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.
Students studying abroad will continue to pay Wheaton tuition. Students are not charged Wheaton room and board, or the Wheaton technology, laundry, or student activities fees while on a study abroad program. Wheaton will, in turn, pay the program for all tuition and academic fees and international insurance. Students will pay costs directly to their study abroad university. Please note that this may or may not include a meal plan. Students will book and pay for their own flights.
Fees billed by Wheaton will be charged to students on their regular Wheaton College student account during regular billing cycles (July/December).
Federal, state, Wheaton need-based and merit scholarships will be applied to these charges for Wheaton-approved programs. Students must consult with the Office of Student Financial Services (SFS) for a comprehensive review of their aid. If a student receives aid beyond the cost of Wheaton tuition, they can request a refund through SFS. This can in turn be used to pay their study abroad university for room and board charges.
Please do your research as housing and meal costs vary greatly from program to program. This Budget Worksheet
can help you estimate the total costs of your program. Refer to your university’s visiting or international student website for an overview of all additional expenses, which may include visas, international cell phones, and discretionary expenses.
For Wheaton specific questions contact:
Center for Global Education
5 Howard Street
Norton, MA 02766-2322