Arcadia University- University of Canterbury

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Students who study abroad here with Arcadia will encounter the University of Canterbury's renowned engineering program and science departments. It is one of the few universities in the world that has an Antarctic studies program. The school is home to 2,000 international students and has built a support center that caters to international students just like you! Special focus internships are available for humanities, social science, and communications.

Travel to fascinating places of interest that enhance your cultural immersion and give a meaningful context to your academic courses. Excursions may include: picnic at Kaikoura, hike the Southern Alps, and surf lessons.

Arcadia University opens the doors to new experiences, different academic learning, people, cultures and perspectives so you can build your own lifelong learning and memories. With Arcadia, you can: Enjoy academic success, explore a new world, get to know yourself, rely on us for support, and boost your resume.

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Amazing country, people, and program

Arcadia NZ at the University of Canterbury was an absolutely amazing experience! The program staff was extremely knowledgeable about New Zealand, academics, Kiwi culture, and were always available if you needed help or advice.

At UC, your schedule as a study abroad student is pretty flexible (unless restricted by your home institution's academic requirements), and even a medium-hard course load still allows ample amounts of time to explore the country.

Christchurch is just shy of two hours away from the Alps, with loads of hiking, backpacking, and bouldering. You have direct access to the West Coast, and it also boasts some of the best surfing beaches! Weekend excursions are always feasible and while uni may seem saturated with study abroad students, this also allows you to find people to travel the country with (aside from those in your program).