IFSA: Christchurch - University of Canterbury

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Study abroad with the Institute for Study Abroad at the University of Canterbury! What Canterbury has to offer: •An international reputation for excellent teaching and research •World-class lecturers •Five libraries, 24-hour computer labs, five... read more

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I learned what it is like to go somewhere and do something completely out of my comfort zone. Being solely dependent on myself. It was valuable. - Trinity University View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with IFSA-Butler: Christchurch - University of Canterbury
I learned how much I love to hike, surf and be outside and how I need to make that more of a priority in my life. I also learned how to be more sociable and outgoing. Before I was quite shy and it was hard for me to warm up to people, but I got over that when I was abroad. I went to the university not knowing anyone, and I ended... - Butler University View Entire Review
I gained valuable perspective of world politics, viewing the stage of world politics through a non-super power - Trinity University View Entire Review
Past Review What A Trip
I just learned so much about myself and others that it was given me so much faith and strength. - Texas Lutheran University View Entire Review
Past Review Awesome!
Life experience and met awesome people. - Texas Lutheran University View Entire Review
I learned a lot about travel and using public transportation, both being important life skills. And I learned about good coffee. - Trinity University View Entire Review
My study abroad experience was most definitely worthwhile! All I want to do now is travel and experience other cultures. - Trinity University View Entire Review
Yes, mostly due to seeing a new country, and learning to be far away from my comfort zone. - Tufts University View Entire Review
Independance. Sure it was worthwhile. - Trinity University View Entire Review
I have traveled to many other countries in my life, and New Zealand was just not one that I enjoyed. The best time I had abroad was when I volunteered in Bali for 2 weeks during Spring Break. - Trinity University View Entire Review
It was so worthwhile!! I learned about myself and about how much I want to explore the world. I made incredible friends and I couldn't recommend doing something like this more!! - Tulane University View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with IFSA-Butler: Christchurch - University of Canterbury
Part of it was like an amazing 6 month vacation where there was just plenty of exploring and awesome things to do. The abroad experience comes from the time actually living there and interacting with the society. It was interesting to look at my home county through the eyes of outsiders and compare the priorities and lifestyle o... - Trinity University View Entire Review
I have a much higher sense of self-confidence and I know that I can handle almost any situation. I also learned that I can meet new people and get along with them just fine. I learned a lot about myself and have grown as a person which is always a good thing. It was absolutely worthwhile. - Trinity University View Entire Review
Past Review Life Changing!
Life is short. Go for it. It was absolutely worthwhile. - Trinity University View Entire Review
YES! I got to experience an amazing country! I also got to experience what it's like to attend a large university. I also got to know people from lots of different countries while travelling. I learned to cook in the flats and I learned a lot about tramping. I enjoyed taking classes outside of engineering and learning about di... - Trinity University View Entire Review
Past Review
Absolutely! I would not have changed any of it for the world, except maybe to have more travel time after my finals. The people I met, the sights I saw, the culture I learned, the pictures I took will all remain invaluable to me. - Tufts University View Entire Review

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Study abroad with the Institute for Study Abroad at the University of Canterbury!

What Canterbury has to offer:

•An international reputation for excellent teaching and research

•World-class lecturers

•Five libraries, 24-hour computer labs, five cafes, two pubs, student health center, international student support office and recreation center on campus

•A lively social scene with barbeques, dinners and sports events throughout the year

•Concerts and performances at the Ngaio Marsh and Court Theatres

•More than 110 social, cultural and athletic clubs and societies

•Easy access to Christchurch's city center just 15 minutes away

Program Type(s):
Study Abroad
Program Length(s):
  • Fall
  • Spring
  • Academic Year
Instruction Language(s):
  • English
Minimum GPA:
2.8
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IFSA Scholarships

Any student applying to an IFSA-Butler program can apply for our general scholarship awards, which are $500 for a summer program, $1,500 for semester study, and $2,000 for the full year. We also offer special opportunities such as First Generation College Student scholarships and a Fill the GAP study abroad savings program that matches contributions up to $1,000.

$2,000

Deadlines:
Coincides with program deadlines

Guidelines/Requirements:
Any student who applies for an IFSA-Butler program may apply for a scholarship by completing a scholarship application. This is separate from the general IFSA-Butler program application.

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