Dates: February 19 – June 25
Application Deadline: November 1, 2017
Costs: $10,800 CCIS Member | $11,200 Non-Member
Dates: July 1 – November 3, 2018
Application Deadline: April 1, 2018
Costs: $10,900 CCIS Member | $11,300 Non-Member
*Please note there is a $400 non-refundable deposit due 2 weeks after official acceptance.
CCIS students at the University of Waikato love the relaxed atmosphere of the Waikato campus and the city of Hamilton. With a population of 110,000, 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.
The Waikato region offers many of New Zealand's major outdoor attractions less than one and a half hours drive from the University. Popular among them include excellent surfing and swimming beaches, forest parks, lakes, thermal pools, and limestone caves. The major North Island's mountain ski areas are only three hours away.
University of Waikato Study Abroad & Exchange Guide
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This program is sponsored and administered by Montana State University.
The University of Waikato in Hamilton
The University of Waikato is internationally recognized for the variety and high quality of its educational programs. Located in the relaxed and scenic city of Hamilton on the North Island, the beautiful campus of the University of Waikato stretches out over 166 acres of picturesque grounds, with extensive recreational areas surrounding three lakes. The name “Waikato” is a Maori word meaning “running water”, and is the name of both the local province and the river running through Hamilton. The Maori character on campus provides cultural richness and diversity and is an important aspect of Waikato’s overall identity. There are 12,500 enrolled students at Waikato, and 2,000 of these are international students. Students came from over 60 different countries, bringing together cultures and experiences from around the world.
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Waikato students choose from the following different faculties: Arts and Social Sciences, Business, Education, Science and Technology, Computing and Mathematical Science, Law, Maori and Indigenous Studies, and Health Sport and Human Performance. Specific courses offered by the university include film, history, chemistry, physics, mathematics, foreign languages, anthropology, biotechnology, media and communication, international business, psychology, education, Maori language and culture, environmental sciences, fresh water ecology, and more.
Junior and senior business students studying at Waikato University can participate in a management internship for course credit. This internship will provide selected students with the opportunity to gain practical work experience and apply their theory-based knowledge in an organizational setting. Students interested in participating in the Waikato business internship course should let the CCIS program advisor know when submitting their application.
For more course information, visit: http://papers.waikato.
Waikato's Management School is internationally recognized as one of the best Business Schools in the Southern Hemisphere and has earned Triple Crown accreditation status. Courses concerning Maori and Indigenous Studies are especially popular with CCIS students. The University of Waikato is the only institution with a full faculty in Maori and Indigenous Studies and is acknowledged as New Zealand's premier school of indigenous issues. The University of Waikato is also both strong in sciences and other humanities offering degrees in Biotechnology, Biology, Media and Communication, Psychology, Education, and more.
Many of New Zealand's world-renowned adventure activities are nearby, giving students the opportunity to both succeed in their studies and appreciate a lifestyle unique to New Zealand. Inexpensive day trips are regularly organized by the International Center. These activities and excursions include such as activities as bungee jumping, whitewater rafting, sea kayaking weekends and Maori cultural performances. The university Recreation Center is large and fully equipped and there are sports facilities scattered throughout the city. Students have many choices in sport and recreation. Particularly popular are the nationally followed sports of rugby, netball, and cricket. Hiking, surfing, caving, horse racing, boating, rowing, kayaking, fishing, golf, snow skiing and white water rafting are just a few activities enjoyed locally. The International Center has a comfortable Drop in Center offering complimentary hot drinks, tourist information, academic advising, free internet and email access and a dedicated international student counseling service.
On-campus accommodations are guaranteed for CCIS students. All on-campus housing includes private rooms. On-campus housing options range from fully catered Residence Halls to self-catered and fully furnished apartments and cottage style units where students cook for themselves. In addition, off campus accommodations include houses, apartments and private board.
Arrival date: February 19, 2018
Departure date: June 25, 2018
Arrival date: July 1, 2018
Departure date: November 3, 2018
Spring 2018: $10,800 CCIS Member | $11,200 Non-CCIS Member
Fall 2018: $10,900 CCIS Member | $11,300 Non-CCIS Member
* *Please note there is a $400 non-refundable deposit due 2 weeks after official acceptance.
Costs Included: Tuition, medical insurance, orientation and fees
Costs Not Included: Airfare, room and board, personal costs
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.
Spring Semester: November 1
Fall Semester: April 1
Minimum GPA: Students must have at least a 2.8 GPA
Minimum class standing: Students must have sophomore status to be eligible for the program. Community college applicants must have completed the requirements for an associate's degree before the start of the program.
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!
"A few friends and I spent a day hiking the Tongariro Crossing--a 17K trek that summits 2 active volcanoes and takes you by the Emerald and Blue Lakes. It was the perfect day outside--you could see forever from the top of Mt. Ngauruhoe. Do it! It's the most incredible learning experience, and you'll have a blast in the meantime."
"The people are so friendly and very helpful. Hamilton is also right in the center of the North Island with easy access for traveling."
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