Christchurch, New Zealand’s ‘Garden City’, boasts a number of large green spaces and top-ranked research universities with state-of-the-art facilities and a diverse student body. The many modern campus buildings throughout the city contrast with the nearby city center, which is home to several examples of gorgeous architecture. Christchurch is often referred to as the 'Gateway to the South Island', as it is only a short drive from ski resorts, whitewater rafting rivers, vineyards, mountain bike trails, and the awe-inspiring Southern Alps in the Canterbury backcountry, making it an outdoor enthusiast’s dream city.
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What Our Students are Saying
"ISA facilitated a unique experience of a lifetime while studying abroad at the University of Canterbury. I will never forget this experience, thanks ISA!"
Auden F.Norwich University
"ISA helped me put together and establish my place abroad. It helped me know what I was getting into and then left me with a support system once I immersed myself in my new life."
Emma B.DePauw University
"Make friends with as many locals as soon as you can! Building friendships right from the beginning was so important to me. Don't be afraid to go somewhere alone if its safe, you can sometimes meet new people easier when you're not surrounded by your usual group. It will be a little sad leaving your new friends behind at the end, but its definitely better than being sad about being alone. Don't feel too much pressure to go out and do everything or make it a competition to see who can do the coolest stuff; do what you're comfortable with, but do make this a memorable experience by doing something fun that you may never have the chance to do again!"
Gigi S.Washington State University
"Going with ISA was the best decision I could have made. The transition was fluid, the staff is friendly, and the group I was with really sealed the deal."
Kevin B.University of San Diego
"I'm really glad that I went abroad with ISA because they provided a platform to help me get acquainted with my host country. Upon arriving at my University, I had already met other students from America who were on my same program. It was really helpful to know people in a similar situation; we went to club meetings together and from there were able to meet more locals."
Liz A.University of Colorado, Boulder
"Take a chance, experience the world and other cultures, it may just be the best and most exciting decision of your life."
Thomas M.Michigan Tech University