About the University of Canterbury
The University of Canterbury was established in 1873 and is home to 13,400 students, including 2, 100 international students from 50 countries. The University has seven faculties, which include Arts, Commerce, Forestry, Law, Music, Fine Arts, and Science. The faculty are involved in cutting edge research in their respective fields and Canterbury is widely known for its Antarctic research and courses.
Christchurch (pop. 360,000) is the largest city on New Zealand’s South Island. It is known as the Garden City due to the number of trees, lakes, and golf courses abutting the downtown business district. It is home to the renowned Court Theatre and the historic Arts Center. The city is close to beaches, as well as to mountains for skiing and snowboarding.
U.S. Fall = Semester 2: mid-July - mid-December
U.S. Spring = Semester 1: late-February - mid-July
Courses & Credits:
Students enroll in three or four courses called “papers”, each semester, for a total of 60 credits, which earn 4.0 Wheaton credits.
Housing & Board:
?Students live in a shared, self-catered campus apartment complex called Ilam Village. Students arrange and pay the costs of their own board as self-catered options are offered in apartments.
Click here for the Canterbury budget worksheet.
(Estimated personal expenses are available on the Canterbury website)
Other Items to Note:
- All students accepted to a study abroad program will be assessed a $500 non-refundable confirmation fee at the time of final confirmation of study abroad participation.
- Students are not charged the technology, laundry, or student activities fees while on a study abroad program.
- Fees billed by Wheaton will be charged to students on their regular Wheaton College student account during regular billing cycles (July/December).
For Wheaton specific questions contact:
Center for Global Education
5 Howard Street
Norton, MA 02766-2322