Arcadia: Auckland - University of Auckland
The University of Auckland is New Zealand’s largest and highest ranked university, with hundreds of course options and a focus on STEM subjects, including biology, marine studies and engineering, as well as anthropology, ethnology, and Māori and P... read more
It ended up being both a lesson in living by myself as well as an introspective experience A student - Brandeis University View Entire Review
I gained a lot of independence since I did not leave home to go to University in the United States/ A student - Santa Clara University View Entire Review
I learned how to be more self-sufficient, how to cook better, and even a little bit of a new language. A student - University of Minnesota - Twin Cities View Entire Review
I learned how to be independent and how to travel smart in a foreign country. It was definitely worthwhile. A student - Brandeis University View Entire Review
It was definitely worthwhile. I gained an appreciation for other cultures, and due to not having the same responsibilities that you have at home, I was really able to learn about what was important to me and my priorities. Sarah G - Brandeis University View Entire Review
Haha there is no way I could fit all I learned when I was abroad in this box. It was quite worthwhile. I proved to myself that I can maintain and improve upon the qualities of myself that I like most while uncovering new ones at the same time. I have gained confidence in new (and sometimes bizarre) situations. I have also acquir... A student - Trinity University View Entire Review
I learned to constantly push myself beyond my comfort zone when it comes to meeting new people, adjusting to a new environment, and traveling so that I can become a stronger individual. Every adventure was worthwhile including the tears, sweat, and laughter. A student - Trinity University View Entire Review
A solid appreciation for a country with a unique personality. Rupesh P - Austin College View Entire Review
Studying abroad made me a more independent and confident person. I found myself doing, and loving activities I never thought I'd do in my lifetime. I learned about an entirely different side to myself while learning about the world from an entirely different lens. It was absolutely worthwhile! I would not have changed a thing. I... A student - Providence College View Entire Review
I traveled almost every weekend, plus I spent 2 weeks in the South Island, and 9 days in Australia. I learned how to travel well and I learned all I was capable of through testing myself with bungy jumping, sky diving, etc. I was able to do so many amazing things! I would do it again in a heartbeat! A student - Villanova University View Entire Review
Best thing I have ever done. I could write essays on it. Eric C - Bryant University View Entire Review
It's had a huge impact on me. I learned how to be thrust into a foreign city with no friends and make a life for myself. Multiple people have commented on how I have grown as a person. Andrew O - Providence College View Entire Review
I learned a lot about myself and the people who I surround myself with. I've gained confidence in traveling and being independent. Being abroad has encouraged me to travel and see the world after college. Browning V - The University of Texas at Austin View Entire Review
More independence and self confidence Chelsea Brown - The College of Wooster View Entire Review
gained more independence. yes it was worthwhile A student - University of Minnesota - Twin Cities View Entire Review
I feel much more capable of acting independently, and i learned a lot about New Zealand culture, especially in my classes. It was the most difficult but best decision I've ever made. Jaime K - Brandeis University View Entire Review
I learned how to be independent and how to have fun with people I trust and I felt empowered to travel alone and learn about new people and places Corinne Smith - Hamilton College View Entire Review
I learned a lot about traveling alone and moving to a new country, as well as how to learn about a new place with an open mind. I gained a lot of knowledge about New Zealand itself, an appreciation for new places, new people, and experiences I otherwise wouldn't have. It was definitely worthwhile and the best experience I coul... Stephanie R - Brandeis University View Entire Review
Sometimes, your best friends are in other parts of the world! I received so many priceless blessings! A student - Trinity University View Entire Review
I've had the most amazing, eye-opening experience abroad. I discovered more about myself, what I like to do, and what I want to do with my life. I've got the travel bug and want to keep exploring everywhere I can. I've learned to take a step back and relax, and enjoy what's out there! Lyssa G - Providence College View Entire Review
Confidence and a greater awareness about the way others experience life. Yes, it was very worthwhile A student - Austin College View Entire Review
Studying abroad absolutely changed my life. I met so many incredible people and got to spend 5 months living in the absolute most beautiful place in the world. Auckland is such a fun city, I can't wait to go back someday. Courtney D - Providence College View Entire Review
I was able to learn about a different country and its culture, I learned how to efficiently travel, planning, cooking, and about myself and my independence. It was more than worthwhile. A student - Bryant University View Entire Review
I learned a lot about how the rest of the world see the U.S. (not necessarily a bad thing). I plan to travel a lot more now. Southeast Asia is next on my list. I learned that beautiful places are not unattainable; you just actually have to go to them. Matthew O - Trinity University View Entire Review
I met amazing people while I was there and saw places and animals that I would never be able to see otherwise. I joined the SCUBA club and those were some of my favorite trips. It got me interested in diving again and re-evaluate my interest in land and ocean conservation. Ashley C - Roger Williams University View Entire Review
The University of Auckland is New Zealand’s largest and highest ranked university, with hundreds of course options and a focus on STEM subjects, including biology, marine studies and engineering, as well as anthropology, ethnology, and Māori and Pacific studies. Field study options available in some areas give you the opportunity to apply the concepts you are learning in the classroom to the real world. Additionally, their AACSB accredited Business School is located in the brand new, purpose-built Owen G. Glenn Building.
More than 2,500 Māori students, 3,500 South Pacific Islanders, 15,500 students of Asian background and 6,000 international students give Auckland the vibrant diversity that makes it such an exciting learning community.
Travel to fascinating places of interest that enhance your cultural immersion and give a meaningful context to your academic courses. Here is a sampling:
- Waikato District
- Queen Charlotte Sound
- Abel Tasman National Park
- and more...
Arcadia opens the doors to new experiences, different academic learning, people, cultures and perspectives so you can build your own lifelong learning and memories:
Enjoy academic success – earn credit abroad
Explore a new world – excursions, activities, events, and so much more!
Get to know yourself – gain a new view of the world and your place in it.
Rely on us for support – 9 centers in 12 countries worldwide
Boost your resume – employers AND graduate schools.
Program Type(s):Study Abroad
- Academic Year
Relevant Study Subject(s):
- Area, Ethnic and Group Studies
- Business Administration and Management
- Biological and Physical Sciences
- Marine Sciences
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The College of Global Studies at Arcadia has one of the most extensive scholarship programs of any study abroad organization. As a non-profit university, Arcadia aims to help students for whom financial assistance can mean the difference between participation in an Arcadia program and staying home. Eligibility for our scholarships is based on financial need and approximately 70% of study abroad students who apply for aid from Arcadia receive some form of award.