Business Life Sciences Social Sciences & Liberal Arts

Victoria University of Wellington
Wellington, New Zealand
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Program Overview

Program Overview

  • Program Name

    Business Life Sciences Social Sciences & Liberal Arts

  • Location

    Wellington

  • Host University

    Victoria University of Wellington

    Victoria University of Wellington (Vic) consists of three campuses located throughout central Wellington, all within a walking distance or a short bus ride from each other. Vic academics have a strong research focus and offer ISA students courses in a wide range of topics, such as its top ranked arts and humanities, social policy and administration, and psychology programs. In addition, Vic offers ISA students $2,000 USD worth of scholarships per year, distributed in two separate scholarships and credited towards the student's overall program balance with ISA.

  • Term

    Fall 2 2019

  • Program Dates

    Jun 26, 2019 - Nov 10, 2019

  • Program Length

    Semester

  • Application Deadline

    Apr 10, 2019

  • Credit

    45 - 60 Credit Points

  • Eligibility

    2.70 Minimum GPA*

  • Cost

    $13,995

Program Description

Housing is not included in the price above. For more information on housing options and prices, please refer to the housing section. 

Victoria University of Wellington is located in New Zealand's government hub and the artistic and cultural capital of New Zealand. Because of this, Victoria University brings together the upbeat atmosphere of a large city, yet retains the charm of a close community and is surrounded by the beauty of rolling hills and a harbor. Due to its location, Victoria University of Wellington boasts a world-renowned performing arts department as well as an internationally acclaimed business school. The university's strengths also include film and media studies, political science and international relations, architecture and design, and earth sciences.

Courses are conducted through Victoria University and taught in English by host university professors. You will enroll in courses alongside New Zealand and international students. When studying at Victoria University of Wellington, you also have the opportunity the participate in the Victoria International Leadership Program, which combines seminars, speaker events, and experiential learning activities to inspire you to think and act globally. Every student who attends Victoria University of Wellington 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 Wellington Site Specialist.

*Eligibility

MINIMUM GPA

Students must have a minimum grade point average of 2.70.

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 application. Some exceptions may apply, please contact the Program Manager for more information.

What's Included

Comprehensive Advising and Support

24-Hour Emergency

Comprehensive Health, Safety, and Security Support

Airport Reception

Visa Support

Tuition at the Host University

Bridging Cultures Program

Full-Time Resident Staff

On-Site Offices

Internet Access

ISA Discovery Model

Excursions

Cultural Activities

Insurance

Official Transcript from the Host University

Professional Development Toolbox

Scholarship Opportunities

Academics

Credits

Credit Points

45 - 60

Recommended U.S. Semester Credits

12 - 16

Recommended U.S. Quarter Units

18 - 24

Academic Information

  • Samples 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 Site Specialist.
  • Course Credit
    • 1 Victoria University course = 15 credit points = 3-4 U.S. semester credits (4-6 U.S. quarter credits).; 20 credit points = 4-5 U.S. semester credits (7 U.S. quarter credits).
    • Credit transfer is ultimately determined by the student’s 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 Victoria University of Wellington (VUW) subject (course) codes. All VUW subject codes consist of a four-letter abbreviation detailing the discipline, major, specialization, or qualification of the course (such as ACCY for Accounting), as well as a three-digit number. The first digit of the subject code represents the level of the course. The 000-level range is used for pre-degree level courses; 100-level courses are first-year or introductory courses; 200-level and 300-level courses represent advanced-level undergraduate courses; and honours and masters courses are 400- and 500-level. 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 participants' U.S. home institutions.
  • Online Courses
    ISA does not recommend that students sign up for online courses through their 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.
  • Transcript
    The transcript from the Victoria 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.

1) Enter a keyword (ex: accounting) and press 'Go' OR select a subject from the drop-down - do not click go, you will automatically be directed to the courses.
2) Click on course for more information.

