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Destinations! New Zealand  -- Special Scholarships Available!


Fall Semesters
early/mid-July to mid/late-November 

Spring Semesters

late January to early July

The semester in New Zealand offers you the opportunity to experience perhaps the most beautiful country in the world.  Your host, the University of Canterbury is located in Christchurch, the largest city on New Zealand's South Island.  The university offers world-class research, inspirational teaching, a vibrant campus environment and a student population from around the world.

Application Deadline:  April 1 for the following year's spring semester and December 1 for the following fall.  If you have missed the deadline, please check with the UWSP Office of International Education.  We are sometimes able to accept late applicants!

Go to the Applications page to find out how to get an application.

UWSP - UC Course Equivalents: HERE​.



Sophomores, juniors, and seniors from all disciplines. A cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above is required. Preference is given to upperclassmen. Academic fit, maturity, motivation, and preparation are important.




Due to a generous offer from the University of Canterbury, UWSP Study Abroad is able to offer up to three scholarships ranging from NZ$1000 - NZ$2000 each semester!  Inquire about availability and application processes with the Study Abroad Director. 



Cost Includes:

  • 16-week academic program.
  • Accommodation in Christchurch on campus or with families.
  • UWSP fulltime undergraduate tuition for Wisconsin residents (Minnesota students who qualify for reciprocity pay approx. $325 surcharge, other out-of-staters pay $1000).
  • Comprehensive orientation and support services
  • UW-System mandatory travel insurance

Plan your budget to cover airfare, passport, meals, and personal expenses during your break period.


Click here for latest price estimates.




The University of Canterbury offers a wide

variety of courses and you are eligible to take any classes in their timetable for which you are eligible.  BUT you will need to seek UWSP course approvals during your application process.  See the "UWSP Course Equivalents" box above and contact the International Programs office for more information.


For an overview of the University of Canterbury and its Study Abroad offerings, see:


For course offerings, see:


To view their general areas of study, see:


 INTERNSHIPS are available in Christchurch: Internships Flyer NZ.pdf

Independent study credit is also possible in addition to the fifteen-credit load at the University of Canterbury.  For more information, contact the UWSP Study Abroad Director.

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