Location
  • New Zealand
    • Wellington
Term
Fall, Spring
Subject Areas
Art History Arts Biochemistry Biology Chemistry Computer Science Conservation and Preservation Cultural Studies Design Economics Finance Geography Geology Health Sciences Humanities International Relations Journalism Liberal Arts Life Sciences Literature Marketing Psychology Web Design +13
Need-based funding, Merit-based funding, General grants/scholarships, LGBTQIA+ funding, BIPOC funding
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Program Details

Program Type
Provider
Degree Level
Bachelors
Housing
Apartment
Language
English

Pricing

Starting Price
10000
Jun 20, 2024
Dec 12, 2023
13 travelers are looking at this program

About Program

TEAN's partnership with Victoria University Wellington and Massey University - Wellington provides students the opportunity to study abroad in the 'Coolest Little Capital in the World' as voted by Lonely Planet. With two schools offered you can study almost any discipline while soaking up the vibe of New Zealand's art- and culture-focused capital.

The semester begins with an exciting 5-day Orientation Excursion in adventurous Queenstown on New Zealand's South Island where TEAN's in-country staff guide students through orientation sessions and an array of activities, including exploring Maori culture more deeply, jet boating along the Dart River or discovering the stunning Milford Sound!

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Diversity & Inclusion

BIPOC Support

Here at TEAN, we strive to be a leader in supporting students from all backgrounds to be able to travel and learn abroad. Our aim is to empower our students and help prepare them for a life-changing experience. Everyone's identity is unique to them and can be an integral aspect on where a person chooses to study or intern abroad. Our entire TEAN team is here to help you feel informed, comfortable, empowered and supported throughout every step of your journey. In addition, we have a dedicated Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) team that is ready to act as your resource! The DEI team is passionate about advocating against social injustices, racism, homophobia, xenophobia and all discriminatory social constructs. It is their priority, along with TEAN’s, to ensure students of all backgrounds have access to and are encouraged to travel, specifically through study abroad.

LGBTQIA+ Support

Here at TEAN, we strive to be a leader in supporting students from all backgrounds to be able to travel and learn abroad. Our aim is to empower our students and help prepare them for a life-changing experience. Everyone's identity is unique to them and can be an integral aspect on where a person chooses to study or intern abroad. Our entire TEAN team is here to help you feel informed, comfortable, empowered and supported throughout every step of your journey. In addition, we have a dedicated Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) team that is ready to act as your resource! The DEI team is passionate about advocating against social injustices, racism, homophobia, xenophobia and all discriminatory social constructs. It is their priority, along with TEAN’s, to ensure students of all backgrounds have access to and are encouraged to travel, specifically through study abroad.

Neurodivergent Support

TEAN is committed to facilitating quality programming to students with varying levels of neurodivergence. Our entire TEAN team is here to help you feel informed, comfortable, empowered and supported throughout every step of your journey. In addition, we have a dedicated Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) team that is ready to act as your resource! It is their priority, along with TEAN’s, to ensure students of all backgrounds have access to and are encouraged to travel, specifically through study abroad.

Accessibility Support

TEAN is committed to facilitating quality programming to students with varying levels of accessibility. Our entire TEAN team is here to help you feel informed, comfortable, empowered and supported throughout every step of your journey. In addition, we have a dedicated Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) team that is ready to act as your resource! It is their priority, along with TEAN’s, to ensure students of all backgrounds have access to and are encouraged to travel, specifically through study abroad.

Impact

Sustainability

TEAN’s Choose Earth initiative is our way of building environmental and social responsibility into the ethos and outcomes of education abroad. At TEAN, we believe that studying abroad should include learning about – and finding solutions to – our most challenging societal problems, such as sustainable development, climate change, biodiversity, resource use, habitat preservation, gender inequality and social injustice in a globalized world.

Ethical Impact

To this end, TEAN is committed to providing experiential learning opportunities abroad that help build the knowledge, skills and attitudes students need to become locally engaged, civically minded and globally responsible. We believe that studying abroad should include learning about – and finding solutions to – our most challenging societal problems, such as sustainable development, climate change, biodiversity, resource use, habitat preservation, gender inequality and social injustice in a globalized world.

