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The University of Auckland is located in the heart of New Zealand's largest and most cosmopolitan city. Ranked in the world's top 100* universities, the University of Auckland has a strong research focus where students have the opportunity to learn from academics who are at the top of their field, nationally and internationally.

The University's 42,000-strong student population reflects the multicultural nature of Auckland city. With over 7,000 international students and more than 120 international partnerships, the University of Auckland offers a truly global experience.

*QS World University Rankings 2017/18

Founded
1883
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The University of Auckland
Auckland 1010
New Zealand

Reviews

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xincheng
9/10

First of all, I’d like to say that I feel really lucky to be here, because in my home school, there is only one quota able to study in UoA. So I felt very excited when I found myself passed through the selection. And there are two reasons why I dream of coming here, the first is that I have a best friend here who majors in food science (we have been schoolmates since primary school, and she came here during the last year of senior high; as I came here, now we can continue to be schoolmates even in university and that’s really fascinating), while the second is that the law school in UoA has a high ranking in the world rankings. As for life in UoA, what impressed me most is the “anti-discrimination” sign in general library and many other places, I really appreciate the attitude of university to emphasize on equality. And compared to my homeland, UoA really shows a great respect towards LGBT group, I have seen the rainbow flag (attached) many times. In addition, I do enjoy the comfortable atmosphere in UoA library, I’d like to spend my whole day sitting in the library and reading and writing. In a word, life here is really enjoyable and peaceful, thanks for study abroad program providing me this opportunity. <3

Yes, I recommend this program
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Sabrina
9/10

The University of Auckland gave me a very unique experience. The uni is located in the perfect place. It's central to the city which made college life easy, but it was also easy to get out of the city and enjoy nature, perfect for the weekends! The UoA gave students the best of both lives with academics that were challenging and fundamental to your education and also a social life with various club offerings and events put on by faculty to help you enjoy your time there. In terms of work load, the UoA is very laidback, but tests are demanding so putting in the work is needed. Although class sizes are quite large professors are easily accessible and there are many forum sites used for classes so definitely use them! The UoA has so many resources for all aspects of student life and New Zealand itself is an amazing country to be in.

How can this program be improved?
I would improve this program by bettering the housing. Although overall the physical housing is quite good, the inner workings of it caused me the most trouble throughout my time here. Things like washing machines always breaking can cause unneeded stress for a student abroad. It would have also been nice for the study abroad department of the university to put on more free events.
Yes, I recommend this program
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Sara
7/10

I knew very little about New Zealand before coming but I wanted to go to a new place that otherwise I would probably not come visit in my lifetime. The campus is located in the heart of the city which makes exploring the city very easy. Traveling to other areas of New Zealand is challenging because most places are a few hours away and therefore require renting a car and making a weekend out of it. The classes are good and there is lots of support for international students and events to stay busy and meet new people. While not a super culture rich city, the closeness to nature is a draw and being on the harbor is beautiful! Locals are super friendly and very interested in giving recommendations on where to go and things to do if you ask and try to get involved!

Yes, I recommend this program
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Natalie
9/10

The location of the campus is great. You will never feel stuck in the campus since we are so close to the city. There are so many food places inside campus and outside in the city. Everyone seems pretty close knit with each other and the professors are very friendly. There are also a lot of study abroad/exchange students and many clubs that involve sa or exchange. The study abroad program at the university also puts on events to welcome students which is nice.

How can this program be improved?
More involvement with non study abroad/exchange students would be nice
Yes, I recommend this program
Sabene
8/10

I like UoA, but I get very lonely here. I wish the orientation broke into groups so you'd meet more people in the beginning. Otherwise, the location is nice and there are a lot of things to do. Great country to come to if you love the outdoors. Kiwi are nice people and the country is very safe. I wish the instruction for my STEM classes was better i.e. offered more support. This review is kind of all over the place, but in general I like the school, just being away from home is hard.

How can this program be improved?
More orientation events to meet people in smaller groups.
Yes, I recommend this program

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