Study Abroad in Wellington, New Zealand

AIFS Program at a Glance - Fall 2019 & Spring 2020

  • Academic Year, Fall or Spring Semester
  • All Courses Taught in English
  • Open to college sophomores, juniors and seniors
  • Minimum 2.7 GPA (GPAs of 2.6 and above will be considered on a case by case basis)
  • Program fee includes tuition, housing, meal allowance, excursions and cultural activities, and more. Optional AIFS Flight Package available.
  • Courses include: AACSB accredited business courses, New Zealand studies, Maori studies, Pacific studies, accounting, actuarial science, art history, Asian studies, biology, biomedical science, chemistry, Chinese, classical studies, computer science, computer graphics, creative writing, criminology, cultural anthropology, ecology and biodiversity, economics, English literature, environmental studies, film studies, finance, French, geography, geology, Greek, health, history, human resource management, international business, international relations, languages, linguistics, management, marketing, mathematics, marine conservation, media studies, music (classical performance, composition, ethnomusicology, jazz and music studies), philosophy, political science, psychology, religious studies, sociology, theater, tourism management. Additional course offerings available including architecture and design, and education.
  • Optional 1-credit Pacific Studies Program in Fiji (Spring semester only) with Certificate issued by the University of the South Pacific in Fiji
  • Visa required before traveling to New Zealand
  • The local AIFS Resident Director and staff organize cultural activities and housing, act as a liaison between students and the university, and are available 24/7 in case of emergencies
  • Comprehensive Insurance and assistance package
  • Transcripts issued by Victoria University of Wellington

Volunteer opportunities available

Application and Scholarship Deadlines

  • Fall Semester is full. Click here for available programs.
  • Spring Semester is full. Click here for available programs.

AIFS Study Abroad Scholarships available!
The scholarship deadline is April 15 for the Academic Year/Fall Semester and October 1 for the Spring Semester.


Students must obtain a mandatory visa for entry into New Zealand. Apply online through the Immigration New Zealand website. Information will be sent to you once you have been accepted into the program. Visas aren’t required in Fiji for U.S. citizens.

Meet Your Admissions Officer

Admissions Officer

Shannon Sanctuary

1 High Ridge Park
Stamford, CT 06905

Phone: (800) 727-2437 ext. 5073

Originally from New Hampshire, I received my bachelor’s degree from the University of New Hampshire and my master’s degree from the University of Bridgeport. As an undergraduate, I studied abroad in Brisbane, Australia, which sparked my passion for international study and travel. After graduating from UNH, I returned to Australia for three months, volunteering for a non-profit in Sydney. Upon my return, I sought a job in international education and joined AIFS in 2006.

Your Admissions Officer is available to guide you through the admissions process and answer any questions you have about studying abroad on this program.

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