Semester on the North Island, New Zealand

Live in this sea-side, metropolitan city with more cafés per capita than New York City. Take a broad range of courses from environmental science to Maori culture, and enjoy the boundless adventure opportunities nearby.

Semester on the North Island, New Zealand, takes place at Victoria University of Wellington, which offers more than 80 academic degree areas. The traditional yet innovative curriculum is excellent in both teaching and research. For 3 consecutive years, the University has been awarded for innovation in international programs. 

GPA Required: GPA Required: 2.70. If you find your GPA is lower than the requirement, do not despair! Use the "Contact An Advisor" button on this page or call us to let us know your situation. We'll do all we can to find the right program for you.

**Required GPA is 2.70, not 2.75

How to choose your courses
Now the fun part! As part of the application process you will be required to complete the CISabroad Course Selection Worksheet found in the CISabroad Application Page. The following instructions will guide you through the steps of choosing your courses. During your semester abroad you can choose subjects from within the following faculties: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Commerce and Administration, Faculty of Law, Faculty of Architecture and Design, and Faculty of Science. 

Course load:  3–4 classes (12–16 US credits). You can take up to 4 classes per semester.

Course approval:  It is best to get 7–8 classes approved before you go abroad. This gives you some flexibility in setting up your class schedule. Think about courses required for your major, but also courses that fulfill your elective requirements.

Course descriptions and catalog: Click here to view all courses offered.

Helpful information
The University has some restrictions and additional requirements for courses in certain disciplines. Before you select your courses, please read this document detailing those restrictions and requirements.

Individual classes may be referred to as “papers” or “prescriptions.” You will find courses offered at the 100, 200, and 300 levels. The 200- and 300-level courses at Victoria are often equivalent to junior- and senior-year courses in the US. They will likely have prerequisites.

Trimester 1 refers to the spring semester, and Trimester 2 refers to the fall semester.