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IES Abroad Christchurch Direct Enrollment – University of Canterbury

During your time in Christchurch, you directly enroll in the University of Canterbury, one of the top three universities in New Zealand. You also have access to more than 50 academic departments and more than 90 on-campus clubs and organizations—ideal opportunities to connect with Kiwi (local) students.

Spread over 215 acres of beautifully landscaped grounds and gardens, the University’s campus is located only 15 minutes from the city. Ski slopes, mountains, native bush, rivers, lakes, hot springs, and beaches are all within 1.5 hours of Christchurch, making this an ideal place to study and experience New Zealand’s outdoor lifestyle.

Christchurch will be your classroom. Meet the residents who are rebuilding their beloved city after the devastating earthquakes hit the inner city in 2010 and 2011 (there will be ways you can help out, too). Learn about the history of this great city, which is one of the oldest and most European cities in New Zealand. Eager for hands-on field study opportunities? Explore the University’s four field stations throughout the South Island. You can also enroll in an internship, which includes time spent working at your placement in addition to an academic seminar that helps you contextualize what you’re learning. See website for details:


  • Accounting
  • American Studies
  • Anthropology
  • Art History
  • Astronomy/Astrophysics
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology (General)
  • Chemistry
  • Chinese Language
  • Film
  • Classics
  • Ecology
  • Economics
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Natural Resources
  • Acting
  • English
  • European Studies
  • Finance
  • Forestry
  • Geography
  • Gender Studies
  • German Language Literature And Studies
  • Health Sciences
  • History
  • Human Services
  • Information Studies
  • Japanese
  • Law
  • Management
  • Linguistics
  • Marketing
  • Advertising
  • Public Relations
  • Mathematics
  • Media Relations
  • Communications
  • Music
  • Philosophy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Physics
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Religious Studies
  • Russian Language And Literature
  • Science
  • Social Work
  • Spanish
  • Sports Economics/Management
  • Statistics
  • Theater
  • Filmmaking

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