Dates: July 5, 2021 – November 8, 2021
Application Deadline: April 15
Costs: $9,800 CCIS Member | $10,200 Non-Member
Dates: February 14, 2022 – June 27, 2022
Application Deadline: September 15
Costs: $10,200 CCIS Member | $10,600 Non-Member
New Zealand’s South Island is world-renowned as home to some of the country’s most breath-taking landscapes, from the Southern Alps mountain range to glaciers, rainforests and beaches. As the largest and most centrally located city in the South Island, Christchurch is the gateway to the South Island as a whole and sits on the doorstep of a huge “outdoor playground”. The city’s location on the East Coast makes it a perfect environment for recreation – beautiful sandy beaches are a 20-minute drive from campus and skiing and snowboarding can be found at 5 ski fields within 90 minutes of the city, meaning you can surf and ski in the same day! A mid-sized, cosmopolitan city, with a population of around 400,000, Christchurch takes pride in its multicultural heritage 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 have to offer.
Montana State University
Study Abroad Advisor
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This program is sponsored and administered by Montana State University.
UC is dedicated to providing study abroad students with the opportunity to move beyond the classroom, engage with the community and gain real word experience. In this spirit, UC is pleased to offer unique student unique opportunities in the form of a service learning course and internship opportunity. The service learning course, CHCH101, integrates academic content on community engagement with service learning. An internship course is offered through the College of Arts and open to all majors.
*Note: Course scheduling and availability is subject to change at the discretion of the host institution.
Canterbury is a medium-sized university which offers a comprehensive range of courses from more than 100 different programs across 5 Colleges (Arts, Science, Engineering, Business and Law, and Education, Health and Human Development). CCIS students can choose courses from across UC’s broad range of offerings and the University offers many course opportunities unique to New Zealand. Courses can be pre-approved before you arrive so that you know you can access the courses you need.
UC is also renowned for its STEM programs. The South Island’s diverse landscapes and easy accessibility to forests, mountains and ocean makes it an unparalleled location for the field sciences. UC has an extensive network of field stations around the South Island and many Science courses include hands-on field study. UC’s Engineering program is accredited by the Institution of Professional Engineers New Zealand (a signatory to the Washington Accord) and attracts students from around the world.
In 2019, Canterbury’s Business school earned Triple Crown accreditation, adding EQUIS accreditation to the existing AACSB and AMBA accreditations. This puts the school in the top 1% of business schools globally.
You can view current course offerings here.
UC offers so many opportunities to get involved and make the most of student life. Whether you want to play sport, attend social events, join a club or get involved with the wider community, you’ll find there’s something for you.
UC is well known for its clubs culture. With around 140 student-run clubs and societies covering every sporting, recreational, academic and cultural interest imaginable, you have heaps of options when it comes to getting involved. Meet new people, play a sport, volunteer in the community or try something you haven’t done before. From engineering to film, rugby to board games, politics to religion, and acting to motor sport, there’s a club for everyone.
Students at Canterbury have the option to stay in on-campus halls, participate in homestays, or rent an apartment or house.
Fall 2021: Suspended
Spring 2022: Suspended
Fall 2021: Suspended
Spring 2022: Suspended
The program fee includes tuition & instructional fees, CCIS and sponsor fees, CISI health insurance, New Zealand student health insurance, the national Student Services Levy, and airport pickup.
Costs not included
Estimated costs include passport, airfare, room and board, local transportation, books (estimate of 500 New Zealand dollars per term), laundry, and personal expenses.
*Note: A non-refundable program deposit of $400 is due upon acceptance and is applied toward the total cost of the program.
All costs, fees, and dates are subject to change without notification. Contact the program sponsor to verify all costs, fees, and dates for this program.
Please refer to your acceptance materials for information on arrival, orientation, and academic calendar. The refund policy is program specific and non-transferable. Refer to your acceptance materials for the comprehensive refund policy or contact the program sponsor.
Fall: April 15
Spring: September 15
Interested students should have at least sophomore standing and a GPA of 2.8 based on a 4.0 scale or higher, in addition to transcripts and two letters of recommendation.
Have you talked with your study abroad advisor about your home institution's application process? Your institution's deadline might be earlier than the CCIS program application deadline. Check now to make sure all of your material is submitted on time!
While abroad I have had the most amazing experience, through getting out of my comfort zone I have received opportunities to grow in ways I hadn’t realized I could.
Everyone should study abroad, it connects you to the rest of the world in a completely new way.
At Canterbury, they did a good job of orienting us and had all kinds of activities for the exchange students - all in all they really did a good job. (Most rewarding aspects were) Experiencing New Zealand - the place is awesome, enough said!"
Wellington is the geographical, political and cultural centre of New Zealand and is located between a beautiful harbor and rolling green hills. Take courses in business, fashion design, health science, journalism, music, photography, and product design.
Known as the 'city of sails,' Auckland is an excellent location for city and ocean lovers. Massey offers 70 majors and a number of specialized programs, taught by leading lecturers and researchers to give you an academic and professional edge.
Hamilton is New Zealand's fourth largest city and is well served with parks, gardens, and scenic river walks. The city has an active music, art, and café culture, all with a distinctly New Zealand and Pacific flavor. Study in almost any discipline and major!