API Abroad in Wellington, New Zealand

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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.

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


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API awards approximately $500,000 in study abroad scholarships annually ranging from $250 -$1,000 per student.

$250 - $1,000

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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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!