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  • Locations: Christchurch, New Zealand
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: Wheaton applicants only
  • Dates / Deadlines
Fact Sheet:
Housing Options: Residence Hall or Dormitory Minimum GPA: 2.85
Areas of Study: American Studies, Anthropology, Astronomy, Biochemistry, Biology, Business and Management, Chemistry, Chinese, Classics, Computer Science, Economics, Education, English, Environmental Studies, Film & New Media Studies, French Studies, German, Hispanic Studies, History, Italian Studies, Japanese, Legal Studies, Maori Studies, Mathematics, Music, Peace and Social Justice, Philosophy, Physics, Political Science, Psychology, Religion, Russian, Sociology, Theater Program Type: Study Abroad
Language of Instruction: English Class Year: 3. Junior, 4. Senior
Program Features: Direct Enroll at a University
Program Description:

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.

Program Dates:
U.S. Fall = Semester 2: mid-July - mid-December                           
U.S. Spring = Semester 1: late-February - mid-July a student standing on the tip of a mountain with more snowy mountains in the background
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. 
Budget Worksheet:
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).               

Wheaton students on rope course over water

     For Wheaton specific questions contact:    
     Center for Global Education
     5  Howard Street
     Wheaton College
     Norton, MA 02766-2322
     508-286- 4950

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2019 10/01/2018 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.