Study Abroad in Wellington, New Zealand at VUW
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Program Details

Highlights

  • Classes taught in English
  • Top business accreditations (AACSB, EQUIS, AMBA)
  • Service learning and leadership certificate programs
  • Mentorship programs
  • Special New Zealand scholarship opportunities available – see the API Scholarships Page!

Requirements

  • 2.7 G.P.A.
  • Open to sophomores, juniors, and seniors
  • Completed API application
  • University contact information form
  • Official transcript
  • One letter of recommendation
  • Some advanced prerequisites and supplemental application materials (portfolio, writing samples, reels) may be required for students studying creative writing, architecture, or music performance
  • Entry requirements: valid passport with student visa

Dates & Fees

FALL SEMESTER 2017-2018
Jul 6, 2017 - Nov 19, 2017
$13,750 ($3,600-$4,600 per semester)*
ACADEMIC YEAR 2017-2018
Jul 6, 2017 - Jul 5, 2018
$26,850 ($3,600-$4,600 per semester)*
SPRING SEMESTER 2018
Feb 23, 2018 - Jul 5, 2018
$13,780 (plus $4,000-$4,500 for housing per semester)
FALL SEMESTER 2018
Jul 6, 2018 - Nov 18, 2018
$13,780 (plus $4,000-$4,500 for housing per semester)
ACADEMIC YEAR 2018-2019
Jul 6, 2018 - Early Jul, 2019
$26,880 (Plus $4,000-$4,500 for housing per semester)

Deadlines

FALL SEMESTER 2017-2018
APPLICATION DEADLINE
Apr 1, 2017
PAYMENT DEADLINE
April 30, 2017
ACADEMIC YEAR 2017-2018
APPLICATION DEADLINE
Apr 1, 2017
PAYMENT DEADLINE
April 30, 2017
SPRING SEMESTER 2018
APPLICATION DEADLINE
Nov 1, 2017
PAYMENT DEADLINE
Nov 15, 2017
FALL SEMESTER 2018
APPLICATION DEADLINE
Apr 1, 2018
PAYMENT DEADLINE
April 30, 2018
ACADEMIC YEAR 2018-2019
APPLICATION DEADLINE
Apr 1, 2018
PAYMENT DEADLINE
April 30, 2018

Academic Program

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS

12-15 semester credits

Students at the Victoria University of Wellington (VU W) will be able to take a wide variety of courses with Kiwis and other international students in one of New Zealand’s most comfortable and cosmopolitan cities. Located in the capital, VUW offers top-level academics with a strong focus on regional issues. VUW also offers several opportunities for personal exploration and professional development through innovative leadership certificate programs.

COURSE INFORMATION

Courses in New Zealand are commonly referred to as “papers.” Introductory papers are called 100-level papers; subsequent years or semesters are considered 200- and 300-level papers. 400-level papers are considered at the graduate level. Most papers are single-semester and are worth 15 or 20 points (credits). Students will enroll in 3 or 4 papers per semester for a total of 60 points. One 15 point paper is generally equivalent to 3-4 U.S. semester credits. Given that point values vary, the way in which credits completed abroad will transfer to a student’s home campus will be under the discretion of the student’s home institution and should be verified in advance.

TRANSCRIPTS

Students receive an official transcript from the Victoria University of Wellington upon completion of their program.

 

What’s Included

PRE-DEPARTURE SERVICES
  • Advising
  • @api Online System
  • Orientation Materials and Resources
  • Access to International Phone Plans
  • API Alumni Network
  • Social Networking
  • Scholarships
ON-SITE SERVICES
  • Airport Reception
  • Resident Directors
  • On-Site Orientation
  • Housing (included, but billed separately from program cost)
  • Tuition
  • Medical & Life Insurance
  • Excursions (overnight and day)
  • Social & Cultural Activities
  • Welcome and Farewell Group Meals)
  • Volunteer Opportunities
RE-ENTRY SERVICES
  • Re-Entry Materials & Support
  • Post-Program Evaluation
  • Transcript
  • Alumni Network & Global Leadership Academy

Program Coordinator

Rebecca Cott is the Wellington Program Coordinator and will work with you through your departure to New Zealand.

Resident Coordinator

Rebecca Anderson is the Wellington Resident Coordinator and will work with you during your stay in New Zealand.