Study Abroad in Wellington, New Zealand

Study Abroad in Wellington: Itinerary

In the southern hemisphere, the academic year is the reverse of that in the U.S. and Europe and runs from February to November.

June 23 2019 | November 10, 2019

June-November Semester with optional Pacific Studies Program ($1,595)

Sunday, June 23

Optional flight from U.S. to Fiji*

Tuesday, June 25

Arrive in Nadi, Fiji. Transfer to hotel.* Orientation and tour of Nadi town including the Shri Siva Temple and the market place

Wednesday, June 26

En-route from Nadi to Suva visit the sand dunes and excavations at Sigatoka followed by a visit to Tavuni Hill Fort to learn about its Tongan heritage. Arrival at the University of the South Pacific (USP) in Suva and transfer to homestay

Thursday, June 27

Welcome ceremony at USP and a walking tour of Suva

Friday, June 28

Morning and afternoon lectures at USP

Saturday, June 29

Morning and afternoon lectures at USP

Sunday, June 30


Monday, July 1

Depart Suva by boat to Mana Island Resort to swim or snorkel. Additional activities such as jet-skiing and parasailing are available for a supplemental fee. Evening arrival in Nadi and overnight in the hotel

Tuesday, July 2

Optional flight from Fiji to Wellington.* Transfer to Victoria University*

Wednesday, July 3 to
Thursday, July 4

VUW International Orientation Week and Enrollment

Monday, July 8

Classes begin

Monday, August 19 to
Sunday, September 1

Mid-trimester break

Friday, October 4 to
Sunday, October 6

3-day visit to Rotorua

Friday, October 11

Classes end

Monday, October 21

Exams begin

Saturday, November 9

Exams end

Sunday, November 10

Optional return flight from Wellington to U.S.*

Please note that the flight route may require connections in the U.S. or New Zealand.

*Included for students on the AIFS Flight Package only.

All calendar, routing and vacation dates are tentative and subject to change.

Students not selecting the AIFS Flight Package are responsible for arranging their own U.S.-Wellington/Nadi, Wellington-U.S. flights according to the most up-to-date itinerary.