses
Open the Victoria University of Wellington online course catalog to see the classes available. 

Students take 3 or 4 classes each semester, depending on the credits awarded. A full load of courses at Victoria is 60 Victoria points. Credit conversions are as follows:
15 Victoria Points = 4 U.S. semester credit hours
20 Victoria Points = 5 U.S. semester credit hours

Please review all your syllabi and course materials when you are registering for classes (both pre-arrival and on-site). Certain classes may have a one-off lab or field trip fee that is disclosed in the syllabus or first meeting of class. You will be responsible for these fees, whether they are billed and paid by IFSA-Butler or billed to you.
 
Course Restrictions
  • Study abroad students are not permitted to take practical education courses.
  • You can only take yearlong courses if you plan to study abroad for the calendar year (semesters 1 and 2, in that order).
ARCHITECTURE, DESIGN, AND MUSIC
Portfolios or audition tapes are required for acceptance into architecture, design, music composition and music performance courses.

CREATIVE WRITING AND THEATER
Some CREW and THEA classes are limited entry and require an additional application and samples of previous work. Contact your program advisor for the applications for these classes.

LAW
Most LAWS classes are not open to study abroad students. Check the VUW course catalogue for details.
Transcripts
After you return to the U.S., IFSA-Butler will send a Butler University transcript to your home university and to your permanent address. The transcript reflects the courses taken, credits attempted, and grades earned during your term abroad. This service is included in your study abroad program at no additional cost
Subjects offered at Victoria University of Wellington Partnership
Accounting Advertising Anthropology Architecture and Design Art History Asian Studies Biology Biomedical Science Biotechnology Business Business Law Business Psychology Chemistry Chinese Classics Computer Science Computer/Software Engineering Creative Writing Criminal Justice/Criminology Cultural Studies Cybersecurity Early Childhood Education Earth Science Ecology Electrical/Electronic Engineering Elementary Education English English Literature Entrepreneurship and Innovation Environmental Science/Studies European History European Studies Film Production Finance French Genetics Geography Geology German Graphic Design Health Administration/Management Health Education Health Studies History Hospitality & Tourism Human Resources Human and Child Development Indigenous Studies Information Technology International Business International Studies/Affairs/Relations Italian Japanese Journalism Latin American Studies Law/Legal Studies Management Marine Science Marketing Mathematics Media/Multimedia Studies Museum Studies Music Studies Neuroscience Philosophy Photography Physics Physiotherapy/Physical Therapy Political Science Population Studies Psychology Religious Studies Secondary Education Sociology Spanish Special Education Statistics Telecommunications Theater/Drama Theology Translation

Housing & Meals

Housing Type
Apartment/Flat
Meals
Self-catered
Details
Students stay in self-catered apartments with 4-6 residents and a shared bathroom.

The IFSA-Butler Team

IFSA-Butler has a dedicated team and staff who are here to help every student prepare and be ready to achieve their goals at every step of the way.

Program Advisor

Finance Advisor

Resident Director

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Sian Munro

Resident Director, New Zealand Programs

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Academic Affairs Director

Dates and Fees

Spring 2018

Program start date
February 21, 2018
Program end date
July 5, 2018
Non-refundable Program Deposit
$500
Tuition
$14,625
Housing
$4,350
Estimated Personal Costs
Flight
$2,000
Visa
$75
Residence Permits
$0
Start-up Costs
$70
Books
$70
Meals
$1,120
Commuting
$210
Phone/Internet
$280
Misc
$280
Laundry
$110
Entertainment
$560
Independent Travel
$1,260
Total Estimated Personal Costs
$6,035

Fall 2018

Program start date
July 5, 2018
Program end date
November 18, 2018
Non-refundable Program Deposit
$500
Tuition
$15,225
Housing
$3,750
Total Program Fee
$18,975
Estimated Personal Costs
Flight
$2,000
Visa
$75
Start-up Costs
$70
Books
$70
Meals
$2,730
Commuting
$200
Phone/Internet
$275
Misc
$280
Laundry
$110
Entertainment
$550
Independent Travel
$1,260
Total Estimated Personal Costs
$7,620

Year

YEAR OPTIONS: Students interested in calendar or academic year-long options should contact IFSA-Butler for deadlines, fees and more.