Understanding the Course Catalog
- Make sure you select the correct term:
Trimester 1 = February - June term
Trimester 2 = July - November term
Trimester 3 classes are Summer or November term options and NOT available to study abroad students.
- You are only permitted to enroll in 100-300 level courses. Study abroad students are not eligible for anything outside 100-300 level.
Level 100 = Freshman/Sophomore level
Level 200 = Junior level
Level 300 = Senior level
- Students are eligible to take courses on the Kelburn, Pipitea, Te Aro and Karori campuses.

Course Restrictions
- Courses with the code CREW (Creative Writing) are very restricted. If you would like to take any of these courses you must submit 5 - 10 pages of writing samples and a cover letter noting your writing experience and future aspirations. These courses are also strictly Pass/Fail, so you must get that approved by your home university first!
- Science courses are VERY restricted. The following courses are not available to study abroad students BIOL 222, BIOL 243, BIOL 314, BIOL 343, BIOL370, BIOL 371, ESCI 241, ESCI 341, ESCI 342, ESCI 343, ESCI 344, and GEOG 222. Limited spaces are available in the following high-demand courses: BIOL 111, BIOL 113, BIOL 114, BIOL 227, BIOL 228, BIOL 252, BIOL 271, BIOL 325, BIOL 327, BIOL 328,BIOL 340, BIOL 372, BMSC 117, BMSC 301, BMSC 323, BMSC 334, BMSC 335, BMSC 339, BMSC 343, BMSC 354.
- ALL architecture & design courses are limited entry.
- 100 level SARC courses are not available to study abroad and exchange students in Trimester 1, as these courses are only available to full degree architecture students. Extremely limited places may be available in Trimester 2.
- All architecture & design courses 200 level and higher require a portfolio.
- There are some other limited entry courses in FILM, THEA, EDUC, PERF and LAW - please check with your Site Specialist for specifics.

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Courses

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Additional Course Options to the Sampling Below
Course Options
Contact Hours
Faculty of Architecture and Design
Architecture
30 Credit Points
Communication
SARC261
15 Credit Points
Construction
SARC 321
15 Credit Points
15 Credit Points
15 Credit Points
15 Credit Points
15 Credit Points
15 Credit Points
15 Credit Points
Design
15 Credit Points
20 Credit Points
15 Credit Points
20 Credit Points
20 Credit Points
15 Credit Points
15 Credit Points
Faculty of Education
Education
20 Credit Points
20 Credit Points
20 Credit Points
20 Credit Points
Faculty of Engineering
Engineering and Computer Science
Agile Methods
SWEN 302
15 Credit Points
15 Credit Points
15 Credit Points
15 Credit Points
15 Credit Points
15 Credit Points
15 Credit Points
15 Credit Points
15 Credit Points
15 Credit Points
15 Credit Points
15 Credit Points
15 Credit Points
15 Credit Points
15 Credit Points
Software Design
SWEN222
15 Credit Points
Faculty of Science
Biological Sciences
Cell Biology
BIOL111
15 Credit Points
Evolution
BIOL329
20 Credit Points
Genetics
BIOL 241
20 Credit Points
15 Credit Points
Pharmacology
BMSC354
20 Credit Points
20 Credit Points
20 Credit Points
15 Credit Points
Chemistry and Physical Sciences
15 Credit Points
15 Credit Points
15 Credit Points
15 Credit Points
15 Credit Points
15 Credit Points
15 Credit Points
Geography, Environment and Earth Sciences
15 Credit Points
15 Credit Points
20 Credit Points
20 Credit Points
20 Credit Points
20 Credit Points
20 Credit Points
Mathematics, Statistics and Operations Research
15 Credit Points
15 Credit Points
Calculus 1B
MATH142
15 Credit Points
15 Credit Points
15 Credit Points
Linear Algebra
MATH251
15 Credit Points
Linear Models
STAT393
15 Credit Points
15 Credit Points
15 Credit Points
15 Credit Points
15 Credit Points
15 Credit Points
Psychology
15 Credit Points
15 Credit Points
15 Credit Points
15 Credit Points
15 Credit Points
15 Credit Points
15 Credit Points
Facutly of Humanities and Social Sciences
Art History, Classics and Religious Studies
20 Credit Points
20 Credit Points
20 Credit Points
20 Credit Points
20 Credit Points
20 Credit Points
The Renaissance
ARTH217
20 Credit Points
20 Credit Points
20 Credit Points
English, Film, Theatre and Media Studies
Company
THEA301
30 Credit Points
Directing
THEA304
30 Credit Points
Film Cultures A
FILM203
20 Credit Points
Film Cultures B
FILM304
20 Credit Points
20 Credit Points
20 Credit Points
20 Credit Points
20 Credit Points
20 Credit Points
20 Credit Points
20 Credit Points
20 Credit Points
20 Credit Points
20 Credit Points
Shakespeare
ENGL208
20 Credit Points
30 Credit Points
20 Credit Points
Visual Culture
MDIA203
20 Credit Points
History, Philosophy, Political Science and International Relations
Art and Culture
PHIL268
20 Credit Points
20 Credit Points
20 Credit Points
Ethical Theory
PHIL302
20 Credit Points
20 Credit Points
20 Credit Points
20 Credit Points
Pacific History
HIST219
20 Credit Points
20 Credit Points
20 Credit Points
Linguistics and Applied Language Studies
20 Credit Points
20 Credit Points
New Zealand School of Music
20 Credit Points
20 Credit Points
Jazz History
MUSC125
20 Credit Points
Social and Cultural Studies
20 Credit Points
20 Credit Points
20 Credit Points
20 Contact Hours
20 Credit Points
Va'aomanu Pasifika - Pacific Studies
Victoria Business School
Accounting and Commercial Law
Accounting
ACCY111
15 Credit Points
15 Credit Points
15 Credit Points
15 Credit Points
Auditing
ACCY330
15 Credit Points
15 Credit Points
15 Credit Points
Fraud Auditing
ACCY303
15 Credit Points
15 Credit Points
15 Credit Points
Economics and Finance
15 Credit Points
15 Credit Points
15 Credit Points
15 Credit Points
15 Credit Points
15 Credit Points
15 Credit Points
15 Credit Points
Management
15 Credit Points
20 Credit Points
Course Disclaimer
  • 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

