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Wellington, New Zealand
- Good academic and disciplinary standing
- Minimum 2.7 UI and cumulative GPA
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The University of Iowa partners with The Education Abroad Network (TEAN) to offer students the opportunity to study at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. Students will take courses at the local university in a variety of areas related to their field of study.
Academic Departments and Schools at Victoria University of Wellington are divided into 7 academic divisions: Faculty of Architecture and Design, Faculty of Education, Faculty of Engineering, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Law, Faculty of Science, and the Business School.
Courses (called “papers” in New Zealand) are available in many different disciplines. For detailed instructions on how to find and select courses, and a to see list of popular courses, refer to the course selection instructions on the TEAN website for the program: TEAN New Zealand: Victoria University of Wellington. Students enroll in 3-4 papers per semester (between 41 and 81 Victoria credits), which usually transfers as 12 – 16 U.S. semester credits.
Included in the cost of the program is the six-day, pre-semester orientation and cultural program located in Queenstown, New Zealand, also known as the "adventure capital of the world." From kayaking through pristine natural beauty to getting to know Maori culture, TEAN’s exclusive Orientation Excursion is an exciting and educational introduction to New Zealand. Taking place in Queenstown—a fascinating town just as famous for its adrenaline-inducing activities as it is for its stunning landscapes—the orientation is designed to set you up for a successful semester by acquainting you with the local culture and academics, allowing time to get to know your soon-to-be-friends and having a memorable journey in the process. TEAN’s in-country staff will be there to personally guide you through orientation sessions.
Winter and Summer programs are not available.
Whether you’re drawn to its natural beauty, adrenaline-inducing adventure activities, national sport of rugby, or friendly people, New Zealand won’t disappoint. Surrounded by water, home to more animals than people, and featuring some of the most unique landscapes and natural wonders in the world, New Zealand is the place to be for environmental science and wildlife studies. Here students can jump right into what they’re studying with real-life examples and experiences all around them. Beyond the stunning scenery, this island nation is known for its progressive political history and being a champion of women’s rights, as well as having extensive dairy and tourism industries. Art and culture are also front and center thanks to Maori influences, a flourishing film scene and one of the best design schools in the world.
New Zealand's capital city, Wellington, is the country's third most populous city with a population of 200,100 people. Wellington is the world's southernmost capital city. Boasting 2000 hours of sunshine, the sun shines in Wellington more often, and has less rainfall than Auckland. Almost all of Wellington's residents live within 3km of the coastline, so access to coastal waterways and beaches is quick and easy.
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Students will live in residential student apartments located within a short walk of campus. Generally there are 4-6 students per apartment. Students will have access to full kitchen facilities and utensils are provided.
Students make their own travel arrangements with advice from Study Abroad and TEAN. TEAN also offers a group flight that students can purchase if they wish.
One of the best ways to explore Wellington is on foot. The city center is compact; you can walk from one side to the other in under 20 minutes. Wellington has an excellent public transportation system, which is widely used by the locals. There is also a cable car that leaves from downtown Wellington to the suburb of Kelburn. At the top of the cable car, you will find some of the best views of Wellington.
Students must be in good academic and disciplinary standing, and have a minimum UI and cumulative GPA of 2.7 to apply. Students must have completed one year of study on campus at the University of Iowa in order to study abroad.
The Spring 2019 cost has not yet been calculated. For an estimated cost for Fall 2018, please click the following link: Fall 2018 Estimated Cost
There is a $50 UI non-refundable application fee, and a TEAN $100 application deposit. Students will pay the TEAN program fee, Study Abroad administrative fees, and will be enrolled in Iowa Regents international health insurance.
The program fee includes tuition and fees, housing, the TEAN pre-semester excursion to Queenstown, and onsite support services as well as pre-departure services. Expected additional costs include but are not limited to: meals, local transportation, airfare, personal expenses, visa fees, and textbooks.
Students will receive an automatic $750 from TEAN to participate in this program.
After applying for a Study Abroad Program, notice of withdrawal must be made in writing to University of Iowa Study Abroad. The date on which the letter or e-mail message is received is the date by which your costs will be calculated. If for any reason you withdraw after the confirmation deadline and before or during the course of the program, the amount/percentage shown in the following chart represents what you will be required to pay to the University of Iowa.
|Date of Withdrawal||Student Financial Responsibility|
|After Confirmation of Participation is signed||Administrative fee: $400
Portion of program fee: As determined by the program contract with TEAN
|After Program Start Date||Administrative fee: 100%
Portion of program fee: As determined by the program contract with TEAN
Consult with your Study Abroad advisor for any clarification about fees and billing. Note that when you withdraw from a program, any money already paid directly to a program provider and/or a host university will potentially be forfeited. Check with your specific provider/host university for details. Additional penalties for cancellation of airline tickets may also apply. Check with your airline for further details.
After the application cycle has finished, students will receive an email, an acceptance letter, and more information about accepting their place in the Iowa Regents Semester in Australia program as well as information on applying for visas and purchasing plane tickets. Continue to check this website for more information on post-application procedures.
More information will become available at a later date.
Please read the following documents and retain them for your records:
In order to prepare for your time abroad, you are required by the University of Iowa to complete two orientations. These are in addition to TEAN's pre-departure and onsite orientations. See below for more information.
You are required to complete the International Programs online “Education Abroad Pre-Departure Orientation” course distributed through ICON prior to departure. This orientation is mandatory for all students going abroad under the auspices of the University of Iowa. It covers many practical matters about living overseas, such as health and safety, communication, money, goals, and much more. You will be enrolled in this course by International Programs and an email will be sent to you once enrolled. If you have any questions, you can email firstname.lastname@example.org.
This orientation will be facilitated by your study abroad advisor and will cover content specific to your program and host country. It could be conducted in a group setting or one-on-one depending on your type of planned activity abroad. Your study abroad advisor will send you more information about this mandatory in-person session after you have been accepted to the program.
TEAN provides a six-day, pre-semester orientation program in Queenstown, New Zealand. After the TEAN orientation, students will depart for their respective campuses, and will partake in an orientation program on their host university's campus.
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