Study Abroad at AUT University in New Zealand

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AUT University is the second largest University in New Zealand and is among the fastest growing. 4,000 international students from 85+ countries flock to campus each year and there are three unique campuses all within Auckland. AUT is accredited by the New Zealand government and offers personal and interactive classroom settings. AUT also boasts the highest graduate employment rate out of all the universities in New Zealand. Come check it out for yourself!

AUT accepts international students twice per year: in February and July. You may apply as a College Freshman, but at the time of application, you must have a high school diploma and a 1500 SAT score. Alternatively, Sophomores and above are welcome to apply for an exchange.

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Hi there, our February to June semester is during the end of summer to end of Fall. This is the best time to experience New Zealand's warm weather and beaches. Our July to November semester is from the start of Winter until the end of Spring, so starts a little colder and warms up nicely. Auckland experiences very mild weather so never gets too cold or too hot.

Reviews

9.19 Rating
based on 231 reviews
  • Academics 7.1
  • Support 8.7
  • Fun 7.7
  • Housing 8.5
  • Safety 9.4
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Jelitza
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Best six months of my life!!

Studying abroad with TEAN was the best decision I could have made. TEAN supported my every decision and a TEAN staff member was always available to answer any question I had. I would recommend studying abroad through TEAN to any person leaving the country for their first time. I was very nervous during the week that led up to my time abroad because I have never left the country. TEAN helped me by introducing me to my new best friend, Samantha. Samantha and I met on the plane to NZ and ever since then, we have stuck by each others sides. I will always appreciate the amount of support TEAN provided with my transition for the US to NZ. They had a TEAN staff member at my university which also helped me adjust. I am so happy that I decided to go abroad with TEAN.

What was the most nerve-racking moment and how did you overcome it?
The most nerve-racking moment was getting on the plane which left the United States in California. I could remember the day as if it were yesterday. My stomach was turning. I had never left the country, let alone left alone... I knew that going abroad was something I had dreamed of doing since I was in middle school, so I was not allowing fear to stop me. To anyone experiencing this: DO IT ANYWAYS!!! Fear is just in the head. The experiences you are about to gain are going to be life-changing...
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Soufyane
8/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Soufyane’s review

I really liked this amazing breath taking experience, I met so many really nice people from all around the world, from the Netherlands to Canada and they helped me to grow and become a better person, the landscapes were so beautiful, we had the chance to make many road trips all around New Zealand, hiking through the tongariro or Abel tasman or even the mount taranaki.
The academic program was really strong and very digital I learned a lot about my field of study, it helped me enhance my knowledge about the financial world.
The administration people were really kind and nice they always were very responsive and if anyone had any question they were the persons to go to, they were really reliable.
I would strongly advise anyone who wants to go in exchange to choose New Zealand

What would you improve about this program?
The student facilities which were too expensive for the service they offered, the elevators not working, many issues
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Douwe
8/10
Yes, I recommend this program

An Amazing Time

I've had a great time in Auckland. First of all, the city is different than what I'm used too, but I'd grow to love the city, because there is so much diversity and there are a lot of activities in and close to the city. In the two week mid semester break I traveled to the South Island, alone. A big leap for an unexperienced traveler, but I am so happy I did it, 'cause I've seen the most beautiful landscapes, drove around wonderful roads and met a lot of very nice travelers. This was such an enormous boos for my confidence and It brought me a lot of happiness and inner peace.

The school is very organised, and the teachers are patient and invested in the students. There are a lot of possibilities to work at school or to learn more stuff outside your usual classes. The campus has all the facilities you need, it was close to the city centre and had a very good vibe.

What was the most nerve-racking moment and how did you overcome it?
Jumping out of a plane to gy skydiving. It's a matter of trust, when you trust that It will be fine you take more risks.
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Lauri
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Best time of my life

If you decide to choose AUT as your exchange school, you won't be disappointed! NZ is, in my opinion, the most beautiful country and the people are the best. When I decided to come here as an exchange, I knew that it was going to be fun but I had no idea that it would be this much fun! The staff and co-students are helpful and extremely nice. Moreover, the campus is very comfortable and good.

