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CCIS: Christchurch, New Zealand--University of Canterbury
Christchurch, New Zealand (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Academic Year,
Calendar Year,
Program Website: Click Here for Additional Information
Program Sponsor: CCIS 
Restrictions: UW-Platteville Education Abroad applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2018 04/01/2018 05/01/2018 07/09/2018 11/15/2018
Academic Year 2018-2019 04/15/2018 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Area of Study:
Accounting, Anthropology, Art, Biological & Environmental Sciences, Business, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Chinese, Communication, Computer Science, Economics, Education, Environment and Society, Film, French, Geography, German, History, Jazz, Latin, Literature, Mathematics, Philosophy, Physics, Political Science, Psychology, Russian, Social Science, Spanish, Women's Studies
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Program Model:
Language(s) of Instruction:
Minimum GPA:
Apartment (Shared), Dormitory, Homestay
Years of Eligibility:
Junior, Senior, Sophomore
Program Description:

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New Zealand: University of Canterbury, Christchurch


The University of Canterbury (UC) is a medium-sized university with an international reputation for academic excellence in teaching and research. UC offers courses in thirtyeight disciplines through seven departments. You can earn academic credit in your field of study. As a student at UC, you will find the opportunity to move beyond the classroom and engage with the community, gaining real-world experience through unique courses designed for study abroad students. Many student groups and clubs are open to study abroad students, so you will have the opportunity to ski, surf, mountain bike, kayak, and more. At UC, immerse yourself in "Kiwi" culture all the while expanding experiences in and out of the classroom that will enhance your education and life after graduation.
Additional features: internship and service learning courses available


Situated between the mountains and the sea, Christchurch is known as the Garden City of New Zealand. A mid-sized, cosmopolitan city, with a population of over three hundred thousand, located on the South Island, Christchurch takes pride in its multicultural heritage.


The College Consortium for International Studies (CCIS), a partnership of colleges and universities—two and four year, large and small, public and private, domestic and foreign—encompasses the broad spectrum of international higher education. CCIS members sponsor a variety of programs, notably study abroad programs and professional development seminars for faculty and administrators, which are designed to enhance international/intercultural perspectives within the academic community.

Program Overview

Situated between the mountains and the sea, Christchurch is known as the Garden City of New Zealand. A mid-sized, cosmopolitan city, with a population of 300,000, Christchurch takes pride in its multicultural heritage. Christchurch attracts top national and international arts, music, and sporting entertainment, and is renowned for its many annual festivals and events. The University of Canterbury is located close to the city center with easy access to all that the city, and the region, has to offer.

Traveling from Christchurch to nearby beach, mountain, backcountry, and well-known sightseeing destinations such as Mount Cook and Queenstown is encouraged for visiting students. Flanked by beautiful beaches on one side, hills on another and just 90 minutes away from the nearest ski area, Christchurch is within easy reach of the great outdoors for climbing, hiking, mountain biking, skiing, hang gliding, whitewater rafting, sailing, surfing and more. The surrounding Southern Alps provide much of those opportunities; and parks, local golf courses, and sandy beaches provide endless year-round outdoor activities.


Program Ratings:
Academic Experience: 1 2
Cultural Value: 1 2 3 4
Accommodation: 1 2 3 4
Food: 1 2 3 4
Safety: 1 2 3 4 5
Program Provider Administration: 1 2 3 4
Host Country Program Administration: 1 2 3
Overall Experience: 1 2 3 4 5
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