Business, STEM, Social Science & Liberal Arts
University of Auckland
University of Auckland’s traditional, sprawling campus sits in the heart Auckland’s city center, providing access to the cultural and commercial amenities of the country's largest city, while harbor views and nearby parks add to its attractiveness. As New Zealand’s most prestigious and leading research university, attending the University of Auckland will give you the edge you need to be a successful, globally-confident citizen. The University of Auckland is the top ranked university in New Zealand in many subjects, with in international business, finance, pacific studies, psychology, wine science, and STEM fields being particularly strong. The University of Auckland Business School has Triple Crown accreditation from AACSB International, EFMD-EQUIS and AMBA.
Spring 2 2020
Feb 18, 2020 - Jun 30, 2020
Nov 01, 2019
60 Credit Points
3.00 Minimum GPA*
- This session is in progress and is no longer accepting applications.
Housing is not included in the price above. For more information on housing options and prices, please refer to the housing section.
Courses are conducted through the University of Auckland and taught in English by host university professors. You will enroll in courses alongside New Zealand and international students. Every student who attends University of Auckland begins the program with a four day/three night Bridging Cultures Orientation Program in exciting Auckland and Rotorua - click on excursions to learn more.
Semester + Semester Programs Available: Students may participate in the Spring + Fall OR the Fall + Spring sessions of this program by selecting their two semesters of interest when submitting the initial ISA online application. For more information about this option, please contact your Auckland Program Manager.
Students must have a minimum grade point average of 3.00.
MINIMUM ADMISSIONS PREREQUISITES
There is no language prerequisite for this program.
You must have a minimum of two semesters completed at a four-year university at the time of participation. Some exceptions may apply, please contact the Program Manager for more information.
Comprehensive Advising and Support
Comprehensive Health, Safety, and Security Support
Tuition at the Host University
Bridging Cultures Program
Full-Time Resident Staff
On-Site ISA Offices
ISA Discovery Model
Official Transcript from the Host University
Professional Development Toolbox
Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
12 - 16
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
18 - 24
Sample Courses and Syllabi
- The courses listed below are only a sampling of courses available; please click the "Complete University Course Catalog Listing" link for the full Course Handbook. Requests for syllabi can be made to the Program Manager.
- 1 University of Auckland course = 15 credit points = 3 - 4 U.S. credit points
- Credit transfer is ultimately determined by your home university.
Course Level Recommendations
- ISA offers course level recommendations for the courses listed below. Please note that the course level recommendations are based on the University of Auckland (UA) course codes. All UA course codes consist of a four, five or six-letter abbreviation detailing the discipline of the course (such as ECON for Economics), as well as a three-digit number. The first digit of the course code represents the level of the course. Codes beginning with the numbers 2 or 3 represent stage II and stage III advanced-level undergraduate courses. ISA recommends 200- and 300-level courses as upper division. These ISA recommendations are intended to facilitate the determination of course equivalencies by advisors and credential evaluators at your U.S. home institutions.
- ISA does not recommend that you sign up for online courses through your host university. If enrolling in an online course is necessary for you to meet your degree requirements, you may only enroll in one online class. It is your responsibility to confirm with your home university that you will receive credit for online courses taken through your host university.
- The transcript from the University of Auckland will reflect Credit Points for each course listed below. Please be in touch with your U.S. University regarding credit transfer for this program.
1) Select a subject (ex: "ARTSGEN").
2) Choose a course and confirm course scheduling by clicking the "view course schedule" box. A drop down menu will appear indicating Semester 1, Semester 2, or both.
- Semester 1 = U.S. Spring (February - June)
- Semester 2 - U.S. Fall (July - November)
3) Pay special attention to the pre-requisites listed.
Understanding the course handbook:
- You are only permitted to enroll in courses leveled 100-300. Courses beginning with six or seven are postgraduate and master's courses and are not available to study abroad students.
- Course level equivalences per UAuck
- Level 100 = Freshman/Sophomore status
- Level 200 = Junior status
- Level 300 = Senior status
- Courses offered in medicine, surgery, pharmacy, and optometry.
