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IES Abroad Christchurch Direct Enrollment – University of Canterbury

IES Abroad

When you look outside your window in Christchurch, you know exploration awaits you—hiking, fishing, kayaking, or swimming—that’s just a typical day here. Enjoy the adventurous, yet relaxed, lifestyle that Christchurch has to offer. 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. We want you to feel at home in Christchurch, so we do everything we can to help you integrate into life in the city. From housing to cultural events, our job is to make sure you have the most authentic study abroad experience possible. We also offer many opportunities to meet with Kiwis and learn about their culture.

During your time in Christchurch, you directly enroll in the University of Canterbury (UC), one of the top three universities in New Zealand. You also have access to more than 50 academic departments and more than 100 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.



  • 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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Application Procedure:

Applying to an IES Abroad program is easy—just follow the three study abroad application steps outlined below. If you have any questions during the application process, visit the FAQs or contact your Program Advisor at 800.995.2300. You can do this!

1.    Check the application deadline and review the application requirements for your study abroad or internship program of interest. Plan to submit all of the required information by the deadline.

2.    Create an account or log in to complete and submit the initial online study abroad application.

3.    After 1-2 business days, sign in to your MyIESabroad account to view and submit the rest of the application requirements. You will also receive regular emails about deadlines and missing items.

Something unexpected is just around the world. Are you ready? Apply now at:

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