Sometimes I felt like my papers could've been more challenging. However, with a wide variety of papers, you can choose to make your studies more/less demanding.

A big part of the lives of exchange students is traveling. Because the stream-based paper selection system, you can choose to have days off your week and hence travel more if you want.

To sum it up, I was extremely satisfied with my exchange. Everyone helps you if needed, the facilities were nice and the atmosphere was amazing.

What was the most surprising thing you saw or did?
During my semester break, I was travelling Australia and saw two koalas get into a fight. My life was shook.
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Jessica
8/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Semester abroad

My semester abroad was great, I met so many amazing people and was able to travel a lot during the semester through this beautiful country and to Australia. During the weekend we rented a car for small weekend trips. Definitely go to the south island which is so beautiful! If you have the chance do this during the summer time. It was nice to choose papers which are not directly related to my school back home for example I choose photography which taught me a lot about the techniqual side of the camera. If your studying in art and design I would recommend the texture of time class where you make a 16 mm film, the teachers are really nice and you are able to learn about developing the film a lot. All of this gave me new experiences. Stay in the WSA, you will meet a lot of people there.

What would you improve about this program?
The accommodation at WSA it is nice to be able to meet so many people but they could improve the facilities.
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Shannon
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Amazing Oppurtunity

Overall my time at AUT has been a wonderful and adventurous experience. I have met so many amazing people living at WSA who kept me busy throughout the whole semester. My friends lived in all different countries around the world which was so interesting to see such different backgrounds come together in a social setting. Whether it be the parties, dinners, roommate nights or weekend getaways, there was always endless plans to hangout with friends and make the best memories together. The AUT classes weren’t the biggest challenge but we’re still very interesting classes to learn from. I wouldn’t change my AUT experience for anything and I’m so grateful to have had the chance to live in such a community environment. New Zealand is now a second home away from home <3

What would you improve about this program?
Potentially better living utilities in WSA. Their were constantly elevators broken and out of service, broken bathroom doors and even no hot water at some point.
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Juliane
8/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Review

Shivani was a great help beforehand, while I was still in Germany. Having no clue whatsoever about the classes, enrolling, living, visa etc., she was a great help, answering directly all the time. WSA is a great concept, all if us living together and all the free food events of course ! :) Also, new zealand is a great country to travel around. Be on the lookout for travelbuddies for weekendtrips! New Zealand has so much to offer. Definitely have a look into the Aut dance and performance club, really exciting if you never heard of Kpop before like me haha. The only sad part is that we have to pay the bus between the campus' on our own. But it's not that much, and all the free food around campus and WSA make it even haha. Have fun going there peeps. I enjoyed it.

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
Definitely live at WSA ! For only one semester abroad perfect to meet people and stay connected
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Gonzalo
8/10
Yes, I recommend this program

AUT New Zealand Review

I've been studying here for an entire year and I must say that this country is amazing. The papers are taught in a completely different way than back home, and that has given me a new perspective of work. The best advantage of studying in New Zealand is that any weekend that you are free you can just rent a car and go visit something spectacular! You have tons of things to do and you'll never get bored here. You have amazing places like Cathedral Cove, Waitomo Caves or Tongariro (the Lord of the Rings...) just a few hours away from Auckland!! Apart from that, the international residence is really good and helps you establish yourself quite smoothly in this country. Finally, the installations of AUT are brand new so you will feel very comfortable in yojr new university!! You won't regret coming to New Zealand :)

What was the most surprising thing you saw or did?
Cathedral Cove..... It is one of the most astonishing places on earth!!! The pictures you can find online are not even half as good as standing there on the beach and looking at its blue waters. My favourite spot on earth almost...