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  • Locations: Christchurch, New Zealand
  • Program Terms: Fall, Full Academic Year, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: Arcadia 
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Tufts Department Sponsor: Tufts Global Education Areas of Study: American Studies, Anthropology, Art History, Astronomy, Biochemistry, Biology, Chemistry, Classical Studies, Economics, Education, Engineering, English, Environmental Studies, European Studies, Film, Geography, Geology, History, Law, Linguistics, Mathematics/Statistics, Music, Other Language & Literature, Peace & Conflict Studies, Philosophy, Physics, Political Science, Psychology, Religion/Theology, Social Work, Sociology
Housing Options: Apartment - Shared Minimum Required GPA: 2.6
Language of Instruction: English Program Type: External Provider Program, Internship Abroad, Study Abroad
Class Level Eligibility: Junior, Senior, Sophomore
Program Description:

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Study in the gateway to the South Island

Established in 1873, the University of Canterbury (UC) is known for its history of innovation and inclusion. Canterbury prides itself on being a holistic university that values seven dimensions, known as the UC7: Learn, Innovate, Connect, Bicultural, Global Citizen, Well Being, and Explore. The University is a leafy green campus on sprawling grounds ten minutes from the center of Christchurch that maintains a deep commitment to the community. Many courses have a field studies component, and the long semester break, especially in the Spring semester, is designed for students to get out in the field. Field studies are not limited to science courses and the diverse offerings include courses in community service, humanities internships, and Maori studies. UC is home to five colleges offering over 150 subjects with academic areas of excellence including unique course offerings in engineering, forestry, astronomy, environmental science, and speech therapy.

Since a major earthquake in 2011, Christchurch has become a hub of innovation, with a plethora of start-ups in the inner city. The university and the city have come together as the region rebuilds, driving the creation of the Centre for Entrepreneurship (UCE). The UCE also offers a credit-bearing opportunity to work with local start-ups and businesses in the course Enterprise in Practice.

Student life centers around the campus itself including its own social venue, The Foundry, and more than 80 student clubs to join. A favorite among Arcadia students is the Climbing Club which provides everything you need: gear, tuition, and cheers of encouragement, and gets students out to amazing climbing destinations like Castle Hill.

  • Credit-bearing course selections include an internship in the humanities. Examples of placements include: media and communications for major national companies, GIS mapping and environmental projects, organizing national charity events, and more.
  • The School of Business and Economics is AACSB accredited.
  • With an incredible location between the sea and mountains, Canterbury students like to brag that they can ski and surf in the same day and that they are in the best location for easy access to glaciers on the West Coast, whale watching at Kaikoura, and star-gazing in the Dark Sky Reserve at Lake Tekapo.
  • The University of Canterbury has field study sites across the South Island, providing opportunities for students of astronomy, geology, and marine research.
  • We recommend students get involved with the Student Volunteer Army. This vibrant organization links students to a wide variety of volunteer opportunities in the local area.
  • The University of Canterbury offers UC Opportunities to study abroad students, where they participate in a for-credit internship designed to engage with the Christchurch community.
  • UC gives students the choice of one free activity during their time abroad, including a dolphin nature cruise, sea kayaking, a zipline tour, and more.
  • Travel to fascinating places of interest that enhance your cultural immersion and give a meaningful context to your academic courses, through Arcadia's planned excursions and activities.


Arcadia is a nationally recognized leader in higher education, offering exceptional study, research, and internship experiences for students from colleges and universities across the US. Our unique combination of customized, diverse academic programming and comprehensive support allows students to explore new worlds, get to know themselves, boost their resumes for future job opportunities and graduate school, and experience the incredible growth and shifts in perspective that a culturally immersive experience can deliver.

Please visit the Arcadia website for dates and the latest program information.

Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.

This program is currently not accepting applications.