• New Zealand
    • Wellington
Academic Year, Fall, Spring
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Accounting Anthropology Architecture Art History Asian Studies Biology Classical Studies Communications Computer Science Conservation and Preservation Criminal Justice Cultural Studies Design Earth Sciences Ecology Education Engineering European Studies Finance Gender Studies Geography History Humanities Law Library Sciences Linguistics Marketing Mathematics Music Natural Sciences Psychology Social Sciences Statistics Theater Visual Arts +25
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Program Details

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Price Details
*Pre-program orientation in Rotorua, giving students a unique introduction to New Zealand's Maori culture and lush landscapes and outdoor activities.
*Medical and life insurance
*Excursions and cultural events
*Service-learning and leadership certificate programs
*API Learning and Engagement Badge Program
What's Included
Accommodation Activities Airport Transfers Classes Some Meals Travel Insurance Wifi
Aug 11, 2021
Jan 22, 2021
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About Program

Wellington is located on the southern tip of the North Island and is New Zealand’s capital city. Wellington is the seat of New Zealand’s government and the headquarters of national organizations such as the New Zealand Stock Exchange, the Reserve Bank, the Museum of New Zealand (Te Papa), the Royal New Zealand Ballet, the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, and the National Opera.

Well known for a vibrant creative culture fueled by great food, wine, craft beer, coffee, art, events and festivals, Wellington is a cosmopolitan city with a lively personality. A recent survey by Deutsche Bank named Wellington the world’s most liveable city! A magnet for creative and innovative people, Wellington is also home to film director Peter Jackson’s Academy Award-winning Weta Workshop. Other leading industries include information technology, communication, manufacturing, and biotechnology. Wellington is a leading center for creative industries such as film and computer technologies.

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Program Highlights

  • Scholarship opportunity! Study with API and two NZ$500 scholarships will be awarded each semester!

Popular Programs


Students at Victoria University of Wellington (VUW) will be able to take a wide variety of courses with Kiwis and other international students in one of New Zealand’s most comfortable and cosmopolitan cities. Located in the capital, VUW offers top-level academics with a strong focus on regional issues. VUW also offers several opportunities for personal exploration and professional development through innovative leadership certificate programs.


Students at Massey University will be able to take a wide variety of courses with Kiwis and other international students in one of New Zealand’s most comfortable and cosmopolitan cities. Located in the capital, Massey, Wellington is known as the “Creative Campus” with comprehensive offerings in the creative arts. The College of Business is both AACSB and AMBA accredited.

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Yes, I recommend this program

API Study Abroad in Wellington, New Zealand

New Zealand is a spectacular country! Getting the opportunity to explore was made easy through the support of API. They helped handle logistics such as setting up classes and housing, and had on site support to help when miscellaneous challenges popped up. It made it easier to adapt and feel at home in New Zealand having the support of API. It also allowed me to focus on forming relationships, traveling, and explore all this country has to offer! This program is excellent! Would recommend to anyone looking for an adventure, outdoors enthusiasts, food lovers, and people who enjoy beautiful nature and being surrounded by good hearted people.

What was the most surprising thing you saw or did?
I had never heard of canyoning before New Zealand. We were on a trip in Queenstown and it was recommended to us so we went for it. We put on wetsuits and helmets and were ziplining, cliff jumping, rope climbing, and slashing around through canyons. This was a thrill and such a unique experience!
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New Zealand Adventures

API was a fantastic program to work with!! The pre-departure material was comprehensive and made me confident starting life in a new country. Housing was included in the cost of the program and API took care of setting up the living situation. I was in a co-ed "flat" style living, which is similar to student housing, with people from all across the world. It was a unique experience to live with people from different backgrounds and integrate our experiences, living styles, cooking preferences, and personalities. API provided multiple excursions within the program which allowed me to see amazing places I probably would not have seen otherwise! These excursions fostered friendships and typically included a meal, always a bonus for a student! API went above and beyond to ensure us students were taken care of and had the assistance necessary to thrive in a new environment. There was an international education adviser on campus we had access to as API program members. Everything from housing, travel, and education was seamless through the help of API. Terrific program, and I would recommend to anyone looking for a new experience in a vibrant country!! So much beauty and culture to explore, let the adventure begin!

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