When you step off the plane in Christchurch, you might wonder if you're in England, rather than New Zealand. The English influence on aspects of life in Christchurch is surprising but adds a unique flavor to this city on New Zealand's Southern Island.
Whether you spend time between classes punting along the Avon River, explore Hagley Park and Christchurch Botanical Gardens, or use Christchurch as a base to strike out and explore the rest of the island, you'll have plenty of options while spending a term, semester, or year studying abroad in New Zealand. Even better, Christchurch is home to institutions that offer the same quality world-class educational as the rest of New Zealand, so you'll come away with valuable academic experience alongside memories of exploring beautiful New Zealand outside the classroom.
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