Study abroad in New Zealand with Arcadia will expose you to this small, young, land of islands at the bottom of the south Pacific Ocean, and introduce you to a way of life that has been shaped by the environmental strengths of the vast, and stunning, New Zealand landscape.

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). It's English speaking population is friendly, open and always appreciative of a good sense of humor.

This nation is fiercely proud of being bicultural and its indigenous population, the Māori , has a 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.

Being able to leave my comfort zone at home and school to travel and study in New Zealand was an invaluable experience. ”

Kelly Donmoyer

Villanova University Student, University of Auckland

  • Arcadia has a strong history in New Zealand, since 2001. We cater to a wide range of academic and personal student goals with direct enroll programs in five New Zealand universities, and a five-week summer field study program in New Zealand and Australia. We also offer our own Arcadia activities, including volunteer work and multi-day trips in the outdoors. Students are housed where possible with Kiwi students and are soon ordering ‘fush n chups’ at the local takeaway. 


  • As a student with Arcadia, you will be supported by our trained staff who will show you aspects of this surprising country on excursions and through a variety of activities. You will be challenged to think differently about yourself and your studies, and to fully engage with the land’s spectacular environment and intriguing people.

Programs Available in New Zealand

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