Programs : Brochure
- Locations: Christchurch, New Zealand
- Program Terms: Academic Year, Calendar Year, Fall, Spring
- Homepage: Click to visit
- Program Sponsor: CCIS
The University of Canterbury (UC) is a medium-sized university with an international reputation for academic excellence in teaching and research. UC offers courses in thirtyeight disciplines through seven departments. You can earn academic credit in your field of study. As a student at UC, you will find the opportunity to move beyond the classroom and engage with the community, gaining real-world experience through unique courses designed for study abroad students. Many student groups and clubs are open to study abroad students, so you will have the opportunity to ski, surf, mountain bike, kayak, and more. At UC, immerse yourself in "Kiwi" culture all the while expanding experiences in and out of the classroom that will enhance your education and life after graduation.
Additional features: internship and service learning courses available
Situated between the mountains and the sea, Christchurch is known as the Garden City of New Zealand. A mid-sized, cosmopolitan city, with a population of over three hundred thousand, located on the South Island, Christchurch takes pride in its multicultural heritage.
The College Consortium for International Studies (CCIS), a partnership of colleges and universities—two and four year, large and small, public and private, domestic and foreign—encompasses the broad spectrum of international higher education. CCIS members sponsor a variety of programs, notably study abroad programs and professional development seminars for faculty and administrators, which are designed to enhance international/intercultural perspectives within the academic community.