- Courses running for the whole academic year - e.g. PSYCH 308A and 308B (except students enrolled for the whole University of Auckland academic year – February to November).
- 100 level courses in fine arts, architecture and planning (unless the student is majoring in the subject at their home university).
- BUSINESS 101 and BUSINESS 102.
- Courses ending with the letters F or H - e.g. HISTORY 91F or MAORIHTH 14H. These are foundation year courses and not appropriate for exchange students
- Stage I Engineering courses (ENGGEN 115, ENGGEN 121, ENGGEN 131, ENGGEN 140, ENGGEN 150, ENGSCI 111, ELECTENG 101, CHEMMAT 121) except for those ending in G.
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- Availability of courses is based on enrollment numbers. All students should seek pre-approval for alternate courses in the event of last minute class cancellations
Support & Funding
Funding Your ISA Program
As an ISA participant, you have the opportunity to apply for scholarships and grants that can be applied directly to assist with your study abroad programs. ISA offers over $1,000,000 in scholarships and grants each year. To see what opportunities are available, please visit the Scholarships and Grants page.View all Funding Options
Living in ISA housing will give you the opportunity to experience aspects of the Kiwi lifestyle that are inaccessible to the average visitor to New Zealand. Housing in Auckland is centrally located near the main shopping and entertainment district as well as many parks. All ISA Auckland housing options are either within walking distance of both campuses or conveniently located to public transit routes. Travel times to the various university buildings generally range between five to 20 minutes depending on housing and class locations. With an open-mind and flexibility, the experience of living in another culture can be highly rewarding.
Housing is provided on all ISA programs in New Zealand at an additional cost. Apartment accommodation at the University of Auckland starts at $4,700, without meals (subject to change).
Apartment Without Meals
Apartments are a great housing option if you are seeking independence during your time abroad but also want the support of the university. You will live with other ISA students in a single gendered apartment with two single-occupancy bedrooms, common living space, kitchen, a shared bathroom, and a balcony. Linens, towels, and WiFi are included, laundry facilities and a gym are available on-site, and weekly housekeeping is provided.
You may elect to secure housing independently. If you select this option you will be responsible for your own housing during the program and will forgo any ISA assistance for housing matters.
THERE’S MORE TO DISCOVER WITH ISA
ISA excursions allow you to explore the diverse, distinct, and gorgeous landscape of New Zealand that you may not have the opportunity to visit on your own. While abroad, you will have the chance to go on a multi-day trip (the ISA Bridging Cultures Program at the beginning of your program), a day trip, and a number of cultural activities in the following destinations.
Auckland and Rotorua & Bridging Cultures Program
Kick-off your semester abroad with ISA during our four-day Bridging Cultures Program (BCP) in exciting Auckland and Rotorua. The BCP integrates our ISA on-site orientation with exciting activities aimed at introducing Kiwi culture, helping you define your study abroad goals, and encouraging you to meet other students. Activities include visit to Hobbiton, a traditional ceremony and hangi dinner at a Maori marae (meeting house), a visit to the Wai-o-tapu Thermal Wonderland hot springs and a dip in Green and Blue lakes, a stop at Hamilton Gardens, the opportunity to learn the world-famous Haka, and most importantly, an informative, interactive, and memorable start to your study abroad experience.
Coromandel Peninsula & Cathedral Cove
The Coromandel Peninsula is renowned for its natural beauty, rural farmland, misty rainforests and pristine golden beaches. You will have the opportunity to kayak through sea caves, interact with the local marine life, and dig your own hot spring pool at Hot Water Beach -this is an experience you will truly never forget!
Cultural Activities in Auckland
The ISA on-site team encourages you to explore the city and culture of Auckland. The team facilitates this by offering a robust calendar of events that showcases what makes Auckland special.
These activities vary each term, and previous offerings have included international film festivals,the Pasifika Festival, All Blacks rugby match, and activities at the Auckland Zoo.