Christchurch, New Zealand—Study Abroad

Christchurch, New Zealand Study Abroad

This program is offered through Globalinks at the University of Canterbury, in Christchurch. 

GlobaLinks Learning Abroad, formerly known as AustraLearn, offers semester and year abroad programs at the University of Canterbury. Since its establishment in 1873, the University of Canterbury, in Christchurch, New Zealand, has enjoyed an international reputation for academic excellence in both teaching and research. Its undergraduate and postgraduate degrees are highly recognized across the world and aim to foster intellectual independence, critical thinking, and professional excellence in every field. 

The University's teaching program is research-based and all staff are expected to be involved in research and publishing in their specialized area. As a result, even undergraduate students can expect lecturers who are at the forefront of knowledge in their field.

Canterbury also has a special endowment, the Erskine Fellowship, which makes it possible for staff from prestigious universities around the world to visit and teach at Canterbury. The University has around 70 such visitors each year, giving a further significant enrichment to its teaching programs.

The University's modern and well-equipped facilities are spread across a spacious suburban campus only 15 minutes from the city center, with plentiful cultural and recreational facilities.

For those interested in field sciences, the unique geology and flora and fauna of the South Island serve as a natural natural laboratory.Thelaboratory. The University has five field stations scattered around the South Island (including an astronomical observatory in the high country) and offers unique opportunities for field work in areas including geology, biology, geography ,geography, engineering andengineering and forestry.


The University of Canterbury has been home to thousands of international students over a period of more than 40 years. Currently international students from more than 70 countries are enrolled at UC in a wide variety of programs. The student population of 14,000 is diverse and provides a lively, interesting, and cosmopolitan university community