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The Victoria University of Wellington

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Sponsor: The College of Global Studies, Arcadia University

Location: Wellington, New Zealand


Victoria University of Wellington, also called the "Vic", offers you an opportunity to study a wide variety of subjects in New Zealand's cultural and political capital. Most students will take courses at the Kelburn campus, a picturesque campus perched on a hillside overlooking downtown Wellington, or either of Vic’s convenient downtown campuses.


  • Full Year
  • Fall
  • Winter/Spring

Term Notes: This program follows the New Zealand academic calendar: Fall Quarter program begins in early July and ends in November. Winter/Spring Quarters begin in early February and end in late June. Full Year is either February through November (the New Zealand academic year) or early July through late June (the U.S. academic year). Students may choose either option.


Admission Info:
To apply, Northwestern students must: 

  1. Complete an NU Study Abroad Application by the appropriate deadline
  2. Complete an Arcadia application by the program's deadline

Languages: English


Self-catered student apartments with other Kiwi, Arcadia, and international students.

Program Costs: 

Fall 2014: $26,975

Billed by Northwestern: $17,180

  • Tuition: $14,680
  • SAAF: $2,500

Estimated additional costs: $9,795

  • Housing: $4,000
  • Meals: $1,815
  • Airfare: $2,000
  • Local transportation: $315
  • Books & supplies: $335
  • Personal expenses: $1,185
  • HTH: $145