Program Highlights

  • Wellington is the art and cultural capital of New Zealand.
  • Massey's College of Design and College of Creative Arts are New Zealand’s most prestigious art + design schools
  • VUW is ranked in the top 300 out of 18,000 universities in the QS World University Rankings
  • Massey and VUW have plenty of scholarship options through TEAN!
  • Orientation in Queenstown

Popular Programs

TEAN - New Zealand - Victoria University, Wellington

Victoria University of Wellington’s main campus, is elevated in an idyllic setting with views of this artsy and quirky city. With an assortment of courses to choose from and amazing access to the wonders of both New Zealand’s North Island and South Island, you’ll quickly find yourself in love with your new home. Students participating in our Victoria University of Wellington program enjoy courses that are ranked in the top 100 internationally-recognized programs for arts and humanities.

TEAN: Massey University, Wellington, New Zealand

For students seeking an inspiring location for creative enterprises, Massey University can’t be beat. Set in what is considered New Zealand’s creative capital, Wellington, the university is New Zealand’s oldest and most prestigious art and design school. Located in the heart of the city, this is where many of New Zealand’s best designers and artists began their careers and TEAN students can too with comprehensive courses.

Program Reviews

4.96 Rating
based on 24 reviews
  • 5 rating 95.83%
  • 4 rating 4.17%
  • 3 rating 0%
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  • Academics 4.3
  • Support 4.9
  • Fun 4.85
  • Housing 4.85
  • Safety 4.95
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Sara
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Finding yourself in New Zealand

This goes out to anyone considering New Zealand;
Go for it! Trust me, this will be one of the most incredible experiences of your life. From the beautiful nature to the unforgettable people, New Zealand does not disappoint. Wellington is a beautiful small city filled with quirky points while still being nestled between seas and mountains. It is the perfect launching point for any adventures you are going to have, and trust me when I say there will be many. Please don't miss any opportunity to go.

What was the most surprising thing you saw or did?
I met this amazing group of girls, and within weeks of getting to know them, we went traveling all over New Zealand. You'll find people willing to travel no matter where you are.
Pros
  • Adventure
  • Nature (the bird songs)
  • Accessibility to Travel (Pacific Islands included)
Cons
  • No insolation in housing (gets pretty cold in winter)
  • Difficult Time Zone change from home
30 people found this review helpful.
Kendall
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Ideal City for anyone

Studying abroad with TEAN at Victoria University of Wellington has by far been the best decision I have ever made. The staff were extremely supported all the way through with occasional meetups with fun events. What truly made the experience was the bonds I made with my other TEAN and study abroad students. Everyone was up for anything and were just genuine good people who were looking to explore New Zealand. Wellington was perfect because you could be within the city or up in the hills or taking the ferry down to the South Island. Always something to do along Cuba Street, Courtenay Place, or just within the University Hall community. Each of the houses vary by design, but add to the charm of Wellington. The city is so unique with tons of hidden gems to stumble upon. Wellington has a special place in my heart.

If you did this all over again, what's one thing you would change?
If I were to do study abroad in Wellington over again, I would have taken more pictures of the everyday sort of experience. I have loads of pictures from my weekend trips, but enough of the late nights of sitting around in our flats playing card games. My favorite memories our unpictured, but I guess that makes it that much sweeter.
98 people found this review helpful.
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Olivia
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

TEAN - The source of adventure and lifelong friendships

My experience with TEAN was extremely helpful and supportive. The people I met in the program became some of my best friends. The TEAN orientation for New Zealand, which brought together students from all of the New Zealand universities, was a huge highlight for me and gave me access to locations throughout New Zealand. Meeting people from all of the New Zealand universities gave me friends to stay with across New Zealand, and I ended up exploring the country with close friends I made there. Once we were moved in at our universities, TEAN was very good at being supportive to us and provided several memorable outings. The outings were really fun and allowed me to do activities and see places that I wouldn’t have seen otherwise. Overall, the TEAN staff and fellow students in my program were crucial to my wonderful experience abroad in New Zealand.

