University of Canterbury

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University of Canterbury

The university boasts a number of field stations for the study of marine science and geology. It has particular strengths in engineering, biological sciences, chemistry, anthropology, religious studies, philosophy and law, and offers an Antarctic studies program. Additionally, Canterbury’s School of Business and Economics has recently earned AACSB business accreditation. Spend a semester or year at New Zealand's second-oldest university and a center of research and academic excellence. Canterbury's academic program is divided amongst five colleges and a school of law. It is well-known for its engineering program, and it is only one of two universities in New Zealand to offer this major. It is the only university to offer speech and language therapy, and astronomy.

  • Credit-bearing course selections can include an internship of your choice in the humanities, social sciences and communications students. Placements include: radio presenting, NGOs or service learning projects. 
  • Special scholarships are available for all students with at least a 3.0 GPA studying at University of Canterbury with Arcadia.
  • The University is just minutes away from one of the main shopping districts in Christchurch.
  • The University of Canterbury Students Association runs a wide variety of clubs and societies from the cultural and social to the sporting and educational. From BeardSOC (a social club for fans of beards) to Musoc (a theater production group), you’re sure to find a group that will make you feel at home.
  • The University of Canterbury has five field study sites across the South Island, providing opportunities for students of astronomy, geology and marine research.

Subjects

  • Biology (General)
  • Engineering
  • Environmental Studies
  • Natural Resources
  • Geology
  • Earth Sciences
  • Health Sciences
  • Conservation And Preservation

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University of Cape Town

If you’re looking for the widest choice of courses in South Africa and an institution with weight and prestige then studying abroad at the University of Cape Town (UCT) is probably the best bet for you. On Arcadia’s program, you can also add courses and experiences that get you involved with local communities and service efforts.

Perched on the side of Table Mountain, UCT has stunning vistas from every angle and is a popular choice for study abroad. Of its population of more than 20,000, about 4,000 students are international, creating a dynamic energy on campus and in the more than 100 clubs and societies. The Arcadia Cape Town Center is located right on campus at UCT, in the Ivan Tom’s Building, which sits between the upper campus and the Medical School on campus at UCT.

All students on this program take part in Arcadia’s Course, Introducing South Africa: History, Politics and Culture, which provides a forum for reflection and analysis on current issues and challenges facing South Africans - an insightful starting point for all students. You then have a choice:
  • Take three courses at UCT enjoying a wide choice of subjects with outstanding faculty. The broad selection runs from humanities to science, engineering and commerce.
  • Or, starting in Spring 2019, you can take two courses at UCT and one at the Cornerstone Institute, an innovative, not-for-profit institution focused on teaching and learning in service of others, to advance human dignity and social justice for all. This is a great option for students who appreciate and benefit from a smaller school’s personal attention and intimate class sizes with lots of interaction with local students.

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University of Auckland

The University of Auckland is New Zealand’s largest and highest ranked university, with hundreds of course options and a focus on STEM subjects, including biology, marine studies and engineering, as well as anthropology, ethnology, and Māori and Pacific studies. Field study options available in some areas give you the opportunity to apply the concepts you are learning in the classroom to the real world. Additionally, their AACSB accredited Business School is located in the brand new, purpose-built Owen G. Glenn Building. 
More than 2,500 Māori students, 3,500 South Pacific Islanders, 15,500 students of Asian background and 6,000 international students give Auckland the vibrant diversity that makes it such an exciting learning community.

  • Auckland is an easy jumping off point to travel around to the rest of the country and is an easily accessible city.
  • Though the largest city in New Zealand, Auckland is still easy to walk around and has a great cafe and shopping culture.
  • With over 200 clubs and societies, there's a club for every taste. From tramping, canoeing, photography, and politics, to cosplay, drinking wine or eating desserts, clubs help balance your studies and grow your network.

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1601 Church Road

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