Design, Business, Maori Studies, Engineering, Tourism, Media & Communication
AUT’s modern city campus is made up of high-rise buildings in Auckland’s Central Business District, allowing for ideal access to all the entertainment, shopping, and dining the city has to offer. AUT features two other campuses, both linked to the city campus by AUT shuttle buses, providing an easy way to get between classes and facilities. AUT is New Zealand's most contemporary university, with innovative approaches to teaching, learning, and research. AUT centers around hands-on, practical learning and has developed a reputation for excelling in Maori cultural studies, media studies, engineering and design, as well as hospitality and tourism, among many other areas. In addition, AUT supports three ISA study abroad students with $1,000 NZD awards each year. The award is credited to the student's overall program balance with ISA.
Spring 1 2020
Feb 08, 2020 - Jun 20, 2020
Nov 10, 2019
60 Credit Points
2.50 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.
You also have the unique opportunity to experience Maori culture through specialized courses from Te Ara Poutama, the Faulty of Maori and Indigenous Development, and take part in a cultural weekend experience. Additionally, a for-credit internship is available in most fields for an additional fee of $575. Every student who attends AUT 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 2.50.
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 AUT University course = 15 credit points = 3-4 US credits (4-6 US quarter credits)
Credit transfer is ultimately determined by your home university.
- As a student at AUT, you have the opportunity to include an internship in your course of study. The internship is approximately equivalent to two semester credits (30 AUT credit points) and is taken with two mainstream AUT courses. Placements are available in most fields, depending on your prior study and experience. You will spend 15 to 20 hours per week at your work placement and complete assignments related to your work placement. For further information, see the study abroad internship section of the AUT website.
- The study/intern combination program is an additional fee of $575 to the program price.
- Additional application materials and early deadlines apply to the study-internship option.
Course Level Recommendations
- ISA offers course level recommendations for the courses listed below. Please note that the course level recommendations are based on the Auckland University of Technology paper (course) codes. The third digit of the paper code represents the level of the paper: level 5 papers are at the first-year level, level 6 and level 7 papers are more advanced and specialized. Papers classified as level 6 and level 7 are recommended 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 AUT will reflect Credit Points for each course listed below. Please be in touch with your U.S. University regarding credit transfer for this program.
Perform a General Search in the Course Catalog by typing in a keyword into the search bar.
Understanding the course handbook:
- AUT recently transitioned from all number course codes (ex. 366602) to course codes with a combination of letters and numbers (ex. ACCCT603). At this point all course codes should be a combination of letters and numbers, so if you search for a course and there are two options - one with a code of all numbers and one with a combination of letters and numbers, please use the course code with letters and numbers. Any course codes that are just numbers are not longer relevant.
- EX. management accounting comes up as 366602 OR ACCT603. Please use ACCT603!
- You are only permitted to enroll in courses of levels 500-700!! You may not enroll in anything above or below levels 500-700 as these are either foundation courses or graduate level.
- Select the course and check the timetable for the appropriate semester.
- Semester 1 = U.S. Spring (February - June)
- Semester 2 - U.S. Fall (June/July - November)
- For all courses, please click on the + symbol under Expand to see requisite details to see any prerequisites.
- Course level equivalences per AUT
Level 5 = Freshman/Sophomore status
Level 6 = Junior status
Level 7 = Senior status
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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 AUT University 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 be are placed in co-ed apartments with other international and local students and you will not live in the same apartment as other ISA students. You will have your own bedroom within a fully furnished three to five bedroom apartment. Rent, utilities, and linens are included in the program price; Meals and laundry service are not included. You will have access to social areas and activities including pool tables, basketball hoop, volleyball, foosball, table tennis and sports and social programs. Please note not all amenities are available at all housing options.
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!
Raglan & Waitomo Caves
While discovering the Waikato region of the North Island, you will have the opportunity to visit Bridal Veil Falls followed by a surf lesson at Raglan. You will also spend time exploring Waitomo’s famous glow worm caves, limestone formations, and crystal tapestries.
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.