What would you improve about this program?
There is nothing I would change about my time with The Education Abroad Network.
102 people found this review helpful.
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Jessica
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Amazing Experience in Wellington

I could not have picked a better program for me in choosing to study abroad in Wellington, New Zealand through TEAN. The program administration answered all questions I had beforehand, and was easy to reach once I got there. I also really enjoyed the orientation in Queenstown (where we got to see Milford Sound), and the sponsored events in my host city. The city itself had a great mix of urban and rural activities, there was always something to do. I definitely recommend checking out the farmer's market and the local chocolate factory! Victoria University had all the courses I needed for my major and I found the classes to be very interesting. It was easy to get involved through their club fairs and student hub events. I also found the locals as well as the overall culture to be very welcoming/ tolerant.

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
Be sure to take the weather into account, especially for planning hiking trips, in the colder months some of those trails may not be accessible!
99 people found this review helpful.
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Jill
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Liveable City in a Beautiful Country!

Studying at Vic was a great experience! While never overwhelmed I was adequately challenge d and able to learn a lot about New Zealand in both a historical and modern context. My classes consisted mainly of local students and thus, were a great connection to an authentic experience. Wellington itself is a colorful and exciting city with countless restaurants, cafes, shops and museums despite being easily walkable. Located near the center of the country, it is the perfect home base for exploring the rest of New Zealand! I can attribute my comfort throughout this experience to TEAN for being so friendly, knowledgeable, and willing to help in virtually any way possible. Orientation was in perfect place to introduce us to the country and TEAN's involvement continued to be useful past that first week.

110 people found this review helpful.
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Sophie
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Absolutely Incredible!

My overall educational experience at VUW was really amazing - the teachers were all incredibly accomplished and easily accessible and the classes themselves were interesting. In addition, the administrations of both VUW and TEAN were absolutely amazing. Everyone with whom I spoke was kind, knowledgable, and very willing to help. TEAN did a fantastic job of preparing me for the specific program, so I really had all the information I needed. The only thing is that I wish I had known how amazing the food was going to be in Wellington, because I would have budgeted more money per week to eating out.
In terms of opportunities, both TEAN and VUW provided experiences to interact with the culture. For example, during TEAN's orientation in Queenstown, the staff there had made arrangements for a professor from the University of Otago to come and teach us all about Maori culture. VUW offered many different events also related to Maori culture and discussion about it. Wellington itself is also a diverse and culturally rich city, with tons of different museums and cultural immersion opportunities. I felt very strongly that both TEAN and VUW encouraged participating in those opportunities, and I spent most of my off days doing so.
I loved TEAN, VUW, and Wellington and would recommend the program, the university, and the city to absolutely anyone.

What would you improve about this program?
I really have no feedback on improvement - TEAN seems to have worked out a fantastic application process and support system for students.
107 people found this review helpful.
Avia
4/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Victoria University in Wellington

Orientation was definitely a success! Surprisingly learned a lot in a short amount of time. The orientation leaders made it interactive and I actually ended up meeting my core group of friends after a small scale icebreaker game. Wellington as a city has been nothing short of an amazing place. Besides the big hill from town to Kelburn campus, which is most definitely a hike, everywhere is walking distance. I would definitely recommend studying in Wellington simply because it is the most accomodating New Zealand city for a study abroad student (its between Auckland and Queenstown so its a great fit for travellers during the school year, too!) As for Victoria University, it has been pretty accomodating thus far, although on the expensive side. School work isn't too demanding, leaving quite a lot of time to travel on weekends. I do wish that the school gym was free... that was a bummer. Then again, just getting groceries in town and coming back up the hill is the equivalent of leg and bicep day. Overall, I would HANDS DOWN recommend living in Wellington, especially University Hall housing. I live in a flat with six other students all from different countries. It has been a blast... can't wait to visit Wellington again!

103 people found this review helpful.
Ellie
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Aotearoa: Long white cloud

I had such an amazing experience with TEAN and my amazing host country, New Zealand. TEAN was amazing and provided me with so many resources to seek out scholarships and through there resources I applied with the NZ education department and received a stipend to do social media marketing and received a letter of recommendation from them in return.

TEAN provided me with a to the point orientation and were incredibly reachable but they also let me personalize my abroad experience and do my own personal travel.

What would you improve about this program?
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103 people found this review helpful.

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