Amazing academics and laid-back Kiwi culture in a vibrant city. The semester on the North Island, New Zealand program offers you the best of everything: strong academics, an amazing location, and an affordable price.
Semester on the North Island of New Zealand will connect you to one of the world’s most extraordinary cultures. Wellington is unique because it is the cultural and political capital of the country, yet it is small enough to walk almost everywhere. The atmosphere is sophisticated, yet down-to-earth and youthful.
One of the adventure capitals of the world - Adventure and adrenaline-pumping sports were practically invented here. You can bungee jump with the world’s original bungee company, tandem skydive over the ocean, and learn to surf all in this amazing and beautiful country.
World-class academics – Study at Victoria University of Wellington, widely regarded as one of the strongest universities in the Southern Hemisphere. It is internationally recognized for its broad range of courses, diverse student body, and elite faculty.
Clubs and student organizations – Ever thought to try your hand at fencing? How about canoeing or kayaking? What about the Global Leadership program? With clubs and organizations as diverse as the student body, you’ll find something that suits your interests.
Courses include architecture, commerce, design, education, engineering, environmental studies, humanities, law, sciences, and social sciences, among others.
For a complete list of course offerings, please click here.
Average Course Load
3-4 courses (12-16 US credits)
Language of Instruction
February 19 - July 4
July 8 - November 17
*Cost may change at any time due to the current exchange rate.
Calculate your personal costs using the Financial Budget Worksheet.
Send the above materials to the JU Study Abroad Office - Gooding 105.
“The academics in Wellington were great for me because the variety of the classes allowed me to fulfill major, minor and elective requirements. Living in New Zealand is something I wish I could experience over and over again!”