New Zealand Studies + Business
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.
Winter 1 2020
Early Jan, 2020 - Late Mar, 2020
Oct 15, 2019
45 Host University Units
2.50 Minimum GPA*
- This session is in progress and is no longer accepting applications.
As New Zealand's newest and fastest growing university, AUT University features innovative approaches to teaching, learning, and research. In this unique program which is compatible for US quarter schools, you will have the opportunity to take 3 courses across the New Zealand Studies and Business departments. Courses are conducted through AUT University and taught in English by host university professors.
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
Host University Units
Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
9 - 12
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
12 - 18
Course Structure & Selection
- You will be taking 3 courses at AUT University in three "blocks". You will be taking one course at a time, each structured into a three-week intensive format.
- The first course you will take is HIST 500 – New Zealand History and is a mandatory program requirement.
- For your second and third blocks, you will be able to choose from the list of courses below.
- Course availability is based on enrollment numbers. You should seek pre-approval for alternate courses in the event of last-minute class cancellations.
- The courses listed below are all of the courses available for this program. Requests for syllabi can be made to the Site Specialist.
- Requests for syllabi can be made to the Auckland Site Specialist.
- 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.
- Students studying at AUT have the opportunity to include an internship in their course of study. If you wish to persue an internship abroad, please contact your Program Manager.
Course Level Recommendations
- ISA offers course level recommendations for the courses listed below. Please note that the course level recommendations are based on the AUT University 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 participants' U.S. home institutions.
- The transcript from the AUT University will reflect Credit Points for each course listed below. Please be in touch with your U.S. University regarding credit transfer for this program.
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- Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.
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 included in the program cost; however, you will pay a $300 refundable security deposit if living in ISA housing. ISA may retain some, or all, of this deposit in case of damage to property, or if utility usage exceeds the allotted monthly amount.
Apartment Without Meals
Apartments are a great housing option if you are seeking independence during your time abroad. You will live with other ISA students in a single-gendered apartment with two bedrooms, a common living space, kitchen, and a shared bathroom. Linens and WiFi are included.
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. Click below for more information about the BCP.
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.