U.S. Team

Shaina MacLauchlan

Program Manager, New Zealand

WELLINGTON TEAM

Fred LeBlanc

Resident Director, New Zealand

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. 

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Housing

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. All housing in Wellington is within walking distance of both campuses, the Cuba street shopping and entertainment district, as well as conveniently located to public transit routes. Travel times to the various university buildings generally range between five to 15 minutes depending on housing and class locations. With an open-mind and flexibility, the experience of living in another culture can be highly rewarding.

 

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 placed in co-ed flats with other international and local students but will not live in the same flat as other ISA students. You will have your own bedroom within a fully furnished four to six bedroom flat in one of the neighborhoods surrounding campus. Internet and bed sheets are provided, however towels are not. Meals and laundry service are not included.

Independent Housing

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.

Excursions

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 weekend trip, and two day trips to 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.

Huka Falls & White Water Rafting in Taupo

Lake Taupo is surrounded by beautiful forests, volcanic mountains, and snowy peaks, undoubtedly making it one of the world's most unique and picturesque areas. During this trip, you will raft down the Tongariro River and have the chance to do some cliff jumping, if you so dare. You will then visit Huka Falls and cruise around the bays of Lake Taupo, visiting Maori Rock Carvings at Mine Bay.

Weta Workshop and Seal Coast Safari

A must for any fan of the Lord of the Rings or Hobbit trilogies, the Weta Workshop Tour is a movie based visitor experience providing unique behind-the-scenes glimpse into the workings of Weta Workshop. Then it's off to check out Wellington's rugged coast line, offering sublime views, and the chance to encounter New Zealand fur seals up close and personal.

Winetasting in the Wairarapa

You will explore the Lower North Island and take a day trip to the quaint, quiet town of Martinborough in the Wairarapa to check out one of the region's world-renown vineyards and sample some of the best wines produced in New Zealand. You will then head to the town of Greytown for brunch and end your day on a working farm and petting zoo.