Situated on two beautiful islands anchored in the South Pacific, New Zealand offers fascinating traditions and magnificent natural scenery.  It has a temperate climate; unique fauna and flora; weird Middle Earth landscapes that include bubbling mud pools, glaciers, golden sand beaches and snow capped mountains (geology and film students go crazy); lots of sheep and cows; and loads of  adventure activities on offer (commercial bungy jumps and zorbing were invented here). Although New Zealand is English speaking and the majority of the population is of European descent, the nation is fiercely proud of being bicultural and there is a strong Maori presence in all aspects of society. Sports are huge in New Zealand as well, with the All Blacks rugby team taking on hero status in the nation.

Arcadia offers direct enroll programs at five New Zealand universities and we encourage our students to take courses they cannot take at home, especially courses with a field study component. We also offer our own Arcadia activities throughout the semester, including volunteer work and three day trips in the outdoors. Students are housed where possible with Kiwi students and are soon ordering ‘fush n chups’ at the local takeaway.

There is something magical about New Zealand -- the people, the landscape, the culture, the vibe -- that permeates you. You come to the country as an awe-inspired college student, and leave a part of you behind. ”

Carolyn Saund

Tufts University, University of Auckland

Programs Available in New Zealand

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